Jumping In Without Contingencies

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UPDATE: QUIET, BORING NEIGHBORHOOD WANTED!

It is now 2020. These handsome guys got married and are now in search of their next home together. Here’s what they seek:

-Quiet space in a turn-key home
-Near California State University in the Hayward hills
-At least 1700 sq ft but not too big
-A little funky and fun is good, but turn-key only!
-Quiet, boring neighborhood a plus!

Got space?
#annamayrealtor #csuhayward #csueastbay #hayward

 

From 2016:

Meet our daring and dashing Exclusive Buyers Clients, M & B!

The subject of putting all your eggs in one basket doesn’t allow much wiggle room for an “out” — not without penalty, anyway.

When it feels right, there’s no denying taking the plunge. That’s what M & B did recently, in two ways:

  • They made an offer on a property with NO CONTINGENCIES
  • They got ENGAGED! To be married!

Let’s hope they don’t find anything wrong … with the property, of course. Otherwise, they’re stuck!

CLICK HERE for an artist reception featuring the work of “Slate Quagmier”, shown here.

 

Lucia was so much fun to work for!

 

Lucia“Working with May Jones Group was such a pleasant experience. Anna May is amazing. I was blessed to have Anna May on my side. She was pleasant, warm and one caring person. A home was a probate sale with code violations/fixes to be approved by a Court. Anna May is an outstanding professional Realtor that I highly recommend. She is always on top of things and ahead of issues that might arise. Thank you.”

-Lucia Pereira, Conservator for Steed Pereira

 

The Professor and The Healer

“Anna May is a wonder to work with. A total trailblazer, she made our path to home ownership easy to understand. She was present at every step (including meetings with lenders and escrow officers). We are so happy to have chosen her: a true Hayward gem. If you are looking to purchase a home, she is the local hero you need on your team!” 

-Ines Thiebaut, Professor of Music

“We chose Anna May because of her local roots and we’re so glad we did. She was a step ahead of all the moving parts of our homebuying process and kept communication clear between all parties when we hit inevitable delays. A joy to work with! Highly recommend!” 

-Amy Pete, Massage Therapist (CLICK HERE  for her website)

 

Lobbying our Legislators about Rent Control

I don’t own rental property, nor am I a renter. However, here is an example of why I care about unacceptable restrictions on private property ownership:

What happens if our elderly parents have to move out of their homes into a care facility? How will we pay for their care? Their homes would have to be rented out for income, and we’d need as much rental income as much as possible in order to afford their care. 

Earlier this week, the California Association of REALTORS (C.A.R.) issued a large-scale Red Alert, asking those of us represented by Democrats in the Assembly to call our legislators to express our concerns about two bills, AB 1481 and AB 1482, that together imposed unacceptable regulations on rental property owners. AB 1482 would have imposed a very restrictive rent cap and AB 1481 would have created an expansive “just cause” eviction right.

Last night, due in large part to REALTOR calls to legislators, C.A.R. was able to successfully negotiate a deal with the bills’ authors on amendments that allow C.A.R. to remove its opposition. This compromise strikes a balance between preserving the rights of rental property owners while allowing the protection of at-risk tenants. Of particular concern, small property owners are protected, and the reach of both bills are limited with a sunset date of 2023. These amendments will be made to the bills once they move to the Senate.

AB 1482 passed the Assembly last night and AB 1481 is still pending.

Here are the amendments that C.A.R. negotiated:

Amendments to AB 1481 – “just cause” evictions:

-Will only apply to tenancies after 12 months; and

-Will limit relocation assistance for “no-fault” evictions to an amount equal to one month of the tenant’s current monthly rent.

Amendments to AB 1482 – Rent cap:

-Will increase the cap in the bill from 5% to 7% plus regional CPI. (For example, in Los Angeles the full increase would be 10%); and

-Will preserve the right of landlords, through vacancy decontrol, to reset a rent to market rate once a tenant has vacated the unit.

Amendments to both bills:

-Both bills exempt entirely small property owners with 10 or fewer single-family detached homes; and
Both bills sunset in 2023.

Client Spotlight: Rose Mary (& Reyna!)

Reyna is Rose Mary’s beloved 4 year old Boxer. She was rescued by NorCal Boxer Rescue and they brought her to Rose Mary and her husband. Reyna is affectionate, smart, silly, loves all dogs and people and she’s always ready for a walk.  Speaking of walking, if it’s in a creek, all the better for her! After a 35-year long career, Rose Mary is continuing her art studies by focusing on classical portraiture and figure drawing.  Reyna is a willing model while she is sleeping and she never says Rose Mary makes her look heavier than she really is! Perfect, right?