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.

Buyer Videos

How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time
Are you in the market for a new home but unsure how to navigate the process of buying and selling 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.
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.
Why Should I Buy a Home?
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 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
Everything you Need to Know about Prop 19
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 a year 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.
Understanding Homes and Properties
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.
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.
How to Search for the Right Home
How to Search for the Right 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 everything you need to know when searching for the right home.
Identifying Your Home-Buying Needs
Identifying 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, we delve into the crucial step of identifying your specific needs to ensure a successful home buy
Everything to Know about Home Loans And Financing
Everything to Know about Home Loans And Financing 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
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 significan
Santa Clara Housing Market Update - February 2024
Welcome to another Santa Clara market update, where I delve into the latest developments in the local real estate scene, recap recent home sales, and provide insights into what to anticipate in the near future. In this video, we'll take a look at January's statistics, examine current home inventory levels, and discuss what implications these trends may have for the future of the housing market.
Is Buying A Flipped House Worth It?
In recent years, the real estate market has witnessed a surge in flipped properties hitting the market. These homes, ranging from simple updates like new flooring and paint to fully renovated properties with modern amenities, often exude an irresistible charm. However, behind their polished façade, flipped houses may harbor a host of undisclosed issues, including unpermitted renovations, structural problems, and even health hazards like mold. Flipped homes have become increasingly popular among buyers see

We've all heard it before: Location, Location, Location. There are two locations of a property to consider. The overall location, such as the area, city, or neighborhood, and the immediate location where the home is situated.

Is the home on a busy street or the corner of one? Is it close to busy roads, where car or train noise is audible? Is it on a corner lot, interior lot, or cul-de-sac? What's the shape of the lot? These factors influence a home's desirability and marketability, as well as what can be done with the property. Understanding setbacks for building and information can help buyers assess if the property will work for them.

Types of Homes:

  • A single-family home is on its own parcel, offering more control over usage and modification.
  • Condos and townhomes have condominium ownership, with distinctions in style and ownership. Townhomes may have an attached garage, while condos are typically one level in a multi-level building with shared parking.

Understanding the differences in these property types is crucial for making informed decisions.

Age and Characteristics - Construction and Drawbacks:

Construction has changed significantly in the last 70 years, from post-war tract housing in the 50s and 60s to homes built in subsequent decades. Knowing how these homes are constructed, their limitations, and drawbacks helps set realistic expectations. Foundation and structural issues, common in older homes, require careful consideration. A knowledgeable agent can guide you through these aspects.

Floor Plan:

Our lifestyles have evolved, and so have home designs. The floor plan is crucial when assessing a property. While buyers may need to make concessions based on available properties, some homes lend themselves to easier modification for an open, workable floor plan.

Condition - Due Diligence, Inspections, and Reports:

Lastly, consider the overall condition of the home and inspection reports. Homes may be outdated or have issues, and understanding their severity and associated costs is essential. In our market, flipped homes or those with significant updates are common. Assessing the quality of improvements helps avoid overpaying for a poorly updated home.

Conclusion:

In conclusion, this video covered the importance of location, property type, construction, and their impact on a home's desirability. While the scope is not exhaustive, being aware of these considerations and seeking guidance from an experienced agent is crucial for making informed decisions in the home-buying process. Thank you for watching, and here's to making a great home-buying decision!

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