Top 10 MSA’s

Many of our sellers and so many buyers are moving out of the area. So I’ve got a fun real estate tip that I thought you’d want to know about in real estate. I’m Krista Mashore, owner broker of Homes by Krista. Here’s a graph in the United States of the top 10 MSA’s and … Continued

Why Your House Didn’t Sell

Maybe you’re calling because your home just didn’t sell. Maybe you’re calling because you’ve sold your home before and you didn’t have a very good experience, or maybe you’re calling because you want your home sold by a top brokerage who’s got raving reviews and it has a 21st-century marketing plan that is like no … Continued

Discover Discovery Bay

All aboard! Are you ready to go take a look at all the great things around you can do in Discovery Bay? Come on in, let’s take a look. One of the things you’ve got to think about is how far is your home from fast water? Meaning, where your home is located, what is … Continued

Hop on The Sellers Market

Don’t put your eggs all in one basket. Can you believe spring is already here? Here’s the deal. The inventory levels in East County are very, very low right now. If you weren’t to add any more homes on the market, all the homes would be gone between 20 and 82 days. What does that … Continued

Things To Know When Buying a Home

If you’re thinking about buying a home, there are some things you really need to make sure you watch out for. Number one, you’ve got to make sure you actually can afford the property, right? You’ve got to think about your closing costs and also your payment. Sometimes what you actually qualify for isn’t exactly … Continued

Buying VS Renting

So let’s talk about a study that was done from Harvard, from the Harvard Report. This information is from the California Association of Realtors. It says, “Housing is one of the leveraged investments available.” Okay, so homeownership allows households to amplify any appreciation on the value of their homes by a leverage factor. Also, you’re … Continued

Prices and Inventory: Locally and Nationally

In today’s segment, we’re going to be talking about what is happening with prices and inventory, both locally and also throughout the nation. We’re first going to start with local and we’re going to focus on Brentwood because Brentwood is sort of the center between Oakley, Antioch and Discovery Bay. We’re kind of right in … Continued

September 2019 Market Update (Local)

How is the East County real estate market? Should you wait to buy or sell in East County? Well, let’s take a look at Brentwood since it’s right in the middle of all. Hi, I’m Krista Mashore, owner-broker of Homes By Krista. We are seeing the market slow down a bit right now. Let me … Continued

Curb Appeal

Now, I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but you really have to understand the importance of it. Many times buyers won’t even walk through a home that doesn’t look cleaned up from the outside when they pull up. There are simple tricks that can save you money and actually maximize the return on your investment … Continued

5 Tips To Get Ready For Winter

I want to give you five tips on making sure that your property is winterized. We’re going to start one, making sure that your eaves, your gutters and your drains are cleared out of any debris. We want to make sure that there’s no flooding and that there’s no damage that can go up into … Continued