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Buying a “New Build” Home

Buying a “New Build” Home

People are camping out to buy a new house nowadays? Today, I want to talk about new home sales and how you can use this strategy to find a house in our crazy real estate market. Yes, new homes have competition like…

Closing Escrow: What to Expect

Closing Escrow: What to Expect

You’re ready to buy a home: nearing the finish line to sign the paperwork and get the keys. As you approach closing, it’s important that you understand the anticipated timeline because there are multiple factors that can affect the finalization of this…

Low Inventory, and It’s Not Changing Soon

Low Inventory, and It’s Not Changing Soon

I’ve been getting a lot of messages about the market and what is going on. Our current circumstance is completely unprecedented and it makes no sense – it’s almost an irrational market. With that said, I wanted to create a series of…

Interest Rates are Rising – Should Buyers Be Worried?

Interest Rates are Rising – Should Buyers Be Worried?

We’ve had rock-bottom interest rates for so long, now home buyers are wondering if they should be worried about the slow increase in mortgage rates. The market is holding strong due to low inventory and high demand – will the interest rates…

How Amortization Plays a Role in Paying Off a Home

How Amortization Plays a Role in Paying Off a Home

The dream of homeownership is to eventually live in a home mortgage-free, allowing you a comfortable retirement with low cost of living. Each time you send your mortgage payment, part of the payment goes toward the loan principal and part of it…

Inventory: How it Affects the Real Estate Industry

Inventory: How it Affects the Real Estate Industry

  As inventory ebbs and flows over the years, it has an undeniable impact on the real estate market. It’s a basic principle of supply and demand: when there aren’t many homes available, then buyers are willing to pay more to get…

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Why the Current Market Favors Sellers
Why the Current Market Favors Sellers

Sellers are at an advantage when it comes to real estate. A house goes on the market, and within 4 hours, it has several bids, many above the asking price. Why is this happening? And how can you get the house of…

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Home Loan Limit Increases for 2020
Home Loan Limit Increases for 2020

There has been a lot of change happening in the real estate industry this year! Whether you are looking to buy your first home, upgrade to a new home, or sell your current home – you might be wondering if 2020 is…

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Tips to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Tough Market
Tips to Get Your Offer Accepted in a Tough Market

Are you or someone you know in the market to buy a home right now? The industry is competitive, which means that it can be hard to get your offer accepted. It can feel frustrating to get passed by time and time…

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Rent Control Changes for 2020
Rent Control Changes for 2020

Did you know that there is rent control in our area? This program puts a limit on the amount that a landlord can increase the monthly rental charges for their tenants. When the lease or contract is up, it is common for…

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17 Day Loan Contingency Removal – What is it?
17 Day Loan Contingency Removal – What is it?

When we write an offer on a piece of real estate in California, you automatically have a 17-day contingency removal clause. Do you know what this means and how it applies to your transaction? What is a Loan Contingency Removal? A loan…

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