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A Potential Route to Affordable Home Ownership in San Francisco

Understanding TICs — An alternative to traditional homeownership  If you’re looking to buy in the Bay Area, but you’re having a little trouble finding something to fit your budget, there’s an alternative you may want to consider. It’s called a Tenancy in Common, which is also referred to as a TIC. It’s been around for […]

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Bay Area Home Sales Surge as Buyers Sense an End to the Pandemic

This month, we examine how the housing under supply contributes to increasing home prices, as well as the market effects of the large increase in mortgage rates since January.  Currently, the housing supply is so low that the demand far outpaces the number of homes on the market. The pandemic changed the direction of consumer […]

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Housing Affordability in San Francisco | March

This month, we examine how housing affordability in California may affect future demand by looking at housing affordability in relation to price, interest rates, and per capita income.  COVID-19 cases continue to decrease after peaking in January. The United States is administering nearly two million vaccinations a day and projects it will be able to […]

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1031 Exchange and Investment Properties

Selling an investment property? Here’s how to defer paying the capital gains tax If you’re thinking about selling an investment or business-use property, you could be hit hard by taxes. The capital gains tax is something sellers don’t always think about until it’s too late. Luckily, there’s a way to defer the capital gains tax […]

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What Prop 19 Means for Parent-Child Property Transfers

A new California law could have a major impact on your family’s financial future. Proposition 19 recently went into effect. It drastically changes the financial impact of real estate transfers between parents and their children. California voters approved Prop 19 last November, and it’s now in effect. Background on Prop 13 To understand what this […]

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Comparable Sales and The 5 Things You Need to Know

There are lots of things to consider when you’re buying a home. Price and size are the two clear things, but several things to think about maybe less noticeable. I put together this list of the top 5 things that you need to keep in mind when reviewing comparable sales for a property that you’re […]

Joe Polyak  · 

Selling A Property in Probate (Why You Should Choose Us)

We understand that it’s not easy to sell a property in probate. That’s why we want to come alongside you in the process, and make it as easy as possible. We’ve put together this list of 5 Reasons Why You Should Choose RISE Homes to Sell Your Property in Probate. We strive for excellence in […]

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Prepare Your Home for Home Buyers- 9 Things You Need

There are 9 things that you should look for while you prepare your home for sale.  Exterior How does the exterior of the house look? How’s the lawn look? Is it manicured? How does the paint on the house look? Is it grungy or is it in good shape? How about the front door? How […]

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Why You Need a Pre-Approval Letter in Your Home Search

This blog is about the three reasons why it’s important that you have a pre-approval letter as early as possible in the home buying process. Knowing What You Can Afford You see, oftentimes people go on things like a mortgage calculator and other things, so they guesstimate what price range they can afford to buy […]

Joe Polyak  · 

Write an Offer with These 5 Things | RISE Homes

Today, I’m going to talk about the five things that you need in order to write an offer in a multiple offer, competitive environment. We have a very competitive housing market in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are a homebuyer or somebody looking to buy a home in the near future, this is […]

Joe Polyak  · 

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