First Time Home Buyer

July 25, 2013 - 1:54 PM
Buying a short sale is a way to possibly find a great deal, but you should be aware of the complexities of this kind of transaction. A short sale occurs when the bank agrees to a home selling for “short” of the total amount still owed on the loan. Take note: short has nothing to do with speed - in fact, Read More
July 24, 2013 - 9:23 AM
Why walkability matters We recently partnered with WalkScore.com to conduct a study ranking the most walkable cities with the most affordable homes in the Bay Area, but outside the borders of San Francisco. The City by the Bay is infamous for its walkability and many of its residents get around on bike, Read More
July 22, 2013 - 10:59 AM
Ah, there’s nothing like taking a midday dip in your very own swimming pool. This is a great addition to any home for cooling off, getting great low-impact exercise or just having a blast! But you shouldn’t just dive into pool ownership without thinking about the commitment. Here’s what you need to know, Read More
July 10, 2013 - 2:18 PM
A seller’s market can be tough for buyers: not only is it hard to find that home you love, it can be very disappointing when you end up being outbid. When inventory is tight and investors are making all-cash offers, homes often sell for way over their original list price! A great agent is your best bet for Read More
June 17, 2013 - 12:30 PM
Buying a house can be a daunting task, and that is no exception in Orlando. Faced with fewer homes and higher prices, home buyers in Orlando may have a challenging time when searching for the right house for a reasonable price.  It is important to have more home buying savvy than previously necessary ; Read More

Tips for Buying an Orlando Home

Buying a house can be a daunting task, and that is no exception in Orlando. Faced with fewer homes and higher prices, home buyers in Orlando may have a challenging time when searching for the right house for a reasonable price.  It is important to have more home buying savvy than previously necessary ; sellers are no longer motivated to take the first offer they receive.

Consider the following tips to make buying a house in Orlando easier and less stressful:

June 15, 2013 - 2:15 PM
Are you thinking about buying a house in Los Angeles, CA? If this is your first home, the decision can be a scary one; however, there are some compelling arguments for buying over renting. It is a great investment for your future, so the timing of when you buy is important. If you are considering buying an Read More

What You Should Know Before Buying a Home in Los Angeles

Are you thinking about buying a house in Los Angeles, CA? If this is your first home, the decision can be a scary one; however, there are some compelling arguments for buying over renting. It is a great investment for your future, so the timing of when you buy is important. If you are considering buying an LA home, the information below will help make your decision to rent or own an easier one.

Advantages to owning a home

However comfortable your apartment is, there are many benefits to owning a home that you just cannot get with a rental.

June 13, 2013 - 3:37 PM
Are you considering buying a home in Richmond Virginia? A variety of neighborhoods in this area offer outstanding real estate options. If you are seeking a quaint neighborhood with a variety of amenities, then the Church Hill District may be your ideal setting. Find a Home in Richmond: Explore the Area The Read More

Buying a Home in Church Hill District, Richmond

Are you considering buying a home in Richmond Virginia? A variety of neighborhoods in this area offer outstanding real estate options. If you are seeking a quaint neighborhood with a variety of amenities, then the Church Hill District may be your ideal setting.

Find a Home in Richmond: Explore the Area

June 10, 2013 - 3:22 PM
If moving to the Portland area, you will find beautiful homes, welcoming communities, and a plethora of cultural and economic opportunities, including the Pearl District. If you are considering buying a Portland home, the Pearl District may be the perfect choice for you.  What is the Pearl District? The Read More

Portland Pearl District Real Estate and Culture

If moving to the Portland area, you will find beautiful homes, welcoming communities, and a plethora of cultural and economic opportunities, including the Pearl District. If you are considering buying a Portland home, the Pearl District may be the perfect choice for you. 

What is the Pearl District?

June 6, 2013 - 1:16 PM
Boston real estate is growing in popularity.  Experts indicate the market is seeing a significant recovery, which is good news for homeowners.  If you are just entering the market and hoping to find your next home you'll need to move wisely. Boston home sale prices are competitive, and to snag that home you Read More

House Hunting in Boston's Competitive Real Estate Market

Boston real estate is growing in popularity.  Experts indicate the market is seeing a significant recovery, which is good news for homeowners.  If you are just entering the market and hoping to find your next home you'll need to move wisely. Boston home sale prices are competitive, and to snag that home you desire you'll need to be as well.

How to Buy When There's a Shortage of Homes

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

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