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The Independent

August 14, 2018

Real Estate

Where Are All Those Californians Going?

Laura and Rochelle both lived in Livermore -- less than six miles from each other – for almost 15 years, but they didn’t meet until a few months ago after both of them had moved to nearby small towns in Idaho.

Posted: August 09, 2018
Slowing Market – Summer Doldrums or Coming Trend?

Inventory is up. Sales have slowed. That’s good news for homebuyers.

Posted: July 19, 2018
Earthquake Insurance More Affordable than in Past Years

Seismologists calculate a 99 percent probability that California will experience an earthquake of 6.7 magnitude or greater, causing significant loss of lives and property, within the next 30 years. For the Bay Area alone, the probability is 63 percent.

Posted: June 21, 2018
Thursday 06/14/2018
Alain Pinel Opens Office in Livermore

Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) officially opened its new ‘smart’ office on May 31 in Livermore, Calif., where the 28-year-old brokerage continues to rank number one in market share. The event showcased the renovated home-turned-office that seamlessly integrates into the community, providing APR with a working hub for its mobile agents in and around Livermore.

Posted: June 14, 2018
Thursday 06/07/2018
“Fun Facts” about Real Estate

If you’re buying or selling a home or investing in real estate, there is quite a bit of very important information you certainly need to have.

Posted: June 07, 2018
Thursday 05/24/2018
Finding a Median-Priced Home in Livermore

This week marks the unofficial end of the residential real estate season in our area, which runs from early February through late May. That doesn’t mean no one buys or sells homes any other time of year, but the market tends to be noticeably slower.

Posted: May 24, 2018
Thursday 05/10/2018
What You Don’t Know about Reverse Mortgages

Most people know the term “reverse mortgage.” They may think they know what it is. But the home financing product designed for seniors has gone through a number of changes over the years, leaving many with outdated perceptions.

Posted: May 10, 2018
Thursday 04/26/2018
Fair Housing Law Turns 50

Earlier this month marked a half-century since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark Fair Housing Act of 1968. The bill was designed to ensure housing opportunity for all Americans, regardless of race, religion, color, country of origin, family status, disability or gender.

Posted: April 26, 2018
Thursday 04/19/2018
Agents Recognized for Outstanding Results

The J. Rockcliff Realtors Pleasanton office announced the recipients of the Bay East Association of Realtors 2017 award winners at a recent sales meeting. The awards and receiving agents are:

Posted: April 19, 2018
Thursday 04/12/2018
10 Reasons Realtors May Not Want to Work with You

Folks looking to buy or sell real estate will likely conduct interviews, check out credentials and do other checks before settling on the Realtor they want to represent them. Clients know they have plenty of choices and, most of the time, the decision is theirs to make.

Posted: April 12, 2018
Thursday 04/05/2018
Young Professionals Help Food Bank

The Bay East Association of REALTORS® Young Professional Network (YPN) teamed up with the Alameda County Food Bank to support their mission of pursuing a hunger-free community.

Posted: April 05, 2018

Family Raises Money for Victims of Carr Fire

Pictured are (from left) Kaitlin Hendricks, Lily Yendrey, Lainey Hendricks, Emma Yendrey, and Sara Yendrey (mom). Ema and Lilys dad, Joseph Yendrey, is a San Jose Fire Battalion Chief at the Carr Fire. He has been there since August 4. The gi…