Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 at
Even though the housing market has taken a roller coaster ride the last few years, it is interesting to note that still most Americans believe in the concept of home ownership.
There are many advantages to owning a home. It is a place to raise your children, become part of a community, it instills a feeling of security and a lot of other reasons as noted by the research article.
Monday, November 25th, 2013 at
Are we headed towards another housing bubble here in the Bay Area? It depends on who is doing the analysis. The housing market is different than it was during the run up in 2004, and one reason could be the finanacing. The financing is not a give-away – meaning buyers must qualify, be employed and have funds to put down.
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 at
This week wasn’t as productive due to the rain, which took me out of the field for two days. In any event on Monday I was in Twin Creeks got to meet seven people. Some Monday’s are really good and others are not so good as far as catching people at home.
Tuesday before the rain started I was able to meet 11 people and talk about real estate. This was the Rancho Ramon neighborhood. I received one buyer referral and one person who will be selling sometime next year.
Wednesday rained all day so I was able to catch up on paperwork.
Thursday visited Inverness park, the neighborhood off Montevideo in San Ramon and talked with 12 homeowners. So many of these people are the original owners and simply love the neighborhood. Good day met a homeowner who will be selling in the next couple of months and did not know a real estate agent. Scheduled an appointment to meet.
Friday back to Inverness as it is a big area, knocked on 75 doors and met 20 people. Had some really nice conversations about San Ramon and Inverness Park neighborhood from many of the original owners.
Saturday decided to go to Bent Creek Park. As this is a younger neighborhood, meaning young families with children even though it was a Saturday not many folks were home. I guess busy with the kids. Only met 10 people. So many people appreciate the visit and even though they aren’t selling wish me luck.
Tomorrow is a day of rest til Monday.
Thursday, November 21st, 2013 at
Planning on remodeling your home, in an attempt to conserve water in California Senate Bill 407 was passed on 2011 and becomes effective in 2014. Planning on remodeling your home, if it was built prior to 1994 you are required by law to install low flow devices, i.e. shower heads, faucets, toilets.
Not remodeling – you are still on the hook. You will be required to make the upgrades if your home was built prior to 1994, but you have until 2017 to take action.
Not sure how the officials will check every home to make sure this is being done, but I am sure we will find out before the deadline in 2017.