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

By | Real Estate

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

Rents are going up! Should you BUY or RENT?

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In San Francisco, rents have increased by 14.7% from June 2011 to June 2012.  In this same period, home prices also went up but not as much as rents.  The bottom of the market was reached months ago and we are now in an escalating market. Can you afford to continue to rent?  If you… Continued

July 14, 2012

California Homeowner Bill of Rights signed into Law Today

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Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Homeowner Bill of Rights into law today.  Actually, the law goes into affect on January 1, 2013.  The law is known as Assembly bill 278 and Senate Bill 900.  This bill will assist struggling Californians keep their homes and is meant to stabilize the California housing market by helping… Continued

July 11, 2012