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.

05/17/2019
The Dirt

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ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eigh...
05/17/2019

ATTOM Data Solutions conducted an analysis of more than 29 million single family home and condo sales over the past eight years to determine the top days to list your home for sale.The top five days to list your home brought in a 10% premium over market value and are all in either May or June!
“Families start their home search when they know their kids will be out of school and when the weather is ideal for home viewing and moving, giving home sellers an upper hand in price negotiations.”
There is still time to list your home before these dates pass you by!

People who've gone through the homebuying process are often eager to give advice. Unfortunately, sometimes that advice i...
05/16/2019

People who've gone through the homebuying process are often eager to give advice. Unfortunately, sometimes that advice is outdated.

Price appreciation has slowed over the past year. However, a strong economy and a good housing market have many experts ...
05/16/2019
What is Really Happening with Home Prices?

Price appreciation has slowed over the past year. However, a strong economy and a good housing market have many experts thinking that home values might re-accelerate moderately throughout the rest of this year.

Home values have softened over the last twelve months. We are no longer seeing 6-7% annual appreciation levels for the national housing market. The current numbers are closer to 4%. Some have suggested that year-over-year appreciation levels could fall to 3% or less this year. However, a stronger

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right...
05/15/2019
4 Tips for Making a Competitive Offer

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true!

So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true! Below are 4 steps provid

TuesdayTerm: “Building Code” Local regulations that set forth the standards and requirements for the construction, m...
05/14/2019

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

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recove...
05/13/2019
A Lack of Inventory Continues to Impact the Housing Market

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2019.

However, there is one thing that may cause the industry to tap the brakes: a lack of housing inventory! Buyer demand naturally increases during the summer months, but supply has not kept up.

The housing crisis is finally in the rear-view mirror as the real estate market moves down the road to a complete recovery. Home values are up and distressed sales (foreclosures and short sales) have fallen to their lowest point in years. The market will continue to strengthen in 2019. However, t

A mother's work may never be done - but today, be sure to enjoy all of your efforts. Happy Mother's Day!
05/12/2019

A mother's work may never be done - but today, be sure to enjoy all of your efforts. Happy Mother's Day!

If you're on the fence about listing your home, now is the perfect time to take the dive. According to a recent ATTOM Da...
05/10/2019
These Are the Best Days of the Year to Sell Your Home

If you're on the fence about listing your home, now is the perfect time to take the dive. According to a recent ATTOM Data Solutions analysis, 19 of the 20 best days to sell during the calendar year fall in May or June.

According to a recent ATTOM Data Solutions analysis, 19 of the 20 best days to sell during the calendar year fall in May or June.

We are seeing a stronger economy than many had predicted. That has caused some experts to push off the possibility of a ...
05/09/2019
Mainstream Concerns about an Economic Slowdown Revisited

We are seeing a stronger economy than many had predicted. That has caused some experts to push off the possibility of a recession further into the horizon.

Recently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 and that 42% of consumers currently looking to purchase a home also agree that a

Today, we want to talk about four reasons why putting 20% down is a good plan, if you can afford it.
05/09/2019
The Benefits of a 20% Down Payment

Today, we want to talk about four reasons why putting 20% down is a good plan, if you can afford it.

If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage. The truth is that there are many programs available

TuesdayTerm: “Underwriting” The process used to determine loan approval. It involves evaluating the property and the...
05/07/2019

TuesdayTerm: “Underwriting”
The process used to determine loan approval. It involves evaluating the property and the borrower’s credit and ability to pay the mortgage.

#TuesdayTerm #Underwriting #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

With more competition coming to the market this spring, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are l...
05/07/2019
Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!

With more competition coming to the market this spring, access can make or break your ability to get the price you are looking for, or even sell your house at all.

So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, follow...

TuesdayTerm: "CMA"Stay connected with me and receive updates on your home value. Considering the purchase of a home? I c...
05/03/2019

TuesdayTerm: "CMA"
Stay connected with me and receive updates on your home value. Considering the purchase of a home? I can provide you the most up-to-date information about a property you are interested in.
#TuesdayTerm #RealEstate #Oakland #BayArea #SellMyHomeBayArea

Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income...
05/03/2019

Historically, the choice between renting or buying a home has been a tough decision. Looking at the percentage of income needed to rent a median-priced home today (27.7%) vs. the percentage needed to buy a median-priced home (17.5%), the choice becomes obvious. Every market is different. Before you renew your lease again, find out if you can put your housing costs to work by buying this year!

If you are a “boomer” thinking of selling your old house in order to buy a new home that better fits your current li...
05/03/2019
Your Fabulous New Dream Home is Now Available

If you are a “boomer” thinking of selling your old house in order to buy a new home that better fits your current lifestyle, now may be the perfect time!

Over the last several years, many “baby boomers” have undergone a metamorphosis. Their children have finally moved out and they can now dream about their own future. For many, a change in lifestyle might necessitate a change in the type of home they live in. That two-story, four-bedroom colonial

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

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