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Any Realtor with more than six months experience knows the amount of hard work and determination it requires to succeed in this business. My Bengal kitten provided the perfect Motivation for Success photo. Enjoy!      
A CNBC article reported that Bank of America (B of A) sent principle reduction offers by mail and was surprised that they have received such a low response. I wasn't the least bit suprised. As a Realtor who handles short-sales, I know what happens when homeowners' become late on their mortgage pa...
The June 2012 Walnut Creek Real Estate Market Report is the story of a dramatic change in the market.  The best way to demonstrate this is to compare June, 2011 and June, 2012. In June, 2011 there were 177 detached homes for sale with an average Absorption Rate based on Pended sales of 28.2% (i.e...
The June 2012 Pleasant Hill Real Estate Market Summary is the story of changing demographics creating new competition for Pleasant Hill homes.   Let me start with the numbers. In June, 2011 there were 93 detached homes for sale with an average Absorption Rate based on Pended sales of 32.3% (i.e. ...
Originally posted on Contra Costa Real Estate Resource My buyer said it perfectly, “In the end, buying a Walnut Creek home is a combination of dress-up, online matchmaking, speed-dating and chess.” I had to laugh because that one line summarizes the home buying process perfectly! Think about it. ...
Wanted: Walnut Creek Homes for Sale. Inventory of Walnut Creek Homes for Sale is significantly lower than at any time since January, 2007.  This chart shows declining inventory, not declining prices! Open Houses are busting out at the seams with throngs of motivated buyers.  My recent Walnut Cree...
Originally posted on It can be difficult for sellers to imagine the end result of Staging a Home to Sell so it's not a surprise when balk at the expense, even if it's minimal compared to the returns. In order to encourage you to read the entire article, I'm goin...
Thank you Pamela for posting this true story.   Renters, if a rental is advertised by an individual versus a property Management company, please be aware of another rental scam:  homes that are listed For Sale are being copied by scammers and posted For Rent in order to get security deposits from...
This is a short-story about how Home Stager, Kathy Burke, changes a potential disaster to an opportunity. It has happened to all of us at one time or another.  The listing is signed, Kathy completed the staging consultation and once the seller's typical To Do list is completed (declutter, deperso...
If you own a home in Contra Costa county CA, this home maintenance tip could save you THOUSANDS of dollars in future repairs - get a Pest Inspection every 2 - 4 years! Pest Inspections cover more than rodents and creepy crawly things.  The #1 repair item on Pest Inspections in our market area of ...

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