6 Top Home Upgrades That Improve Home Value


Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, home upgrades can be extremely helpful in getting a higher price for your property. Moreover, home upgrades make a home more energy-efficient, which is a big selling point for potential buyers. Here are six of the top home upgrades that can improve your home value, along…

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Understanding Wills and Trusts

As provided by Leonard Spoto of Asset Exchange Company : Many of our 1031 Exchange clients hold title to their investment property in a Trust.  To understand why it may make sense to review the basic differences between Wills and Trusts: Will Basics: •    A will is a legal document that states your intentions and identifies to…

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Tips for Downsizing


  October 2018 By Elyse Umlauf-Garneau If you’re considering making a move to a smaller home or cashing out of our pricey San Francisco Bay Area market to an area where you can get more for your money, reach out to Cheryl at 415-999-3450 or cheryl@cbower.com. Six tips for downsizing: Downsizing a home can lead…

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How to avoid buying a real estate money pit: The importance of doing underground storage tank (UST’s) inspections for homes in San Mateo County

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The importance of doing underground storage tank (UST’s) inspections  for homes in San Mateo County This is my “Why” for getting my real estate license.  We worked with a local buyer’s agent & the seller was also represented by a local agent when purchasing our Burlingame home in 2004. Short version:  We were in our…

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Retire Inspired! How to have more $$$ in the bank!

Retire inspired

Click to play this video. I hope all is well.   Hard to believe we are already into February!   Hopefully your New Year’s resolutions are off to a great start.   I wanted to share a great book that I listened to:  Retire Inspired   http://adbl.co/2mCSI7y   The author, Chris Hogan has some great…

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