How to Buy a Home

Comprehensive Guide to Buying a Home

A Recipe For Escrow Success

Since my team has a relatively higher rate of successful escrow closings, 90% versus 75% local average, I have been asked what attributes have been found most helpful to this success.

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Buying a Home

Loan Shop Before Home Shop

The residential loan process has become tremendously challenging since 2008. Many escrows have been delayed or cancelled as a result of the numerous recent lender and appraisal restrictions that have impacted the loan process.

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Home Searching On Your Own vs With An Agent

“We are helping our son with his first home (condo) purchase, and really think he should work with an agent through the entire process. He and his friends feel sure that he does not need to engage an agent until ready to buy, and then he might do well to work with the seller’s agent. Could you please share your thoughts about this issue and also about the various search sites that our son is intending to use?” — A Santa Monica Homebuyer’s Dad

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Reasons To Buy Sooner Than Later

It is almost impossible to perfectly time either the purchase or sale of any asset, especially real estate. Often when price movements have reached extreme highs or lows, they are about to change direction. With current average prices being 25-35%

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