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Considering Purchasing a Condo or Townhouse?? Read This First!!

After the collapse of the Surfside Community in Florida, a lot of people are wondering what could have led to such a catastrophic event. While this is an extremely rare occurrence, time may eventually reveal some fundamental concerns for condo and townhouse communities. Could this tragedy have been prevented? Was it the result of deferred…

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A Special Father’s Day Message From Brian and Dan

Being a Dad is an amazing job that comes with a great deal of responsibility and provides many, many amazing joys. When the kids are little, we get to be silly and build legos and paint pictures and make mudpies and build sand castles and eat ice cream cones and explore all kinds of new,…

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Newsweek Magazine Names Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District the Best School District in California

 

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How to Stage Your Home So It Sells

There’s a lot of work involved in getting your home ready for sale. You may need to pump up your curb appeal by painting your front door a cheery color or planting masses of blooming flowers in the yard. You may also need to make some long-needed repairs, like changing out your water heater or…

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Is your furnace filter DIRTY? Or WORSE?

Do you know the last time you changed your air filter?  Do you even know where your furnace filter is located? THIS IS BRIAN AND DAN LETTING YOU KNOW THAT IT IS TIME TO CHANGE YOUR DIRTY, DISGUSTING FURNACE FILTER!! Here are three very compelling reasons you want to change your furnace filter right now…

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5 Things You Can Do RIGHT NOW To Get Prepared To Buy A House

Are you thinking, maybe, just maybe you are ready to buy a house?  Or buy another house?  A bigger, nicer house?  If that’s you, here are 5 things you can do RIGHT NOW to get prepared. Get prepared!!  As much as you love cruising Zillow for available properties (and going to open houses when there’s…

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Proposition 19 Q&A

On November 3rd, 2020 California voters approved Proposition 19. Starting April 1, 2021, this new law expands the special rules allowing eligible homeowners to transfer their property’s assessed value to the purchase of a replacement property. Where can I move? Eligible homeowners could keep their lower property tax bill when moving to another home anywhere…

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Hello Proposition 19…Goodbye Propositions 60 & 90! And more…

The new year is bringing big changes to how we will be able to transfer an existing property tax base from one property to another and changes to inter-family transfers. These changes go into effect as soon as February 16, 2021 so, if you are considering one of these transfers, you need to pay attention…

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Real Estate During COVID-19: What is Happening and What has Changed?

As we move beyond the Shelter In Place order and into new phases of our lives with COVID-19, there are many changes in the real estate industry.  Now more than ever we need the services of experienced real estate professionals to successfully navigate a real estate transaction. Here are some of our thoughts about many…

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Silicon Valley Real Estate During Covid-19 Shelter In Place: May 2020 Update

Over the past many weeks we have all been learning what it means to Shelter In Place. What can we do? What can’t we do? Who can do what? What day is it? With guidelines changing every day, it can be a challenge to keep up with the current status of things.   Well, the…

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Brian & Dan | Sereno Group

Brian & Dan | Sereno Group