SF Bay Area Homes - Larisa Sidorova

As a former physician in Russia I carry the same care-driven work ethic through to my practice as a Real Estate Broker, focused on helping my clients make the right lifestyle decisions for them. With over 16 years of brokerage experience in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have seen a wide variety of transactions. My experience has allowed me to develop a flexible toolset to effectively close transactions for my clients. I am here for you- to listen to your needs, proactively seek out properties that meet or exceed your expectations, and advocate for your bottom line. I am a true perfectionist that will go above and beyond for my clients.

04/24/2019
TuesdayTerm: “Delinquency”Failure to make a payment when it is due. The condition of a loan when a scheduled payment...
04/23/2019

TuesdayTerm: “Delinquency”
Failure to make a payment when it is due. The condition of a loan when a scheduled payment has not been received by the due date but generally used to refer to a loan for which payment is 30 or more days past due.
#TuesdayTerm #Delinquency #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must real...
04/23/2019
Selling Your House: Here’s Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families.

With home prices on the rise and buyer demand still strong, some sellers may be tempted to try to sell their homes on their own rather than using the services of a real estate professional. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation while, in most cases, the seller is not. Sell

Happy Easter, everyone! 🐰💕#happyeaster #easter #eggs #family #fun #eastersunday
04/21/2019

Happy Easter, everyone! 🐰💕
#happyeaster #easter #eggs #family #fun #eastersunday

Using these tips can help you protect your home from break-ins. Also, be sure to research crime rates and trends in your...
04/19/2019
6 Things Professional Burglars Don’t Want You to Know

Using these tips can help you protect your home from break-ins. Also, be sure to research crime rates and trends in your neighborhood and state. Just like some houses are safer than others, some states are safer than others.

Even though a burglary occurs every 20 seconds in the U.S., you can still protect yourself without installing top-dollar security features.

Spend your time wisely this weekend with affordable projects that may increase the value of your home.
04/16/2019
Weekend House Projects under $20

Spend your time wisely this weekend with affordable projects that may increase the value of your home.

You don’t have to spend big bucks to improve the functionality of your home. Try one or more of these projects this weekend to make your home look and feel its best.

TuesdayTerm: “Appreciation”The opposite of depreciation. When the value of a property rises, based on economics and ...
04/16/2019

TuesdayTerm: “Appreciation”
The opposite of depreciation. When the value of a property rises, based on economics and market conditions of the area, it appreciates.
#TuesdayTerm #Appreciation #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and famil...
04/16/2019
3 Questions You Need To Ask Before Buying A Home

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market.

Ask yourself the following three questions to help determine if now is a good time for you to buy in today’s market.

If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in the real estate market. Ask yourself the following three questi

Looking to buy in Maxwell Park? Come by today and take a look. OPEN HOUSE: Apr. 14, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM 4405 V...
04/14/2019

Looking to buy in Maxwell Park? Come by today and take a look. OPEN HOUSE: Apr. 14, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
4405 Virginia Ave., Oakland, CA 94619 |1,016sf| Offered at $ 599,000
A newly re-imagined floor plan has come to life in the Maxwell Park district of Oakland! Very spacious and open living room area with high 9 foot ceilings. Gourmet Kitchen with quartz countertops, new cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Gleaming Engineered Hardwood Floors throughout. Bathrooms remodeled with tile and glass finishes. Recessed LED lighting. Dual-pane windows throughout. New Roof. New Electrical, New Plumbing, PSL Certificate complete. Gated side-yard access with long drive-way and lots of room for parking. 3 Bedrooms and 2 Full Bathrooms, all on the same level. Spacious, Clear and level Backyard with plenty of space to envision your future! Large basement level storage area. Contact me for more info at (415) 533-9660,
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#BHGOakland #BHGRE #BHGRERP #BayArea #EastBay #California #RealEstate #Realtors #Oakland #MaxwellPark #FirstTimeHomeBuyer #EastBayLife #EastBayLiving

Are you one of the millions of renters who are ready and willing to buy a home? Let’s get together to determine your a...
04/11/2019
Home Buyer Demand Will Be Strong for Years to Come

Are you one of the millions of renters who are ready and willing to buy a home? Let’s get together to determine your ability to buy now!

There has been a lot written about millennials and their preference to live in city centers above their favorite pizza place. Some have even gone so far as to say that millennials are a “Renter-Generation”. And while this might be true for some millennials, more and more research has surfaced th...

Americans love their pets and will look for pet-friendly features in the home they wish to buy, so take advantage of thi...
04/09/2019
Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand

Americans love their pets and will look for pet-friendly features in the home they wish to buy, so take advantage of this knowledge by pointing out your home’s ability to meet their needs.

