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Spring Seller's Market Continues

I've now had an opportunity to study the latest real estate market statistics, for April, in both San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.Regular readers of this blog will recall that last month we looked at the impressive sales figures for March, reflecting on a very positive start in the first
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How to Make Your Home Move Smoother and Easier

Let's face it, perhaps the least enjoyable aspect of moving into a new home is usually the actual move itself.Clearly the best advice is to simply hire professional movers to handle everything for you. But that doesn't work for everyone, especially if the actual home purchase has stretched
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Thoughts on Preparing for a Mortgage Application

One of the nicest aspects of our very active local real estate market in recent years has been the growing number of first time buyers.With so many people going through the home purchasing process for the first time, I thought it would be a good idea to offer some general tips for that all-important
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Mortgage Rates Are Now at a Five Month Low!

A few weeks ago I wrote about mortgage rates asking which way would they go, following recent falls.Well, since then at least, the answer to that question has been "even lower".It's been reported this morning that we are seeing the lowest mortgage rates for five months, after they fell to a 2017
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Our Local Real Estate Market Has a Spring in its Step

I've been studying the latest real estate statistics (for March) for Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and it's pleasing to have confirmation that spring has started very well indeed.We're still seeing seller's market conditions in both counties, with stronger sales in March on both
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The Importance of Getting the Asking Price Right for Your Home

There's no question that the internet has revolutionized the entire world of real estate.For the most part these changes have all been for the good, enabling sellers to reach the largest possible relevant audience for their property extremely quickly. For buyers, choosing a home has consequently
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Mortgage Rates - Which Way Next?

If you're in the process of purchasing a home, or if you are simply a keen reader of financial news, you'll already know that mortgage rates have started to fall again recently.After a prolonged upward journey since November's election, we've finally seen a slight reversal in what
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Why Low Inventory is Still a Fantastic Opportunity for Home Sellers

There really is no news in the fact that most real estate market sectors in our area are still seeing very low inventory of available homes for sale.However, that doesn't mean that right now isn't a great time to remind on the fence sellers just what a tremendous opportunity this presents
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The Rise and Rise of Intero

I am incredibly proud of my long association with Intero Real Estate Services. Indeed I was the Inaugural Member of the Intero Hall of Fame, the company's highest honor for outstanding achievement (an award that's only been given to three Intero members since the company's inception).A
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Spring Home Maintenance Tips

In case you'd forgotten, the clocks go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday (12th). It's yet another signal that spring is all but here.I therefore thought that now might be a really good time to remind you of some of the key things you need to be doing around the house at this time of year.
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