Buyer Optimism is UP!

By | Real Estate

Buyers are very optimistic that home prices will increase in the next 5 and 10 years as per the following from Realtor.com.  Does this optimism correspond to our market?  The short answer is yes but there is more to the story.  While prices have continued to rise, homes are staying on the market for a… Continued

December 11, 2013

Housing market another battlefield for U.S. Vets

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Source: The San Francisco Chronicle New data reveals that our nation’s veterans face unique challenges when it comes to achieving homeownership. When members of our military leave active duty and return to the United States, in most cases they do not return to a home they own. In fact, only 18 percent of veterans return… Continued

November 15, 2013

Are Mortgage Interest Rates Going UP?

By | Real Estate

There are several schools of thought as to whether mortgage interest rates are going up, going down or remaining constant.  At bankrate.com, the Bankrate analysts provide their predictions over the next week where the interest rates are headed.  What we all can agree on is that if interest rates go up your buying power will… Continued

July 5, 2013

My New Book available on Amazon.com

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I have been working diligently on my new book which has just been published on Amazon.com and is available in paperback and Kindle version.  This book has taken me several years to write and included the collaboration of many excellent people to finally put it all together.  The book is titled “The Common Sense Guide… Continued

June 22, 2013

How to Compete with Cash Buyers

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In 2012, a staggering 32.4% of the home buyers in the Bay Area paid cash for their homes.  This is up from 30.4% in 2011 which is double the average of 15.6%.  People are realizing that now is the time to buy Real Estate whether they are purchasing it as an investment or as their… Continued

February 8, 2013

Buying a New Home? BEWARE

By | Real Estate

  PROTECT YOURSELF!   PROTECT YOURSELF!  I can’t say that enough.  The home builder, under that big smile and fantastic customer service, has the deck stacked against you.  They are in control of the process and this can cost you big money unless you know your rights. Did you know that you’ll have to put down… Continued

July 29, 2012

What are the Experts saying about Real Estate?

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Warren Buffett said if he had a way to buy “a couple hundred thousand single-family homes” and easily manage them, he would “load up on them” and “take mortgages out at very, very low rates.”  You do know that Warren Buffett is famous for only investing in assets he believes are undervalued don’t you?  Therefore he… Continued

July 17, 2012