Homes by Stefan

Homes by Stefan With over 12 years of experience in East Bay Real Estate, Stefan understands the market and communities.
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Why should you hire Stefan to buy, sell or lease a home? 1. Integrity. Above all else, I will do what’s right for you as my client 2. Client centric. I work for you and at the end of the day if you are happy then I’ve done my job right and everything else will come together. 3. Experience. I have been making my living in real estate since 2001 and have worked through the ups and downs. My experience will benefit you. 4. Responsive. You can call/text/email me anytime and my goal is to respond to you within six hours. Services: Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Services, Homes for Sale, Real Estate Consulting, Information Regarding Financing, Contractors, Sell vs Lease or Buy vs Rent. Awards: CA Real Estate Broker Associations: California Association of Realtors

Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Loan
01/20/2020
Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Loan

Title Insurance When Refinancing Your Loan

Lower interest rates have motivated you to refinance your home loan. The lower rate may save you a tremendous amount of money over the life of the loan, but you should also expect to pay the lender the typical closing costs associated with any new loan, i...

FOR RENT!Top Floor 1BR/1BA Lake Merritt Residence. Walk to BART, Wholefoods, Sprouts.🏢77 Fairmount Ave #301Oakland, Ca 9...
01/15/2020
Top Floor 1BR/1BA Lake Merritt Residence. Walk to BART, Wholefoods, Sprouts.

FOR RENT!

Top Floor 1BR/1BA Lake Merritt Residence. Walk to BART, Wholefoods, Sprouts.

🏢77 Fairmount Ave #301
Oakland, Ca 94611
1🛏 | 1🛁| 1 🚙 Garage |

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Welcome home to this top floor, bright and spacious one bedroom and one bathroom residence featuring modern finishes, such as granite slab counters, maple finish cabinets, wood flooring, SS appliances and dual pane windows and balcony door. This home is a commuter's delight with BART only a 15 minut...

Underground Heating Oil Tanks
01/13/2020
Underground Heating Oil Tanks

Underground Heating Oil Tanks

Underground heating oil tanks can pose many potential problems to both home buyers and sellers. They have been the source of many environmental problems such as contamination of surrounding soil and ground water. Leaks are generally caused by the rust in...

For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?
01/06/2020
For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?

For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?

FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker. The idea behind FSBO is that by selling your home yourself, you save the approximate 6% that would be the agents&...

I would like to thank all of my clients, lenders, vendors, stager, contractors, friends and family for supporting me in ...
12/31/2019

I would like to thank all of my clients, lenders, vendors, stager, contractors, friends and family for supporting me in 2019. Looking forward for another successful year ahead. I wish all of you a very Happy New Years🎇.

👉www.homesbystefan.com

Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets
12/30/2019
Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets

Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets

Hot Market This is an extremely competitive market and is advantageous to the seller. Sometimes, homes will sell as soon as they are listed or even before homes are listed. Typically, during a hot market, multiple offers will be made on each home and mor...

You are looking to buy or sell real estate in 2020 but you have lots of questions and confusions about what to do ?? Con...
12/26/2019

You are looking to buy or sell real estate in 2020 but you have lots of questions and confusions about what to do ?? Contact me, it would be a pleasure to help and work with you..

To find out more about me
www.homesbystefan.com

Land Contract
12/23/2019
Land Contract

Land Contract

An alternative to a non-conforming loan is the use of a land contract, which is allowed in some states. A land contract is an agreement between a buyer and a seller, where the buyer agrees to make periodic payments to the seller. The title to the property...

Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring Trusts
12/16/2019
Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring Trusts

Title Insurance Requirements for Insuring Trusts

In today’s world of busy probate courts and exorbitant death taxes, the living trust has become a common manner of holding title to real property. The following may help you understand a few of the requirements of the title insurance industry if tit...

Are you planning to buy a house but don't know what the home buying process is?? I am always here to help you understand...
12/15/2019

Are you planning to buy a house but don't know what the home buying process is?? I am always here to help you understand the process. Do not hesitate to contact me for any real estate queries.

www.homesbystefan.com
I work for you and at the end of the day if you are happy then I have done my job right and everything else will come together.

