Real Estate

What is a Contingency?

When a contract to purchase a home is accepted it is exciting time for both a buyer and a seller. However, the old saying “it’s not over until it’s over” sums up the true feeling of the period of time when a home is “under contract ” until the day it officially closes. A contract…

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The Importance of Home Staging

When we represent sellers, our goal is clear. We want to sell your home in the shortest amount of time for the highest possible price. In order to accomplish this we believe the home must look, feel and show its very best. We want your house to stand out from others on the market. We…

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[VIDEO] See Silicon Valley Homes Sold by Brian and Dan in 2018

As we move forward into 2019, we wanted to take a moment and thank our amazing clients, co-workers, vendors, friends, and family for making 2018 a fantastic year! To call 2018 a year of “Real Estate For Real Life” would be an understatement. We worked with clients buying their first homes in the Bay Area,…

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Real Estate for Real Life – Beyond Simply Selling a House

Brian Bernasconi and Dan Rubnitz know that real estate knowledge and experience are important factors when choosing an agent to represent you in the purchase and sale of your home. However, the ability to understand the motivation and reason why a you are selling or purchasing a home is key to creating a successful sale for…

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Sunset’s 2018 Idea House in Los Gatos

Every year Sunset Magazine collaborates with local builders and suppliers to show off the latest trends in architectural design, interior decorating and home technology. It is not the first time Sunset Magazine has chosen Los Gatos, CA to build one of their iconic homes, and this year they’ve done it again.  They’ve also chosen to…

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The Future of the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market: Part 2

Previously, in part one of this blog series, we shared with you our thoughts on the history and growth of Silicon Valley. This week we discuss the changes we predict will impact the real estate market over the next decade. What change(s) do you think is going to impact the Silicon Valley real estate market…

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The Future of the Silicon Valley Real Estate Market: Part 1

We are frequently asked where we think the real estate market is headed? Boy, we wish we knew! We have put together a two-part blog series that will discuss our thoughts on the history and growth of Silicon Valley. In this week’s post, we will share what we see as hurdles to balanced population growth.…

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Understanding California Prop 60 and 90

In 2004, a client of ours sold the house she had lived in since 1973 (her primary residence).  She purchased another, smaller replacement home for $515,000. Utilizing Proposition 60, she was able to transfer her property tax base from her old house to her new house. The new home is worth over $1,000,000 today and…

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Brian & Dan | Sereno Group