In our hot market home prices are quite a bit higher than a lot of places across the US so our rental market is quite high as well. If you’re looking at buying a home for investment purposes you want to make sure the home has these top five amenities that most renters are looking for. [Read more…]
All homeowners must pay property tax. But when you buy and sell a home, especially in the middle of the year, who’s responsible for the property taxes?
Property taxes are typically paid twice a year and they are paid in advance. Payments are due on the first day of March and the first day of September. Many homeowners will have their real estate taxes and homeowners insurance wrapped into their monthly mortgage payment, even though they don’t actually pay monthly on their property taxes. An escrow account is set up to make those by annual payments and if there’s any money left over, homeowners typically get a refund. Typically, the closing on a home sale will fall somewhere between the middle of attacks. So there’s either money that’s already been paid towards taxes or money that will be left over. [Read more…]
If an Offer is Rejected, Can the Buyer Know Why?
When an offer is rejected most of the time the buyers want to know why and if an offer is rejected because of higher-priced offers, buyers may want to know what those other offers look like. So is it okay for the buyers to first of all, no why their offer was rejected or see the other offers? [Read more…]
You don’t necessarily want to sell but you don’t want to live there anymore. Maybe it’s time to rent out your existing home. If you’re considering turning your primary residence into a rental property here are 10 tips from the experts.
Are you out of your favorite cleaning solution? No need to fret about heading out to the store, just check the kitchen cupboards. There may be some great green cleaning supplies right inside your home. Read on to find how you can use foods in your home to help you clean.
1) Do your homework – Do a full background check on the agent you want to hire and the company they are with. Look them up with the BBB & RICO (Regulated Industries Complaint Office) You are entrusting this person with a HUGE asset of yours. [Read more…]
The millennial generation makes up most of the buyers in the real estate market currently. Knowing what appeals to the millennial generation where home buying is concerned is a very smart move for anyone looking to sell or even to rent a home in the current real estate market. If you want your home to sell you need to have a product the buyer is looking for.
So what is the millennial generation?
The millennial generation, millennials for short, refers to anyone born between the years of 1981 through 2000. Millennials have and are growing up in a society with vast and rapidly advancing technology. They are used to a world with quick technology that produces quick results. Entertainment is important to millennials and many prefer an environment with many different options for entertainment available. [Read more…]
I’ve been in several homes lately where the homeowner has decided to simply redo their own cabinets. They’ve probably sanded them, repainted them, and then put a clear Coat of protected sealant on them.
While this is definitely the budget saving method, there are some drawbacks. If you are in the middle of deciding whether to repaint your kitchen cabinets or buy new ones, here are some things to consider. [Read more…]
You’ve probably seen those commercials where people have gone “nose blind” to odors in their home such as garbage, kitty litter, or cigarette smoke, but how do you know if you have become nose blind to your own odor?
Have you ever walked into someone’s house and immediately noticed a weird smell? You might have wondered if the homeowner can smell it too. But nope, they probably don’t. Nose blindness is a real thing according to psychologists and it’s very common.
Also called olfactory adaptation, nose blindness occurs when your nose detects an odor, determines it’s not a threat, and then shuts down the receptor for that odor. So it makes sense that smells that tend to linger often get forgotten about. So how do you make yourself more aware of your interior odors? [Read more…]
Lennar is one of our top homebuilders in the Contra Costa and Tri-Valley area and the recently have developed a new community called the Preserve Meadows. There are four distinctive floor plans to choose from with layouts from about 1950 ft.² to just over 2600 ft.². Layouts are up to four bedrooms, up to four bathrooms, and to Bay garages. They feature open concept living areas, great rooms, formal dining areas, gourmet kitchens, and huge center islands.
- Currently, pricing is from $1,068,000-$1,222,000.
These large, two-story homes feature a wide range of designs, customizations, and styles to choose from. The neighborhood is located at 5010 Feria Preserve Pkwy. in the heart of San Ramon. As of the publishing of this post, there were nine homes currently for sale and five move-in ready properties. Several are still under construction or ready to be built.
Residents are part of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and attended the Twin Creeks elementary school and the Iron Horse middle school. The community features tennis courts, basketball courts, sports fields, parks, and swimming pools close by with a clubhouse on-site.
Model showroom homes are currently available for viewing.
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The community is located just off of Interstate 680 with easy access to all the shops, restaurants, markets, and entertainment at the intersection of Crowe Canyon Road and the interstate. There’s a Safeway, Regal Cinemas, coffee shops, Home Depot, Staples, and several restaurants all within 2 to 3 minutes from most homes in Preserve.