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200 Brannan Street to well-qualified buyers.

Sam Benson of Engel & Völkers proudly presents 200 Brannan Street to well-qualified buyers. The prestigious two-story condo is located at unit 420 with the secured building. Its well-appointed amenities provide lifestyle continuity for those seeking more from the 94107 neighborhood. “This condo is a prime opportunity for buyers seeking luxury meets practical living. Walk-in […]

The best & the worst markets

I receive a lot of questions about the local real estate market, as well as the bigger picture. Yes, real estate markets in different areas will always have their ups and downs, but there are a few markets who have steadily been good or bad over the last three years. San Francisco is on both […]

East Bay Home Buying Secrets

The market is moving in 2017. This said, I am starting to get the calls about buying homes. Everyone wants to know the secret for the best deal. Here’s the secret…there is no secret.  There are some basic things every to-be home buyer can do, regardless if you are in Walnut Creek or the East […]

Shaping Real Estate in 2017

Across the country, real estate trends for the 2017 year are starting to shape up. However, it is the real estate trends in the Walnut Creek, CA area that I am specifically interested in as they seem to be leading the way. First, commercial real estate used to define the success of an area but […]

Do You Feel Stuck?

Many times I speak with people who feel like they are stuck in their home. They want to move, but that stuck feel is overwhelming. These same people  know pricing in the San Francisco and East Bay – even Walnut Creek- markets are great right now. However, they had their home listed for months with […]

Top 2 Mistakes Made by Real Estate Investors

Those who want to invest in real estate will have bumps in the road. This said, there are two common mistakes in real estate that happen time and time again. Why do they happen so often? Because people are not realizing they are making mistakes. So, to  help real estate investors, here are the top […]

Selling Your Own Walnut Creek Home is A Mistake

If you’re thinking about selling your own home, think again.  Sure, you’re going to save yourself money but you may end up with more of a financial headache in the end, if not short changing yourself.  Below are three reasons you don’t want to sell your own home in the current market. 1. More money […]

Why Buying in Walnut Creek, CA During 2017 Is A Great Idea!

I always hear about why selling a home is a good idea via various real estate press outlets at the end of every year. Well, this year things have changed and the trend in 2017, specifically within Walnut Creek, California, is to buy during 2017. Yes, the market is going to be strong enough that […]

Realtor Sam Benson Announces Transition from Walnut Creek to San Francisco!

Real Estate expert Sam Benson is diving into the thriving San Francisco market as he joins ENGEL & VÖLKERS • San Francisco. Sam Benson is known for his real estate brand in the greater East Bay area of San Francisco and Walnut Creek. Now, Benson is taking on a new role as he starts to […]

San Francisco East Bay Election Influence

The East Bay area of San Francisco has really been watching the polls, not just for who our next elected officials will be, but because of how the elections will impact the local housing market. It’s an ugly subject but one that is really being covered and analyzed right now.  To quote the San Francisco […]

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About Sam Benson

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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