What Questions To Ask Your Contractor Before Hiring Them?

With all of the home shows coming up this is a very helpful article to read. You want your next contractor to have what it takes to do the job right the first time. Word of mouth referrals are always a great starting point. Finding someone to call in your neighborhood is key. Once you [...]

What Questions To Ask Your Contractor Before Hiring Them?2019-01-14T21:54:26+00:00

Real Estate Market Update San Francisco Bay Area

Will the Bay Area economy remain strong in 2017? What’s in store for commercial and residential real estate? How will Trump’s election affect our region? The ‘Bay Area’ Defined What is the Bay Area exactly? Which housing markets are included in this forecast? For reporting purposes, we are using the “textbook” definition of the San [...]

Real Estate Market Update San Francisco Bay Area2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Buyer/ Seller Real Estate Tips From The Trotter Team

  With the economy on a slow rise back to normalcy, many are still unsure of whether they should be buying or selling a home. Despite the uneasiness you may feel, you don’t necessarily have to stay put. With low mortgage interest rates, it is the perfect time for first-time buyers, investors and existing homeowners [...]

Buyer/ Seller Real Estate Tips From The Trotter Team2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

First Time Home Buyers Guide for Californians

  With current mortgage rates low and demand for homes high, it’s a sellers' market in Santa Clara County but its changing in Nevada County . Although anywhere, the right home at the right price sells quickly. As a first time home buyer, you want to enter this market with as much knowledge as possible. One [...]

First Time Home Buyers Guide for Californians2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

Home Winterization Tips

  Prepping your home for the winter will save you money, guard you from unnecessary repairs, and protect your home from winter’s harsh weather. Below are some specific tasks that will prepare your home for the drop in temperature:   1. Seal air leaks Even the most efficient HVAC system cannot stand up against a poorly [...]

Home Winterization Tips2018-10-03T23:29:05+00:00

13 Rules Today’s New Home Buyers Can Learn From The Past

Many of today’s new home buyers are Millennials – the generation born in the 80s and 90s – who are now getting married, starting families, and stepping into the real estate arena for the very first time. This is the same generation that grew up in a boom, followed by a bust and an insane [...]

13 Rules Today’s New Home Buyers Can Learn From The Past2018-10-03T23:29:07+00:00

Why We Fall in Love—With Houses

Falling in love can be wonderful—and finding the perfect house can make a house-hunter weak in the knees. As Valentine’s Day approaches, a survey by Realtor.com shows that falling head-over-heels for a house is fairly common—69% of respondents reported that they have had a home crush. House-hunters with a “home crush,” as defined in the [...]

Why We Fall in Love—With Houses2018-10-03T23:29:08+00:00

Five Topics to Discuss With Your Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home

Whether you’re ready to settle into your first home or looking to buy your fifth; are moving cross-country or cross-town, it’s smart to identify which attributes of a new home are most important to you. Be sure to sit down with your real estate agent and discuss your needs and wants for your new house. [...]

Five Topics to Discuss With Your Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home2018-10-03T23:29:11+00:00

Move-In Ready Is the New Starter Home

Looking at today’s market, I’m so happy about the opportunities that first-time homebuyers are seeing and embracing. One of my colleagues is a young man in his 30s, and recently bought his first home. For years, he counted himself out of the home buying equation, or thought that if he did buy a home, he’d [...]

Move-In Ready Is the New Starter Home2018-10-03T23:29:11+00:00