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So…what’s up with the market…really?

It’s not the white-hot market from earlier in the year & it’s not the 2020 market benefiting from a wave of pent-up demand but make no mistake this is still a hot housing market.Odeta Kushi, Deputy Chief Economist at First American I pulled this quote from the good people over at Keeping Current Matters (KCM) and I'll share the … Continue reading

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American Canyon August Market Update

Before I begin, I have something to say: we are still in a seller's market. We can look at the numbers in about 800 different ways and the fact remains that there are more buyers looking to purchase in American Canyon than there are sellers looking to sell. Real Estate prices are still rising... The … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect Another Wave of Foreclosures

Many potential buyers that I speak with often tell me that they are waiting for another wave of foreclosures after the moratorium lifts. According to leading economists at Keeping Current Matters, don't expect a glut of distressed properties on the market this year (or the beginning of next year if the eviction moratorium proposed by … Continue reading

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April 2021 Market Update

Every month I feel like I say the same thing. Mortgage rates are still near historic lows, there isn't enough inventory, there are a lot of buyers, housing prices continue to rise significantly. Still in a seller's market... In fact, the median home price in American Canyon rose by 23% and the number of homes … Continue reading

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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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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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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

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Hooray! I’m in contract! …what now?

After the initial excitement of the hard fought process of getting into contract wears off, the natural reaction is: what happens next? The glib answer is: wire your earnest money, perform inspections, get your loan approved, close. Although accurate, it misses all of the emotion and anxiety of the moment. Your real estate professional should … Continue reading