East Bay April 2021 Market Update

Welcome to our April newsletter. This month, we examine how the housing undersupply contributes to increasing home prices, as well as the market effects of the large increase in mortgage rates since January. Currently, the housing supply is so low that the demand far outpaces the number of homes on the...

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East Bay March 2021 Market Update

Welcome to our March newsletter. This month, we examine how housing affordability in California may affect future demand by looking at housing affordability in relation to price, interest rates, and per capita income. COVID-19 cases continue to decrease after peaking in January. The United States is administering nearly two million vaccinations...

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8 Things to Have in Your Home for Family Health and Safety

You typically have milk in the fridge, bread in the pantry, and clean towels in the linen closet. But to help ensure your family’s health and safety in a variety of situations, consumer watchdogs say, here are eight things every home should have: First Aid Kit A fully stocked first...

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How Remote Work Will Continue to Change the Luxury Real Estate Market

It’s no secret that the way we live and work has likely changed forever. This has had far-ranging ramifications throughout the real estate market, and the high-end sector, in particular, has been significantly affected. Going forward, here are a few ways that we can expect the increase in remote work...

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5 Main Features Homebuyers are Looking Into this Year

Sparked by pent-up demand, the ability to work from anywhere, and the need for more space, real estate sales are on the rise across the country, making it a prime time for would-be sellers to consider listing their home. But many of today’s buyers are coming to market with a...

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4 Home Features Luxury Homebuyers are Looking for Today

It’s no secret that our relationship with our living space has quickly evolved. While it’s certainly well established that luxury homeowners are now prioritizing high-end features like home gyms, wellness areas, and guest houses more than ever before, there are also more subtle details that buyers are looking for. Following...

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Choosing the Right Mortgage

Choosing the right Mortgage: Should You Take out a 15-Year Mortgage or Take out a 30-Year Loan and Make Extra Payments?

If you’re planning to buy a house, you will have to decide whether to take out a 15- or 30-year loan. A 15-year mortgage will have significantly higher monthly payments, but you’ll pay much less in interest over the life of the loan. If you take out a 30-year mortgage,...

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Ways to Warm your Home

Ways to Warm Your Home and Keep Energy Costs Down This Winter

Home utility bills often rise dramatically in the winter. If you have been paying a lot for heating, there may be some relatively simple and inexpensive ways to warm your home and reduce your bills. Schedule a Home Energy Audit and Furnace Inspection A home energy audit can pinpoint areas...

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Cozy Home

Your Cozy Home Checklist

This winter, there's a good chance that you'll be spending more time at home than ever before. So why not turn your home into your haven? It's easier than you think! We've compiled a few simple tips to help you beat the winter blues, save on heating costs, and stay...

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A Quick Guide to Proposition 19

Are you 55 Years and Older? Do You Know About Prop 19?

Proposition 19, billed as “The Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment,” passed with 51.1% of California voter approval in November. As a result, 2021 will see sweeping changes in property taxes assessed on personal residences. Here's a quick guide to Proposition 19. Proposition 19...

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