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011: What’s Up With Real Estate in the San Francisco Bay Area?

Absolute Trust Talk

Release Date: 07/03/2018

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In this new episode of Absolute Trust Talk LIVE, Kirsten takes a look at part three of the elder care journey, which dives into the details of disaster and emergency preparedness. Kirsten will review the basics of how a facility plans and provide a short checklist of what questions you should consider asking when it comes to your loved one's safety. These days, disasters can happen at any place and at any time. Share this episode with your friends and family, and let's keep our loved ones safe.

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In this new episode of Absolute Trust Talk LIVE, Kirsten takes a look at part two of the elder care journey. She discusses some real-life scenarios in which incapacity planning has been vital to take proper care of a loved one who can no longer make decisions for themselves legally. No matter what type of plan you have in place, incapacity is something that everyone should address because you just don't know when something could happen.

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In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk LIVE, Kirsten discusses part one of the elder care journey that organizes and breaks down the different types of care available. We will discuss different scenarios, how each level of care applies, and, most importantly, how to pay for the different types of care needed.

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In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk LIVE, we are happy to welcome guest Ed Gines, PPP Loan expert, and founder of Strategic CFOs. As the top resource supporting small business leader clients with high-level accounting supports and insights, Ed brings a wealth of information on each step of the PPP Loan forgiveness process like specific time limits, forgiveness percentage calculations, income caps, and more.

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In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk LIVE, we are happy to welcome guest Scott Fuller, relocation expert and founder of LeavingTheBayArea.com. As the top resource for helping clients navigate the moving process systematically, Scott brings a wealth of information on the type of moving trends in the Bay Area and across the state.

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In this new episode of Absolute Trust Talk LIVE, Kirsten dives into some of the most common mistakes that trustees and executors typically make that can also have serious consequences. With a little education and extra guidance, these mistakes can be avoided. Listen in to learn more about how you can navigate the estate and trust administration process like a pro.

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Individuals with special needs and their families face unique challenges when it comes to living, working, and even participating in their community, but it doesn’t mean that they can’t find independence.

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When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's or Dementia, a spouse, partner, or family member is thrust into the caregiver role. They are just expected to know what to do and how to do it. There is no conversation about it. The caregiver's journey is lonely and challenging, taking on more and more responsibility as their loved fades away.

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Utilizing a special needs trust will ensure that after the parents pass away, the child will not lose any government benefits due to inheritance. But what happens if a special needs person gets an inheritance from someone other than a parent who did not set up a special needs trust? Could that impact their government benefits too? Listen in as we take a closer look at special needs trusts and how to ensure that inheritance doesn’t impact government benefits for the special needs person in your life.

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In a new episode of Absolute Trust Talk, I'm going to share the tips and information you need to know to avoid this kind of mistake and keep your family out of court. I'll talk about how to fund a trust: which assets to fund, how to fund each kind of asset, and how you can tell if your trust has been correctly funded. With COVID-19, people want to make sure they protect themselves and their loved ones the best they can. Together we can help build an airtight plan.

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In episode eleven of Absolute Trust Talk, Kirsten welcomes award-winning Remax Accord Real Estate Broker Mark Shaw into the studio. Mark has been serving Contra Costa and Alameda Counties for more than 19 years and, even though he spent some time as a teacher, you could say his career started back in the 60’s & 70’s when he was helping his father pass out flyers and set up open house signs.

Mark is well-versed in the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market, and Kirsten wastes no time digging in. During this podcast, Mark and Kirsten discuss why buying and selling in the Bay Area is so unusual right now and how the cash purchase of a home is influencing the marketplace.

Later, Mark weighs in on some surprising statistics and trends that are influencing aspects of the local market, and also, shares some advice to sellers on some essential tasks that need to be done before putting your home on the market. Download this resource here! 

 

Big Three From Episode #011:

What the clients are thinking:

  1. Can I trust you?
  2. Are you good at what you do?
  3. Do you care about my needs and me?

 

Time-stamped Show Notes:

2:00 – What is making the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market so high? Can a seller name their price?

3:12 – The average buyer spends this much time searching for homes before they contact a realtor.

3:40 – Does the amount of cash buyers have to spend on housing distort the market?

6:15 – Why the number of years people are staying in their homes (not moving) is increasing.

8:30 – What are the main reasons people move?

11:40 – How is the buyer’s market trending?

16:42 – This is a huge determining factor in real estate sales.

22:11 – In the current market. what do sellers have to do to get their house sold?

26:14 – It might seem all dollars and cents, but home buying has much more to do with this.

 

Episode #011 Freebie: 13 Top Tips for Home Maintenance and Safety

Taking care of a property can be a lot of work, and some maintenance issues will obviously take priority over others. However, when it comes to your home’s safety, there are easy, low-cost, DIY projects we neglect because they are either not at the top of the list or not top of mind. Absolute Trust Talk guest Mark Shaw has generously offered to share his resource “13 Top Tips for Home Maintenance and Safety” to ATT’s audience. Shaw created this resource to be a tool to simplify target issues and help you focus on simple, common-sense tasks to keep your home safe. He has broken these projects down so they are easy to commit to doing one or two per month to maintain a safe home environment.