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Entries from November 20th, 2013

Ways to be Green and Save Green in Your Home

November 20th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo homeowner, condo/townhome, first time buyer, homebuyer, Market News, new home, real estate, real estate advice

Here are some simple ideas that are both kind to the environment and your wallet.   1. Purchase a high-efficiency showerhead. This cuts down on both water consumption and energy costs. 2. Upgrading your appliances? Consider energy-efficient appliances with the ‘Energy Star’ logo. According to the Energy Star site, Energy Star-qualified appliances use 10%-50% less […]

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It is Best to Have 100% Agent Representation and Not Buy Through the Listing Agent

November 7th, 2013 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, condo/townhome, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, Market News, Market Update, real estate, real estate advice, sunnyvale

For this home I sold in Sunnyvale for $500,000, I was the buyer’s agent and this was an interesting transaction. My clients are first time buyers and a very sweet young couple who I actually met at my own open house for another condo I was selling. Initially, they were looking on their own for […]

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