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Entries from April 26th, 2010

Just an Overall Smooth Home Sale in San Jose

April 26th, 2010 · No Comments · home seller, real estate, selling a home

This home was a home that the seller lived in for a number of years and remodeled beautifully when she lived there.  She then decided to move to Morgan Hill. She rented this home about 4 years and decided to sell. The tenants moved out fairly quickly and we got the home all spruced up and staged. The sellers […]

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The Buyers Who had Only 60 Days to Buy and Close the Transaction

April 19th, 2010 · No Comments · condo homeowner, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate, tax credit

These buyers are a very sweet couple buying their first home and they had forced motivation put upon them for buying quickly in that after 19.5 years of living in the SAME apartment, they got a 60 day notice from management. Can you believe it? A faithful tenant for 19.5 years paying his rent on time all those years, and the apartment […]

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Fun Things to do in April…

April 13th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, bay area activities, calendar of events, things to do

17-18 – No. California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco 415-563-2313 15-18 – Sea Otter Classic in Monterey 800-218-8411 16-17 – CSUEB Jazz Festival in  Hayward 510-885-3167  17 – Cal Day in Berkeley 510-642-2294 17-18 Fisherman’s Festival in Bodega Bay 707-875-3866  18 – Taster’s Showcase in Fremont 800-262-4252 x12 22 – Earth Day 22-30 – […]

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The Buyer Who Would Not Take ‘No’ For An Answer

April 12th, 2010 · No Comments · buying a home, FHA loan, homebuyer, real estate, short sale

 This is the 5th time I have worked with this buyer. About 1995 she bought her first condo with me, sold that condo, bought a house, sold the house and moved to Boston, came back to the Bay Area, and just bought this home.  She was determined to buy a single family home and not […]

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$18,000 Combined Tax Credit for a Very Limited Time for California Homebuyers!

April 8th, 2010 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate, tax credit, Uncategorized

Now is the time for a very rare opportunity for up to $18,000 in combined tax credits from the Federal and State for homebuyers. To take advantage of both tax credits, a first time homebuyer must enter into a ratified purchace contract for a principle residence by the end of this month of April and close the transaction between […]

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Brand New Home Communities Tend to Have Less Competition

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments · buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate

I just sold a brand new home built by Summerhill in Fremont for $625,000 to a very sweet young couple buying their first home and expecting their first child. They were looking to buy something new or newer. As they looked for newer homes, they realized that they didn’t want to compete with other buyers to buy […]

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