Closing day: What to expect

The time has finally come and all of your hard work is about to pay off. You have listed your home and someone has finally made an offer. The next step after accepting their offer is to sign a contract and then attend the closing of the home. The closing process is the last chance

Fremont to offer a variety of Easter events

This Easter Sunday and the Saturday before, choose from among a variety of events to celebrate the holiday in the Fremont area. Here are some of the festivities, including several Easter egg hunts: The Salem Lutheran Church will host its yearly Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. on Easter Sunday on the building’s front lawn.

12 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Realtor To Sell Your Home

Home selling has to be one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. There are a hundred different reasons why you may be putting your property in the Fremont real estate market. Yet, the one important reason to have a Realtor sell your home is that you want to get the best sales

Financing Benefits for Foreclosed Properties

If you’re looking for low cost housing and financing options, why not consider what foreclosed homes have to offer. Fannie Mae has a substantial inventory of foreclosures and is offering low down payment financing and closing cost support for eligible buyers. These homes are currently being marketed through the company’s HomePath program. In order to

Buying vs Renting: Which is Cheaper?

According to Trulia’s Winter 2014 Buying vs. Renting Report, home buying is approximately 38% cheaper than paying for rental property. A rise in mortgage rates and home prices could see this gap narrowing. At present, however, homeowners are saving more than renters in 100 of the largest metro areas across the country. Low 30-year fixed

Welcoming Spring with Some Home Maintenance

As the snow melts and the temperatures rise, it’s a good time for homeowners to do a little spring maintenance on their homes. Here are a few areas that can often use some home maintenance after winter. Inspect your gutters and downspouts to ensure that they are securely attached to the home. The weight of

Fremont experiences true real estate market recovery

Home prices have stabilized in the Fremont area and are likely, according to the latest market update, to increase 1 percent through 2014. The region is among several urban areas in California that have truly experienced a real estate market recovery after a prolonged economic recession sparked in large by the bursting of the housing

Getting Your Home Ready For Spring

Homeowners! Spring is upon us and now is the time to open your windows, let out that old stale air, and clean your house! Let in the fresh breezes and fresh scents of spring. These spring cleaning tips will get you started on the way to a clean and fabulous house! Clean carpets and drapes. Your

House Presentation: The Garage Is Important

When you’re selling your home, presentation is everything–even in the garage. How can you make your garage presentable? Reduce clutter. Organize the clutter as much as possible, and if at all possible, find a storage facility to store it in for the time being. This makes your garage appear larger and roomier. Perform general maintenance. Garages are

Baby Boomers Making it Hard for Younger People to Buy Houses

Would-be home buyers from Gen X and Gen Y are increasingly finding themselves locked out of the housing market thanks to the increasing buying power of baby boomers, according to MSN. One of the reasons that baby boomers have become sought-after buyers is that they can sometimes afford to buy houses in cash. The required

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