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Strange Real Estate in SF

I usually post a blog on a real estate or senior citizen orientated news piece of trend. Today, however, I cam across a piece that Ann Marie Erwert wrote. While her bylines are amusing, the photos speak for themselves…. You can see the full story (more importantly the photos) by clicking here: http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2015/01/22/really-strange-real-estate-listings/ This said, […]

Senior Housing Search Terms

Did you know how people search for senior homes varies. I recently performed a Google Proxy search to notate the differences and the results were interesting- to say the least. Seniors seek out housing using terms like “senior housing” or “senior homes” while their adult children use terms like “senior communities” or “assisted living”- which […]

Top Celebrity Home Foreclosures

When you think of celebrities, you think of amazing real estate. While this is the common thinking – it isn’t always the correct thinking. I’ve dug up some incredible real estate fails when it comes to celebrity transactions, and while it is never “fun” when a home goes into foreclosure- the following transactions make for […]

High-End Homes Selling Like Hot Cakes in California

If you’re a senior citizen looking to “right size” your home, keep reading.  While the real estate market has been one in parity over the last quarter- things are starting to change.  Recently, luxury and high-end homes started to really pickup in sales.  More and more larger homes in California are selling faster and for […]

Home Foreclosures in 2015

I recently received a question via Instagram on the subject of home foreclosures in 2015.  The person wanted to know if there would be a trend and if it would specifically impact seniors. I compared what I have been seeing in the market alongside some of the notes of my peers and here is what […]

Good News for 2015 Northern California Home Buyers

It is possible that 2015 will be the best year for Northern California real estate in many years. The recession is behind us, thus fear of making that big ticket purchase is also gone; more jobs are being created through San Francisco and the Northern California area, and the home buying market is thriving. There […]

Top “Senior Related “ Northern California Real Estate Market Trends in 2015

The upcoming year is expected to bring many changes to the real estate market in Northern California. Here we will take a look at four of the top trends that you should watch out for in the upcoming year when considering “right-sizing”.   Double Digit Sales There are 10 California cities whose home sales are […]

2015 Real Estate Tips for Seniors

Regardless if you’re in San Francisco or New York, the national real estate market is seeing the same trends for the last month of 2014 and first quarter of 2015- especially when it comes to seniors buying “right size” housing. This said, I put together a courtesy list of the top 3 real estate tips […]

Retire in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico? People Do!

We had a great opportunity to spend a week in Puerto Vallarta this spring.  It seems we go to Mexico every other year, either with friends or just to relax and enjoy the culture and climate. This trip, I met Sarah Elengorn a real estate agent with Applegate Realty in Puerto Vallarta.  Sarah answered a […]

California Tax Impound Schedule

Tax impounds have become the standard method for homeowners to pay their property taxes. Most banks prefer that you pay your taxes with your mortgage payment. Every month when you send your property tax payment to your bank, they hold your property tax payments in a non-interest bearing account until they are due. When the taxes […]

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