Topic: Real Estate

The Unknown Affordability of Homeownership

LIVERMORE – If you’re a renter in the Bay Area, there’s a good chance you’re paying thousands of dollars each month for housing. Like many renters, you may have considered the option of buying a home, only to conclude that you…Read More

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Video: Traits to Look for in a Realtor

MILL VALLEY – Host, Sarah Rutan: When planning to sell your home, your first step should be finding a real estate agent who exhibits a specific set of attributes. Today we’re in Mill Valley with Diamond Certified Expert Kevin Kearney of Vanguard…Read More

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Traits to Look for in a Real Estate Agent

MILL VALLEY – If you’re planning to sell your home, the first thing you should do is find a quality real estate agent. Here are a few traits to look for in an agent: A “clients first” mindset Look for an…Read More

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Video: Planning Ahead for Major Transactions

PACIFICA – Host, Sarah Rutan: Whether you’re retiring, selling your home or simply want to get your affairs in order, there’s no substitute for careful planning. To learn more, we’re in Pacifica with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Pete Lommori, partner at Lommori…Read More

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Video: Improving Your Bidding Position

VALLEJO – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you find yourself in a bidding war for a real estate property, one tactic may be able to give you a leg up on the competition. To learn more, we’re with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ron…Read More

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Strategy for Winning a Bidding War

VALLEJO – As a buyer, your primary goal is to find a house you love. However, when you do finally find that special property, odds are someone else is going to love it as well, which means you’re likely to find…Read More

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Avoiding Capital Gains on a Home Sale

PACIFICA – If you’re a homeowner and nearing retirement, it’s a good idea to start planning now, especially if you’re thinking about selling your home. One thing many homeowners in this position fail to think about is capital gains. If you…Read More

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Video: A Good Time to Reassess Your Mortgage

PETALUMA − Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’ve had a recent life change such as retirement or the birth of a child, it’s a good time to reassess your mortgage situation. Today we’re in Petaluma with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Ken McCoy of Petaluma…Read More

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The Complex Truth about Interest Rates

PETALUMA − In the past, if you wanted to know the current interest rate for a home loan, you could simply ask a mortgage professional and get a direct answer. Today, however, interest rates aren’t as simple as they once were. For…Read More

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Video: Preparing Your Home for Market

PACIFICA – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’re planning to sell your home, you’ll want to take every available measure to get it ready for market. To learn more, we’re in Pacifica with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Christine Stahl, partner at Lommori Stahl…Read More

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