One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of your home that make it ‘pet-friendly’ in your listing, you’ll attract these buyers, rather than alienating the 68% of American households that have a pet! If you ar...

TuesdayTerm: "PITI"PITI - Principal, interest, taxes and insurance combined. #TuesdayTerm #PITI #RealEstate #Oakland #Ba...
04/09/2019

TuesdayTerm: "PITI"
PITI - Principal, interest, taxes and insurance combined.
#TuesdayTerm #PITI #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this ...
04/09/2019

Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. If you need help finding professionals who can assist you with this checklist, we can provide you with a list of preferred contractors & vendors!

If you are debating upgrading your current house to a premium or luxury home, now is the time!
04/08/2019
Looking to Upgrade Your Current Home? Now’s the Time to Move-Up!

If you are debating upgrading your current house to a premium or luxury home, now is the time!

In every area of the country, homes that are priced at the top 25% of the price range for that area are considered to be Premium Homes. In today’s real estate market there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for homeowners who want to upgrade from their current house and move...

Different types of countertops require different methods of care. Read on to learn how to clean tile countertops, granit...
04/07/2019
How to Clean Kitchen and Bathroom Countertops

Different types of countertops require different methods of care. Read on to learn how to clean tile countertops, granite countertops, wood countertops, and more, in both kitchens and bathrooms. Plus, pick up some easy cleaning tricks to make the job even easier.

Different types of countertops require different methods of care. Read on to learn how to clean tile countertops, granite countertops, wood countertops, and more, in both kitchens and bathrooms. Plus, pick up some easy cleaning tricks to make the job even easier.

Do you have houseplants? Scientists found that plants and gardening help people channel their stress and frustration int...
04/05/2019
3 Life-Changing Benefits That Real Houseplants Have Over Faux Counterparts

Do you have houseplants? Scientists found that plants and gardening help people channel their stress and frustration into something beautiful that provides comfort and joy. Soon enough, stress is transformed into a positive emotion.

There are a plethora of pretty faux plants in the marketplace. But how do the imposters stack up against real plants when it comes to the quality of our living environment?

If there is an economic slowdown in our near future, there is no need for fear to set in.
04/03/2019
Homebuyers Shouldn’t Worry About 2008 All Over Again

If there is an economic slowdown in our near future, there is no need for fear to set in.

Last week, realtor.com released a survey of active home shoppers (those who plan to purchase their next home in 1 year or less). The survey asked their opinion on an impending recession and its possible impact on the housing market. Two major takeaways from the survey: 42% believe a recessio

Tuesday Term: "ESCROW"A neutral third party or attorney that handles the exchange of money and documents once mutual acc...
04/02/2019

Tuesday Term: "ESCROW"
A neutral third party or attorney that handles the exchange of money and documents once mutual acceptance is reached on an offer.
#TuesdayTerm #Escrow #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

Celebrate the end of winter with a well-decorated mantel. Would this work in your home?
04/02/2019

Celebrate the end of winter with a well-decorated mantel. Would this work in your home?

Celebrate the end of winter with a well-decorated mantel. Would this work in your home? #ExpectBetter #BHGRE

If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start.Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go...
04/02/2019

If you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start.
Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home. Make sure to ask your agent for details about each step and what else may be required in your area!

New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale!
04/02/2019
Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale

New research from realtor.com shows that the first week of April is actually the best time to list your house for sale!

The spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in force, and interest rates have remained low, piquing the interest of buyers and sellers previously on the fence about making a move. New research from realtor.com shows that the first w

TuesdayTerm: "Acceptance"The time at which an offer to purchase is accepted. The fact that it was accepted must be relay...
03/26/2019

TuesdayTerm: "Acceptance"
The time at which an offer to purchase is accepted. The fact that it was accepted must be relayed to the person that made an offer in order for all parties to be bound to the contract.
#TuesdayTerm #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a ...
03/26/2019
Your Tax Refund Is The Key To Homeownership!

Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used toward larger goals. For anyone looking to buy a home in 2019, this can be a great jump start toward a down payment!

According to data released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Americans can expect an estimated average refund of $3,143 this year when filing their taxes. This is down slightly from the average refund of $3,436 last year. Tax refunds are often thought of as ‘extra money’ that can be used to...

Happy National Puppy Day!#NationalPuppyDay #Oakland #BayArea #Family #Pets #BayAreaLiving
03/22/2019

Happy National Puppy Day!
#NationalPuppyDay #Oakland #BayArea #Family #Pets #BayAreaLiving

When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!There are many ...
03/22/2019
20 Tips for Preparing Your House for Sale This Spring [INFOGRAPHIC]

When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

Some Highlights: When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible! There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens! Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for

In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream ...
03/21/2019
Is Your House Priced To Sell Immediately (PTSI)?

