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About TeamPatereau

Real Estate Agent in Gilroy, California, with Intero Real Estate Services. Active in community. Long-time resident of Gilroy.

3 Questions to As Before You Buy Your Dream Home

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If you are debating purchasing a home right now, you are probably getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family will 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 3 questions to help determine if now is a good time for you to buy in today’s market. Continue reading

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Thinking of Making an Offer? 4 Tips for Success

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

Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips for Making an Offer” in their latest Executive Perspective. Here are the 4 Tips they covered along with some additional information for your consideration: Continue reading

The Impact of Homeownership on Civic Involvement

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The National Association of Realtors recently released a study titled ‘Social Benefits of Homeownership and Stable Housing.’ The study confirmed a long-standing belief of most Americans:

“Owning a home embodies the promise of individual autonomy and is the aspiration of most American households. Homeownership allows households to accumulate wealth and social status, and is the basis for a number of positive social, economic, family and civic outcomes.”

Today, we want to cover the section of the report that quoted several studies concentrating on the impact homeownership has on the civic participation of family members. Here are some of the major findings on this issue revealed in the report: Continue reading

5 Reasons to Use a Realtor

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Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with paperwork, explaining the process, negotiations, and helping you with pricing (both when making an offer or setting the right price for your home).

One of the top reasons to hire a real estate professional is their understanding of your local market and how the conditions in your neighborhood will impact your experience. Team Patereau is your local resource and we welcome your business.

Weekend Wellness: The Nutrition Rainbow 

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Many years ago, I adopted the notion of eating a rainbow of colors.  I knew this would  give me loads of antioxidant, vitamins and minerals, anti inflammatory properties and nutrient dense, calorically low whole foods.  Here’s a deeper look in to my notion:

Red Fruits and Vegetables
Contain nutrients such as lycopene, ellagic acid, Quercetin, and Hesperidin, to name a few. These nutrients reduce the risk of prostate cancer, lower blood pressure, reduce tumor growth and LDL cholesterol levels, scavenge harmful free-radicals, and support join tissue in arthritis cases. Continue reading

Thinking of Selling? Why Now is the Time

thinking-of-selling-1It is common knowledge that a large number of homes sell during the spring-buying season. For that reason, many homeowners hold off on putting their homes on the market until then. The question is whether or not that will be a good strategy this year.

The other listings that do come out in the spring will represent increased competition to any seller. Do a greater number of homes actually come to the market in the spring, as compared to the rest of the year? The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently revealed the months in which most people listed their homes for sale in 2016. Here is a graphic showing the results: Continue reading

Weekend Wellness: What I Know For Sure

wellness-vision-boardRight now I’m doing a vision board.  If you’ve never done one, they are extremely helpful in visualizing what you would like to invite into your life.  I’m getting off point though already….my point is for me to do to a vision board, I need to scan through pictures, magazines, anything which might invoke inspiration.

I don’t have many magazines so my local car wash was kind enough to give me about 50 of their old ones!  Continue reading