Tuesday, January 30, 2018 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Happy 2nd birthday to us! Look how we’ve grown in just two short, fun years: 2 offices, 9 amazing support staff members, two dozen awesome agents. And we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate all this success than to add four new Realtors to the Abio Properties family!
Please give a warm welcome to…
Realtor Debra Alber
Debra Alber Debra is an award-winning Realtor with more than 16 years of experience. A Bay Area resident of more than 32 years, she can offer pertinent insight on neighborhoods, school districts, and area trends. “Last, but not least,” she tells us, “I’ve lived through a number of renovations, surviving with my humor intact!” That makes her a go-to person when it comes to seeing and realizing the potential in your next home.
Realtor Shannon Kelly
Shannon Kelly Shannon is a s ...
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 / by Abio Properties, Blogger
Town's Troubles Don't Affect Its Appeal to Homebuyers
In an ironic twist, the wealthy suburb of Moraga declared a fiscal emergency -- despite being a major player in the East Bay real estate boom. So, what does that mean for homebuyers and sellers?
Not much so far.
The town of 17,000 residents declared the emergency in late June. The budget mess is being blamed largely on the $5 million bill for repairing the crumbling Canyon Road bridge and a giant sinkhole on Rheem Boulevard, both caused by heavy winter storms.
Officials also are blaming California’s Prop. 13, the state law that has limited property taxes and Moraga’s revenue for decades. Moraga’s pricey properties -- a typical house costs $1.2 million -- just don’t translate into big town revenues. Bad news for the town, good for homeowners who benefit greatly from low property taxes.
Town officials are grappling with financial solutions, but say they don’t want to ...