Bay Area

June 5, 2013 - 10:15 AM
In some areas of the country, such as the San Francisco Bay Area, a bidding war is taking place.  If you plan to purchase a Bay Area home, you'll need to be ready to make your move fast.  Just a few years ago you would have been hard pressed to find sales in some Bay Area cities, but the housing market has Read More

House Hunting Tips for Bay Area Home Buyers

In some areas of the country, such as the San Francisco Bay Area, a bidding war is taking place.  If you plan to purchase a Bay Area home, you'll need to be ready to make your move fast.  Just a few years ago you would have been hard pressed to find sales in some Bay Area cities, but the housing market has turned around at near-record pace.  How can you actually find Bay Area real estate and get the home you desire? Here are some tips for buying a home in the competitive Bay Area market:

Be Seller-Ready

May 4, 2013 - 9:00 AM
Although the real estate market as a whole suffered significantly during the last recession, some areas fared better than others. Likewise, some markets are rebounding faster than others, such as the San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, if you are planning on purchasing Bay Area real estate in the near future, Read More

Buying a Home in the Bay Area without Breaking the Bank!

Although the real estate market as a whole suffered significantly during the last recession, some areas fared better than others. Likewise, some markets are rebounding faster than others, such as the San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, if you are planning on purchasing Bay Area real estate in the near future, be prepared for one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country.

April 4, 2013 - 10:13 AM
One of the most up-scale, yet surprisingly low-key, communities in the Bay Area is an incorporated town called Atherton. Located in the Silicon Valley region of San Mateo County near Palo Alto and Menlo Park; Atherton contains some of the most exclusive residential neighborhoods in the nation. It was Read More

Buying a home in one of the most affluent communities in the Bay Area

One of the most up-scale, yet surprisingly low-key, communities in the Bay Area is an incorporated town called Atherton. Located in the Silicon Valley region of San Mateo County near Palo Alto and Menlo Park; Atherton contains some of the most exclusive residential neighborhoods in the nation. It was actually rated among the most desirable places to live in the Bay area, and is noted for its large estates, abundant oak trees and landscape that begins in the flatlands by the bay and climbs to the hills in the west.

March 4, 2013 - 5:02 PM
If you are considering buying a home in the Bay Area but are not a 100% sure you can make a long term commitment, you might want to consider a residential lease option. A lease-option, or a rent-to-own agreement, offers more flexibility while still allowing you to hold onto the option of purchasing the home Read More

Need Help Buying a Home in the Bay Area? Learn About Lease Options

If you are considering buying a home in the Bay Area but are not a 100% sure you can make a long term commitment, you might want to consider a residential lease option. A lease-option, or a rent-to-own agreement, offers more flexibility while still allowing you to hold onto the option of purchasing the home in the future. Many Bay Area home buyers are using lease agreements to scope out a neighborhood before committing to the full home purchase.

How Lease-Options Work

February 6, 2013 - 2:28 PM
If you’re choosing between renting and buying a home in the Bay Area, the decision will depend largely on your individual situation and your ability to take on the costs associated with each option.  Costs of Renting a Home When you rent a house or apartment, you will be responsible for a number of initial Read More

Should You Rent or Buy in the Bay Area?

If you’re choosing between renting and buying a home in the Bay Area, the decision will depend largely on your individual situation and your ability to take on the costs associated with each option. 

Costs of Renting a Home

January 10, 2013 - 4:26 PM
With its temperate weather conditions and picturesque landscapes, the Bay Area has always been an attractive location for people looking to purchase homes. Unfortunately, Bay Area home prices (along with the rest of the nation's home prices) dropped during the housing market crash. Although the housing Read More

Current Bay Area Home Price Trends

With its temperate weather conditions and picturesque landscapes, the Bay Area has always been an attractive location for people looking to purchase homes. Unfortunately, Bay Area home prices (along with the rest of the nation's home prices) dropped during the housing market crash. Although the housing market is still feeling the effects of the recession, it's good news that the Bay Area home prices are on the rise.

An Increase in Bay Area Home Prices

December 31, 2012 - 3:34 PM
California's real estate market is making significant headwind in its economic recovery. Data from the past year indicates that housing prices are on the rise, foreclosure rates are down and inventory levels are decreasing, which could attract potential homebuyers looking for a new home in a strong metro Read More

Real estate prices rise in Bay Area

California's real estate market is making significant headwind in its economic recovery.

December 31, 2012 - 3:27 PM
For families interested in purchasing one of the homes for sale in Santa Clara, the city's scholastic and family support programs may be a potential draw. Santa Clara officials and various organizations have developed a number of programs designed to help families stay safe, educated and connected to the Read More

Opportunities for students and young residents reside in Santa Clara

For families interested in purchasing one of the homes for sale in Santa Clara, the city's scholastic and family support programs may be a potential draw.

December 31, 2012 - 3:04 PM
Potential homebuyers concerned about the environment may want to consider purchasing real estate in Santa Clara. City officials and local businesses alike have shown a genuine interest in making eco-friendly decisions. Residential green-power rebates are available The city of Santa Clara is dedicated to Read More

Sustainability initiatives abound in Santa Clara

Potential homebuyers concerned about the environment may want to consider purchasing real estate in Santa Clara.

December 31, 2012 - 3:01 PM
Before a potential homebuyer purchases real estate in San Jose, it is important that he or she researches the market. According to a report published by the San Jose Department of Planning, Building & Code Enforcement, Planning Edition, the 10th largest city in the nation has a population of 971,372. Read More

San Jose facts and figures to consider

Before a potential homebuyer purchases real estate in San Jose, it is important that he or she researches the market.

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