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Steve Curtis's Blog Posts

Nov 16 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
This week the tour had fewer homes than we usually get during the spring and summer, but the homes had a wide range of pricing.  As would be expected the most expensive homes ...

Nov 3 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
This week there were some outstanding homes in Walnut Creek and Lafayette on the Tuesday Brokers' Tour.  One of the great things about the current market is that agents and se...

Nov 2 2017 29881 1
Renting vs. Buying in Today’s Market The debate about whether it makes more financial sense to rent or buy has been raging for decades. Advocates of buying say: When you ren...

Find A New Home In Four Steps
Find a New Home in Four Steps Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a current owner looking for a bigger home, the ideas below will help you better navigate that all-impo...

Oct 26 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Well, the market appears to be doing its standard Fall Slowdown.  Fewer homes are coming on the market, but sales remain strong.  The end result is about a 15% drop in th...

12 Easy Steps To Prepare Your Home For Fall
12 Easy Steps to Prepare Your Home For FallBY SEE JANE DRILL ON 29 SEP 2017YOUR HOME Get your home ready for cooler weather while it's still nice outside. The ...

4 Above And Beyond Home Inspections That Could Save You Money
4 Above-and-Beyond Home Inspections That Could Save You Moneyby Brandon Turner | BiggerPockets.comEven a great home inspector has their limits. There are several dif...

Rebuilding Credit To Buy My First Home
Rebuilding Credit to Buy My First Home (Editor's Note: "Home" is shaped by individual circumstance and generational view. In this three-part series, a free-thinking Millennia...

Homeowners Beware Of HERO Program
Homeowners Beware of HERO programSome Big Problems with HERO - PACE program - Homeowners Beware!Riverside CA homes for sale My wife and I took a listing a few months ago whe...

How To Decide If A Home Is Right For You
How to Decide if a Home is Right for YouBy Bethany LyttlePicking out a new house can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. How do you choose the best location? What if ...

Five Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent
Five Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate AgentThe proliferation of services that help homebuyers and sellers complete their own real estate transactions is relatively recent...

Pet Smells That Keep Houses From Smelling
Image: Ellen Mertens If your agent holds her nose, here’s how to get rid of the smell: #1 Air Out Your House While you’re cleaning, throw open all the windows in your h...

When To Downsize Your Home
Should I Downsize My Home? When life happens and you've got too much house, it's time to think simpler.By:Geoff WilliamsandAnnalisa Burgos It seems like only yesterday you ...

Jun 29 2017 26743 1 Get To Know Your Neighbors
Look no further if you want a sense of seclusion, but not isolation.  A cluster of 16 homes where you can get to know your neighbors.  Located at the end of highly sought...

Jun 14 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
The tour on Tuesday the 13th was a long one.  There were 28 properties on tour in Walnut Creek alone. Plus some outstanding ones in other communities.  As a result I am g...

Jun 6 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Today's tour was amazing.  There was a home for almost everyone.  If you really want a knock your sox off view... you got it.  You want a backyard that could be a pa...

Floating Homes 5 Unique Accommodation Concepts On The Water
Floating Homes: 5 Unique Accommodation Concepts on the WaterPosted on May 10, 2017 by Windermere PremierHaving a home, set on solid ground, is nothing new which...

Juwai Reveals Top 10 Chinese Buyer Picks For 2016
Juwai reveals top 10 Chinese buyer picks for 2016Posted on February 24, 2017 by Windermere PremierWhere were Chinese property investors looking to buy in 2016?P...

May 25 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
This week's tour had a number of highlights, including some incredible views (and the price tag to go with it), some with wonderful secluded locations, and some that by today's sta...

May 2 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Today was a trip... there were some super properties on tour today.  If you are into traditional with a contemporary twist, we got it.  If you want an "Oh WOW" modern, we...

4 HomeBuying Mistakes That Trip Up Unmarried Couples
4 Home-Buying Mistakes That Trip Up Unmarried CouplesBy Daniel Bortz | Apr 28, 2017 First comes love, then comes ... a mortgage?! That’s right: Many couples ...

7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle In May
7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in MayBy Lisa Gordon | May 1, 2017 We've been fantasizing about it for months, and finally warmer weather has a...

RENT VS BUY CALCULATOR
You've got to try this rent vs. buy calculator. In my scenario I spent well over a million dollars in rent by the time I had come close to paying off my home:https://smartasset.com...

5 Things Every FirstTime Home Buyer Needs To Know
5 Things Every First-Time Home Buyer Needs to KnowBy Jamie Wiebe | Sep 22, 2016 Andrew Bret Wallis/Getty ImagesCongratulations! After years of renting, you feel rea...

Mar 28 2017 26743 1 The Average Sales Price In The Central County
The average sales price in the Central County (basically those communities along the 680 and 24 corridors) is $1,019,391 as of today.  Some will check and scream, "wait a minu...

Mar 17 2017 26743 1 The LEAST Expensive Home In Each Of The Central County Communities
This week I essentially missed the tour due to the wonderful Corporate tax deadline :( .  So rather than blow the entire project off I spent some time finding the LEAST EXPENS...

What Impact Will Brexit Have On The Luxury Industry
What Impact Will Brexit Have On The Luxury Industry?Posted on March 4, 2017 by Windermere PremierAs the UK trudges through a cold February, the UK’s June 2016...

