Buying Your Home

It’s not always about the sale!

I’m not about just selling homes. There is nothing I enjoy more than being able to really help clients out of a jam, and sometimes that means helping them NOT put their house on the market. A client contacted me because she was considering selling her house.  Her first home mortgage was interest only and […]

Buying Your Home, Selling Your Home

Tax Benefits of Buying a Home

If you are like me you are collecting up all your 1099’s, 1098’s, W2’s this time of year before visiting your tax professional. I thought I would remind you of the tax benefits of buying a home  with this great article I just found: Home mortgage interest deduction: The interest paid on a mortgage or […]

Buying Your Home

Buying Foreclosure Homes In Sonoma County

These tips apply to virtually all markets in Northern CA and while many buyers have heard that there are many foreclosures on the market, most don’t understand these practical rules they can follow to save money and get the attention of the selling bank. Here are some tips to consider: 1. Work with an agent […]

Buying Your Home

Home Appraisal Guidelines for Buyers and Sellers

It’s easy to get confused and frustrated during the appraisal process when buying or selling a home. Because of this, the Appraisal Institute recently released tips for consumers, providing guidance for homeowners and buyers seeking to ensure their sales are completed in a timely manner. The Appraisal Institute’s tips encourage homeowners and buyers to: • […]

Buying Your Home, Selling Your Home

How tough is it to get a cheap Home Loan in Sonoma County?

How tough is it to get a cheap Home Loan in Sonoma County? All banks have tightened up their credit requirements for getting a loan. The mortgage market seems to get tighter each day with some of the underwriting rules making sense and some not. It seems these days that you have to work very […]

Buying Your Home

Winning in a multiple offer situation

The home sale market for homes under $400,000 is hot in many places in California. And knowing what to offer is tough. Especially with the multiple offer competition that is being encouraged by all sellers including bank owned properties, flips, and short sellers when they intentionally price their home low.  A home priced at $325,000 […]

Buying Your Home