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473 Florence Drive Lafayette

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in $750,000 - $1,000,000, 1,500 - 2,000 Square Feet, Featured, Home Selling, Single-Family, Three Bedroom | 0 comments

473 Florence Drive Lafayette

Beautiful rancher next to open trails and community park. Great neighborhood with the finest schools around. The home is perfectly situated on a corner lot with mature foliage surrounding it. Updated kitchen & bath, h/w floors throughout, dual pane windows, crown molding throughout. a must see....

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More Than 4 Million First-Time Buyers Want to Enter the Housing Market in 2014!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Home Buyers | 0 comments

  Millions of current renters nationwide aspire to buy a home in the next year, according to the inaugural edition of the Zillow Housing Confidence Index (ZHCI), suggesting strong demand among potential first-time homebuyers if market conditions are favorable. But existing headwinds, including tight inventory, rising mortgage interest rates and growing affordability problems in a handful of areas, may make it difficult for potential buyers to follow through on those aspirations as the market enters the busy spring home shopping season....

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Rate Trends since 1972

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Interest Rates | 0 comments

  Your rate is better than you think....

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Learning the Difference between Mold Contractors

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Homeownership | 0 comments

  Mold removal in a home or business is an expense that most property owners do not plan for. However, when toxic mold spores infest a residential or commercial building due to excessive moisture, flooding, sewage backup, or any other water damage, remediation is necessary to prevent harmful health risks to occupants of the property as well as preventing deadly structural damages to the building itself. Due to the inherent health risks, mold remediation is part of an industry that is heavily protected by third-party governing bodies like...

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Real Estate Cycles as of March 2014

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Housing Statistics | 0 comments

Remember, the real estate market is a matter of neighborhoods and houses. No two are the same. For complete information on a particular neighborhood or property, call me. P.S. The FHA requires all condo projects to be re-certified before they will make a loan. To find out if the condo project you’re interested in is eligible, go here: https://entp.hud.gov/idapp/html/condlook.cfm. The real estate market is very hard to generalize. It is a market made up of many micro markets. For complete information on a particular neighborhood or...

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How to Find a Qualified Window Installer

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Homeownership | 0 comments

  If you’re thinking about replacing the windows in your home, make sure to invest as much time in finding a qualified window installer as you do in selecting the right windows for your house. Locating a qualified window installer in your area may be easier than you think. Along with the traditional ways of locating installers, such as the Yellow Pages and searching businesses online, here are some fast and easy recommendations from the experts at Simonton Windows to help you find the best installers in your area: Tip #1 – Go to a window...

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Valuable Fraud Prevention Tips for Homebuyers and Homeowners

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Home Buyers, Homeownership | 0 comments

  March is Fraud Prevention Month. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has consistently been a leader in the fight against mortgage fraud and offers the following tips to protect yourself from becoming a victim of mortgage fraud. Misrepresentation of Information Mortgage fraud occurs when someone deliberately misrepresents information in order to obtain mortgage financing that would not have been granted if the truth had been known. This can include: • Misstating one’s position or inflating one’s income or length...

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Freshen your Closet this Spring with These Tips

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Homeownership | 0 comments

    Spring is the perfect time to give your home a fresh start, and one of the best places to begin is with your clothes closets. Admit it: There are items lurking there that haven’t seen the light of day in a very long time. Follow these tips from the cleaning experts at The Maids to rejuvenate your wardrobe and your storage spaces. 1. It’s time to be ruthless and save only the items that you are excited to own and wear. Alternately, follow the one-year rule (or the two-year rule if you are a softie) and get rid of...

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Hansen/Massi Testimonial

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Blog, Client Stories | 0 comments

We have bought and sold 6 homes with Darryll, I guess that makes him our “Go-To” realtor in the Walnut Creek area. He is very easy to work with and is diligent with keeping in touch on e-mail, text message and phone. Darryll understands the in’s and out’s of property in the area be it the blistering condo market in downtown Walnut Creek, the older 50′s style homes in Pleasant Hill, the quaint bungalows in Lafayette or the country style mansions in Northgate. When it comes to the home selling experience, Darryll...

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Greenfield Testimonial

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Blog, Client Stories | 0 comments

We were very particular about the house we wanted to buy; it took three years to find it, but Darryll was very patient and helpful during the process. He was able to point out needed repairs, estimated damage, urgency, timeline, and cost for such repairs for many houses we viewed (and by many, I mean probably about a hundred.) Furthermore, he had a network of established contacts in the departments of home improvements, inspections, mortgage brokers, etc. It was nice to hear from the other people we worked with that they enjoyed working with...

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