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Recently, the San Jose Mercury News published an intriguing article comparing the costs of renting a home versus buying one. Basically, the results were as follows: in the Bay Area’s current market, we find ourselves in the interesting position of renting ostensibly being cheaper than buying. As… Read More

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Less than a dozen days into 2017, one thing has already become quite clear: we are in a very interesting real estate market. Among the numerous factors influencing things, one has become a huge topic of conversation lately: inventory. Specifically, the inventory of homes actively for sale in the Bay… Read More

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Happy New Year! I hope your 2017 is off to a great start. It’s always lovely to have a fresh new beginning, a chance to wipe the slate clean and start from scratch, aiming to achieve greater heights than ever before. And, in the spirit of new beginnings,… Read More

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Hello everyone! We’re heading into the future in a few days, as 2017 is coming fast upon us. I hope you’re enjoying these last few days of the holiday season, and getting some relaxation with family and friends to close out the year. Still, even as you relax, it’s important… Read More

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We are in the final weeks of 2016, and conventional wisdom in real estate pegs this time of year as “the dead zone.” With holidays and shopping and travel and family time and cold, wet weather and winter breaks from school…massive financial transactions involving homes tend to go on the… Read More

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Real estate as a field tends to attract self-starters; no matter which brokerage one may hang their license at, an agent is effectively his or her own boss. Realtors can set their own schedules, work as much and as often as they choose, and determine whether they work from an… Read More

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Recently, I completed a strenuous five-day workout course known as Hell Week. As you might imagine based on the name, it took quite a monumental effort…and I got a t-shirt for my trouble! Beyond that, though, I got the greatest gift you can give yourself: the gift of health. Being… Read More

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There’s a change in the air, these past few weeks. The endless heat of summer has slowly softened into more mild days. The nights are longer, and bring with them a definite chill unlike any we’ve felt in months. Fall is most definitely upon us…and the air isn’t… Read More

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If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll recall that recently I’ve been doing a run-down of various websites and their importance to real estate agents operating in this digital age (links to the previous articles are at the end of this one). There are a more sites out… Read More

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As we continue our tour of real estate websites and online resources, we come upon the virtual melting pot of professionals: LinkedIn. LinkedIn is something of a hybrid of Facebook, Yelp and Craigslist. It lets people set up their own profiles to market their skills and experience, network… Read More