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So there you are, just a few steps away from becoming a homeowner. After finding the perfect house and navigating through the maze of paperwork and securing that mortgage, it now winds-up to the “settlement” or escrow. This is the day when you, the new home owner finally sits down with all the in...
09/06/2017
Let’s say you are thinking about buying a new home and maybe you have older parents or your child who’d like to live in your home with you. Why not buy a home together as a family? Recent studies suggest that 14% of U.S. home purchases last year involved a multigenerational household of adult ch...
05/13/2017
People choose buying condos over single-family homes or renting an apartment for several reasons. Whether it’s the convenience of a downtown location near shopping and cultural centers, the joys of home ownership without the headaches of yard work, or the affordability factor condos offer versus ...
04/21/2017
When you treat your furry, feathered or scaly friend as a member of your family, it’s important to keep your pet’s needs in mind in any pending home purchase. Ensuring whether local ordinances, regulations and neighborhood environments welcome pets will affect how well your beloved acclimates to...
04/06/2017
As Spring 2017 begins, we are seeing more homes coming on the market.  This increase, at all price levels, is a welcome change than previously experienced so far this year.  Is it just the Spring Selling Cycle or a change in mindset?  Sellers are seeing interest rates flucutate higher in the past...
04/02/2017
We all have access to information on any subject, thanks to our virtual world.  I can research anything that I am interested in purchasing, but is this information really going to help me make the best decision, if I don't completely understand what it means? Raw data is just that.  It is not int...
03/06/2015
          After living over 30 years in their home, my clients decided to move up to Northern California to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.       The decision to move is always more difficult when the property has had many years of wonderful memories. The emotional aspect of leavin...
02/02/2015
 As we transition to 2015, we also transition into a possible new mind set and ultimately a new real estate market.  Next year is less than a month away on the calendar, but in real estate terms, it could feel very far off.  Will the inventory levels  begin to rise to more historically comfortabl...
12/05/2014
  To truly understand the present, we must understand the past and that information will help us predict the future. The housing market is a moving object and we can only guess where it will go, but if we have a sense of history, it will make it a much more calculated guess. When I prepare a mark...
09/08/2014
  Successful negotiations are the result of a “win/win” approach. Both the seller and buyer need to feel that they have accomplished most of their goals. To guide clients, the agent should understand the terms and conditions prevalent at the time of the negotiations. The client must understand wh...
08/19/2014
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