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July 12, 2017

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

If you haven't marked your calendar yet, be sure to do it now! August 21, 2017 will be the date we have a total solar eclipse taking place across North America.

Unfortunately, for us Bay Area residents, only 75% of the sun will be obscured from our location. If ...

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May 25, 2016

Sell NOW, Before the Competition Hits the Market

The real estate market is not only hot, it's been in full flame for quite some time. But how long will this last?

In their current edition of the Home Price Expectation Survey released last week, Pulsenomics asked this question of the 100+ economists, real estate experts and investment ...

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April 13, 2016

Rent? Buy? Either Way, You're Paying a Mortgage!

There are some renters that have not yet purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. Everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your parents rent free, you are paying a mortgage - either your mortgage or your landlord’s. 

As The Joint ...

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March 28, 2016

Buying a home? Beware of the latest scam!

Buying a home is exciting. You saved for the down payment, scheduled the move, and are dreaming of planting new roots. Closing is right around the corner… unless a scammer gets your settlement fees first.

The Federal Trade Commission and the National Association of Realtors® are warning home buyers about ...

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Oct. 16, 2015

Buying a Home? New Rules You Need to Know!

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Michael Koenig and Maureen Torretto discuss some new changes to real estate finance law. These new closing rules take effect October 3, 2015.

TRID is the New TILA RESPA Integrated Disclosures. The Loan Estimate replaces the initial Truth-in-Lending disclosure ...

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July 8, 2015

Take Advantage of Market Volatility

Schadenfreude. Ever hear of this term? Basically, it means to take satisfaction or pleasure at the expense of someone else's misfortune.

Well, that's basically the opportunity now.

The financial markets are in turmoil, thanks to what is happening in Greece and China. The benefit to you? Look at ...

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Oct. 25, 2013

Stoneridge Drive Extension Finally Opening!

Woohoo!

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The Stoneridge Drive Extension is finally opening!
Basically, it will allow you to drive straight through from the Livermore Premium Outlet Mall down Stoneridge Drive into Pleasanton. The Ribbon cutting ceremony will be on Friday, November 1st ...

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July 11, 2013

City of Livermore Featured on Today in America! [Video]

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Our own city of Livermore was featured on "Today In America", a show hosted by Terry Bradshaw.

Livermore is no longer up and coming. It's new and improved and here to stay!

Pretty cool, eh?

Here are ...

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Nov. 7, 2012

6 Tax Facts Home Sellers Should Know

  1. If you've owned and lived in your home for two of the five years prior to selling it, you can generally excluded up to $250,000 of the gain from your income ($500,000 on a join return, in most cases).
  2. You are not eligible for this exclusion if ...
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Oct. 19, 2012

Seller vs Buyer vs Appraiser [Infographic]

The infographic says it all! (Thanks http://www.kcmblog.com)