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The BarbCo Blog

January 2019
January 2019
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San Francisco is a great place to live and a great place to buy a home. You are sure to find a neighborhood that is right for you with plenty of world-class restaurants and activities nearby. As a first-time buyer, you may feel a bit anxious and ...


January 2019
January 2019
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Shopping for your San Francisco home can be both exciting and stressful. Open houses are great opportunities to casually tour a potential property without having to make a formal showing appointment. Open houses allow you to learn more about ...


January 2019
January 2019

The Bay Area has many pet-friendly hiking trails, beaches, restaurants, and other attractions. It is a great place for people who love their pets. You can easily find lots of places where you and your pet are welcome. Our BarbCo Group agents live ...


December 2018
December 2018
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Selling your San Francisco home for the best possible price involves showcasing its best features to as many potential buyers as possible. An open house is a great time for potential buyers to casually look around without feeling ...


December 2018
December 2018
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People often use the terms condo and townhouse interchangeably. Just like yams and sweet potatoes, they are similar in some ways but distinctly different. At BarbCo, we want you to make an informed decision about your next home that you will feel ...


December 2018
December 2018
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The Bay Area is renowned for having a robust economy and diverse culture unlike any place on earth. It also has numerous microclimates in the nine counties that make up the Bay Area. The city of San Francisco has its own variety of weather due to ...


December 2018
December 2018
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San Francisco consistently ranks among the hottest housing markets in the United States for good reason. That does not mean it is immune to occasional slowdowns. As noted by The New York Times, when rising home prices outpace wages, even the best ...


June 2017
June 2017
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Before you dive into replacing your windows, the first step is to carefully evaluate the pros and cons. Replacing your windows is no small investment. The average cost to replace the windows in a home is in the five-figure range. Even if replacing ...


June 2017
June 2017
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Adding plants to your home will give it a fresher and brighter feel and will also improve your home’s air quality. Although it does take a little bit of work and consistency to maintain your plants, but it’s well worth the effort. Here are a few ...


May 2017
May 2017
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Painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to give your home a makeover. Whether it’s updating an old bathroom paint scheme or adding a bold accent wall, painting can totally transform a room. But painting can be a big hassle and come with tons ...


May 2017
May 2017
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If you are considering selling your home, your first question is likely “how much is my home worth?” There are many factors that determine the value of your property and the price you ultimately receive will depend on the motivation between you, ...


May 2017
May 2017
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Budgeting for buying a home can be difficult enough when you're just weighing mortgage options and a purchase price. But there are many other factors that go into the cost of home ownership. Some of them are one-time expenses that you'll pay during ...