Tag Archives: Home Buyers

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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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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How to Make the Winning Bid in This Competitive Market

In this seller’s market, buyer’s are getting tired of being outbid on homes. I completely understand how frustrating and discouraging it can be, but never give up too soon. I like to tell my buyers that everything happens for a reason and … 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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What to Expect in 2015- A Recap of Carole Rodoni’s Presentation on Bay Area Real Estate

On Thursday, February 5th I was fortunate enough to sit in on a presentation by Carole Rodoni. Carole is a renowned speaker on the economy and real estate from the Bay Area. Her past impressive employment includes being the President of Fox and … Continue reading

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How Experts Explain A Home’s Cost vs. Price

What is the cost of waiting to buy or sell a home? Simply put, your MONEY. Today, February 4th, Keeping Current Matters (KCM) wrote a blog called “The Difference Between A Home’s Cost vs. Price.” I would like to share a … Continue reading

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