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Fixer Upper vs. Move-In Ready: Which One Is Right For You?

When it comes to buying real estate, you want to make sure the property you purchase is the right fit for your needs. For some buyers, purchasing a home that needs some work is the ideal situation. For others, getting a turnkey home that’s move-in ready is the only...

What Seniors Should Know When Buying into a Retirement Community in San Jose

If your retirement is on the horizon and you are considering making the move to a retirement home, you should think carefully about which city would be best for you. If you’re looking for the relaxation of the California sun combined with the amenities that come with...

Want To Sell Your Home Faster—And For More Money? List On a Thursday

When it comes to selling your home, you want the entire process to be as quick and profitable as possible. And according to a recent study, there’s one thing you can do to make sure your home sells quickly and for the most money—listing it on the right day. According...

How Selling Your House Is Like Making Lasagna

How many layers are there in a lasagna? There’s no right or wrong answer to that. Other than, “more than one” probably. Even two is pretty skimpy. So, let’s say three is minimal for argument sake. (But, four or more is better.) The number of layers probably just boils...

Home Sales Make A Serious Rebound—Just In Time For Spring

The start of 2019 was slow for the real estate market, but it looks like that’s starting to change—and just in time for spring, which is historically the busiest time of year for buyers and sellers across the US. According to a recent article from REALTOR Magazine,...

7 Signs That You’ve Picked the Right Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home can be a complicated and stressful experience. There can be a lot of moving parts involved that may come as a surprise to people who have never been through the process before. This is why having a great real estate agent is critical. Picking...

Finding The House Of Your Dreams Might Seem Pretty Easy

You know what you want and like. You feel like you will know the perfect house when you see it. The minute you find “the one”, it will be love at first sight. It will just feel right, like it was meant to be. Kind of like the notion of finding your soulmate. Back in...

Majority Of Millennials Believe Real Estate Is Better Long-Term Investment Than Stock Market

If you have money to invest, there are plenty of opportunities available. But, for millennials, the best investment opportunity? Real estate. According to a recent survey from Redfin, the majority of millennials (59% of younger millennials under the age of 25 and 57%...

Why Do Real Estate Agents Ask If You’re Pre-approved?

Have you ever walked into an open house, or called a real estate agent about a listing, and within minutes, they’re asking you if you are “pre-approved” for a mortgage? If you haven’t, then you have never walked into an open house or called an agent. Or at least...

When You Hire the Quincy Virgilio Team as Your Realtor, You’re Also Partnering With These 11 Pros

Whether you’re putting your home on the market or searching for your dream house, a Realtor is going to help you achieve your goal as smoothly and seamlessly as possible. From striking the best deal to simplifying that often-daunting paperwork,...

Home Affordability Watch: Priciest and Cheapest Time Zones

The article Home Affordability Watch: Priciest and Cheapest Time Zones originally appeared on NerdWallet.  By: Holden Lewis Cities in the Pacific time zone have the least-affordable housing in the country, and the Central time zone has the most-affordable housing....

Steps To Take When A Loved One Has Passed Away

There are many emotions that you will be dealing with during this difficult time, here are just a few of the more immediate items that you'll want to take care of early on. 1. If the decedent (deceased person) has a Will you'll want to record a copy with the County in...

6 Reasons Why I Fell In Love With Real Estate

We can’t help who we fall in love with, and even more frustratingly, who falls in love with us. It’s simply one of life’s mysteries. And we might not know exactly why we fell in love with real estate, but we probably have our suspicions. Here are six reasons why I...

How to Handle Property Inherited Through Probate?

Sooner or later the inevitable happens, a loved one dies and leaves the settlement of their estate to a family member or friend. This is an area we at the Quincy Virgilio Real Estate team have been specializing in for a long time…. The reality of this situation, when...

3 Helpful Tips to Prepare Your Home for The Market

COLORS & LIGHTING Keep colors neutral. Don’t forget to paint ceilings. Lighter colors give the impression of a clean, open look. Don’t worry about practicality. Most new paints are very durable and cleanable. Hopefully you’ll only be living in the house a couple...

To Stage or Not to Stage — That is the Question

Staging a home may seem like a standard practice when preparing to list a property for sale. But with the speed in which properties are flying off the market in and around Silicon Valley, is staging worth the time and expense? Consider a recent online survey by a...

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes 2018

The Quincy Virgilio Real Estate Team put on their heels to walk a mile this year to support this wonderful cause! YWCA Silicon Valley is on a mission to end violence. And, so are we. Our team participated in the YWCA Silicon Valley’s Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, the International Walk to end violence against women. Together, with hundreds of brave men of Silicon Valley, we raised funds and awareness to empower survivors of violence and provide life-changing services offered by YWCA Silicon Valley.

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