Real 510 is dedicated to the stories of real buyers and real sellers in the East Bay residential housing environment in Northern California.
You Need to Have a Plan
Fred Hertz has known his friend Carl for over 40 years, from the time he moved to the Bay Area. When Carl fell ill, with no family in the area, Fred took the lead on managing his affairs.
In this interview, Fred shares the struggles, the victories, and lessons learned while leading an all-volunteer team who took care of everything: from the sale of the condo, to dealing with bureaucracy, unforeseen delays in plans, helping his friend understand and cope with his “new normal" and much more!
The bottom line? Have a plan for when the unexpected happens.
That Moment You Realize It's Time to Downsize
Dear friends and clients, Chuck and Diana, share their recent experience of downsizing from what was by all accounts their dream home - swimming pool, 40 cabinet kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car garage, and a stunning view - to a small 2 bedroom apartment (with 9 cabinets) in San Francisco.
Here are a few highlights from our visit:
The State of Local Real Estate in the Midst of a Global Pandemic
As California buckles down with a statewide Shelter in place, Buyers, Sellers, and Real Estate professionals are redefining the home buying process. While prioritizing the community’s safety, wellness, and our own ethical responsibility, Realtors are creating a plan to support those who need real estate support as an essential service. Listen as host, Kim Cole, shelters in place with a solo discussion of Real Estate sales in Oakland, and the greater bay are.
The Devil’s in the Details
Vania Kong and Tom Kutz discuss the details of home investigations, disclosures, and the assessment of an imperfect home.
Fast find, for a Fast man, in a Fast market
Jon shares the secret of his confidence moving forward on the very “fast” purchase of his new home. He explains the importance of his family, his lifestyle, intuition, and financial strategy to create the optimal comfort in the homebuying process. Listen to Jon’s hotlist for living and loving the KoNo/Uptown neighborhood.
Building Wealth Through 1031 Exchange feat. Paul Thyssen and Weiming Peng
Paul Thyssen and Weiming Pend discuss the opportunities that 1031 exchange offers when buying and selling properties, while deferring tax on capital gains. Paul shares his personal experience with 1031 exchange. Weiming discusses the process, benefits, and dangers that may be involved in the exchange process.
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A great listen for anyone entering the home buying process
Just gave this a listen and I loved the personalized voice Kim gives to her guests. We get to hear their stories and authentic perspectives on the in’s and out’s of buying a home in Oakland. Would definitely recommend this pod as a great resource to gain insight on the emotional and financial opportunities/challenges of finding a home!
Great authentic advice into the East Bay market
Solid stories from real buyers/sellers in the East Bay. Kim does a great job at asking the right questions so you gain a better understanding of her as a broker and the 510 market. Highly recommend subscribing!