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Myth: San Francisco condos yield higher return than East Bay’s

Myth: San Francisco condos yield higher return than East Bay’s

Yes, it’s true. The Bay Area’s housing market is extremely competitive. While all of the news outlets are talking about how unaffordable it is with an emphasis on the severity of the current homeless crisis, it’s common for homebuyers to perceive San Francisco city as a market where properties appreciate the fastest. Is this really true? Let’s […]

Myth – HOA Fee is Money-Down-The-Drain

Myth – HOA Fee is Money-Down-The-Drain

There is a myth about HOA fees among new home buyers, who regard HOA fees as a deal-killer to buy a condo or a townhouse. I’d like to take this time to demystify. First of all, HOA fee is not unique to condos and townhouses. Almost all new single family development have HOA and the […]

Myth – Public Records

Myth – Public Records

When you look up your home address on search engines, you will find a lot of websites about it, among which are Redfin, Zillow and other real estate sites. One thing you will notice is, the square footage information on the websites is not consistent. Why? Square footage in real estate is a big deal […]

Myth – Property Tax

Myth – Property Tax

We often hear myths from homeowners on their property tax bill and we hope to clarify some of them for you.   MYTH: I have to pay by the stated due dates on my property tax bill.   TRUTH: On your property tax bill, there are two due dates – February 1 and November 1. However, you are […]