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Living Trusts
12/09/2019
Living Trusts

Living Trusts

Estate planners often recommend Living Trusts as a viable option when contemplating the manner in which to hold title to real property. When a property is held in a Living Trust, title companies have particular requirements to facilitate the transaction. ...

Insist on a Home Inspection
12/02/2019
Insist on a Home Inspection

Insist on a Home Inspection

A professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property’s defects. A home inspection usually covers the following: Plumbing conditions - if there is leakage or ...

Avoiding Financial Stress
11/25/2019
Avoiding Financial Stress

Avoiding Financial Stress

By asking the right questions, and knowing exactly what your needs are, you can find the right loan for you. There are certain approaches that you can take while mortgage shopping that can cost or save you money. It is still true that the better qualific...

The No-Cost Thirty Year Fixed Rate Mortgage
11/18/2019
The No-Cost Thirty Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

The No-Cost Thirty Year Fixed Rate Mortgage

There really is no such thing as a no-cost mortgage loan. There are always costs, such as appraisal fees, escrow fees, title insurance fees, document fees, processing fees, flood certification fees, recording fees, notary fees, tax service fees, wire fees...

Real Estate fact: Home values in the United States have increased 7.2% since 2018. (Zillow)Looking to purchase real esta...
11/16/2019

Real Estate fact: Home values in the United States have increased 7.2% since 2018. (Zillow)

Looking to purchase real estate in the bayarea, don't hesitate to call or ask me questions?

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Title Insurance - Where Does Your Dollar Go?
11/11/2019
Title Insurance - Where Does Your Dollar Go?

Title Insurance - Where Does Your Dollar Go?

Title Insurance: As a homebuyer, the term is probably familiar - but is it understood? What is your dollar actually paying for when you purchase a title policy? Title Insurers, unlike property or casualty insurance companies, operate under the theory of ...

Environmental Issues
11/04/2019
Environmental Issues

Environmental Issues

When purchasing a piece of property, it is important to be aware of any environmental liabilities associated with it. For example, you should find out if there are any registered underground tanks within several miles of the property, known contaminated p...

Finding the Right Agent
10/28/2019
Finding the Right Agent

Finding the Right Agent

Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know the market and provide information on past sales, current listings, his or her marketing plan, and ...

Finding the Right Seller
10/21/2019
Finding the Right Seller

Finding the Right Seller

The best seller is one who is highly motivated. A highly motivated seller is more likely to sell at a price that is less than his or her house is actually worth. And it matters that you find out why. Learning the reason why can help you get the price you ...

Partnered with JVM Lending #jvmlendingteam #realestate #realtor #realtorlife🔑🏠
10/19/2019

Partnered with JVM Lending #jvmlendingteam #realestate #realtor #realtorlife🔑🏠

I am holding open this amazing condo today and tomorrow from 2pm - 4pm. Come say hi! Turn- Key Home In highly sought Pie...
10/19/2019

I am holding open this amazing condo today and tomorrow from 2pm - 4pm. Come say hi!

Turn- Key Home In highly sought Piedmont Ave building. 🏠590 El Dorado Ave #208
Oakland, Ca
1 🛏| 1 🛁 | 📐800sq ft | 💵499,000

For more info
Www.599eldorado208.com

Open Sat/Sun 2-4

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10/16/2019
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Photos, maps, description for 590 El Dorado Ave Oakland, CA. Search homes for sale, get school district and neighborhood info for Oakland, CA on homesbystefan.com -- Real Estate Search.

Which ARM is the Best Alternative?
10/14/2019
Which ARM is the Best Alternative?

Which ARM is the Best Alternative?

How would you like a mortgage loan where you did not have to make the whole payment if you did not want to? Or would you like a loan with an interest rate about 1% below a thirty-year fixed rate mortgage and pay zero points? Or a loan where you did not ha...

Richmond CA Can and Should Do Better
10/11/2019
Richmond CA Can and Should Do Better

Richmond CA Can and Should Do Better

The coming weeks/months will be an important time for all Richmond property owners to band together, take action, and spread the word as to what is happening in our city. As you may have heard, the Richmond's city council has recently voted to develo...

