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Homes for sale in the Bay Area, but with 40% wealth loss is now a good time to buy?


Homes for sale in the Bay Area, but with Americans losing 40% of their wealth, is now a good time to buy?


A few weeks ago, the LA Times as well as every other news outlet reported that the typical American familiy lost an average of 40% of their wealth from 2007 to 2010, according to a Federal Reserve report.  Were you hit by this fiscal loss?  I know I was, and that average percentage just about hit it on target.  I have a few friends who also have lost just as much, some more, some less.  Never the less, it put us all in the same boat, we all have lost wealth in these last few years. But who hasn't?  The better question may be, what should we do from here?


Bay Area Real Estate: Location, location.... location?


Is location really that important when looking for homes for sale or a place to rent?  Is the location of your property within the proximity of the good schools in the neighboehood? Are you willing to pay more for good location? Like anything else, good location is in the eyes of the beholder.  One person's ordinary things can be another man's treasure!

Nationwide Open House Weekend 2012 this Sat/Sun.


This Saturday and Sunday April 28-29 in the Bay Area, as well as across the country, hundreds of homes for sale will open their doors to potential buyers with agents ready to explain the benefits of home ownership, bringing buyers and sellers together.

Nationwide Open House Weekend 2012! 

Bay Area Real Estate: Review - Get that House Inspection… yesterday


With next weekend coming up as one of the busiest weekends for Open House showings in the Real Estate market, we thought we would re share this blog from last October about the importance of home inspections. Whether you will be looking at homes for sale by owner, or assisted by real estate agents, this step cannot be missed.  Happy house hunting!  


A New Way to do mobile Bay Area Real Estate search.. on the go!


A New Way to do mobile Bay Area Real Estate search.. on the go!

With the rise in popularity of smart phones, the ability to search for real estate listings online while on the road is a must these days. And we want to let you to know that is ready to meet your mobile real estate needs!


Bay Area Real Estate News | February Top 10 Real Estate News Roundup


Bay Area Real Estate News | February Top 10 Real Estate News Roundup

California seeks suspension of foreclosures
California officials have asked the federal government to suspend real estate foreclosures in the state and consider reducing mortgages for those at-risk homeowners who have loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


Bay Area Real Estate Report | NAR to Obama: Lay off the mortgage interest deduction!


A few weeks ago, National Association of Realtors® President Moe Veissi issued a statement aimed at Obama's budget proposal that can be summarized as follows: "Lay off the mortgage interest deduction!" (MID). 


Homeowners in the Bay Area, or California for that matter can relate to this. Californians are already at a high tax rate.  Income tax, sales tax, gas tax, property tax, recycle tax, phone surcharge tax, utility tax, and many other taxes, to eliminate the MID would only add another burden to California homeowners.  And the NAR is making notice that they aren't too keen on Obama's budget proposal to limit real estate itemized deductions.


Homes for sale by owner: Do they recover their costs?


Homes for sale by owner: Do they recover their costs? The FSBO vs Agent assisted dilemma. Should you consider selling your house by yourself?  For sale by owner (FSBO) homes can seem to be a sure way to save on agent fees and pocket the money you saved, but is it the best route to sell your home?  Or are you better off leaving all the leg work and legal work to an agent?  Like most scenarios, there are two sides to the story.  But the bottom line is in the end, will it all be worth the cost.


Top 10 California Real Estate News Articles for January 2012


Top 10 real estate news articles for January 2012...

Here are news articles that we found of interest to share with our readers:


Houses for sale: The impact of overpricing.


When putting your house up for sale, it may be tempting to overprice your property.

Even though you may have your personal or sentimental reasons for a higher asking price, the impact of overpricing can result in the following:


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