Highest and Best

A good Realtor has their finger on the pulse of local real estate trends. Part of the reason I started this podcast was to showcase these real estate professionals. Our guest today is Stephanie Billet and I’ve had the pleasure of knowing her the last few years as we co-chaired the local Young...

Ideally, renters should not have to pay more than 30 percent of their annual income on rent. Unfortunately, that idea is not always a reality. To combat that, California Senator Kamala Harris is proposing the Rent Relief Act, which would provide low income families that are paying more than 30...

A home is one of the most expensive and important investments you will make in life. So when buying, you will want to make sure that the home you are getting is up to code and be a warm, comfortable place to live in. Part of being a property manager involves making sure all the homes I manage...

“Millennials: Walking around as if they rent the place.” Perhaps no demographic in the Bay Area has felt the pain of the housing crunch worse than the millennials. With low income, paying off student loans and having to deal with rising rents, trying to start a life of your own can be incredibly...

Rarely does a week go by when the California Housing Crisis is not brought up. This week is more of the same, as once again, more and more news is coming out regarding Bay Area residents leaving the Bay Area, citing the high cost and lack of housing available. Today on Highest and Beat, we have...

Today on Highest and Best, we are continuing our preview of the June 5th Primary election. Our guests today are Denise Kees of Kees Realty in Oakland, and Ryan Bettancourt of Summit Funding in Richmond. Both of our guests have extensive knowledge of the Bay Area real estate landscape. Today we...

On June 5th, Bay Area voters will be faced with a decision, and not just in primary elections for several state leadership positions. Next months ballot includes Regional Measure 3, which seeks to raise bridge tolls by $3 to help funds 35 projects that include expanding and fixing highways and...

The Bay Area, like any other metro area in America, is changing. Some of these changes impact who lives here, or how people go about their lives while they live here. Todays episode of Highest and Best focuses on some of these changes. We talk with Keith Robinson of NextHome Real Estate, which...

Highest and Best is on pause this week while Marc is at the California Association of Realtors Spring Meetings in Sacramento. There are many housing battles coming up and lots of new legislation for the 2018 November ballot. Here is a brief breakdown on the major legislative. (Part 1 of 2) ...

The Bay Area Real Estate Market is always changing in some way or another. The latest change could come in the form of rent control. The future of Costa Hawkins could rest in voters hands this November. If it is repealed, it could have major implications here in the Bay Area. Our guests today...

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