Home Buyer

How to Choose a Mortgage Lender

Posted on: July 25, 2020

Are you in the process of buying a home or researching the steps to buy a home? Are you curious about the home loan process and why choosing the right …

How to Make an Offer on a House

Posted on: July 17, 2020

Have you found a house that you’d like to make an offer on, and you need a refresher on the steps in the process? Or maybe you’re a first-time home …

Is Earnest Money Refundable?

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Are you trying to understand what is an earnest money deposit in a contract? Is earnest money refundable? Does it go towards your down payment? Read on for answers and …

Chief Economists view – What Every Home Owner needs to hear about COVID-19 and real estate

Posted on: May 27, 2020

Dr Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, was recently interviewed on his perspective of today’s real estate market amid COVID-19 and the spike in unemployment. Dr …

What Are Contingencies in Real Estate?

Posted on: May 20, 2020

Are you trying to understand what are contingencies in real estate contract? Can a buyer back out of a real estate contract? What are the important things you need to …

First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Are you considering buying your first house in California? To help you avoid problems and stress, below is a list of the top 10 mistakes that the majority of first-time …

Rent Vs. Buy Financial Analysis

Posted on: May 01, 2020

Are you wondering how much it really costs to own and a home and what guidelines you should use to figure out if it makes financial sense for you? Let’s …

Renting vs Buying (Pros and Cons)

Posted on: April 17, 2020

Are you thinking it might be time to buy a home? Are you curious what the difference is between renting and buying, and the pros/cons of each? To empower my …

Buying or Selling House in Social Distancing World

How to Buy or Sell a House in a Social Distancing World

Posted on: April 07, 2020

If you feel as though the Coronavirus has turned your world upside down, you’re not alone. In California, the shelter-in-place order has disrupted many lives and businesses. One of the …

COVID-19 Safe Real Estate Transactions

Posted on: April 06, 2020

–UPDATED May 20, 2020 with new Next Phase May 22 health order (orders issued after this date have not changed the details on real estate transactions) Coronavirus sure isn’t making …