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Guide To Buying A Home
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About My Team
“OMG I have to have this home!” Your guide to winning the bidding war
“Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes. They Wear Dog Tags”
10 must-read tips to get your home ready for the inspection
10 ways to transform your home
2 Important Forms You’ll Need To Sign When You Sell Your Home
2 Ways to Avoid Overpaying for a Mortgage
2021 Floor covering trends
3 amazing kitchen designs
3 benefits of buying a newly-constructed home
3 Critical Home Seller Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
3 Easy improvements that help sell homes
3 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Healthier And Happier
3 factors that may impact the sales price of your home
3 FAQ on selling a home and the answers you need
3 Germ-ridden items in the home that few people ever clean
3 Home maintenance resolutions for 2019
3 home safety hazards and how to prevent them
3 Important questions every homebuyer should ask, but few do
3 Inexpensive (and Fast) Upgrades for Your Condo
3 Low-Cost Tips to Increase your Home’s Curb Appeal
3 of the Best Home Organization Blogs
3 Over-the-Top Luxurious Travel Destinations for your Bucket List
3 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Moving Company
3 questions you absolutely, positively must run by your real estate agent
3 Reasons not to Buy THAT House
3 reasons to sell your home NOW!
3 reasons to think twice about looking at for-sale-by-owner homes
3 Reasons your Home isn’t Selling
3 Things every baby boomer should consider before buying or selling a home
3 things that make homebuyers giddy
3 Things to Consider Before Shopping for a New Home
3 Things to know about buying a new-construction home
3 Tips for buying a new toilet
3 tips for dealing with grody grout on your tile floors
3 Tips for selling your home when it’s snowing
3 tips to make buying a home less stressful
3 types of home valuation
3 types of insurance you’ll need when you buy a home
3 ways an HOA can derail your home purchase
3 ways to avoid home catastrophes while you’re away on vacation
3 ways to wreck your home’s value
3 Words You Must Learn And Understand Before You Buy A Home
4 brilliant tub/shower cleaning hacks
4 quick and easy winter home maintenance tasks
4 shrubs that shrug off winter’s chill
4 signs that your HVAC system is in trouble
4 tips to make small rooms look larger
4 Tips to Maximize your Home-Selling Profit
4 tips to transform that spare room into a home gym
4 types of neighborhoods
4 Ways to ace 2020 holiday shopping on Amazon
5 Blogs for new homeowners
5 DIY landscaping projects you can do over the weekend
5 Easy to care-for indoor trees
5 garden bloggers you should get to know
5 Homebuyer traps and how to avoid them
5 Mistakes to avoid when hiring a plumber
5 myths too many home sellers believe
5 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips
5 Reasons We Love Danville, CA!
5 things you may not know about home warranties
5 Tips for keeping your pool sparkling throughout summer
5 Tips for moving when the weather outside is frightful
5 Tips for the Best Home Showings
5 Trends to Look for in New Construction Homes in 2018
5 ways to pay less for appliances
6 reasons your competitors are beating you in the bidding wars
7 critical aspects of buying farm or ranch property
7 Household Tasks to Tackle Now
7 Plants That Provide Summer Color in Shady Gardens
7 reasons why you shouldn’t rule out buying a condo
7 tips when selling your parents’ home
8 steps to get your landscaping ready for spring
9 House-hunting steps for the first-timer
A Baby Boomer’s Guide to Aging in Place
A critical early step toward buying your dream home
A day in the life of a real estate agent
A few things to consider before purchasing waterfront property
A Guide to Buying Your First Home
A Kid-Friendly, No Cook Breakfast-in-Bed for Dad
About My Team
ADVANCED SEARCH | FIND THE RIGHT HOME.
Alamo Homes For Sale
An important thing about your new home that your real estate agent is forbidden to tell you
Another real estate term defined: “Agency”
Appraisal problems in a hot real estate market
Are online real estate agent reviews reliable?
Are you brave enough to buy a home while engaged?
Are you ready to move up?
Are you ready to stop renting and become a homeowner?
Are Your Bathrooms Ready For The Holiday Spotlight?
Asbestos: Does your home have it?
Autumn in the garden
Autumn: The Deadliest Season For Pedestrians
Autumn: the perfect time to whip that mudroom into shape
Avoid planting these trees
Baby, it’s hot outside: 5 ways to keep your home cool and save big bucks this summer
Back-to-School: Are you Ready?
Bad credit home loans
BASIC SEARCH | FIND A HOME YOU LOVE.
