A Guide to Understanding Appraisals

The home appraisal is essentially a value assessment of the home and property and is part of the closing process. Appraisals can be needed when you are purchasing a home and also if you are refinancing your current home. They are conducted by a certified third party and are used...

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Will inventory increase this year?

Will inventory increase this year?

We know many buyers have been looking for a home to purchase right now and are having trouble finding one. At a time when inventory is so low, it’s normal to wonder if you’ll actually find a house to buy. This has left everyone asking, will inventory increase this year?...

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Interest rates

Will Interest Rates Remain Low?

Low interest rates have been one of the driving forces behind the amount of buyers we are seeing in the real estate market right now. In the past year we have witnessed rates reach record lows numerous times, but how long will it last? Freddie Mac has recently released their...

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Tips For First Time Homeowners

Owning your first home is one of the biggest milestones in an individual’s life and still very much part of the American dream! When you find a house and have your offer accepted, the wheels start turning in your mind. Then, when you receive the keys the excitement to make...

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Will the Election Change the Real Estate Market?

Are you thinking about selling your home and are wondering if the Presidential election will have an impact? Or maybe you are thinking about purchasing a home and are hoping prices will come crashing down. Well, regardless of your political views and how you feel about the outcome of the...

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Common Real Estate Terms and What They Really Mean

Every industry has its own list of terms which may be confusing to the everyday person and real estate is no exception. Let's discuss some of the most common to help you feel more at ease as you begin your home buying or selling experience!   Real Estate Agent vs...

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Exclusive Fall Listings Coming Soon

It may be fall but just like the weather, the real estate market in the East Bay is remaining hot! Inventory remains low and Buyers are ready to capitalize on low interest rates. We are seeing strong sales prices and in many cases, multiple offers on pristine properties. At Arrive...

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1031 Exchange: What You Need To Know

Clients often ask us about 1031 Exchanges. In the simplest of terms, 1031 Exchanges allow real estate investors to defer their capital gains liability and build wealth by exchanging one property for another of similar kind. If you own a rental property that is worth significantly more today than what...

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2020 Home Features – What Buyers Are Looking For

Who is looking for homes in 2020? According to a new report from listing site Point2, 55% of home shoppers are women ages 25 to 34 and 55 to 64 who are looking for more space and outdoor features — and they are willing to pay more to get it....

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How A Realtor Can Help You Buy New Construction

When you are looking at houses, it can be easy to fall in love with new construction. Many people dream of newly built homes filled with the latest in home design features, new appliances and finishes chosen to please their personal tastes. But, building a home can be an expensive...

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