Check out this recent Mercury News article with updates on today’s real estate market in the Bay Area. Higher inventory has led to a drop in sales prices making this a great time for buyers to jump back into the market. The real estate market seems to have shifted in the past few months – I had 25 offers on one of my listings back in March of this year and now buyers are often only competing with a few others for homes. If you were considering making a move in the real estate market, now is definitely the time! Give me a call today at (408) 410-2060 to discuss your options!
1) Don’t buy or lease an auto – Lenders look carefully at your debt-to-income ratio. A large payment such as a car lease or purchase can greatly impact those ratios and prevent you from qualifying for a home loan.
2) Don’t move assets from one bank account to another – These transfers show up as new deposits and complicate the application process as you must then disclose and document the source of funds for each new account. The lender can verify each account as it currently exists. You can consolidate your accounts later if necessary. Continue reading “7 Things You Should NOT do when Applying for a Home Loan”
Ring in the new year right by getting your home in shape. Your home is your most valued possession so why not spruce it up for the year ahead!
Paint touch-up. Scuffs, dirt and even crayons can plague beautiful walls of a home. Simply mark those areas with blue painter’s tape and then walk around your home with a touch-up paintbrush. Continue reading “Get Your Home in Shape for the New Year!”
JUST SOLD! 324 Jackson Street, San Jose, CA 95112. Wonderfully well maintained townhome near Japantown! This beautiful 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home features hardwood floors, granite counters, maple cabinets and a loft area that could be used for a office or den. Negotiated for my client for the low price of $450,000! Continue reading “JUST SOLD! 324 Jackson Street, San Jose”
If you are considering a move during this holiday season but you are unsure how the market will react, read on. You may be surprised to find that some of the most serious, ready-to-go buyers are waiting in the wings during the holiday season to take advantage of the market while others are out holiday shopping. At an open house a few weeks ago, I had over 125 people through both Saturday and Sunday, proof that plenty of buyers are waiting for your home to come on the market! Continue reading “Why You Should Consider Selling Your Home During the Holidays”
Summer has ended, the weather is cooling, leaves are changing and, you may be surprised to learn, homebuyers are out in force. Fall is a popular time for corporations to relocate associates – creating a pool of buyers who need to make quick decisions about housing. They’re serious about purchasing and, with fewer houses on the market this time of year, your house may soon be getting more attention. What can you do to make sure your home sells before all the leaves fall off the trees? Here are a few helpful tips. Continue reading “Tips for Selling Your Home in the Fall”
Has your family grown out of that 2 bedroom home? Are you considering a larger residence in a different area? Or perhaps you just need more room for the new family dog? Here is a great article from Realtor Magazine which discusses the questions to ask yourself if you are considering making the move into a larger home. Continue reading “Does Moving Up Make Sense?”
Well maintained & spacious!
This wonderful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome features 1,598 square feet of living space with upgraded kitchen, bamboo floors, built-in storage, view of park-like setting off the patio and newer roof by the Homeowners Association. Walking distance to award-winning Cupertino Schools: Dilworth Elementary (API 991 , Miller Middle (API 981) & Lynbrook High School (API 943). Don’t miss this one, it will go fast!Offered at $828,000. Continue reading “New Cupertino Area Listing Features Top Schools for Under $1 million!”