Archive for July, 2010

Open House During Rush Hour?

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What better way to capitalize on evening rush hour traffic? I’ve had very successful open house traffic in the past when hosting an evening open house. People drive by, see the signs, stop in, and they remember my listing.

Well, much to my surprise last night, there were very few visitors to our rush hour open house.

What a blessing! For a home that’s so centrally located to everything, the fact that there was little traffic is actually a GOOD thing! Many potential buyers have already asked about the traffic on this little street because they have children.

NOW I can with full confidence say that the traffic is minimal, based on my experience being at the home.

I’m so excited about having the opportunity to experience for myself yet another virtue of the home…

A Workshop: What First-Time Buyers Should Know

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Join me and Chase Loan Officer Mansoor Niazi! (Mansoor speaks Farsi, Urdu & Hindi)

Saturday, August 7th, 9:30-11 a.m.

Chase Bank, 22370 Foothill Blvd
Hayward, Ca  94541

We will discuss how to:

  • Evaluate the financial difference between renting vs. owning your home
  • Determine if is the right time for YOU to purchase
  • Negotiate the right deal — how to make the most of the relationship with your REALTOR
  • Understand your mortgage options to make the best selection for your needs
  • Get started creating your Legacy Through Home Ownership!

Snacks & coffee will be provided courtesy of Chase. RSVP to Mansoor Niazi by calling (925) 339-8713 or by e-mail: mansoor.niazi@chase.com, or to Anna May by calling (510) 886-ANNA or e-mail AnnaMay@AnnaMayRealEstate.com.

 

Fixing Up Our Home

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Mod wedding cake!!

It’s been 6 years in this home and I’ve been very lucky. All I’ve needed to do was fix some leaks and paint the sunroom, add an exhaust fan to a bathroom, replace the kitchen floor and re-finish the deck.

It seems that 6 years is the breaking point for this house. So this morning we wrote up a list of what we need to do before our big day here at home next month. Here’s what we aim to do (or have someone else do) by August 28th:

  • Get the roof cleaned … or replaced?
  • Replace the wind-blown spark arrestors
  • Clean the glass-roofed sunroom on the third floor
  • Replace the doorframe on the back door
  • Pressure-wash the house to determine if we should paint all or just parts
  • Replace the bathroom window (I’d like clear glass to see the view…)
  • Get rid of more ugly clothes. Merging two adult households has been a space-challenge!
  • Have a professional landscaper come out and help appease our neighbor of the bamboo growth
  • Test the hot tub (smile)

The best incentive to clean the house is to throw a party!

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