Linda Urbick

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San Ramon Luxury Home Neighborhoods

By Linda Urbick - October 12, 2021
Where are the Luxury Homes in San Ramon? There are a couple of distinct neighborhoods in San Ramon where you will find "luxury" style homes. But before we get into where they are, let's define a luxury home. In some areas of the country a luxury home would be considered any home with a sale price tag of $1,000,000. If we used that criteria in San Ramon, them almost every home 

Appraisals in Today's Market - 2021

By Linda Urbick - July 19, 2021
How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attentio

5 Covid & Real Estate Assumptions

By Linda Urbick - August 03, 2020
    Lots of people assume that the COVID-19 has all but destroyed the real estate market. Why..well  because who would want to sell or buy a house when there is a pandemic? Let's dispell these assumptions one by one.   1. It's a terrible time to sell your home It is really a great time to sell your home. Right now there is pent up demand for homes especially

Is It Wise to Buy A House During a Recession

By Linda Urbick - June 30, 2020
Is It Wise to Buy A House During a Recession It’s well known that the housing market is heavily influenced by the economy. When the economy is strong, people have more money for large purchases and investments in real estate. When things are tighter, though, a lot of prospective homeowners may start to ask whether they’re really ready to take on such a potentially large debt. If y

What Happens to House Prices in a Recession

By Linda Urbick - June 17, 2020
  Recession & Housing Market This is June 2020 and are we in a recession? According to the National Bureau of Economic Research the U.S. economy is officially in a recession. This should not be a surprise, it was almost predictable due to the shutdown of the country causing a significant decline in activity.   The question many are asking does a recession mean a decline in ho

Home Pricing Strategies

By Linda Urbick - April 22, 2020
How to Price Your Home to Sell for Top Dollar Determining the right price to sell your home is not magic. If you understand the concept of supply and deman., then you realize that the "market" determines the value of your home. You as the seller must be able to objectively look at the market. And this can be difficult for some sellers, as they believe their home is unique or better th

Are Homes Selling Now with COVID-19

By Linda Urbick - April 06, 2020
Is Real Estate Selling and Is It an Essential Service During the COVID-19 Pandemic? Selling real estate during COVID-19 is not business as usual. There are strict guidelines that we as Realtors must follow now whether listing or selling a home. We are encouraged to do everything virtually - virtual tours, virtual listing presentations, virtual presentation of offers,etc.  Homes are selling

What Are Contingencies in Real Estate

By Linda Urbick - April 02, 2020
In real estate, a "contingency" refers to a condition of the Agreement of Sale that needs to occur in order for the transaction to keep moving forward. As the buyer, there are many contingencies that you can choose to include in your contract. 4 main contingencies in a real estate contract Inspections Title Appraisal Financing – loan approval In a hot sellers market som

Mortgage Relief During Coronavirus

By Linda Urbick - March 27, 2020
What Happens If I Can't Pay My Mortgage Because of the Coronavirus? The Coronavirus has temporarily altered our lives and for many the uncertainty brings about more panic and worry. And one of those worries might include the ability to make your mortgage payments. The very first thing I would your lender immediately. It is the not knowing and fear that sometimes makes thing


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