The Surprising Profile of the Real Estate Investor

Over 10% of all residential homes are purchased by investors, and that number continues to rise. Who are these investors?

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Posted on July 22, 2019 at 11:55 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Buying Myths, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

Should I Refinance My Home?

With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance.

To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Continue reading


Posted on July 21, 2019 at 11:40 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

Home Price Appreciation Forecast

Questions continue to come up about where home prices will head throughout the rest of this year, as well as where they may be going over the few years beyond. We’ve gathered current data from the industry’s most reliable sources to help answer these questions:

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Posted on July 20, 2019 at 11:27 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

4 Reasons to Sell This Summer [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Posted on July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Infographics, Seller Tips |

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

The Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The survey reported that 65% of Americans believe homeownership is a good financial investment. Since 2014, the percentage has increased by over nine percent. Continue reading


Posted on July 19, 2019 at 11:21 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!

Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered “premium homes.” In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners wanting to upgrade from their current house. Continue reading


Posted on July 13, 2019 at 8:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

Since June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new home for the beginning of the school year. Continue reading


Posted on July 12, 2019 at 8:00 am
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

5 Powerful Reasons to Own Instead of Rent

Owning a home has great financial benefits.

In a recent research paper, Homeownership and the American Dream, Laurie S. Goodman and Christopher Mayer of the Urban Land Institute explained:

“Homeownership appears to help borrowers accumulate housing and nonhousing wealth in a variety of ways, with tax advantages, greater financial flexibility due to secured borrowing, built-in ‘default’ savings with mortgage amortization and nominally fixed payments, and the potential to lower home maintenance costs through sweat equity.”

Let’s breakdown 5 major financial benefits of homeownership: Continue reading


Posted on July 11, 2019 at 12:11 pm
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Housing Market Updates, Rent vs. Buy, Seller Tips |

Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.

This contingency allows you to renegotiate the price you paid for the home, ask the sellers to cover repairs, or in some cases, to walk away. Your agent can advise you on the best course of action once the report is filed. Continue reading


Posted on July 4, 2019 at 9:40 pm
Jennifer Angel | Posted in Buyer Tips, First-time Homebuyers, Move-up Buyers, Seller Tips |

Featured Listing: 31261 Fredi Street, Union City, CA 94587

AN ENTERTAINER’S DELIGHT

Open House July 6th & 7th | 1-4 PM

Welcome to a lovely 3-bedroom home in Liberty Park!  This single-story duet sits on a corner lot with an entry gate for added privacy.  The bright and airy living room is perfect for entertaining and connecting. The dining room and renovated kitchen showcase a simple, clean and functional design. Granite counters and back splash, a full-capacity stainless steel sink, and walnut shaker cabinets with glass display doors add modern touches to this cozy home. Continue reading


Posted on July 4, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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