Tag Archives: Buying a Home

Another Successful RSVP Event!

Last Wednesday, SILVAR (Silicon Valley Association of Realtors) put on their annual charity event to support our local community. The past several years we have assisted seniors in Los Altos and Mountain View with household chores they can no longer perform themselves or pay … Continue reading

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Has My Home Depreciated? Zillow’s ‘Zestimate’ is Less Than What We Bought It For!

This question has become a very common concern and unfortunately a trending topic among some of my clients as well as been brought up at office meetings by other agents. Question to you: Are you guilty of checking your homes … Continue reading

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What’s Most Important When Buying A Home?

Every once in awhile, Alain Pinel, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Prestigio International writes on Intero’s “Reserve”. His recent article addressed the most important factors buyers look for in a home. He talked about location, quality and price. Which do you … Continue reading

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Mountain View’s New “Right to Lease” Ordinance in Effect 1/07/16

If you rent in a 3+ unit complex in Mountain View, this new lease ordinance applies to you. Starting tomorrow, landlords will be required to offer tenants a written lease with an option of a 6-month or 12-month term at inception of … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Senior Proof Your House

Many seniors would like to stay in their homes as long as possible. With that said, you’re ability to do this depends on many factors, including the nature of the challenges you face in your current home. Sometimes it may require … Continue reading

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Five Common Home Buying Mistakes to Avoid

Deciding to buy a home is a very exciting yet stressful time in a persons life, especially in the real estate market we have been experiencing on the Peninsula. I read an article in the news recently that was about … Continue reading

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Will the Drought Effect Home Prices?

I get asked this question a lot regarding the effects of the drought on home prices. According to Alain Pinel, the general manager of Intero Prestigio International, the drought won’t effect home prices in the near future, but no one can … Continue reading

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The Last 40 Years of Mortgage Rates- What Does the Future Have in Store?

When I bought my first house I think our rate was 14%. It was high, but all we wanted to do was buy a house of our own. While home prices have increased dramatically, first time home buyers are very … Continue reading

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Buyers Beware: Change to happen August 1st

Come August, buying a home will require a longer turnaround time than it has previously  in the Bay Area. On August 1st, day 1 of Q4, the Dodd Frank Laws in Lending will be implemented. These laws will only apply to individuals … Continue reading

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