Prop 60 & 90 Explained

If you are over the age of 55, you may be eligible for property tax relief under California prop 60 & 90, which allow age-eligible homeowners to transfer their property tax base when they sell their principle residence and purchase or construct a new home of equal or lesser value.  The idea behind these propositions is to incentive homeowners who are over 55 and live in a participating county, to downsize or move to a home of equal or lesser … [Read more...]

Staging Your Home For Sale

In general, buyers know whether or not a property will work for them within the first few minutes of walking through the front door. First impressions are key so you want to make sure your home makes a stellar first impression with as many buyers as possible. One of the best ways to do this is by staging your home for sale. In today’s marketplace, especially here in the Silicon Valley, most homes are “staged” when they hit the market. This is … [Read more...]

Prepping Your Home For Sale

One of the best ways to get a leg up on the competition before your home even hits the market is by prepping your home for sale. As a seller, it’s important to remember that your goal is to get as many buyers as possible to want to buy your home. You want to sell it. And in order to do that, you want to put your home's best foot forward, even if that means betraying your own sense of style and decor temporarily. Buyers are going to walk through … [Read more...]

Small Home Upgrades That Can Sell Your Home

I know, the last thing you want to do before selling you home is spend a ton of money making improvements for the next owner to enjoy. But the reality is, you are probably going to have to spruce up a few areas to make your home more appealing to perspective buyers. In some cases, it might be necessary to completely renovate a bathroom in order for your home to meet it's selling potential. But believe it or not, most of the time, there are a few … [Read more...]