Buying a home, whether for the first time or not, is very exciting but can also be fraught with emotion and stress. These short videos from the AOL Real Estate Website Series What Works Now will help you better understand the general home buying process.
When it comes to the specifics of buying a Marin County Home, I will be happy to sit down with you and go over the process step by step so that you know what to expect. Call me for an appointment at 415.5050.4789 or email me at Sylvie@YourPieceofMarin.com. I can help you identify the right neighborhood for you and the right home by signing you up for CleanOffer, an email alert service to help you keep track of the inventory.
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Won’t You Be my Neighbor? You’ve heard it before. When it comes to real estate, only three things matter: location, location, location. That’s why it’s a good idea to thoroughly research a neighborhood before you start looking for a home.
What a Real Estate Agent Can’t Tell YouA good real estate agent is very familiar with the neighborhoods where he or she shows properties. But because of legislation called the Fair Housing Act, the agent can’t legally share all of that information with you.
Advice from a First Time HomebuyerWhen it comes time to purchase your first home, plenty of professionals out there can give you guidance and advice–real-estate agents, attorneys, lenders, and inspectors, to name just a few. But one of the best ways to learn about the home-buying experience is to talk to somebody who’s been through the process.
Mortgages 101 – Understanding Home LoansGetting a mortgage can be a complex process, especially for a first-time home buyer. When you’re looking at your loan options, you’ll want to find out the difference between mortgage types so that you’ll know which is best for you and fits comfortably into your monthly budget.
The Costs of Home Ownership Few things are as exciting as buying your first home. But before you become a homeowner, it’s important to make sure you have a clear understanding of all of your monthly expenses so that you can determine what you can comfortably afford.
Common Mistakes Homebuyers Make Buying a home is a thrilling experience. But it can also be a complex one. The good news is that if you can avoid a few common mistakes, you should be able to prevent some headaches and find yourself enjoying your new home a lot sooner.
Home Inspections: it pays to know what you’re buying Every house tells a story–if you know how to listen. Kenny Rhodes, a licensed home inspector for nearly 20 years, has a finely tuned ear for the messages a house is trying to send. That’s why buyers hire him to give their potential new digs a thorough once-over before they close the deal.
Real Appraisals 101 Today we hear more and more about appraisals as part of the real estate process. Tough markets, like the one in which we find ourselves today, bring the subject to the forefront more so than in times of booming sales and bidding wars.