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105 Carlisle Way, Benicia | Just Sold – Case Study

105 Carlisle Way | Benicia, CA Just sold for $510,000 Case Study When the seller first came to me in March, 2019, I thought that this would be a relatively simple, straightforward transaction. Boy, was I ever wrong. Through many trials and tribulations, and 23 months later, we finally closed escrow a couple of days … Continue reading

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Lies. Damn Lies. And Statistics.

Former British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli once quipped that "there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics." January's numbers for American Canyon bare this out beautifully. Median and average sales prices both dropped dramatically from January, 2020. Median days on market more than doubled from the month before. Sales price was only … Continue reading

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Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just because there is low inventory doesn't mean that some elbow grease isn't necessary. Zillow & Realtor.com are rife with homes that have languished because the seller hasn't done what is necessary to get the home sold...or their agent hasn't told them what to do. To get top dollar for your home, you want to … Continue reading

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September 2020 Market Update

The American Canyon Real Estate Market is Bananas!! That's a technical term that I've picked up in my 10-plus years in real estate...As of Wednesday morning, there were only 13 active homes for sale with the median list price at $655,000 and the median days on market at 14 days. At the end of August, … Continue reading

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Ok, I’ve Signed…when do I get my keys?!

It's always great to enter your new home for the first time! I frequently get asked, "When do I get my keys?" After the buyer has gone through all of the rigamarole of inspections, removing contingencies, getting all of the last minute paperwork into the bank so that the underwriter will sign off on the … Continue reading