Which Home Improvements Add The Least Value?

July 25, 2018

Throwing money at a property does not guarantee success. The reality is that finding the right updates, upgrades and improvements is not about money, but rather doing the right work for the market. Simply throwing money at a property and expecting a return will leave you frustrated and disappointed. Savvy investors know that not all […]


Downsize Here, Upsize There, Or Go In-Between?

July 25, 2018

We recently saw a housing market report for the 10 counties that make up the “San Francisco Bay Area”. From the most expensive to the least, these 10 counties are: 1, San Mateo County 2, San Francisco County 3, Marin County 4, Santa Clara County 5, Alameda County 6, Santa Cruz County 7, Napa County […]


Selling Your Home with Interesting Code Violations or Un-Permitted Changes

May 9, 2018

Building Code Violations

In the course of the many years you have lived in your home, whether knowingly or unknowingly, you might have done additions, renovations or simply changes to your house that violate city or county building codes, or are un-permitted where a building permit was required. Maybe someone in your family is a handyman and did […]


4 Ways To Maximize Your Rental Property Bottom Line

March 26, 2018

Buy Sell Houses Fast Deal Picture

Owning a rental property is more than simply finding a tenant and waiting for the rent on the first of the month. While anyone can passively manage a rental, there are a few important actions you need to take if you want to maximize your bottom line. Like anything else in real estate, it is […]


In-Law – Why When What How How Much

March 13, 2018

Bay Area Sell House Fast or Build In-Law

It used to be called an “in-law” so a couple’s in-laws can live close by, but not too close by. There’s a more formal name for it, called “Accessory Dwelling Unit” (ADU). An ADU is a unit of living space complete with its kitchen and bathroom. In California where land and housing are expensive, more […]


Don’t Go Bankrupt Just Because Your House is in Pre-Foreclosure

March 2, 2018

Don't go bankrupt just because you have a pre-foreclosure

A lot of us buy our houses by borrowing money from a bank or financial institution. That’s our mortgage. Every month, we make payments including some principal amount and interests to the mortgage company that lent us the money. If, for whatever reason, we fall on hard times and are unable to make those payments, […]


Hidden Rehab Fees You Need To Look Out For

February 15, 2018

Numbers should drive everything you do in real estate. If the numbers don’t work, as difficult as it may be, you need to walk away. There are plenty of numbers that alone won’t move the needle too much but added up can have a significant impact. These seemingly hidden figures are especially prevalent in the […]


4 Reasons You Should Hire A Property Manager

February 10, 2018

One of the most difficult business dilemmas is whether to pay for a task you know you can do. Even though you can save some money by doing it yourself it is important to ask what you are giving up to do so. This is a popular question with rental property owners. Rental property management is something […]


The Pros And Cons Of Investing In An Out Of State Market

February 8, 2018

There are real estate opportunities in every corner of the country. One of the things that makes real estate investing so great is that you are not confined to your local market. If there is opportunity sixty miles from where you live there is nothing stopping you from pursuing it. Across the country there are investors […]


Pricing Correction in Bay Area Housing – What do You Think

February 7, 2018

Pricing Correction in Bay Area Housing San Mateo Sell Home Fast Easy Cash

Perhaps this is a question that has been asked throughout some years now, is there soon going to be a pricing correction in Bay Area housing? The answer had been consistently been no for many years. And we sure hope not. But at a recent real estate re-developer and investor networking event, however, we heard a […]