Our videos cover a variety of topics relating to home buying. Our goal is to help educate our clients and guarantee a stress-free home-buying experience in Silicon Valley's ever-changing real estate market. As we navigate the challenging terrain of real estate in this tech-driven city, we understand the unique complexities that come with finding the right homes in this sought-after region.
What We Do For Our Buyers
Assisting home buyers goes beyond merely opening doors; it involves providing hands-on guidance to identify the right home. My approach is centered on educating clients, helping them understand their options, and ultimately achieving the goal of purchasing a home that perfectly fits their needs. In the realm of real estate, making a costly mistake is the last thing a homebuyer desires. With two decades of experience in real estate, I perceive my role as that of an educator, aiding buyers in comprehending the market and the properties they consider. As a homebuyer, you might not be familiar with what to look for or the intricacies of properties in our local market, such as the various types of homes and neighborhoods along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Why Am I Buying a Home? Why Should I Buy a Home?
Homes are purchased for a variety of reasons. Some people seek stability and security, while others seek a home in which to raise a family. Moreover, some people see real estate or homes as a good investment or a way to build wealth. Whatever the reason, it is critical to understand your motivation before purchasing a home so that you can prioritize what you want or need. Overall, you want to make a good home purchase decision.
Let's face it: buying a home is a life-changing decision, for better or worse. Buying a home isn't always a good idea — it can be a financial disaster if not properly planned. Thinking about your home purchase will help to ensure that you make the right decision. So let's explore. In this video, I'll answer the question, "Why should I buy a home?"
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home in the Bay Area?
If you ask a realtor or real estate agent if it is a good time to buy a home in the bay area, the answer will almost always be YES. So let's change that to "is it a good time for ME to buy a home in the Bay Area?" So often in the Bay Area, buyers outnumber available homes for sale, resulting in competitive multiple-offer situations and rising home values. When prices are rising, buyers often become aggressive buyers, outbidding one another for fear of being priced out of the market if they do not buy a home. In this video, we go over everything you need to know about buying a home in the Bay Area.
NAR Lawsuit: How Will This Change the Real Estate Industry?
Big changes are coming to real estate and real estate commissions. You may not be aware, but in late October of 2023, a ruling was made in a court case (Burnett v. National Association of Realtors) which challenged long-standing practices surrounding real estate commissions. It argued that NAR and major real estate companies had been engaging in unfair and anti-competitive practices regarding buyer agent commissions. Ultimately, the court ruled that certain practices were restrictive and mandated significant changes. The ruling emphasized transparency and competition, altering how commissions are negotiated and disclosed.
Although this decision is on appeal, it marked a turning point and will reshape the real estate industry as we know it.
How to Finance a Home
The home-buying process is fairly straightforward, but there are lots of steps along the way. One thing to keep in mind is that our local market tends to be competitive with multiple offer situations, so as a home buyer, you need to be prepared. Being prepared will make your offer stronger, protect you from risk, and ensure a successful home-buying experience. In this video, we delve into the crucial topic of financing, breaking down the steps you need to take and the choices you'll face.
Identify Your Home-Buying Needs
The home-buying process is fairly straightforward, but there are lots of steps along the way. One thing to keep in mind is that our local market tends to be competitive with multiple offer situations, so as a home buyer, you need to be prepared. Being prepared will make your offer stronger, protect you from risk, and ensure a successful home-buying experience. In this video, delve into the crucial step of identifying your specific needs to ensure a successful home buying process.
The Home Search Process
The home-buying process is fairly straightforward, but there are lots of steps along the way. One thing to keep in mind is that our local market tends to be competitive with multiple offer situations, so as a home buyer, you need to be prepared. Being prepared will make your offer stronger, protect you from risk, and ensure a successful home-buying experience. In this video, we delve into Homes and Properties, exploring the differences and key aspects to consider.
Prop 19: How To Transfer Your Property Taxes To A New Home
Prop 19 allows homeowners 55 and older in California to transfer their existing property taxes to a new principal residence. For example, if you currently pay $2,000 yearly in property taxes, you can transfer that payment to a new property. To understand how Prop 19 works and if you are eligible, you've got to watch the whole video.
Everything Buyers Need to Know About Escrow
As a home buyer, there are lots of things that need to happen between now and the close of escrow. You may have specified a 30-day close in your purchase agreement or possibly an even shorter closing period. In this video, I am going to take you through all the steps during escrow, discuss the process and prepare you on what to expect.
How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time
Many homeowners face this challenge, but it is doable with the right strategy and guidance.We'll cover everything you need to know to successfully buy and sell a home at the same time, from timing your transactions to evaluating your financing options. So, whether you're a first-time buyer or an experienced investor, stay tuned to find out how to make your next move a success.