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Blog Archives: December 2018

Selling a Home in San Francisco? Avoid These Open House Mistakes

December 26, 2018
BarbCo Group
Selling your San Francisco home for the best possible price involves showcasing its best features to as many potential buyers as possible. An open house is a great time for potential buyers to casually look around without feeling rushed. They can bring family and friends, too. Your BarbCo Group agent will provide some valuable insight to make your open house a success. Little things can make a big difference. To obtain the best possible results, avoid these common open house mistakes. An open house is not a party that you are hosting. It ...

What's the Difference Between a Condo and a Townhouse?

December 19, 2018
BarbCo Group
People often use the terms condo and townhouse interchangeably. Just like yams and sweet potatoes, they are similar in some ways but distinctly different. At BarbCo, we want you to make an informed decision about your next home that you will feel good about for many years to come. Understanding the difference between different types of homes will help you determine which one best suits your needs and wants. Many buyers typically begin their home search by using criteria like location and total price. This returns a long list of results that ...

Buying Homes in the Bay Area: Which Neighborhood Has the Best Microclimate?

December 12, 2018
BarbCo Group
The Bay Area is renowned for having a robust economy and diverse culture unlike any place on earth. It also has numerous microclimates in the nine counties that make up the Bay Area. The city of San Francisco has its own variety of weather due to the more than 50 hills situated within the city limits. The unique topography and a neighborhood's proximity to the coast means weather can be significantly different for areas just a few miles apart. It is an added thing to consider when buying a home in the Bay Area. Your BarbCo Group agent wants ...

Four Ways to Make Your Home Stand Out to Buyers, Even in a Slow Market

December 05, 2018
BarbCo Group
San Francisco consistently ranks among the hottest housing markets in the United States for good reason. That does not mean it is immune to occasional slowdowns. As noted by The New York Times, when rising home prices outpace wages, even the best housing markets can stall. At BarbCo Group, we live in the areas we work and have years of experience representing home buyers and sellers in every type of market. We do not anticipate a major slowdown but do want you to stay informed about the current market and be in the best position to obtain top ...

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