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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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Silicon Valley Real Estate Services During Covid-19 Pandemic

Real Estate services are considered essential during the pandemic. We are committed to the safety of our family, friends, clients, peers and community. Properties are still selling and we know that with a little ingenuity and creativity, we can get the results that you expect! If you’re looking to buy, interest rates for jumbo loans…

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Brian and Dan #FeedTheNeed

Friends, We hope you and your family are doing well and that everyone is healthy and safe. We want to share some important information about two wonderful local organizations. About #FeedTheNeed Bay Area – Los Gatos and Feed Our Heroes It takes two! Two Los Gatos community organizations have partnered to provide critically needed food to those…

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Home Contents Inventory Checklist

Looking for something productive to do while staying home? We thought the attached Home Inventory Checklist for Insurance Claims could be a great project during the Shelter In Place order. Download this checklist to help take account of personal belongings for your insurance company in case of an emergency. If you have any questions or…

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Brian and Dan are Rising Stars!!

The Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce has named Brian and Dan Real Estate of Sereno Group this year’s “Rising Stars”. Come join us as we celebrate at the “Hometown Heroes Annual Gala & Awards Celebration” on February 6th at La Rinconada Country Club.  Go to the Chamber’s website for more information about the Hometown Heroes Awards Ceremony and Gala…

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New 2020 Services From Brian and Dan

As part of our “20/20 Vision”, we are offering some exciting new services that we feel will be great compliments to what we do now. Firstly, we are excited to introduce our Start to Finish Home Prep program designed specifically for: Sellers who own property in the Bay Area but who live out of the…

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What To Do With All Your Stuff and More

Congratulations! You’ve decided to sell your house and move! Now what? If you’ve lived in your home for a long time you’ve probably got a lot of stuff.  Thinking about getting everything organized and cleaned up, and also preparing your home for sale can be completely overwhelming. What do we do with everything? Are some…

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Brian & Dan | Sereno Group

Brian & Dan | Sereno Group