Be a smart homebuyer: Attend open houses
Be Prepared for Winter Storms
Be proactive: head off problems in the home sale before they happen
Be safe this summer
Behind on your bills? Here’s what you need to do
Black Friday! 8 ways to save money when buying appliances
Blackhawk Homes For Sale
Bring back the beauty of your vintage 1930s hardwood floors
Budget your way to a new home
Budget-Friendly Ways To Get Your Guest Bedroom Ready For The Holidays
Bugs that eat our homes — what you need to know
Building a home? Go green and ensure its future value
Busting the 3 biggest private mortgage insurance myths
Buying a House: Pleasant Surprises and Details
Buying and selling homes is alive and well during the pandemic
Can I use my retirement account to buy a house?
Carol Sawdey Real Estate Links
Cheap and easy autumn home decorating ideas
Cheap Ways to Revamp Your Kitchen
Confused about how to price your home?
Confused about the home appraisal process?
Confused about your home’s value?
Coolest home tech ideas from 2020’s CES convention
Cooped up at home? 5 outdoor projects to get your home ready for the post-pandemic real estate market
Cornavirus patient in the home? Here’s what you need to do to avoid infection
Create your dream patio in just 5 steps
Critical winter home staging tips
Curb appeal—it’s what sells a home
Danville Homes For Sale
Decorating on a budget with sofa slipcovers
Decorating tips for that area between the house and detached garage
Diablo Homes For Sale
Disaster Assistance For Homeowners: What You Need To Know
Discrimination in Mortgage Lending
DIY staging tips that won’t break the bank
DIY that unfinished basement
Do I Have to Use the Builder’s Lender and Real Estate Agent?
Do Open Houses Work?
Do these 5 things as soon as you move into your new home
Do these 5 things if you want to sell your house
Do these 7 things before moving into your new home
Don’t make these 3 home selling mistakes
Don’t make these 5 common home staging mistakes
Don’t make these 6 mistakes when applying for a mortgage
Don’t Wait until spring! There’s plenty to clean right now
Don’t Wait—Create a Home Inventory for Insurance Now!
Don’t-miss spots to tackle during spring cleaning
Dreaming of life on a golf course?
Dublin Homes For Sale
Easy growing house plants
Easy tips to secure your home in one weekend
Easy ways to add more color to your home
Easy ways to update your kitchen and wow homebuyers
Easy-care plants that bloom all summer long
Everything you need to know about the down payment
Fall Is Here! Time to get to those home maintenance chores
Farms for Sale – What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Farm
Feel like you live in a glass house? There’s a cure for that
Feeling SAD? Maximize the light in your home
FHA appraisal basics
Final Walk-Through Checklist
Finding the right real estate agent
First time buyer? 3 things you need to buy a home
First Time Homebuyer Guide
Flood insurance: What you absolutely need to know
Forget about your parachute – what color is your home?
Four easy-on-the-pocketbook ways to update your home’s interior design
Frequently Asked Questions about USDA Home Loans (ZERO down payment!)
Frightmare On Your Street – Horror Movies, Real Estate-Style
From Tenant to Homeowner: What you Need to Know
Front yard landscaping for ranch-style homes
Fun Tips for Holiday Road Trips
Furnish your new home without breaking the bank
Furniture arrangement 101: Welcome to your new home
Get Help With Your Down Payment
Getting ready to sell? Depersonalize and get rid of clutter first
Give Thanks for these 6 Websites and Apps this Thanksgiving
Give your kitchen some love
Going FSBO? Here are 3 things you must think about
Guide To Buying a Home
Had enough of the cold? Thaw out in a tropical fishing village
Hate your home? Check out 5 inexpensive ways to cure that
Here’s what to kick to the curb and what to keep before you sell your home
Here’s what you need to know about the current real estate market
Here’s who to notify when you move
Hey Boomer: Can you retire here (and not starve)?
Hey boomer: Considering buying a home in a retirement community?
Hold the perfect garage sale
Holiday road trip: Don’t let winter weather catch you by surprise
Home buying 101
Home Improvement Projects with the Best ROI
Home inspections aren’t just for older homes
Home Purchase Timeline
Home-Buying Tips for Veterans
Homebuyer tip: Don’t commit these negotiation blunders
Homebuyer: Can I Back Out if I Change My Mind?
Homebuying on a tight budget? Consider a townhome
Homeowner Insurance Policy Definitions for Homebuyers
House feeling a bit cramped?
How Do Late Payments Impact My Credit Reports?
How Much Will my Home Appreciate in the Next 5 Years?
How safe is your deck?
