Why Pre-Approval MUST Be Your First Step

In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes greatly outnumbers the amount of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualified or pre-approved [...]

Read More

How Low Interest Rates Increase Your Purchasing Power

According to Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at 4.09%, which is still very low in comparison to recent history! The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing costs, but also impacts your purchasing power. Purchasing [...]

Read More

Is This the Year to Move Up to Your Dream Home? If So, Do it Early

It appears that Americans are regaining faith in the U.S. economy. The following indexes have each shown a dramatic jump in consumer confidence in their latest surveys: The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Small Business Optimism Index CNBC All-America Economic Survey The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Survey It usually [...]

Read More

5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring!

No Matter What the Groundhog Says, Here are 5 Reasons to Sell Before Spring! Thursday February 2nd, 2017 For Sellers, Housing Market Updates Is spring closer than we think? Depending on which groundhog you listen to today, you may have less time than you think to get your home on the market before the busy [...]

Read More

Build your Real Estate Portfolio Starting with your Own House

The holidays are a great time to create your list of wants-and-needs for a new home. While you are at it, also ask yourself a question: Should you rent out your existing house instead of selling? Recent news shows that buying is cheaper than renting. When you turn that around it means rents are up [...]

Read More

10 Tips for Protecting Your Home During Vacations

I hope you all have a safe and relaxing time during your vacation this summer. It’s crucial that we all have time to recharge and recognize what’s important in life. We only go around once, so it’s important to savor what we have. Before you leave town, I thought you might be interested in a [...]

Read More

6 Commonly Forgotten Items on Moving Day

The chaos of moving day is a prime time to forget or misplace essential items. When you’re preparing for the big move to your new home, the following items are some of the most overlooked (and the most sorely missed in a time of need!). To prevent the hassle and heartbreak of forgotten possessions and [...]

Read More

2016 – What Can you Expect

What can you expect in 2016? The coastal markets of both the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California have been seeing signs of slowing, and this is expected to continue into 2016. Although inventory is still tight, rising interest rates may deter many buyers. Until now, buyers frequently have had to pay over-asking price [...]

Read More

Waiting Until After the Holidays Isn’t a Smart Decision

Every year at this time, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to put their home on the market for the first time. Others who already have their home on the market decide to take it off the market until after the holidays. Here are six great reasons not to wait: 1. Relocation [...]

Read More

Knowing Is Half The Battle

If you are interested in finding your first home, the worst thing you can do is just start looking around. Why? Because you might be setting yourself up for a big disappointment. If you start looking without knowing what your actual budget is, you will have no idea what sort of home, or which areas [...]

Read More