Will Mortgage Rates Remain Low Next Year? In 2020, buyers got a big boost in the housing market as mortgage rates dropped throughout the year. According to Freddie Mac, rates hit all-time lows 12 times this year, dipping below 3% for the first time ever while making buying a home more and more attractive as … Continue reading
It's always great to enter your new home for the first time! I frequently get asked, "When do I get my keys?" After the buyer has gone through all of the rigamarole of inspections, removing contingencies, getting all of the last minute paperwork into the bank so that the underwriter will sign off on the … Continue reading
Sit down with your partner and figure out your budget. Communication is key throughout the hope buying process.
Follow me and my family on our journey to buying our first home. Should be interesting...
Buying a home isn't easy. In fact it can be hard work. But don't miss out on your dream home because of a few mistaken assumptions. I read a survey a couple of years ago - it said that over 60% of first time home buyers have buyer's remorse. It's important to me that this … Continue reading
Today's blog is short but sweet. But since I get asked this question a lot, I thought that I'd address it. Perhaps it is best to first answer the question, what is earnest money (EMD for short)? Earnest money deposit comes up in Paragraph 3A in the offer. It's the first item in financing the … Continue reading
Today is the third component in our ongoing guest blogging. I'd like to welcome Alexis Hall. Alexis is a single mom to three kids. She created SingleParent.info to provide support and advice for the many families out there with only one parent in the household. How to Make Moving With Children Easier and Happier for … Continue reading
One of my all time favorite books. If you haven't read it, make the time. It's well worth it...but today's blog isn't about that. Today I want to talk about time wishing the offer process. There is often a lot of confusion surrounding what happens - in fact, I just went through a similar process … Continue reading
American Canyon edition! I actually have a couple of homes that I'm eyeing for the right buyer. The first is 442 Lucina Drive in Napa Square. It's rough...it's really rough even at $469,000. The bedrooms are a little small but the living space has a ton of potential. There is a small family room with … Continue reading
Casey Stengel once said, "There comes a time in every man's life and I've had plenty of them." That is certainly true for trying to get a transaction closed in real estate. There are any number of ways to delay closing. My first mentor (who also happens to be my mom...in fact I got into … Continue reading