GREETINGS! Yes, Virginia…..there really was a rate increase in December 2015….we all knew the Fed wouldn’t stay at zero percent raise forever and here it is. 30-yr. fixed mortgages are now above 4% APR, and we are pretty certain there will be at lease one more raise during 2016, followed by others in 2017.
GREETINGS! Welcome to the chillier days and nights of November, when we spend more time with friends and family indoors near the fireplace and around the dining table! We’ve been thinking about all of you lately, and realizing that many of you are moving into your 50’s, 60’s, and even 70’s, or have parents
GREETINGS! The temperatures are hot, and so is the real estate market. Inventory is still our biggest issue – not enough supply for the demand. A home goes up for sale, and usually sells within a week or two. We’re not building up any amount of inventory, and there aren’t enough new builds coming to
GREETINGS! THIS IS A TALE OF TWO GENERATIONS….. Schools will be out soon for the summer, and we will begin to see a new set of families out looking for homes, trying to get themselves settled before the next school year begins. Homes placed on the market between June and August will be very attractive
HERE COMES THE SUN GREETINGS! Leaves are budding, flowers are blooming, and we turn our faces to the sun too! The sunny weather is encouraging more sellers to bring their homes to market, so inventory is beginning to increase slowly. Homes are still selling quite briskly, with short days-on-market and top prices, but buyers have
CINNAMON DREAMS Hello, and welcome to the chilly mornings, crackling fires, and scents of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg that signal the beginning of the holidays. Once Halloween is past, our thoughts turn to baking, family get-togethers, long walks among the falling leaves, cozy evenings around the fireplace, and a sense of slowing down as winter
Hello, and welcome to the hottest days of Summer! The market is hot too….more homes coming up for sale, brisk activity on the buyer front, and all the signs that we may be returning to a more stable and balanced buyer/seller market in the Bay Area. It’s still a great time to sell, if you’ve