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Nov. 2, 2017

Buyer Tip #4: My $110,000 Tip

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Prevent costly surprises!

The most common reason for litigation between buyer & seller is over incomplete or inaccurate disclosure from the seller.

 

My focus when working with buyers is to ensure the ...

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Oct. 8, 2017

Buying a home with your four legged friend in mind?

Please get in touch to talk about your home search.

A couple of buyer tips are below:

Once you are ready to submit an offer,  click here for this buyer tip on how to get your offer accepted in a multiple offer environment.

 

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Oct. 1, 2017

Buyer Tip #3: Getting pre-approved for a home loan

 

 

 

How to Prepare for Your Home Purchase

 

When buying a home, one of the important initial steps is to go through the loan approval process with a lender.

 

There is a difference between getting prequalified and preapproved. Prequalified involves running your credit report, evaluating ...

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Sept. 21, 2017

Tip #2: Why is it important that your agent presents your offer in person?

Tip #2 for increasing the chance of your offer getting accepted

 

 

So few agents present offers in person, instead emailing their clients offer to the list agent.

 

A buyer's agent who takes the extra step of presenting an offer in person to the list agent is ...

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Sept. 15, 2017

Tip #1 on how to get your offer accepted in a multiple offer market

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The importance of including a buyer introduction 

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Inventory is down ~33% in San Mateo County from last year.  Over bidding & multiple offers has been the norm this year for most ...

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July 26, 2011

Is An FHA Mortgage Better Than A Conforming One?

FHA vs Conforming Mortgage Rates 2005-2011

The FHA is insuring a greater percentage of loans than during any time in recent history. In 2006, it insured roughly 5 percent of the purchase mortgage market. Today, it insures one-quarter. ”Going FHA” is more common than ever before — but is it better?

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July 7, 2011

What To Know Before You Move To A New Neighborhood

As home buyers , we tend to research homes a lot. We look at square footage; at upgrades; at landscaping; at community statistics; and, at every other “number” on which we can get our hands.

But those are just statistics. What about the home’s “feel”?

In this 5-minute piece from NBC’s ...

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May 6, 2011

The Difference between pre-approval and pre-qualification

For many new homebuyers, the terms pre-qualification and pre-approval seem interchangeable. But they are not — and the distinction is an important one.


When you get pre-qualified, I perform a quick check to determine generally how large a home loan you can afford. Essentially, when a buyer is pre-qualified, the ...

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