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Entries from June 26th, 2012

Chase Bank…Do You Have a Fax Machine Thief or Maybe a Shredder at the End of the Fax Machine?

June 26th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, bay area activities, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home, short sale

For this home I sold in San Jose for $315,000, I was the listing agent and we had multiple offers and got over the listed price. I am so happy to report that my continued track record for keeping the first buyer in contract to closing is still 100% and getting the short sale approved […]

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Buying Beats Renting in 98 Out of 100 Metros

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home

Thanks to the nationwide price declines and rising rents, buying a home is now cheaper than renting one in 98 of the nation’s 100 major metropolitan areas, according to a rent vs. buy index from real estate search and marketing site Trulia. In the two remaining metros, San Francisco and Honolulu, renting often beat buying, […]

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