Blog Posts in Category: Real Estate

04/09/2021

Top 3 Best Property Management in Oakland Awarded to Advent Properties, Inc.

Top 3 Best Property Management in Oakland Awarded to Advent Properties, Inc.

Nationally respected local business recommendation website, Three Best Rated, has acknowledged Advent Properties, Inc. as one of their 3 Best Property Management Companies in Oakland!
As the New Years’ saying goes, 2021 is our year! We recently received similar awards from Expertise.com as the Best Property Management Company in San Francisco and Concord. Our Lead Realtor and Broker-Associate, Darryl Glass, is one of the few agents to receive the honors of Homesnap’s 2020 Excellence in Client Services award. Now Three Best Rated has confirmed us at one of their Top 3 Property Management Companies in Oakland, California.   more...

04/08/2021

Why Do New Homes Cost So Much Money?

Why Do New Homes Cost So Much Money?

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With mortgage rates trending upwards and a lack of housing inventory in California, prospective home buyers are beginning to consider an alternative solution to their housing needs.   more...

04/07/2021

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

How to Lower Your Property Taxes

Property taxes provide funds for schools, roads, and many other vital aspects of our community. However, that doesn't mean you should be paying more than you have to. If you're a veteran, disabled, over 65, or under certain income thresholds, you may qualify for a property tax exemption. Here are some other ways to lower your taxes:
Homestead Exemption Your primary residence may qualify for a homestead exemption, which will lower your home's assessed value for tax purposes. Which will reduce how much you owe in property taxes.   more...

04/06/2021

How to Increase Your Home's Value with Effective Staging

How to Increase Your Home's Value with Effective Staging

Staging your home in the best way possible is proven to increase the value of your home. Walking into a house with basic furniture and decorations gives potential buyers an idea of what life will be like there. And removing personal items helps you disconnect from the home.
In a recent report by the National Association of Realtors, 83% of buyer's agents said staging a home made it easier for a buyer to visualize the property as a future home. The most commonly-staged rooms include the living room (93%), kitchen (84%), master bedroom (78%), and dining room (72%).   more...

03/18/2021

Expertise.com's 2021 Best Property Managers in San Francisco & Concord

Expertise.com's 2021 Best Property Managers in San Francisco & Concord

Nationally respected business recommendation website, Expertise.com, scored 178 Property Management companies in San Francisco and 31 Property Management companies in Concord — so far, we technically rank #1 on both lists in 2021! We also received this award last year in San Francisco, and both lists were recently updated on March 12th and 17th, 2021 — giving us a great sign that our hard work is not going unnoticed!
Expertise makes it easy to find the best local experts in your area. Their proprietary research and selection process identifies the top service professionals in over 200 different industries in major cities across the United States. Expertise features are only objectively quantified, and qualified professionals hand-picked by their selection process and research to understand what’s important when searching for experienced and professional companies.   more...

03/16/2021

Prop 19 Explained: How It Helps Property Owners and Who is Eligible?

Prop 19 Explained: How It Helps Property Owners and Who is Eligible?

Prop 19 frees up inventory while providing tax savings for seniors, homeowners with disabilities, and wildfire victims — here are the ways it helps:
Tax Savings For Senior Homeowners: Thanks to Prop 19, seniors, retirees, and all homeowners aged 55+ can move closer to family, medical care, or to a home that better meets their needs anywhere in California without a tax penalty. Prop 19 removed unfair location and price restrictions. That allows senior homeowners to transfer the tax base of their home to a new property.   more...

03/12/2021

5 Major COVID Effects After One Year

5 Major COVID Effects After One Year

Photo by August de Richelieu from Pexels. It was one year ago that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic and changed the world. Here are some of COVID’s profound effects on the Real Estate and Mortgage Industries:
1. Interest Rates: Even though rates have increased about 1/2% over the last few months, they remain about 3/8% LOWER than where they were last year at this time on average. That is because rates dropped about 1% in response to the COVID crisis, and the Government’s intervention before started to climb.   more...

03/10/2021

Everyday Tips to Curb "Zoom Gloom"

Everyday Tips to Curb "Zoom Gloom"

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As people spend more time on their computers and mobile devices than ever before, many have experience tech fatigue. The concept has been around long before the pandemic outbreak, but it has become mainstream.   more...

03/05/2021

How Much Should Your Down Payment Be?

How Much Should Your Down Payment Be?

If you’re planning to buy a new house, a big part of that is saving for a down payment. Your down payment is the money you put down when you close on a mortgage. Lenders will often describe down-payment in terms of percentages. A down payment represents what you initially own when you buy a home. Then, the remainder comes from your lender.
The standard is often referred to as 20%, but is that the reality? Paying a 20% down payment may make you feel like ownership isn’t attainable for you, but is that truly how much you have to or should pay?   more...

02/22/2021

Bidding wars skyrocket as property listings fall to record lows

Bidding wars skyrocket as property listings fall to record lows

Presidents Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the spring housing market, but if you’re looking to get in this year, hold onto your wallet. Bidding wars are off the charts, even as home prices are rising rapidly.
The primary reason longtime home searchers haven’t bought a house yet is that they keep getting outbid. About 40% of potential buyers cited that in a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders. The reasons are flipped from a year earlier when 44% said unaffordable prices were the primary reason they hadn’t bought yet, and 19% cited getting outbid.   more...

01/30/2021

Top 5 Best Mortgage Lenders For First-Time Homebuyers 2021

Top 5 Best Mortgage Lenders For First-Time Homebuyers 2021

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Forbes Advisor Staff Natalie Campisi reported that first-time homebuyers often face many challenges when buying a home. Simply because they don’t have the advantage of equity from a former home sale, the first-time homebuyer down payments are often smaller than people who have already bought and sold homes.   more...

01/29/2021

Living in a San Francisco Victorian is more affordable than it has been in years

Living in a San Francisco Victorian is more affordable than it has been in years

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Throughout the year, rent declines have been so substantial that the median two-bedroom apartment in the city is now renting for the median price of a one-bedroom a year ago.   more...

01/28/2021

San Jose leads way on the top 10 most popular metros for millennial homebuyers

San Jose leads way on the top 10 most popular metros for millennial homebuyers

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The homebuyer demand was off the charts in 2020, but which markets saw the favor of the biggest group of homebuyers? Millennials! According to a new report from mortgage site LendingTree, millennial buyers became the majority of potential homebuyers in most of the country’s largest metro areas.   more...

01/26/2021

New COVID Relief Bill Covers up to 80% of Unpaid Rent

New COVID Relief Bill Covers up to 80% of Unpaid Rent

Photo by Jorge Maya on Unsplash California plans to extend eviction protections through the end of June while using federal money to pay off up to 80% of unpaid rent owed by tenants. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the top two legislative leaders of California state announced Monday night.
The proposal, which must be approved by the state Legislature, would extend a state law scheduled to expire next Monday that prevents landlords from evicting tenants who could not pay their rent between March and August because of the coronavirus pandemic.   more...

01/08/2021

Propertymanagement.com's Best Property Management in Oakland

Propertymanagement.com's Best Property Management in Oakland

We are proud to announce that Advent Properties, Inc has been rated #1 by Propertymanagement.com on their list of the Best Property Management in Oakland, CA. Here is what they have to say about our services:
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Due to the Shelter in Place order our office is closed to the general public. As an Essential Business we are still open.
To contact us please call 510.250.7918 or email us at team@adventpropertiesinc.com.
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