Tips & Advice

Q & A: Can a Buyer Cancel a Contract For Any Reason?

Pleasanton Homes for Sale

Q: We recently accepted an offer on our home in Pleasanton. The buyer appeared to be very strong, and wrote an offer with a short inspection contingency. When the buyer’s inspection contingency removal was due, they cancelled the agreement, and did not give an explanation. Can they do that? Can we keep their deposit? We…

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Things to do Before you Buy a Home

Track Spending Chances are that buying a new home will likely cinch your spending habits for a little while. The chances are also great that your spending habits will be completely redefined. Now is the time to get real with your spending. On a spreadsheet map out every cent that leaves your possession in a…

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5 Ways to Start Going Green

The very first time that I heard the term “carbon footprint”, my thought was “that would be a great name for a hard rock band”. You know, a group of high school kids that have decided to make a run at Metallica fame by practicing in the garage and hoping to get a chance to…

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Make Scents to Make Dollars!

Sell your home buy making it smell right…not just good! The right smells during an open house can ease the potential buyer into more relaxed and sentimental place! All great places to get somebody making a meaningful purchase! MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan and aroma specialist Dr Megan Thornton put some popular scents to the test…

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The Appraisal Contingency – What it Really Means

NOTE:  This post was originally posted in 2010, but still very relevant The appraisal contingency is a standard clause in most real estate purchase agreements. It is a clause that essentially says “this contract is subject to the property appraising at the contract sales price (or more), or the contract may be canceled by the…

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The Hierarchy of Buyers

For buyers navigating the current market conditions for East Bay and Pleasanton homes for sale, it is important to understand your position in the market.  This is especially true in multiple offer situations where you may be up against other buyers.  Here is a guide to the “Hierarchy of Buyers” as currently perceived in the…

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Choosing the Right Agent to Sell Your Property

Homes for Sale in Pleasanton CA

The good vs the great One of the most important decisions you’ll make when you put your Pleasanton home up for sale is choosing the right agent to help you in the selling process. There are so many listing agents, it can be confusing to know which one to choose. I understand. It can be…

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What Kind of Properties Are There in Pleasanton CA?

**In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view All About Property Taxes in Pleasanton CA on my YouTube channel:**   00:28: Welcome to the 680 home video channel;  a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host, Theodora, and I’m…

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