My favorite time of year is right around the corner! I just love summer, the weather warms up (not the heatwave we had though), there are a lot of events going on, and its a perfect time to travel. We closed on the sale of our first home and are in the process of refinancing our current home from 4.625% when we purchased last year to around 3% (7/1 arm). We can expect to save close to $800/mo! One of the issues that came up in our appraisal was all the improvements we made. Surprisingly, we received almost no credit for the improvements but the appraiser did take deductions for things we were still working on (landscaping, AC, etc). This just goes to show you that appraisers can only use certainly criteria when evaluating property and market value does not always align with appraised value. I know with 100% certainty that we can sell our home for a lot more than it appraised it.
Kaiser to Build New Office Building in Oakland
The plan its to combine all their employees now split between three buildings into this brand new structure.
71 Bay Area Restaurants Make the Michelin Bib Gourmand List
Some of the best eats around on this prestigious list. Who wants to try them all with me?
Bay Area Home Sales Drop, Prices Flat
An incredible 7 year run price gains have come to an end. That does not mean that this is happening all over the Bay Area. Certain cities and neighborhoods are still seeing solid gains.
5 Things to Avoid While Waiting for your Mortgage to Close
You’re so close to buying your home but doing one of these things could derail your purchase really quickly
California’s De Facto Rent Control Bill Passes Assembly
AB 1482 would limit how much a landlord could raise rents each year.
Planting Trees in Your Backyard Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars in Energy
There are other benefits besides the energy savings as well!