Spring Cleaning Your House

Spring has officially arrived so it’s time to conduct the annual check-up of your home! This is especially important if you’re planning to sell anytime soon as you’ll want to get your house in tip-top shape before gong on the market. Click on the link below for a maintenance checklist.

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Bay Area Cities Among the Richest in America

Bloomsberg’s 2019 list of the 100 richest towns in the U.S. includes Atherton (#1), Los Altos Hills (#4), and  Hillsborough (#5). The city of Los Altos placed #26 this year but has steadily moved up from #28 last year and #37 in 2017. Click on the link below for more details.
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Whose Mortgage Payments Are You Paying?

Unless you are one of the lucky few that are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying someone’s mortgage – is it yours or your landlord’s? By buying a home, your monthly mortgage becomes a “forced savings” account that will ultimately increase your wealth by gaining home equity. If you’re paying rent, you are helping your landlord to get wealthier. Click on the link below to read more on this topic.

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Mountain View may Dictate North Bayshore Development Plans

Unable to decide between competing plans submitted by the two companies Google and SyWest for the North Bayshore Gateway site, the Mountain View City Council may attempt to create their own plan using elements of each. The council members will need to work out their own differences regarding development of the site. Click on the link below to read more on this topic.

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Is the Bay Area’s Home Market Cooling?

After 7 years of low inventory of homes and climbing list prices, the Bay Area real estate market may actually be slowing down. The number of home sales in January 2019 dropped 20% from just a month earlier (December 2018). Click on the link below to read more on this topic:

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How Much Has Your Home’s Value Increased?

According to a recent study, home equity has doubled since 2011, with an increase of 5.1% in 2018 alone. And, experts believe that home prices will continue to rise in 2019. Why? Click on the link below to read more on this topic.

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Real Estate is Your “Home Run”

A recent Forbes article explains how owning a home is helping people to increase their net worth. This is especially true in the Bay Area, where the rising home prices shows no sign of slowing down. Your home may be literally launching your wealth out of the ball park! Click on the link below for more details:

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