You’re about to become a first-time homeowner—this is an exciting time! As you begin working with lenders on securing pre-approval for a mortgage, you probably hear some terms when it comes to mortgage interest rates such as “fixed” and “adjustable.” To help you make a smart decision, here’s what you need to know about these […]
You just found your dream home in San Mateo, Ca , and it’s within your budget! One thing has you scratching your head though, how are you going to come up with the 20% down payment? You’re worried that if you can’t find the money for the deposit, you’ll lose your chance to buy your […]
Purchasing a property is a significant life decision and this process can be frustrating and time-consuming. Here are a few steps to take when buying a home in San Mateo, CA.
When it comes to selling real estate, it’s important to be incredibly thorough from the beginning. Get the Preliminary Report and Review it! Why? Because it will show if there are any judgments or liens that would prevent you from selling your home in the timeframe you want. Recently, I had a seller with this particular problem; a lien. We ordered […]
One of the biggest “Gotchas” of buying or selling a home with a rooftop solar system has to do with who owns the system. The solar panels may be on the homeowner’s roof, but this does not necessarily mean that the system belongs to the homeowner. Our sellers at 2232 Portsmouth Way recently signed a […]
There are some people who haven’t purchased homes because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that unless you are living with your parents rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or your landlord’s. As Entrepreneur Magazine, a premier source for small business, explained in their article, “12 Practical […]