Good News For Bay Area Home Buyers According to the FHLMC (Freddie Mac), the average 30-year mortgage interest rate dropped to 4.06%, the biggest 1-week decline in 10 years, and down from 4.94% in November 2018. That rates are approaching 4% is an amazing turnaround from expectations a few months ago. That's good news for sellers as well. Lower interest rates means that buyers' monthly payments will be less than they expected. But it also means that more buyers can qualify for … [Read more...] about Mortgage Interest Rates Plunge
Electricians Are you considering making some upgrades or improvements to your home? If so, I may be able to help you and save you some unnecessary expense at the same time. First off, if you are considering some major changes that may or may not be considered structural - remodeling a kitchen or bathroom, for example, I am always happy to stop by and give you some input. I’m familiar with most home styles in our area (I know I’ve sold a lot of them), and I’ve seen what works and what … [Read more...] about Contractor Referrals You Can Use
Norm's Place, Danville, CA Fine dining, it isn’t, but Norm’s Place is a deservedly popular eating and drinking place that attracts a lot of regular patrons from Danville and beyond. I find it hard to believe that it was established as long ago as 2004 and this family business has seen many other Danville eating places come and go since then. Their concept was to provide a gathering place where people can just relax and enjoy themselves while getting great, family service and good … [Read more...] about Restaurant Review – Norm’s Place, Danville
Sales drop nearly 20 percent in Santa Clara, Contra Costa counties This story by LOUIS HANSEN | firstname.lastname@example.org | Bay Area News Group. March 1st, 2019. East Bay Times. For a few months, it seemed as if the speeding Bay Area housing market was ready to slow down. Agents reported sluggish sales and buyers having a few more options. But any buyer relief was short-lived — median sale prices for existing Bay Area homes surged 4.9 percent year over year in … [Read more...] about Bay Area home sales slow but prices shift back into high gear
The vast majority of 'extreme home makeovers' we see are those on HGTV and the like and mostly more affordable. But major renovations happen at all price levels, including multi-million dollar homes. Like many people, you may be more prone to remodel, rather than decide that it's time to sell your home and buy another one. Not least because of the effect on the property taxes. That can be a major hit if you have lived in your home for 10 years or more. But there are many cases where moving on … [Read more...] about Is it Time To Sell Your Home or Time to Remodel?