The 15 Most Luxurious Wedding Venues
The 15 Most Luxurious Wedding VenuesPosted on February 24, 2017 by Windermere PremierWe’re sure every single girl or woman dreams about having the p...

Mar 2 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
There were some terrific homes on tour this last Tuesday.  I managed to catch up to 9 of them in Walnut Creek ... and now that I have a minute (or 60) to write something about...

Feb 21 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
This week it became apparent that the caliber of the homes on tour has improved substantially in recent months.  It's always been reasonably high but the quality continues to ...

Feb 14 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
There are some spectacular homes out there right now and I visited  7 of them in Lafayette and Walnut Creek on Tuesday.  Two of the seven have already gone into...

Theme Park Opening Ferrari Land Begins Ticket Sales For April Opening In Portaventura
Theme Park Opening: Ferrari Land Begins Ticket Sales for April Opening in PortaventuraPosted on January 31, 2017 by Windermere PremierNew details have emerged f...

Where To Invest In Housing In 2017
Where To Invest In Housing In 2017Posted on January 14, 2017 by Windermere PremierWhether looking for a place to live or a property to rent out for yield, every...

Jan 31 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Today we saw some of the most outstanding homes available in Walnut Creek.The first home is literally walking distance to downtown Walnut Creek at 1747 San Miguel Dr, just off Mt D...

Jan 24 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Outstanding homes on tour today.  I checked out 8 homes in Walnut Creek, Lafayette and Orinda ... making a giant circle through the 3 communities.  It was fun to take a d...

Hotel Openings In 2017 Check Into These New Accommodations In Paris Bora Bora And More For Your Upco
Hotel Openings in 2017: Check Into These New Accommodations in Paris, Bora Bora, and More For Your Upcoming HolidaysPosted on January 10, 2017 by Windermere Pre...

Six Health And Wellness Gadgets From CES To Go Gaga Over
Six Health and Wellness Gadgets from CES to Go Gaga OverPosted on January 20, 2017 by Windermere PremierThe annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) hig...

Tips On Choosing The Right Art For Your Home
Tips On Choosing the Right Art For Your HomePosted on January 19, 2017 by Windermere PremierArt is definitely among the best luxuries to invest in, especially i...

2017 Outlook For Chinese Outbound Property InvestmentPosted On January 18 2017 By Windermere Premier
2017 Outlook for Chinese Outbound Property InvestmentPosted on January 18, 2017 by Windermere PremierWith Chinese buyers being a force to reckon with in interna...

Jan 17 2017 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Hi there and Happy New Year.  This is my first blog of the new year and the first blog since mid December... simply because there have been so few homes coming on the market o...

The Home Buying Process
TheHome Buying ProcessWhatever your reasons for buying, findingthe right home in the perfect neighborhood, and at a cost that is within yourbudget, is no small task. That's why sav...

Ready To Buy A Yacht Look At Five With Fabulous Interiors
Ready to Buy a Yacht? Look at Five with Fabulous Interiors!Posted on October 19, 2016 by Windermere PremierIf you can afford a yacht, we suppose any t...

The Jean Louis Deniot Collection By Baker Furniture
The Jean-Louis Deniot Collection by Baker FurniturePosted on November 4, 2016 by Windermere PremierJean-Louis Deniot is a designer lauded worldwide for his unex...

8 Experts Predict What The 2017 Housing Market Has In Store
8 Experts Predict What the 2017 Housing Market Has in StorePosted on December 7, 2016 by Windermere PremierWhat will happen to mortgage rates, affordability, in...

7 Reasons To Work With A REALTOR
7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®REALTORS® aren’t just agents. They’re professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethi...

Dec 13 2016 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
WOW!  today's tour was small but mighty with homes ranging from under $650,000 to over $3,000,000... from virtually brand new to over 50 years old.The first two we saw were ou...

Nov 29 2016 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
The tour was light today, but there was one property that stood out because it was impeccable.  654 Candleberry is in the Woodlands off Oak Grove and walking distance to the N...

Nov 22 2016 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Saw 4 kick-a--  properties on tour today.  For those of you looking to buy a home, this time of year presents a great opportunity.  I previewed four properties ...

Nov 15 2016 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Saw some absolutely stunning homes on tour Tuesday ... and some major fixers.As we get settled in our beautiful new office in downtown Walnut Creek I found that I had a b...

Nov 10 2016 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Well, Tuesday was certainly an eventful day ... and one that will have really long term ramifications.  As a result of doing my civic duty I was a bit late getting out on the ...

Nov 2 2016 26743 1 Homes On Tour Worth Talking About
Hope your week is going well.  We are delighted that we are finally moved into our new office at 1320 Mt Diablo Blvd, #206 in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek.  More on...

Oct 25 2016 26743 1 A Bit About The Fall Housing Market
In a frantic market everything is unexpected when you are taking a ground level approach.  But jump to 10,000 ft and patterns begin to emerge.  And that happens with vari...

Oct 18 2016 26743 1 HOMES ON TOUR WORTH TALKING ABOUT
Today I only had time to tour six homes in Walnut Creek, but they represented the diversity of Walnut Creek's mid-range homes well.  The first home I viewed was at 1357 Milton...

Homes On Tour Worth Talking About Introduction
Each week there are several Brokers' Tours where agents can see properties new to the market without having an appointment.  I go on at least one of these weekly whenever poss...


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