How to avoid foreclosure: 2 popular alternatives
How to buy a condo with a FHA-backed loan
How to buy a house: 5 tips to get the best deal
How to Clean Your Ceramic Cooktop
How to Cover a Hole Left By Removing Recessed Lighting
How to declutter and depersonalize your home for sale
How to disinfect your home for coronavirus
How To Dispute Errors On Your Credit Report
How To Hire A House Cleaner
How to hire a roofer
How to keep your windows from fogging up in the winter
How to live in a home for sale without losing your mind
How to lower your monthly house payment
How to maintain healthy air quality in the home
How to prepare your pet for a natural disaster
How to sell a home as a landlord
How to sell your home fast: 3 tips
How to sell your home quickly and for top dollar
How to shop for a new grill for your summer cookouts
How to stage your home’s closets to make buyers swoon
How to start a neighborhood watch program
How to survive – and win – during the spring homebuying season
How to survive a multiple offer situation
Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and earthquakes: Are you prepared?
If you want to sell your home this fall, start doing these things now
Impress at your next barbecue. Learn grilling tips and tricks from the pros
In times like this, all we know to do is help…
Inside America’s Most Expensive Home For Sale
Is Halloween cancelled this year?
Is it time for a closet makeover?
Is mold lurking in your home?
Is spring the BEST Time to List My Home for Sale?
Is that included in the purchase of the home?
Is this a good time to buy or sell a home?
Is your home making you sick?
Is your home smarter than you? It could be
Is your waterfront home a cliché?
Is your wood-burning fireplace ready for winter?
It’s almost spring and time to plan the perfect flower bed
It’s spring – time to shake the house!
It’s spring! Let’s debunk 3 common gardening myths
It’s Tick Season
It’s wildfire season – are you ready?
Just Listed – Stunning Executive Home in the Dublin Hills
Keep your home safe while on vacation
Kick stink bugs out of the house, naturally
Kitchen trends for 2021
Knowledge: The antidote for homebuyer panic
Lafayette Homes For Sale
Lead-based paint: What’s the big deal?
Learn about 3 hidden household hazards
Let’s fix that credit score
Livermore Homes For Sale
Location: The 3 “Rules” of Real Estate
Look for these 3 red flags when shopping for a home
Lost your job? What to do about your mortgage
Luxury homeowners – check out these 5 tips to lower your homeowners insurance premium
Make your vacant home irresistible to homebuyers
Mistakes to avoid when hiring a roofer
Most common defects found during the home inspection
Moving? How to make it stress-free for your pets
Must-have tech gadgets for the home
My mortgage application was turned down. Now what?
Navigating the offer to purchase a home
Negotiating with the buyer after the home inspection
Negotiation: There’s more than the price of the home to consider
On the cheap: Spruce up your home this spring
On the fence about selling your home? The time to jump is NOW!
Our Home Selling System
Pleasanton Homes For Sale
Prepare now to sell your home this spring
Prevent home repairs by breaking these 5 bad habits
Protect your belongings while your home is on the market
Psst: Millennials, come on out – it’s time to buy a home
Quick and easy tips to get your home ready for a last-minute showing
Quick fixes for a stinky home
Real estate FAQ: What are loan origination fees?
Real Estate Glossary for the First Time Homebuyer
Real Estate Lingo Deciphered: What’s a “Comp?”
Real estate lingo defined: What is due diligence?
Redecorating the master bedroom on a shoestring
Relocation: How To Buy A Home When You Don’t Know The Area
Remodeling projects that give the most bang for the buck
Rental Property Tax Tips
Retiring and thinking of downsizing your home?
Reverse Mortgage vs. Home Equity Line of Credit
San Ramon Homes For Sale
Scary Home Inspection Report? It Doesn’t Have To Be A Deal Breaker
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Selling a Home is NOT a DIY Project
Selling a luxury home? 4 qualities to look for in a real estate agent
Selling Mom and Dad’s Home
Selling under the influence of kids
Selling your home? 3 things you need to do during the week leading up to closing
Selling your home? Avoid these 3 popular renovation projects
Selling your home? Get ready for the legal paperwork
Selling Your Home? Make Sure It Appraises For Maximum Value
Selling your home? There’s a form (or 100) for that!
Selling your home? What to look for in a listing agent
September in the garden
September is National Preparedness Month: Are you ready?
Shopping for a home? 10 tips to help you avoid impulse buying
Should I buy a new or existing home?
Should I buy first or sell first?
Should I Sell my Home and buy Another Now or Wait?
Should I sell my home as-is?