In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do.

In today’s real estate market, with more houses coming to market every day and eager buyers searching for their dream home, setting the right price for your house is one of the most important things you can do. According to CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index, home values have risen at over 6% a

In an innovative approach to preserve some of Oakland’s past while addressing its housing crisis, an almost century-ol...
03/21/2019
Curbed SF

In an innovative approach to preserve some of Oakland’s past while addressing its housing crisis, an almost century-old house of worship will be converted to apartments.

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If you are one of the many millennials who may be “Mortgage Ready” but are unsure what your next steps should be, le...
03/20/2019
Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?

If you are one of the many millennials who may be “Mortgage Ready” but are unsure what your next steps should be, let’s get together to help guide you on your path to homeownership!

Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of attaining the American Dream. Millennials have taken longer to obtain traditional milestones than the generations before them, such as getting married, having kids, and buyin

TuesdayTerm: "COUNTER OFFER"Both Buyers and Sellers can experience this situation. I am here to negotiate for you.#Tuesd...
03/20/2019

TuesdayTerm: "COUNTER OFFER"
Both Buyers and Sellers can experience this situation. I am here to negotiate for you.
#TuesdayTerm #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

A home inspection will tell you a lot about a house, but there are some items a home inspector cannot evaluate.
03/20/2019

A home inspection will tell you a lot about a house, but there are some items a home inspector cannot evaluate.

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opp...
03/15/2019
7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to tell you how your decision will impact your home loan.

Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new home! But before you make any big purchases, move any money around, or make any big-time life changes, consult your loan officer. They will be able to...

TuesdayTerm: "Offer"A formal bid from the home buyer to the home seller to purchase a home.#TuesdayTerm #Offer #RealEsta...
03/12/2019

TuesdayTerm: "Offer"
A formal bid from the home buyer to the home seller to purchase a home.
#TuesdayTerm #Offer #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

To make a compact dining room stand out, paint it an unexpected shade with complementary décor. Do you agree?
03/12/2019

To make a compact dining room stand out, paint it an unexpected shade with complementary décor. Do you agree?

To make a compact dining room stand out, paint it an unexpected shade with complementary décor. Do you agree? #ExpectBetter #BHGRE

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Make sure to turn your clock forward one hour. Fire dep...
03/09/2019

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Make sure to turn your clock forward one hour. Fire departments encourage people to change the battery in all smoke detectors when they change their clocks.

Happy International Women's Day!!
03/08/2019

Happy International Women's Day!!

Check out the top 5 factors California home buyers say are the most important in their decision to purchase a home.
03/07/2019

Check out the top 5 factors California home buyers say are the most important in their decision to purchase a home.

From simple to sensational, this collection of colorful kitchens will inspire you to mix and match your favorite hues wh...
03/07/2019
The Top 25 Kitchen Color Schemes for a Look You'll Love Forever

From simple to sensational, this collection of colorful kitchens will inspire you to mix and match your favorite hues when choosing a color scheme for your own space. See why choosing the best kitchen paint colors is an important step in your kitchen renovation.

From simple to sensational, this collection of colorful kitchens will inspire you to mix and match your favorite hues when choosing a color scheme for your own space. See why choosing the best kitchen paint colors is an important step in your kitchen renovation.

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Si...
03/06/2019
The Housing Market Will “Spring Forward” This Year!

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market.

Just like our clocks this weekend, in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in a spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best i...

TuesdayTerm: “Building Code” Local regulations that set forth the standards and requirements for the construction, m...
03/05/2019

TuesdayTerm: “Building Code”
Local regulations that set forth the standards and requirements for the construction, maintenance, and occupancy of buildings. The codes are designed to provide for the safety, health, and welfare of the public.
#TuesdayTerm #BuildingCode #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

Home prices are leveling off. Long term, that is a good thing for the housing market.
03/05/2019
No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing

Home prices are leveling off. Long term, that is a good thing for the housing market.

Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in for a soft landing. The p

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is impor...
03/02/2019
3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago.

With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are three key metrics that will explain why: Home Prices Mortg

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are curren...
02/27/2019
Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018!

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change f

TuesdayTerm: "Asking/Listing Price"The price a seller is asking in order to sell their property. The price that a buyer ...
02/26/2019

TuesdayTerm: "Asking/Listing Price"
The price a seller is asking in order to sell their property. The price that a buyer offers to purchase the property and the final contract price may be less than, equal to, or even more than the asking/listing price.
#TuesdayTerm #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

Not all home improvements are created equal. These five projects will reward you the most when it comes time to sell.
02/26/2019

Not all home improvements are created equal. These five projects will reward you the most when it comes time to sell.

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