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Posts Tagged ‘home purchase’

Housing: Buy Now or Wait?

I received an email from one of the preferred lenders with whom I work, telling me about a client of his who was  having a difficult time deciding whether to purchase now or wait. She told him that her friends had advised her to wait to purchase, since home prices are high right now. He…

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The Market is Open to First Time Buyers

First time buyers have faced challenges over the last several years – from qualifying for loans to finding inventory that meets their needs at the price that fits within their budgets. But the biggest challenge by far has been competition from investors. Investors jumped back into the housing market in a big way in the…

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What Buyers Should Do During their Contingency Period

When buying a home most buyers have a contingency period, a standard 17 days under the California Residential Purchase Contract (RPA), but negotiable by contract for longer or shorter periods. This time is meant for the buyer to conduct investigations and inspections in order to discover information about the home that may affect ownership or…

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Home Inspection Saves the Day

In my years as a real estate agent I have learned to value home inspections a great deal. I always advise my buyers to have them, and most listen. Some do not, and that is their prerogative, but I feel very strongly about the benefits of having a good home inspection. However, I must say…

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It’s a Seller’s Market, But Where are the Sellers?

You may have read lately that here in Southern California home prices continue to rise. You may also have noticed that there do not seem to be many homes listed for sale. Combine that with the fact that there are definitely buyers out there looking for homes to purchase, interest rates are still historically low,…

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4 Homebuyer Expectations for Spring/Summer

Right now it is a tricky time to be a buyer, and that is because we are still coming out of the winter season and inventory is very low in many places (including here in North San Diego). I have multiple buyers but there is very little to show them (and they have seen everything…

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Home Buyers Beware…What You Need to Know When Purchasing

There is no doubt that home buyers are very savvy these days, but despite full seller disclosures and a clean home inspection there is always a chance that the home could have hidden issues that could cost lots of money down the road. Luckily there are steps that can be taken to avoid some big…

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