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Home Selling Tip Of The Day: Mute That Answering Machine

Home Selling Tip: Mute That Answering Machine

This home selling tip is about courtesy as much as preserving your privacy.  When leaving home for the day, turn the volume on your telephone answering machine’s speaker all the way down or mute it. A home with a lock box may have any number of visitors during the day.  If callers are leaving messages […]

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Buying Residential Lots

Tips For Buying Residential Lots

In today’s market, many home buyers are buying residential lots instead and building custom homes.  Improved market conditions in many areas are also allowing investors to return to the business of buying land and building custom “spec” homes or small subdivisions.  If you’re thinking about buying unimproved residential land and building – whether for a […]

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Wine Country Living: Tasting Adventure at Starmont Winery

Wine Country living provides opportunities for fun and interesting getaways, many of which I describe in my blog Wine Adventure Journal. Recently I visited the new Starmont Winery tasting room in south Napa Valley that opened just last month (July 2015). Read my blog entry, Starmont Winery and Vineyards Tasting Adventure for more about Starmont, their wines, and other great adventures […]

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SOLD! Silicon Valley Home For Sale – 1031 Rockrose Avenue Sunnyvale

Sold! July 29, 2015 This home closed escrow at a selling price of $1.22M. Central Silicon Valley home on quiet street. Hardwood floors throughout, central heating & air, skylights in living/dining combo room and hallway. Wood burning fireplace. Plantation shutters on windows throughout. Master suite has two mirrored-door closets and private bath with shower stall. Two car […]

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When A Homeowner Should Change Locks or ReKey

Several events suggest when a homeowner should change locks or rekey their property. Before we review the most common events, let’s look at three basic concepts that should be used to support a decision to change or rekey our locks: Chain Of Possession. When keys or information that provide access to a property have been in […]

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Three Things Landlords Can Do To Keep Rental Properties Looking Good

There are many things a landlord can do to keep rental properties looking good. Some are best done during vacancies between leases, such as painting, new carpet, new appliances or even remodeling. But keeping rental properties looking good, especially multi-family properties, so that vacancies can be reduced and rent increases can be justified is equally […]

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Safety Tips For Residential Landlords

Safety Tips For Residential Landlords

Like real estate agents, residential investors and landlords face significant safety risks when in the field.  Whether previewing vacant properties, investigating tenant problems, or merely on-site collecting rents or laundry revenue, residential landlords need to accept that dangers exist and stay alert while focusing on the task at hand.  These safety tips for residential landlords […]

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John Souerbry California Real Estate The Value Of Personal Property In Home Sale

Home Selling Tip: The Value Of Personal Property In A Home Sale

The value of personal property in a home sale provides opportunity for both buyer and seller.  Let’s look at how personal property should be identified and used in common selling strategies. First, what is personal property?  In real estate transactions, there are typically two types of property included in a sale: real and personal.  Real […]

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Buyer Beware of Personal Property In Real Estate Sales

Items found in a home or on a piece of land that are included in the sale are most commonly referred to as either “real property” or “personal property.”  Real property is the land itself and the improvements built on it, such as a house, garage, barn, swimming pool, or anything considered “attached.”  Personal property is, […]

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East Bay Real Estate Market Reports

Would you like current real estate market information for an area, property type or specific piece of property? Request East Bay Real Estate Market Reports for anywhere in Alameda or Contra Costa County by completing the request form below.  The report will be emailed to you in PDF format. To view sample reports, click on one of these […]

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