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Prop19: Making sense of the new Property Tax Measure

Prop19: Making sense of the new Property Tax Measure

We took the opportunity to break down the intricacies of Prop19 property tax measure and talk about the potential winners and losers. Proponents of the amendment claim it closes property tax loopholes. Critics claim it opens up new property tax loopholes while raising taxes on many families. They’re both right. The measure, backed by the […]

More Homebuyers look for Bigger Properties to House their Older F...

More Homebuyers look for Bigger Properties to House their Older F...

As the pandemic continues, more homebuyers look for bigger properties that can house their older family members. These buyers aim to keep their aging family members out of senior living – particularly group setting facilities. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, these facilities have been on heightened alert. Naturally wanting to protect and keep their family members […]

Ten Tips for Reducing Your Electric Bill

Ten Tips for Reducing Your Electric Bill

The coldest weather of the year is upon us, and if you are like most Americans, you are looking for ways to keep your energy costs low. Following these ten tips will help you in reducing energy consumption and lower your electric bill: Use a programmable thermostat. It will save you money because it can set […]

Mortgage Help for Homeowners in the Middle of the Pandemic

Mortgage Help for Homeowners in the Middle of the Pandemic

During times of economic turmoil and widespread unemployment, you are not alone if you find yourself concerned about keeping up with your mortgage payments. According to a U.S. Census Bureau survey earlier this year, a quarter of all Americans either missed a rent or mortgage payment or had little to no confidence that they would […]

Sneaky Tricks Home Sellers Use to pass Inspections

Sneaky Tricks Home Sellers Use to pass Inspections

A home is one of the biggest investments you will make in your lifetime and it’s no wonder you may feel anxious about ensuring that you’re making the best choice with your funds. Unfortunately, sneaky sellers may not have your best interests in mind. Watch out for these sneaky tricks home sellers use to pass […]

Buyers Beware: This Is What Lower Interest Rates Means for You

Buyers Beware: This Is What Lower Interest Rates Means for You

Interest rates are going to have an effect on a buyer’s purchasing power, that much we know. However, how much of an effect do they have? How significantly can a 1% interest rate increase affect how much house you can afford? That’s what we’re going to look at today. Low-interest rates affect buyer spending At […]

September 2020 East Bay Market Update

Our team is committed to continuing to serve all your real estate needs while incorporating safety protocol to protect all of our loved ones. In addition, as your local real estate experts, we feel it’s our duty to give you, our valued client, all the information you need to better understand our local real estate […]

SEPTEMBER LUXURY MARKET REPORT

SEPTEMBER LUXURY MARKET REPORT

The Institute’s September Luxury Market Report is your guide to an analysis of the trends and comparative data on the top-residential markets throughout Canada and the United States. The September luxury market report reviews the current statistics for the luxury market in North America month over month, as well as the 13-month trend. We take […]