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Look for these 3 red flags when shopping for a home

Call them “red flags,” or “warning signs” or even “whoa, don’t-buy-this-house” signs, but there are certain symptoms of a sick home that you need to be aware of before you fall in love with a sexy fireplace or a to-die-for backyard. Once you’re smitten, it may be too late. Now, don’t get me wrong, most […]

Should I sell my home as-is?

Ah, the need for speed in a real estate deal – we’re quite familiar with it. From clients who’ve taken a job out of town with an impatient employer to the need to sell a deceased family member’s home, “Should I sell my house as-is” is a common question. There are also the clients who […]

How to Build Family Wealth by 20% over the Next 5 Years

Think you’ve missed out on the opportunity to build housing wealth (otherwise known as home equity) over the next 5 years? Well, it’s time for you to think again! Currently, there is over $90 TRILLION dollars in home equity in the U.S. In fact, according to ReverseMortgageDaily, U.S. home equity has continued to grow consistently […]

San Ramon Valley Schools some of the Best in the Nation… Again!

It is no secret that the outstanding San Ramon Valley Unified School District is one of the best in the nation and a major draw to live in the area. In fact, for families with school age kids it may be one of the top criteria for moving to the area. It’s not hard to […]

Is Costco’s switch from American Express to Citi Visa Credit Cards going to Impact your Credit Score?

Like many of you, we are long-time Costco loving members who have used our Costco American Express credit card extensively to earn rewards. Effective today, Costco has switched to a Citi Visa credit card that they believe is better in the long run for their members. But will this switch have an impact on your […]

Where have all the First-Time Homebuyers gone?

The National Association of Realtors® has just released its latest annual Buyer and Seller survey. An infographic showing the highlights of the report is below.  Standing out is the fact that the share of first–time buyers declined for the third consecutive year and remained at its lowest point in nearly three decades as the overall […]

Does Home Staging Boost Selling Price?

According to the 2015 Profile of Home Staging put out by the National Association of Realtors, 52% of Realtors representing the Buyer believe a staged home is going to receive a higher offer than a similar non-staged home.  71% of Realtors representing the Seller feel the same way, but we feel it’s more important what […]

Was Waiting To Buy The Right Choice In 2014?

There are lots of people out there who debated purchasing a home last year who ultimately did not.  There was a lot of talk about rising mortgage rates and home prices adding a sense of urgency to the decision but lets take a quick look to see if waiting was the right choice. What Happened […]

Why You Need To Use A Realtor When Buying New Construction

Builder Agents work for the Builder – their job is to protect the Builders best interests and once you call or check in and register, you’re stuck with them – they won’t let you use a Realtor past that point.  Your Personal Realtor and Trusted Advisor has a fiduciary responsibility to protect your best interests.  It’s […]

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5SR Matt

“ When we started to seriously look for houses to meet our family's needs, we chose our neighborhood expert, Carol Sawdey. It was a perfect fit for us since we wanted to stay close to our current house/school. As a neighborhood resident, Carol knows the... (more)

5tonikmcgrath

I highly recommend Carol to anyone I know looking for a realtor! We put our home on the market at a time of year that wasn’t ideal, but we sold the house the first weekend and received over our asking price, which was for more than any equivalent house in... (more)

5greglbarnes

I want to thank Carol so much for all of her help and assistance throughout the home searching and purchasing process. I very much appreciated her always keeping me up to date on the latest home listings even while I was living 2,500 miles away and didn’t... (more)

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