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April 24, 2024

Recent Real Estate Updates


For the second month in a row, the number of homes just listed for sale California-wide has gone up. About half of the listings are selling for above the list price. Average sales prices are also still slightly on the rise with a 6% gain since last year during ...

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March 14, 2024

Spring Forward to New Hope in Real Estate

Written by Kelsey Lane

As the rain will start to ease up, we're seeing some new movement in the real estate world as well.

Here are a few real estate news items to keep you updated:

Listing inventory is up about 13% compared to same time period last year ...

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Feb. 12, 2024

Current real estate news - Most Frequently Asked Real Estate Questions

One of the most frequent real estate questions we get recently is what the market is doing in light of interest rates. Everyone who has their eyes on residential real estate is hyper sensitive to rates, the job market, inflation, and what the future holds. And for good reason.
Here ...
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Nov. 9, 2023

Market Mashup: This Month in Real Estate


Written by Kelsey Lane


I thought you may like a distilled version of the real estate news I've been reading this month. A few key points:

  • Rental prices have increased 23% in the last 3 to 4 years. During this time an extra 2 million households in ...
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July 24, 2023

Credit Scores and Buying a Home


Before you jump head first into searching for your dream home, you need to ensure the basic foundation of your finances are in order. This includes reviewing and strengthening your credit. Here’s what you need to know!


Why Your Credit Score and Report Matters

As a buyer, a ...

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June 5, 2023

San Jose Real Estate Market


If you're looking for a great place to call home in the Bay Area, San Jose should be at the top of your list. With its diverse population, strong economy, and beautiful weather, San Jose is an ideal location for those seeking to buy or invest in real ...

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March 17, 2023

Housing Market Outlook

Source: California Association of Realtors

I figured spring is a good time to summarize some of the materials from the California Association of Realtor's economists about what is happening in the golden state real estate market.

Over the few years of the pandemic, the number of home sales went ...
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Feb. 2, 2023

State of the Real Estate market in San Jose and Surrounding Areas

Written by Kelsey Lane


It's February 1st and now that we have enough of 2023 under our belt, I thought I'd weigh in on the state of the real estate market. Even though I called this the current "San Jose Real Estate Market" it's really the ...

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July 20, 2022

Tips for Going Green Part 2

This is the second in a three part series with some tips from Fidelity National Home Warranty on things to consider when going green. 


  • Consider replacing the dishwasher with an ENERGY STAR® dishwasher. These require an average of 4 gallons of water per load, compared with the 24 ...
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June 18, 2022

Home Tips for Going Green

Going green has become more than just a trend, especially when it comes to home remodeling or improvements. Buyers are looking for homes with energy efficient and cost-saving features. Demand for green housing has been growing, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on home buyers’ ...

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