Richmond CA Can and Should Do Better
10/10/2019
Richmond CA Can and Should Do Better

Richmond CA Can and Should Do Better

The coming weeks/months will be an important time for all Richmond property owners to band together, take action, and spread the word as to what is happening in our city. As you may have heard, the Richmond's city council has recently voted to develo...

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10/10/2019
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Photos, maps, description for 40 18th St Richmond, CA. Search homes for sale, get school district and neighborhood info for Richmond, CA on homesbystefan.com -- Real Estate Search.

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10/10/2019
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Photos, maps, description for 634 Bissell Ave Richmond, CA. Search homes for sale, get school district and neighborhood info for Richmond, CA on homesbystefan.com -- Real Estate Search.

Time for learning. #realtor #realtorlifestyle #realestate #obar #winklerrealestategroup
10/07/2019

Time for learning. #realtor #realtorlifestyle #realestate #obar #winklerrealestategroup

Understanding Title Insurance
10/07/2019
Understanding Title Insurance

Understanding Title Insurance

What is title insurance? Newspapers refer to it in the weekly real estate sections and you hear about it in conversations with real estate brokers. If you’ve purchased a home you may be familiar with the benefits of title insurance. However, if this...

Condominium and PUD Ownership
09/30/2019
Condominium and PUD Ownership

Condominium and PUD Ownership

Builders, in an effort to combat the dual problem of an increasing population and a declining availability of prime land, are increasingly turning to common interest developments (CIDs) as a means to maximize land use and offer homebuyers convenient, affo...

Making a Good First Impression
09/23/2019
Making a Good First Impression

Making a Good First Impression

If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both emotionally and visually, thus prompting them to make an offer. In addition, what the buyer first sees is what they...

Use a Buyer's Agent
09/16/2019
Use a Buyer's Agent

Use a Buyer's Agent

It’s important that you choose an experienced agent who is there for you. Your agent should be actively finding you potential homes, keeping you informed of the entire process, negotiating furiously on your behalf, and answering all of your question...

Chic, top floor 1br/1ba Oakland/Lake Merritt condo for sale. Walk to BART, Lake Merritt, Sprouts, Wholefoods. Open 2-4 S...
09/15/2019

Chic, top floor 1br/1ba Oakland/Lake Merritt condo for sale. Walk to BART, Lake Merritt, Sprouts, Wholefoods. Open 2-4 Sunday. Listed at $499,900.

09/15/2019

For sale: Top floor, chic, and sun-drenched 1BR/1BA Oakland/Lake Merritt condo. Walk to BART. $499,900. Open 2-4 Sunday.

🎈Open House!     Top Floor Unit at 66 Fairmount Villas.I will be holding open this cute1 Bedroom 1 bath condo at 66 Fair...
09/14/2019

🎈Open House!
Top Floor Unit at 66 Fairmount Villas.

I will be holding open this cute1 Bedroom 1 bath condo at 66 Fairmount Villas, Oakland this Sunday from 2pm - 4pm. Drop by to say hi!

🏠66 Fairmount Ave #415
Oakland, Ca 94611
1🛏 | 1🛁| 648 Sq ft | $499,900

For more info:👇
www.66fairmount415.com

Also, if you have a need for services around leasing, property management or short sales, I enjoy taking on more of an advisory or consultative role, allowing you to confidently make an informed decision.
www.homesbystefan.com

1 bed/1 bath Condo/Townhouse in Oakland for $499,900
09/14/2019
1 bed/1 bath Condo/Townhouse in Oakland for $499,900

1 bed/1 bath Condo/Townhouse in Oakland for $499,900

TOP FLOOR, chic, modern, sun drenched home with vaulted living room ceiling and close to everything. Inviting open floor plan leads out to large balcony. Updates include dual pane windows and balcony door, quartz kitchen and bathroom vanity counters, tile flooring in kitchen and bathroom, and SS app...

