Tips & Advice

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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What You Need to Know About Home Inspections When Selling a Home

**In case you cannot view this video here, please click the link below to view What You Need to Know About Home Inspections When Selling a Home on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/_b8YXXsptZE **   00:28: Theodora: Hello, and welcome to 680 Home Video Channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate…

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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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How to Make an Offer on a Home in Pleasanton

**In case you can not view this video here, please click the link below to view All About Making an Offer for a Pleasanton Home on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYcqWKQ1sn0&feature=youtu.be** 00:28: Hello and welcome to 680 home video channel, a web series where we answer all of your real estate questions. I’m your host, Theodora,…

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFPyoxn1kU8**   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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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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