Your Guide To The Home Buying Escrow Process

Escrow Basics The escrow process can be a little confusing, especially if you are buying your first house. To ensure that you know what is going on during the escrow process, keep these basics in mind. Title companies – title companies are responsible for making sure that there are not any issues with the title

How To Sell Your Home With Kids

Tips to Sell Your Home With Kids Selling your home can be stressful and time consuming under any circumstances, but it can be even harder if you have kids. To help make the process less difficult, keep these tips in mind. Clean – give yourself a full 10 days to clean your home and clear

Design Trends That Can Hurt The Selling Process

Prepare Your Home the Right Way While wanting your home to look its best by following the hottest interior design trends, it is imperative in the selling process to put things back in pristine, move-in condition. Homeowners want to move into a house in which they can pursue a vision of their own design trends.

Getting To Know You: Real Estate Edition

Understanding the Agent, Broker, and Attorney in the Real Estate Transaction If you have bought or are in the process of buying or selling a home, you—like so many Americans—may have felt confusion about the number of people it takes to buy or sell property. To help you understand the different parties gathered around the

Holiday Cheer with Nothing To Fear

Keeping Safe During Holiday Haste As holiday cheer fills the air and holiday to-dos fill our schedules, it is easy (and fun!) to get caught up in the season. To enable you and your family to fully enjoy this time of year without any hiccups, there are a few safety precautions worth taking. Nothing can

The Impact of Increasing Interest Rates

How Will Rising Interest Rates Affect You? As we look toward 2015, the New Year brings good tidings for the economy. In October, the Federal Reserve put an end to the asset-purchase program, signaling that the economy has turned a corner and is self-sustaining again. Good news for the most part but a healthier economy

What to Do When the Seller Will Not Negotiate

Once you have found your dream home, it is time to make an offer. Unfortunately, some sellers will not negotiate on their sale price. What do you do when the seller won’t negotiate? Keep these tips in mind to help you navigate this tricky situation. Do not over analyze the seller – it can be

Making a Selling Disclosure Work for You

When selling your home, you are required to fill out paperwork disclosing any issues that you are aware of about your property. While many people see this as a burden, it can also help to speed up the sales process. If you do not disclose all-important information, you can lose the buyer or have to

Why it is the Best Time to Buy a New Home

There has never been a better time to buy a new home or refinance your current home than now! The current record low mortgage rates make it easy to get a better deal on a home loan no matter if you are refinancing or looking into buying a new house. Most of the mortgage loans

Don’t Miss Out on America Recycles Day!

Make sure to mark your calendar for America Recycles Day on November 15th! Bring the whole family to the Davis Street Resource Recovery Complex in San Leandro to recycle any items that you have lying around your home, and to learn more about what you can do to help the environment. This exciting November event

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