Your East Bay Home Newsletter for June 2019

Your East Bay Home Newsletter for June 2019

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.

Your East Bay Home Newsletter for June 2019

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

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

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.

Your East Bay Home Newsletter for June 2019

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

Your East Bay Home Newsletter for June 2019

California’s De Facto Rent Control Bill Passes Assembly

AB 1482 would limit how much a landlord could raise rents each year. 

Your East Bay Home Newsletter for June 2019

Planting Trees in Your Backyard Can Save You Hundreds of Dollars in Energy  

There are other benefits besides the energy savings as well! 

Your East Bay Home Newsletter for June 2019

Summer Time Home Maintenance