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How Much Should I Offer?

I was out with some clients the other day, Chris and Pat. We’d finally found a house that they really liked. It had a nice big yard, was in walking…

While SF Prices Continue to Skyrocket, Sonoma County Remains a Bargain

While SF Prices Continue to Skyrocket,  Sonoma County Remains a Bargain

Let’s face it. The statistic or number that matters more than any other to buyers, sellers, and anyone who wants to be one or the other is price. While national,…

FAQs About ADUs

FAQs About ADUs

The demand for housing in the metro Bay Area is far outpacing the supply, a phenomenon that is driving inflated real estate prices even higher. There are high-rise apartment buildings…

Real Estate and the Homogenizing of the Bay Area

Real Estate and the Homogenizing of the Bay Area

This is not going to be an article about how wonderful the East Bay is with its many charms versus how terrible the West Bay is with its high prices,…

10 Common Pitfalls of Remodeling (Part Two)

10 Common Pitfalls of Remodeling (Part Two)

We are told at a very early age to learn from other people’s mistakes, good advice that some of us follow better than others. In remodeling, there are many things…

Second Base

Second Base

As we approach the decline of summer, it’s still timely to discuss a subject that many of us dream about: vacation homes. The president of our company just sent us…

Make Your Move (Or Don’t)

Make Your Move (Or Don’t)

One of the questions we get asked the most in this business is, “Is this the good time to buy?” The askers are, of course, referring to the real estate…

10 Common Pitfalls of Remodeling (Part One)

10 Common Pitfalls of Remodeling (Part One)

It is true in remodeling, as it is in world history, that people are likely to repeat the mistakes of those that have gone before them. To help address this…

Perchance to Dream

Perchance to Dream

I don’t often talk about the luxury real estate market, primarily because “luxury” means different things to different people. It’s also a fact that high-end living is something that most…

The Tale of ‘U’: Listen to Yourself to Get the Design You Want

The Tale of ‘U’:  Listen to Yourself to Get the Design You Want

As an interior designer and stylist, I am often asked about the “new trends” emerging in home goods. It would be easy to be pithy and declare with absolute certainty…

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