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Do You Know Real Estate Terms

I received a note on Instagram the other day. Someone wanted me to spell out typical real estate “jargon” so they could be self-assured that they were up and about when it came to the industry terms we brokers and agents use. Well, that was a great suggestion. If you’re curious, or simply want to […]

Recent Real Estate Trend: Gas Prices

“Sam, you’re writing about gas prices on a real estate blog?”  If you just asked yourself this question, the answer is ‘Yes’… I’m writing about gas because it is part of the real estate trend this summer.  According to MarketWatch.com, “The late 2014 gift of lower gas prices (which could act as a $1,000 to […]

Safely Walking Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, California is pretty safe. This doesn’t mean we haven’t been impacted by violent crime. We have. This said, our town is a walking town- especially for seniors.  I did some research and came up with 5 really important walking tips for not only seniors, but anyone who likes to walk for fitness reasons. […]

Top Two Real Estate Scams

It’s not a perfect world and I know this.  There are, unfortunately, scam artists in every city- no matter how pleasant, clean or affluent some may seem to be.  Right now, there are two very popular real estate scams hitting seniors. As a result, I want to address them on my blog. Please share this […]

3 House Hunting Tips

Are you looking for a home in the greater Walnut Creek area? If so, read these tips first. I put together three things all home-seekers should know before starting your search. I hope this is helpful. If you have questions, please contact me. I’m always available for a discussion and there is never an obligation […]

Bye McDonalds, Hello 2nd Whole Foods Location

If  you read my prior blog on Starbuck’s impact on real estate, you’re about to experience an even more powerful real estate price driver…. Whole Foods.  Walnut Creek, CA already has one Whole Foods store.  The city lost a McDonald’s and now we’re bracing for a second Whole Foods location within our city. The new […]

A Place in Walnut Creek History!

I’m going to launch a “Claim Your Home” series on Monday. I have come into contact with over a hundred photos of Walnut Creek’s real estate past.  Yes, photos used in home sales 35+ years ago with the sale price listed on most of the photos. What a gold mine!  I’m posting a preview of […]

3 Signs You Need Help Selling Your Home

Feeling overwhelmed when selling your home is common. This said, there are some tell-tale signs that you are in over your head and me need help or may need to find another agent  and/or broker. I’ve listed these signs below. Feel free to connect with me via phone to discuss any questions you may have […]

Do You Fear the Word “Rightsizing?”

Did you know there is a stigma around the word “rightsizing?” People thing that rightsizing means you are downsizing into a smaller home and giving up the responsibilities of yesterday. In a sense, you are…. but is this really a bad thing? Smaller living situations today have amazing benefits. While your larger family home may […]

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, […]

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