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Oct. 22, 2020

This Great New Listing Won’t Last Long

Check out this new listing located on 3825 Harbor St. in Pittsburgh, CA—it won’t last long!


Today I’m joined by Lori Johnston of Old Republic Home Protection to give you the details about an excellent new listing and information about her home protection program.


3825 Harbor St. Pittsburg, CA 94565: 


  • 1,370 sq ft
  • 6,400 sq ft of lot space
  • Central heating and air
  • Contact us for pricing information


This is a great home located in one of Pittsburg's most desirable neighborhoods. This spacious, single-level home boasts three large bedrooms and two baths, as well as an updated kitchen, bathrooms, and flooring! The large, extremely private backyard features a patio with an overhang, making the area enjoyable year-round. It also has a large dog run with a huge storage shed. The yard also features an area for RV parking. The attached two-car garage is large enough to fit two full-sized vehicles, with some storage space to boot. It's centrally located near shopping areas and has quick access to the freeway and BART.


You can get a good preliminary look at the property's interior and exterior starting at 2:28 in the video above. This property went on the market on October 17, so if you're interested, schedule a showing soon! A property like this won't last long in our market.


The third-largest home warranty company in the nation, Old Republic Home Protection has been in business for 46 years. As you may or may not know, home warranties aren’t required in a home sale or purchase, but they are a huge plus. The average person in the U.S. has maybe $400 in savings, so if they have a major issue with their water heater or HVAC system, for example, that could cost them upward of $5,000. A home warranty guarantees that issues like these are covered, and Old Republic provides excellent coverage based on your policy: Standard, Ultimate, and Platinum.


Basic coverage with Old Republic covers the area within and under the home, including your foundation, plumbing, electrical, and so on. A basic policy is priced depending on whether it’s for a single-family unit. For a single-family, standard coverage is $305, and you can add air conditioning for $80. The platinum plan is $550 with air conditioning, but if there is no AC, you can switch out to have your refrigerator covered instead for no additional amount.


If you have any questions, want to schedule a showing for the Harbor Street property, or would like to learn more about home warranties, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.

Posted in Listings
Sept. 23, 2020

A New Listing & Donation Initiative


In today’s video, I’ll spotlight a fantastic listing that recently hit the market, and detail our team’s new initiative to give away $10,000 worth of donations to small nonprofits here in Northern California. The listing in question is located at 106 Hodges Street in Vallejo, California, and it’s perfect for first-time buyers. 


Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch it in its entirety, or use these timestamps to browse specific points at your leisure: 


1:15—The details of 106 Hodges Street and its recent updates 


2:30—An outline of the area’s geography, amenities, and attractions


4:38—Offer deadlines and viewing requirements 


5:53—Why I started our team’s donation initiative 


6:43—Who we’ve helped so far, and we're helping next


8:27—Where we direct our focus 


9:27—Wrapping things up


If you’d like to know more about the property at 106 Hodges Street or have a nonprofit you’d like my team to consider donating to, don’t hesitate to call or email me. I look forward to hearing from you. 

Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 27, 2020

Q: What’s Going on in Our Market?

It’s time  to check-in and see what our market looks like for buyers and sellers.


I’m joined by Tia Harris today for our monthly market update. We have the latest numbers and we’re answering the latest questions—hopefully you’ll learn a good deal!


Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch it in its entirety, or use these timestamps to browse specific points at your leisure:


0:38- Are we in a buyer’s or seller’s market? Why?


1:40- How does the current low inventory affect home values?


2:58- Where are interest rates right now? Where are they headed?


3:40- What today’s buyers and sellers need to know


5:43- Wrapping things up


If you have questions about anything we discussed in today’s market update or real estate in general, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Posted in Market Updates
July 31, 2017

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Posted in Market Updates