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What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?

In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes sense! A seller’s market is defined as a market in which the inventory of homes for sale cannot sati...

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YTD Market Update 2-21-19

The beginning of 2019 saw a fairly strong start for the Peninsula real estate market with a slight uptick in inventory and many properties getting into contract, some even receiving multiple offers. Open houses have been busy with neighbors...

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What you need to prepare for your first house

Buying a home is a big undertaking. From finding the right property and negotiating to sorting out the legal details and moving in, there are dozens of important steps along the way. And for many first-time buyers, it can seem overwhelming....

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What if you want to keep the seller’s furniture?

When you buy a pre-owned home, do you know what will come with the house? Do you get to keep all the appliances, the art on the walls or the outdoor pizza oven on the patio? Determining what will stay with the home and what will go with ...

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You can compete with all-cash offers. Here’s how.

In today’s hot market, bidding wars have become the norm. With many out-of-state buyers and property investors looking for a great deal, all-cash offers are also becoming common. A cash offer can seem tempting for sellers since it offe...

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Can you own your dream house with student debt?

Did you know you can buy your dream home while paying off student loan debt? It’s true and even quite common. While student loans are factored into your debt-to-income ratio, they shouldn’t prevent you from becoming a homeowner. A...

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How can aging in place impact your family?

Independent living is often cited as being good for one's well-being, so it's no surprise that aging in place has become so popular. Thankfully, many options in today's housing market make it possible. Preparing for physical safety and f...

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Market Update, Q3 2018

Can you believe it’s already holiday time? Crazy to think we are on the closing end of 2018 already! Since we’ve been asked about the market a lot lately, we thought now would be a good time to send you some fresh data. Click on the ...

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