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New Listing! Open Sunday 10/19, 2:30-4 p.m.

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Black & White Photography on Display through November 3rd!

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jimfonsecaresizedVisit the Hayward Arts Council and Realty World Neighbors’ Gallery! Photographer Jim Fonseca with his sense of humor shows just what HAD to be captured in each of his pieces on display.

Jim’s black & white photography is on display through November 3rd in recognition of the upcoming Hallow Fest 2014 event hosted by the Hayward Area Historical Society and the Rotary Club of F.U.N. Sunset.

CLICK HERE to see a few photos of the Meet the Artist event that took place at Realty World Neighbors.

 

Storybook Home Wedding Reception

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Wow, this was a heck of a party! Allison and Michael got married and celebrated their reception at our home. The space was TRANSFORMED. I couldn’t believe it was the same house! CLICK HERE for more photos of this incredibly heart-warming event. Might you have ideas on how versatile YOUR home can be?

Oh Baby!

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Caitlin Adi resized My wife Caitlin and I learned of Anna May when I searched for an agent who might help us buy a HUD home. Although, I don’t member the website address, I think it’s a government site for finding HUD agents and recall her bio was the most complete.

Our choice of agent was good. Anna was very professional and responsive to our needs. We were expecting a baby and needed to move to a larger property and wanted to become homeowners. She was always there whenever we needed her, so much so that we were worried that she seldom slept.

Anna was always on our side as the buyer’s agent. When we found our home and decided to make an offer, we trusted her judgment and took her advice. We purchased the house for $10, 000 below the list price, no mean feat in a seller’s market where it is common for buyers to bid many tens of thousands of dollars above list price.

As first-time buyers, we knew nothing about buying a house but Anna and her husband, Greg, were really helpful and treated us like their family.

We would recommend Anna to our friends and look forward to working with her in the future. We have already given her business card to co-workers.

Caitlin & Adi S.

Hayward Neighborhood Alert on September 24th!

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Ask the Lender this Friday!

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15840 Via Alamitos Price Reduced!

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Price Reduced!

 

Staying Close!

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One Thing at a Time, Caveman!

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The wenchy wife of our “He Said, She Said” duo is constantly getting on the Caveman’s case about finishing one project before starting another.NoProjectLeftUndone

 

“Crowd-Funding” Your Down Payment

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One way future home buyers gather funds for a down payment on their next home is what’s called “crowd-funding”. This allows for the gathering of funds from well-wishers for special occasions, wedding celebrations being a prime example. Here are a couple such websites that have cropped up recently as options for newlyweds to save up for a home:

www.HatchMyHouse.com

www.DownPaymentDreams.com

There’s no time better than in the midst of a special event or its aftermath to enlist the support of family and loved ones to help with such a solid endeavor as home ownership.

We always recommend a sound financial plan as part of a new couple merging their lives, finances and households.

Get crackin’!