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Burlingame Top Ten Most Expensive Luxury Homes

By Cheryl Bower | November 29, 2020

These gorgeous and spacious Burlingame properties are nestled in southern San Mateo County in the San Francisco Bay Area. Styles include Old Spanish, Tudor and ultra modern. You will find that many of these properties are surrounded with lush greenery. Additionally, some are within a comfortable walk to restaurants and award-winning schools. Prices for these…

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Burlingame’s 10 Most Affordable Homes

By Cheryl Bower | November 28, 2020

Burlingame, CA, which is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, offers an attractive variety of affordable home choices that range from condominium living to cozy suburban single-family houses. One house provides a working and living space if you dream of working out of your home. Prices for these homes start at $918,000 and run…

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Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | November 27, 2020

Some Highlights Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear along the way. The best way to ensure your homebuying process is a positive one is to…

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By Cheryl Bower | November 26, 2020

 

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Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season

By Cheryl Bower | November 25, 2020

Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this season, is the best…

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Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?

By Cheryl Bower | November 24, 2020

There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it has also prompted more Americans to reconsider the meaning of “home.” This quest for a place better equipped to fulfill our needs, along with record-low mortgage rates, has skyrocketed the demand…

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Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home

By Cheryl Bower | November 23, 2020

This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as we…

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It Pays to Sell with a Real Estate Agent [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Cheryl Bower | November 20, 2020

Some Highlights Today, it’s more important than ever to have an expert you trust to guide you as you sell your house. From your safety throughout the process to the complexity of negotiating the deal, you need a professional on your side. Before you decide to take on the challenge of selling your house on…

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Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year?

By Cheryl Bower | November 19, 2020

In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as the year progressed (See graph below): When…

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Chances of Another Foreclosure Crisis? “About Zero Percent.”

By Cheryl Bower | November 18, 2020

There seems to be some concern that the 2020 economic downturn will lead to another foreclosure crisis like the one we experienced after the housing crash a little over a decade ago. However, there’s one major difference this time: a robust forbearance program. During the housing crash of 2006-2008, many felt homeowners should be forced…

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