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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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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 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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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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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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Brian & Dan | Sereno Group

Brian & Dan | Sereno Group