Should we renovate or remodel our home before selling?
Should you sell your current home or rent it out?
Sick of renting? Take these Easy Steps to Homeownership
Smart home features: Are they worth the splurge?
Spiff up your home’s landscaping for an Autumn sale
Spring and summer gardening for condo dwellers
Spring lawn care schedule
Stage Your Kitchen To Sell
Staging your home for video tours
Start preparing now for a fall or winter home sale
Still haven’t found your dream home? Consider a fixer-upper
Stop saving for the down payment and get help with it
Summer countdown – one week away. Is your patio ready?
Summer home maintenance projects you can knock out in 10 minutes or less
Summer is on the way: Is your home ready?
Summertime and the outdoor living is easy
Take the shower of your dreams
Tasks most homeowners neglect when getting the house ready to sell
The “20% down payment” myth
The 3 immutable laws of home selling
The 3 Most Common Home Pricing Mistakes
The 3 most popular vegetables to grow in a pandemic garden
The Best Ways to Get a Shine on a Laminate Floor
The bugs of summer and how to deal with them
The cost vs. benefit of buying a new-build home
The COVID-19 scammers are out in full force: How to avoid becoming a victim
The cure for wet basements
The down payment isn’t the whole enchilada – here’s how much cash you’ll need to buy a house
The Fall Garden: What To Do Now
The landlord’s guide to 3 maintenance emergencies
The life expectancy of home appliances
The Right Way to Remove Wallpaper
The tools every homeowner needs
There’s more to buying a home than taking on a monthly mortgage payment
Time to get your home ready for fall and winter
Tiny kitchen? Let’s fix that cramped feeling
Tips for a Brilliant Bookshelf Makeover
Tips for grocery shopping safety and success
Tips for House Hunting when Relocating to a New Area
Tips for National Preparedness Month
Tips for preparing a safe holiday feast
Tips for touring model homes
Tips on buying new hardware for your cabinets
Tips on financing the luxury home
Tips to consider when buying a home with family members
Tips to consider when it’s time to purchase homeowners insurance
Tips to create the ideal home-study space for your child
Tips to get rid of kitchen clutter
Tips to help you paint like a pro
Tips to protect your dog when it’s hot outside
Tips to stretch your home-buying dollars
Top 5 ways to lose money on your home sale
Trending: Danish modern furniture
Understanding Property Taxes
USDA Loans – They Just May be the Best Option for Low-Income Buyers
Walnut Creek Homes For Sale
Want maximum profit from your home sale? Hire a listing agent
Welcome To My Real Estate Blog!
What are you looking for in a home?
What are you talking about? Real estate terms explained
What credit score do I need to buy a house?
What Does A Title Company Do?
What every homebuyer needs to know about mortgage rates
What happens after I sign the listing agreement?
What Happens After My Offer is Accepted?
What is a title search and why should I care?
What is home equity?
What is PMI and how do I avoid it or get rid of it?
What is the earnest money deposit in a real estate transaction?
What makes a neighborhood “kid-friendly?”
What the rich and famous look for in a home
What to consider when you inherit a home
What to do if you can’t make your mortgage payments
What to do in the fall garden
What to expect from the 2021 housing market
What to ignore during your search for the perfect condo
What to know about fire prevention – Be safe in the kitchen
What you absolutely must know about HOAs
What You Don’t Know About Adjustable Rate Mortgages May Cost You
What you must know when decorating your new home
What you need to know about aging in place
What you need to know about buying a home on a septic system
What you need to know about carbon monoxide in the home
What you need to know about discrimination in mortgage lending
What you need to know before you buy a vacation home
What’s it worth? 3 questions about value-boosting home characteristics
What’s lurking in your home’s plumbing system?
Who Pays for Termite Inspections in FHA Loans?
Who will buy your home?
Why is Professional Photography Essential for Real Estate Listings?
Win hearts at your next tailgate party: Margaritas for a crowd.
Winter brings out bargain hunters in the real estate market
Winter is coming – make sure you don’t have a gas emergency
Winter road trip? Tips on what to take along in case of emergency
Working from home? 5 tips to make your home office more efficient
Working on the house? Talk to your insurance agent first
Yes, Americans are still buying and selling homes
Yes, you can over-improve a house and lose value in the process
Yes, you can: A millennial’s guide to buying a home
Your 2019 home, according to Pinterest
Your baby nursery is beyond cute — but is it safe?
Your down payment: What are “seasoned and sourced funds?”
Your guide to understanding the home purchase offer
Your handy real estate glossary
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