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San Francisco is for the Dogs!

San Francisco is for the Dogs!

Dogs are the most popular pet in our country, according to American Veterinary Medicine Association, with 38.4% of American households having an average of 1.6 dogs. Despite its reputation, San Francisco was ranked ninth most dog-friendly city in America, having been beat out by Seattle (#1), Chicago (#2), New York (#4) and Los Angeles (#7) […]

Americans on the Move!

Americans on the Move!

Pew Research has found that as of early June, 3% of Americans have moved either temporarily or permanently since the COVID-19 outbreak. 6% said someone moved into their household because of it. 14% of those who did not personally experience relocation say they know someone else who had moved; and it may be that peer influence […]

Big Shifts in Bay Area Rental Market

Big Shifts in Bay Area Rental Market

According to Zumper, big shifts in rents are already happening, with Cupertino (-16%), Mountain View (-15%), Emeryville (-14%) and San Francisco (-12%) seeing the biggest drop in rental rates, comparing June 2020 to June 2019. On the other hand, Livermore’s rents are up a whopping 15% year-over-year, with increases also seen in Campbell (5%), Oakland […]

5 Home Renovations to Avoid for Resale

5 Home Renovations to Avoid for Resale

A total remodel is tantalizing, but beware of some pitfalls that may hurt your home’s market value! Here are five that Nerdwallet recommends avoiding. 1. A Chef-Quality Kitchen – Smaller kitchen remodels help more, we can help with which details really pay off 2. DIY Painting – We can help you find the right painter […]

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Ascend Real Estate wishes you a Happy Independence Day! We hope you take time this long summer weekend for some socially-distant relaxation at the beach, on a hike or a bbq in your own backyard, like the new owners of this recently sold Mission home!

Disaster Relief Money Coming to You

Disaster Relief Money Coming to You

The Federal Government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which will help millions of people and the national economy. Might you qualify for any of the following payments? Cash – if your income is less than $75,000, a one-time cash payment of $1,200 might soon land in your bank account. Parents […]

Temporary Mortgage Relief for Californians

Temporary Mortgage Relief for Californians

Some property owners in California are now able to contact their lenders to forebear mortgage payments for 90 days! Governor Gavin Newsom issued announcement that Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo, and 200 state-chartered banks are volunteering to allow for 90-day mortgage payment relief. Other lenders, such as Bank of America, may allow […]

Still Here to Serve Your Real Estate Needs, Virtually!

Still Here to Serve Your Real Estate Needs, Virtually!

March 18th, 2020 The wellbeing of our community is paramount, and we here at Ascend Real Estate are adopting best practices in order to continue serving your real estate needs during this crucial Shelter-in-Place period. Here are some updates on our operations during these unusual weeks: 1. Phone Calls, Emails & Texts: Yes, please contact us […]