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Residential Inventory like Vaccine is in short supply…

The residential real estate market in the Bay Area continues to sizzle during the Pandemic with prices rising on average 8 to 15% year over year.  Inventory levels continue to decline with multiple offers over asking price the norm.  Interest rate declines have bolstered demand and prices are marching back to new highs.  Still, to maximize return and select the best offer, utilize a savvy professional to insure a smooth transaction.   Make cost effective upgrades that yield the best return, [...]

Residential Inventory like Vaccine is in short supply…2021-01-06T17:30:44+00:00

Three Reasons to Buy a Home Now

Everybody knows, especially after the Great Recession impacts felt from 2008 into 2012, that investing in the real estate market isn’t always a complete, 100% lock. But what in life is? Purchasing a home for your primary residence is still likely the best investment you could possibly make, right now or ever. Here are three good reasons why. Investment Potential Money that you spend on an apartment is money literally thrown away. The choice is simple: Hand those dollars to [...]

Three Reasons to Buy a Home Now2018-02-23T17:36:54+00:00

Commercial Real Estate Terms & Definitions

Acre-land measurement consisting of 43,560 square feet Assignment of lease-separate agreement allows transfer of interest in leased space along with adherence to all terms and conditions of an existing lease to another entity. Attornment-provision in a lease where the Tenant agrees to pay lease obligations or any other required payments to a new owner, purchaser or landlord of a property or building. Base Rent-This term refers to a base amount of rent that is paid to a landlord only for use of [...]

Commercial Real Estate Terms & Definitions2018-02-06T21:46:43+00:00

Move Preparation Guide & Checklist

Prior to setting a lease start date and before signing your lease agreement, you should: Consider the best time to move when negotiating lease commencement and terms. Free rent can be used if you want the certainty of having your expansion space lease reserved but need an extra month or two to move at the best time. Keep in mind that you may need to give your current landlord at least 30 days’ notice, if you will move after your [...]

Move Preparation Guide & Checklist2018-02-06T21:40:15+00:00

Should you buy or lease commercial property for your business?

As lease rates increase in response to better economic conditions and more demand, Tenants become incentivized more to consider buying their business property versus leasing.  Rents our being increased at lease renewal time and fewer concessions are given as we move more toward a Landlord favored market.  At this point in the cycle, businesses get much more motivated to own rather than lease; however it is imperative that the decision be well judged with the following criteria. Buying is a [...]

Should you buy or lease commercial property for your business?2018-02-06T20:42:55+00:00