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“You’re Fired!”

July 24th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Mr. Trump, as a real estate person we’re sure you will agree - if you’re not getting the job done, then you are done.   Why on earth work with a dud agent? Today we heard from a couple in the San Francisco Bay Area who have been trying to buy a house for the [...]

We Heart NPR!

June 9th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A quick look at highlights from our Recognition Day in Sacramento last week. Each supporter got involved for their own reasons, but all are making a huge difference to the community. Check it out. Let us find the right realtor for you by filling out the form here  

Top 5 Reasons to Fire Your Realtor

December 10th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Whether you are buying or selling, there are many advantages to using the services of a broker or agent. If you are buying, Eighty-eight percent of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker—a share that has steadily increased from 69 percent in 2001. If you are selling, thirty-nine percent of sellers [...]

Sacramento Currents November 17, 2014 – Foreclosures Down Across State

November 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

While California’s real estate market has remained flat throughout the year, recent studies revealed that markets may be making a turn for the best. In addition to September’s jump in sales, a new study has found that foreclosures across California have hit their lowest mark in over eight years – the latest sign that our [...]

New Listings Surge

October 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The big end of Summer story is the huge jump in inventory over the past three months. The beginning of the year, listings were rather flat, with little change between December of 2013 (2,315 homes) and March (2,412). Then the spike in listings began, until in August we had 3,450 homes on the market, a [...]

MBD and the 99%

August 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last month we launched another new partnership with San Francisco public radio station, KALW. Local residents here, some of them native born and many long time residents, are in the middle of significant city change, which for many means rent increases or evictions to make room for deep pocketed newcomers. Some listeners were distressed to [...]

Sacramento Currents – Home Closings Drop in June 2014

July 8th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

For the first time in 2014, the number of closed sales declined from the previous month. We can attribute this drop to resistance and buyers are either cancelling or extending their escrows. Meanwhile, the number of Pended sales – properties under contract – continued to climb in June, to the highest level in over a [...]

Sacramento Currents – Pending Purchases Surge

June 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Buyers are out in force. May pendings (homes under contract) continued their meteoric rise, with more than 1,700 homes in escrow, a recent record (red line). The good news is that sellers are cooperating, putting their homes up for sale and keeping pace with buyer demand. This helps keep prices in line and homes affordable. [...]

Sacramento Currents – Sales Prices, Pending Purchases on the Rise

May 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Home prices are up, and new sales have been reducing inventory since beginning of 2014. A year ago, Pended sales (red line) began a seasonal decline that lasted until the end of the year. Inventory (light green bars), however, continued to grow as owners realized that the recession was over and they could now sell [...]

Putting St. Joseph Out of Business

May 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Even in the super hot markets in some parts of the country, there are always houses that just don't sell. Many of us would use our reasoning ability to discover why they are stalled. Is the building in disrepair; is it on a busy street, in a high crime area? Perhaps it is over-priced or [...]