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9 Ways to Prep Your Home for Home Buyers

There are 9 things that you should look for when preparing 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...

Joe Polyak  · 

3 Reasons It’s Important to be Pre-Approved Early 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...

Joe Polyak  · 

RISE Homes | 5 Things to Write an Offer

Today, I’m going to talk about the five things that you need in order to write a compelling 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...

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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San Mateo County Real Estate Market Update

San Mateo County announces that they are switching over to Stage 2 in Gavin Newsom's 4 stage plan. Other bay area counties to follow. The Real Estate Market in San Mateo County has seen new listings, sold homes, and sales volume be cut in half almost across the board...

mindy  · 

Discussing More 2019 Trends with Design Guru Lisa Silverman

Design trends are always changing, so we’ve brought Lisa Silverman back today to continue our discussion on what’s en vogue right now.  Because there’s so much to cover on the subject of 2019 design trends, we’re back again with Lisa Silverman today to share even more information. If you...

Joe Polyak  · 

A Step-By-Step Look at Our Latest Remodel

Today we’re at our newest listing located at 732 Maddox in Daly City. We just got this distressed property a few days ago and are starting the cleaning and remodeling process now. We wanted to take you on a quick walk through the home to get a better idea...

Joe Polyak  · 

What’s “In” When It Comes to Home Design?

Our good friend Lisa Silverman is always on top of the latest home design trends. Here’s what she’s seeing so far in 2019. Today I’m joined by Lisa Silverman to talk about home design, and we’re going to look at some current design trends that we’re seeing in 2019....

Joe Polyak  · 

What Does Homeowners Insurance Actually Cover?

What does your homeowners insurance policy really cover? Find out today. As a continuation of our series on the relationship between insurance and real estate, I recently had the privilege of sitting down once more with Roger Heighton of Farmers Insurance to tackle another important question: What does homeowners...

Joe Polyak  · 

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