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THE OUTLOOK: North Berkeley & Berkeley Hills, Fall 2020 wrap-up

I find this sort of amazing given what’s been going on in the world this year, but our real estate market has continued to do remarkably well through the fall season.  The combination of super low interest rates and the desire to [...]

LOW RATES & HIGHER CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS

LOW RATES AND HIGHER CONFORMING LOAN LIMITS Interest rates are low, low, low right now! As I write this, the 30-year fixed rate is lower than it’s been since Freddie Mac began tracking mortgage rates in 1971. While it’s not surprising that [...]

2020-12-22T21:05:17+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Data, General Interest, Home loans, Interest rates|Tags: , , , |

REAL ESTATE ANSWERS: How are property tax assessment transfer rules changing due to Prop. 19?

How are property tax assessment transfer rules changing due to Proposition 19? If you are one of the many people in California who at some point considered moving but decided not to because your property taxes would increase sharply, you could be [...]

SALES, Berkeley Hills, Fall 2020

Click to see details and photos of properties sold in the Berkeley Hills, 9/1/2020 - 11/30/2020. Note that, after you follow the link, you can click on each individual property to see photos and more details.  Click "Close" near the top to [...]

2020-12-22T21:03:26+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Berkeley Hills, Data|Tags: , , , |

SALES, North Berkeley, Fall 2020

Click to see details and photos of properties sold in North Berkeley, 9/1/2020-11/30/2020. Note that, after you follow the link, you can click on each individual property to see photos and more details.  Click "Close" near the top to return to the [...]

2020-12-22T21:02:36+00:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Data, North Berkeley|Tags: , , , |

THE OUTLOOK: Berkeley (North & Hills), Summer 2020 wrap-up

Between the pandemic, the wildfires, and the blanket of smoke we’ve had to live with lately, one would think that the local real estate market would have gone into hibernation, but this has not been the case.  The pandemic has caused many [...]

REAL ESTATE ANSWERS: Why (and how) do so many local sellers spend so much money getting their homes ready for sale?

Why (and how) do so many local sellers spend so much money getting their homes ready for sale? Sellers in our area routinely spend tens of thousands of dollars on work and staging in preparation for putting their home on the market. [...]

ARE YOU UNDER-INSURED?

ARE YOU UNDER-INSURED? The huge wildfires this year are a reminder that we should all periodically evaluate our insurance coverage, and make sure that we could rebuild if we ever needed to.  Most insurance policies auto-renew each year, and the coverage may [...]

2020-09-22T22:29:56+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Berkeley, Data, General Interest, Insurance, Resources|Tags: , , |

SALES, North Berkeley, Summer 2020

Click to see details and photos of properties sold in North Berkeley, 6/1/2020-8/31/2020. Note that, after you follow the link, you can click on each individual property to see photos and more details.  Click "Close" near the top to return to the [...]

2020-09-22T21:05:10+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Data, North Berkeley|Tags: , , , |

SALES, Berkeley Hills, Summer 2020

Click to see details and photos of properties sold in the Berkeley Hills, 6/1/2020 - 8/31/2020. Note that, after you follow the link, you can click on each individual property to see photos and more details.  Click "Close" near the top to [...]

2020-09-22T21:04:58+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Berkeley Hills, Data|Tags: , , , |