Congratulations to Scott & Shenine!

After a long search and some soul searching on what was important, they found a very cute 2 bedroom 1 bath Craftsman Bungalow built in 1916.

What a great starter home for a young couple!!

No HOA dues, a yard and when the time comes, if they plan accordingly, they can buy up, keep this home and use it as rental income – now that is the way to build wealth!

If you are a first time home buyer or a parent who would like to help get their child into a home and would like more information, give me a call!

Signing final documents to close – very excited!

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SOLD! Their first home.

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~Kristin

And The Color Of The Year 2015 Is…

Marsala – yes, like the wine!

The impactful, full-bodied qualities of Marsala make for an elegant, grounded statement color when used on its own or, I like it as a strong accent to many other colors. It can add to any room by incorporating the hue in accent pieces, accessories and paint.

Marsala’s plush characteristics are enhanced when the color is applied to textured surfaces, making it an ideal choice for rugs and upholstered living room furniture. Here is another article on Marsala that my stager Cathy Lee shared with me. What do you think about this color and how would you use it?

Use the new ‘it‘ color on your Furniture,

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On your House Accessories,

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Or simply paint a strategic Wall!

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Here are more tips on how to use this beautiful color

~Kristin

 

Wanna Cozy Up Your Home?

So, Reclaimed Wood is Totally In!!!

From Horizontal Gardens to your Bedroom wall, it’s just the right way to go when the idea is to add a stylish and yet ‘Home Sweet Home’ feel to a room.

It creates a warm environment with an unique and unsettling sophistication to wherever it’s installed. There are vendors at the Alameda Antique Fair who create furniture from reclaimed redwood that is absolutely gorgeous.

Check some of these Great Ideas:

Horizontal Garden

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Garden Pathways

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Bedroom Walls

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Living Room Wall Panel Style

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Did You Absolutely Love it?? So, dive deeper into the subject by checking this great Houzz post!

~Kristin

 

A Buyer’s Happy Ending

 

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Susie’s home search is proof to trust the process – fate will work things out in the end. Beginning her search in December, she had submitted one offer, but did not quite have her financing in line. She found the perfect home for her, but unfortunately, someone had beat her to it. Shortly after, the offer fell through and Susie jumped on the opportunity to step in and landed her ideal home. During the process, we all learned a lot about the new flood insurance laws. We were delighted when the elevation tests revealed the flood insurance would be less than the current owner’s.  Her original quote was $2600 , found a different insurance company at $2200 and once the elevation test was done it became $300!

Just Listed! 3100 Justin Way, Concord.

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4br/2bth.Spacious home, nicely maintained with fresh paint and an updated eat-in kitchen. Entry space can be used as formal dining area, bonus/family room. Backyard is a clean slate ready for your “green” thumb. Located on a court with only 2 homes, tress for shade & patio to lounge. Inside laundry, close to shops & walking distance to downtown Concord.

Move in & enjoy!

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Just Listed- 105 Krause Terrace, Martinez!

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Designer Chic ~ Family Friendly

  • 4  Spacious Bedrooms
  • 2.5 baths
  • 2435 sq. ft.
  • High Ceilings
  • Open Floor Plan
  • Hardwood Floors Throughout First Level
  • Crisp Gourmet Kitchen complete with Stainless Steel Appliances, Corian Countertop and Stone Back Splash
  • New Tile in Bathrooms
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Fresh Sod in Backyard
  • Monthly HOA $139
  • Convenient Freeway Access
  • Cozy Front Porch
  • Walk to Newly Updated Hidden Lakes Park & Hidden Lakes Elementary School

Newer home with an open & inviting floor plan, tucked in back corner of sub-division with no side neighbors.  A great place to entertain friends and raise a family.  Conveniently located, minutes walk to K-5 school & park.  A sizable yard & patio for summertime BBQs and kid play.

Move in & enjoy!

Open for Broker’s Tour Tuesday, 3/11 10:30am-1pm

105 Krause Terrace Virtual Tour

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‘Tis the Season for Real Estate!

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Rates have edged up over the last week. Ironically, incoming Fed Chairperson, Janet Yellen, has been making comments about keeping rates low (and not tapering). Her comments have been bolstering the stock market, however, and moving money from bonds to stocks. This has the unintended consequence of pushing interest rates higher, as the demand for bonds diminishes.
If you have been on the fence thinking about buying or selling, now may be the time before the spring selling cycle goes into full bloom.  Cyclically the holidays are a slower period of time and we traditionally don’t see much activity until after Superbowl Sunday.  As a seller, if you don’t want to your home to be vying for the buyers attention because 3 more in your neighborhood go on the market the same week as you or as a buyer don’t want a higher interest rate then now thru January is a great time.

Top Notch Concord Remodel- 4432 Crestwood Circle

Gorgeous remodeled home awaiting you! Brand new front landscaping with new paver walkway & trim. Open floor plan, an entertainers delight with updated kitchen that includes new cabinets, granite counters, tile floor and stainless steel appliances. Other features include a corner lot, RV parking, and dual pane windows. Open house Saturday 10/5 and Sunday 10/6.

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Congrats to Conrad & Julie for their closure on Warmcastle Court!

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Congratulations to Conrad & Julie for closing on this remodeled townhome.  As VA buyers they faced some challenges in this low inventory market we have been experiencing for most of 2013.  As inventory loosens up, more buyers are able to get into a home.  Flip properties work really well for VA buyers as there usually are no section 1 issues and investors understand how VA financing works.  We also had a great lender in Andraya Bern from Land Home Financial.  She is married to a veteran and works hard for them.  In the end, it was the perfect home and neighborhood.  Enjoy!