Buying a new home is an exciting moment. After finally finding your home and entering into a contract, it’s time to go through closing. This is a critical period of the buying process. Any changes to your credit or job situation can delay closing. Avoid compromising your mortgage approval by making these credit mistakes before closing. Not keeping track...

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Buying a home with a significant other is a major decision. It’s easy to be caught up in the idea of finding the right home for your little family and how you’ll set it up together. Before you start browsing an online listing site, it's important to have an honest conversation with your partner to make sure you’re on the same page. Communication is a key par...

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Did you know the lighting in your home can affect your emotional wellbeing? There aren’t many factors that can affect your mood, health, and comfort in your home. There’s a reason why ‘mood lighting’ was created! A well-lit home is a happy home! Instead of focusing on finding the perfect sofa or other furniture piece for your home, consider taking time to...

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Have you upsized your home or had a kid finally move out so now you have some extra space? You may be wondering what to do with this newfound space. Don’t let that spare room turn into a nebulous dumping ground for all your stuff. While you can always use an extra bedroom as a guest bedroom or home office (or combine it with one of the options below), here are s...

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After months of staying home as much as possible, we’ve all learned the importance of creating a safe and comfortable space where we can relax. Being home has given us the chance to slow down. We’ve adapted to new routines and expectations created a new normal. Its also given us more incentive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment at home. With just a...

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Buying a new home is a big decision, whether it’s your first home or not. It can be both exhilarating and terrifying! There are a lot of factors to consider and while you can find information online to help you navigate nearly every stage of the home buying process, only you can answer the most important questions. Before you begin your homebuying journey, take ...

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You’ve decided to jump into homeownership and start searching for a new home in the Bay Area. Congratulations! Buying a new home is both exciting and overwhelming. There’s a lot of information to keep track of so we’re here to help! We put together this guide to get you started for your new home search so you can house hunt with confidence. Conduct research ...

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Robert Freed, CEO of SummerHill Homes, was recently a guest on The Registry’s Real Perspectives Podcast. The Real Perspectives Podcast explores the drivers of the commercial real estate market across the Bay Area and Puget Sound. In this episode, Robert Freed talks about the changes he’s witnessed within the industry in 2020, what those changes mean for homebu...

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Ditching your regular car commute for a bike is a thrilling idea. You gain a level of control you don’t have when driving or riding public transportation. Not only that, but it’s also great for the environment and your health! If you’ve been considering trading in your car for a bike to commute to work, here are some tips to get you rolling. Start with a ma...

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