Brena Swanson of Housingwire states "My thoughts are that solar panel adjustments will vary by appraiser and property. The important thing is for the Appraiser to interview the homeowner who has a PV system to determine what their actual average wattage saved is. Loan Officers can help this process by having the homeowner gather this info prior to the appraisal inspection, for the appraiser to analyze." She goes on to cite a study – “Selling into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a … [Read more...] about Solar Power: How Much Does it Increase the Value of a Home?
Cafe Attila - “The Best Restaurant You Have Never Heard Of”. Café Attila is located in a small shopping center on San Ramon Valley Boulevard, next to Morgan’s Masonry Supply. Formerly known as City of D’Lights it is in reality a bakery/café but at 5pm every day it is magically transformed into a very appealing European style restaurant, strongly reminiscent of many bistros that Sylvia and I have visited in France. By day, it is very much a typical casual bakery/café (although with far better … [Read more...] about Restaurant Review – Café Attila, San Ramon
When you decide to list your home for sale, one of the most pressing questions in your mind is most likely “How Long Will It Take To Sell?” While it is not possible accurately predict how long, it should not be too difficult to arrive at a reasonable estimate based on how quickly homes like yours have been selling recently. It is generally thought that higher priced homes take longer to sell yet of all detached homes listed for sale from San Ramon to Walnut Creek in a recent 3 month … [Read more...] about How Long Should It Take To Sell Your San Ramon Home?
A survey of home buyers and sellers by HomeGain.com showed that 76% of homeowners believe their home is worth more than the list price that was recommended by their real estate agent. This was a nationwide survey but it applies just as much with homes for sale in San Ramon and Danville etc. as anywhere else in the country. Maybe more so. Buyers generally have a more accurate idea of current market value than sellers in the same area. This is particularly true when they have been actively … [Read more...] about How to Price Right When Selling Your Danville CA Home
Keeping track of improvements you make to your home can really pay off on your tax return when you come to sell your home. While you may think everything you do to your home is an improvement, the IRS may not agree. Adding a new deck would count as a capital improvement, for example, but repairing your old one wouldn't. Tax regulations let you add the cost of capital improvements to the cost basis of your home. And when you come to sell, a higher cost basis lowers the total profit that you … [Read more...] about Why You Should Keep Good Records Of Your Home Improvements