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Great “Rightsize” Restaged!

Highly sought after End Unit–level in–Single Story San Marco Townhome . Freshly painted inside with all kitchen appliances replaced within the past 5 years including the HVAC. Atrium provides natural light through plantation shutters. Master bedroom also has tranquil atrium retreat. Attached 2 car garage. Community pool. As of 7/13/2015 HOA monthly is $294. Close […]

Real Estate Boom… Yes, It’s Happening

I recently watched a program on NBC about a current real estate boom. As the program ended, I was stunned. Here’s what was said, “U.S. commercial real estate is the midst of a big foreign investment boom that is likely to continue, according to one prominent expert. China is leading the boom, but money also […]

3 Things To Consider When Buying

Real Estate Broker Sam Benson provides a free infographic on what to consider when buying.

Tips to Conserve Water in Walnut Creek

Sam Benson provides free tips, via downloadable infographic, on conserving water in Walnut Creek.

Contingent Real Estate….

I’ve noticed a trend in Walnut Creek Real Estate. Many offers are being delivered with contingency offers attached. The chances of these offers being accepted are very, very slim. While it isn’t impossible, it isn’t very plausible, either. Luckily, I have access to resources that can help those seeking to move out of a home […]

Ready For A Change?

As a broker in the greater Walnut Creek area, I study the real estate market closely and watch which homes sell and which homes don’t. Last year homes in the Walnut Creek, California area sold for an average of $732,700. Walnut Creek home values have gone up 5.2% over the past year. Many of my […]

Walnut Creek Senior Housing Defined

When I help my senior clients find new housing options in the greater Walnut Creek area, I am astonished on how many of my clients truly don’t understand the difference between active adult communities and assisted living communities. I wanted to clarify the definitions because I also realized that some of my clients, and many […]

Estate Sales, Downsizing Your Stuff

I was recently asked if I could help provide some pointers for a senior couple who I helped downsize their living situation to meet their current lifestyle needs. The request inspired me to write this blog. You see, too many seniors are under the impression that an estate sale has to come after they have […]

Is Your Home Being Rented Out W/Out Your Permission?

A rental scam happens when someone posing as the owner of a property through an online ad is renting out “his” property to unsuspected victims. Right now, a lot of homeowners have found their own homes online and part of scam. Yep, people could be paying to rent your home right now without you knowing […]

Saving Water in Walnut Creek, CA

Yes, we are in a drought. It is time to buckle down on water consumption. Does this mean your property value is going down? No. In fact, in probably will go up based on limited availability. As the drought moves forward, more people want to hold on and reserve their properties making inventory a bit […]

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Sam Benson’s expertise as a real estate broker, mortgage banking executive, residential developer and investor gives him a unique and comprehensive understanding of the entire process. Buyers, sellers and investors depend on his blend of knowledge, creativity, and experience.
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