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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

Joe Polyak  · 

RISE Real Estate – House Remodel in San Mateo

San Mateo Home Remodel This San Mateo home on Humboldt is prime real estate. After our first walkthrough, we thought that the property was dated but didn’t need a full remodel. In real estate, we call this a “lipstick remodel.” We do this type of work on homes for sale...

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RISE Homes | How Local California Bay Area Propositions Will Affect Real Estate

Today I’m going to talk about a couple of the Local California Bay Area propositions from the recent election, their status, and how they may affect Bay Area real estate, homeowners, and local realtors. Whether they’ve passed or have not passed, it’s essential to know about these propositions in the...

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