The Advantages of Different Types of Mortgage Lenders
09/09/2019
The Advantages of Different Types of Mortgage Lenders

The Advantages of Different Types of Mortgage Lenders

What kind of lender is best? If you ask a loan officer, “What kind of lender is best?” the answer will be whatever kind of company he works for and he will give you a list of reasons why. If you meet the same loan officer years later, and he ...

Creative Financing
09/02/2019
Creative Financing

Creative Financing

Creative financing: You’ve heard of it, and, as a seller, the idea sounds pretty attractive. But, do you know everything you need to know about carrying back a second; essentially, about becoming a lender? You better know the same things that financ...

Mechanic’s Liens
08/26/2019
Mechanic’s Liens

Mechanic’s Liens

The Mechanics’ Lien law provides special protection to contractors, subcontractors, laborers and suppliers who furnish labor or materials to repair, remodel or build your home. If any of these people are not paid for the services or materials they ...

Learning about how to keep more money in my pocket. #realtor #realestate #obar #taxes #selfemployed  @ Oakland Berkeley ...
08/22/2019

Learning about how to keep more money in my pocket. #realtor #realestate #obar #taxes #selfemployed @ Oakland Berkeley Association of REALTORS

Know Why You are Selling
08/19/2019
Know Why You are Selling

Know Why You are Selling

If you know exactly why you are selling then it is easier for you to follow the right plan of action for getting what you want. If you are a seller who needs to close a sale as quickly as possible, then you should know that getting the highest price poss...

🗣OPEN HOUSE!I will be holding open this spacious 2 Bedroom 2 bath townhouse in San Leandro this Sunday from 2pm - 4pm. D...
08/17/2019

🗣OPEN HOUSE!

I will be holding open this spacious 2 Bedroom 2 bath townhouse in San Leandro this Sunday from 2pm - 4pm. Drop by to say hi!

🏠14035 Reed Ave
San Leandro, Ca 94578
2🛏 | 2 🛁| 1084 Sq ft | $439,000

👉 Quartz counters
👉 Premium laminate flooring
👉 New carpet in bedrooms
👉 New interior paint
👉 Dual pane windows
👉 Attached 2 car garage
👉 Full size washer and dryer
👉 HOA: $367 per month
👉 Community swimming pool
👉 Community clubhouse

Also, if you have a need for services around leasing, property management or short sales, I enjoy taking on more of an advisory or consultative role, allowing you to confidently make an informed decision.
www.homesbystefan.com

#bayareaagent #realtorlife #realtor #sanleandrocondos #condoforsale #realestate #realestateagentlife #eastbayagent

Why You Should Not Make Any Major Credit Purchases
08/12/2019
Why You Should Not Make Any Major Credit Purchases

Why You Should Not Make Any Major Credit Purchases

Don’t go on a spending spree using credit if you are thinking about buying a home, or in the process of buying a new home. Your mortgage pre-approval is subject to a final evaluation of your financial situation. Every $100 you pay per month on a cr...

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1215 Solano Ave
Albany, CA
94706

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Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
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I want to know YOUR story and journey. Real Estate allows me to utilize the skills and qualities I’ve honed in the Marines, to serve the community I love.

CLIENT CENTRIC | This is your life, this is your deal. This should absolutely be all about you. Everything we do while working together, and every action I take while representing you and advising you, is centered on you and your specific situation.

RESPONSIVE | I know how nerve wrecking the real estate process can be, because I’ve experienced it myself. Therefore, the last thing I want to do is add more stress by not responding to your texts, calls, or email. My goals is to respond within six hours.

EXPERIENCED | Whether you are purchasing Apartment Buildings, Condominiums, Multifamily Homes, or Single Family Homes, you will benefit from my firsthand experience and knowledge.

“Working with Stefan on three real estate transactions has been refreshing. Besides being knowledgeable and an expert in Bay Area real estate, Stefan is patient, supportive and upbeat. He takes the time to listen and understand your needs…He patiently shared insights on neighborhoods, showed us homes in our comfort zone and helped us to structure our bids. Considering the tough sellers’ market, Stefan helped to make our experience rather enjoyable. Thank you Stefan!!” -- Buyer and Seller, Oakland

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