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Buying a Home

How Much Home Can You Really Afford?

The current real estate market has led to frustration and anxiety for many potential buyers. Having good credit scores, enough funds for down payment, and adequate loan pre-approval is often not enough for them to

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Buying a Home

Help With First Time Purchases

It is well known that purchasing a home in the Westside housing market is very challenging, especially if it is a first home.  And in recent years it has gotten even harder for young families

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Buying a Home

Escrow Deal Breakers

One of every four escrows falls out due to buyer difficulties in obtaining a loan or because of the many challenging things that come up during transactions that can result in an escrow falling apart.

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Buying a Home

Today’s Home Purchase Process

With so much information available online, real estate search sites have made it easy for most buyers to search on their own for their ideal home. In fact, many current buyers believe they don’t need

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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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Buyer Myths & Mistakes

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.

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