3 Critical Tips To Improve Your Credit Score And Mortgage Terms

When you are looking for a mortgage for your Bay Area home purchase, your credit score is very important. Any potential lender will check your score and will use the number to assess your credit worthiness and the interest rate they offer you. The better your credit score the lower the mortgage … [Read more...]

Fed Meeting Points To Continuing Low Interest Rates in the Bay Area

Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) statement indicates the Federal Reserve's commitment to keeping long term interest rates and inflation under control. This should continue a pattern of low interest rates for Bay Area home purchasers and clients looking to refinance. The Fed will … [Read more...]

Existing Home Sales Numbers Show Value Gains Across America- Bay Area Even More

The National Association of REALTORS® released its Existing Home Sales report for March on Monday. The news as we know in the Bay Area is good. Sales dipped from February's seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.95 million to 4.92 million existing homes sold in March, a decrease of 0.6 percent … [Read more...]

5 Important Questions To Ask Before You Invest In Solar Power For Your Bay Area Home

If you've been considering taking your home in a green direction, April is the perfect month to make an environmentally friendly update. Installing a solar energy system to your Bay Area home may be a very smart way to help the environment. Plus, solar panels turn sunlight into energy that can … [Read more...]

Federal Jobs Report Shows Largest Increase Since 2008- Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

Federal Jobs Report Shows Largest Increase Since 2008- Mortgage Rates Remain Steady

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its Job Openings and Labor Turnover report for February on Tuesday, June 9th, 2013. The data was mixed with preliminary figures for all non-farm jobs increasing from 3.62 million jobs in January to 3.93 million jobs in February. This was the highest … [Read more...]

Don’t Get Fooled By Tricky Terms When Purchasing Bay Area Real Estate

Don’t Get Fooled By Tricky Terms When Purchasing Bay Area Real Estate

When looking to buy or sell Pleasanton real estate, confusing terminology can leave you feeling somewhat uneasy. From a multitude of numbers to marketing jargon, property listings can provide you with an overwhelming amount of information — and it's hard to know what's important. So, brush up … [Read more...]

5 Top Tips For Purchasing Your New Home in the Bay Area

It's a great time to buy a new home in Pleasanton while interest rates remain historically low. Whether it's your first time purchasing real estate or you're a seasoned professional, here are a few tips to make shopping for a new house more pleasurable. 1. Get Help and Get Pre- … [Read more...]

Changes at FHA (April 1, 2013) Means Private MI is More Competitive for your Bay Area Purchase or Refinance

Changes at FHA (April 1, 2013) Means Private MI is More Competitive for your Bay Area Purchase or Refinance

Changes at FHA Means Private MI is More Competitive than Ever As spring home buying season approaches, borrowers, lenders and real estate professionals should take a fresh look at using private mortgage insurance for the purchase or refinance of a home with less than a 20 percent down payment. In … [Read more...]

4 Critical Tips When Purchasing Foreclosure Real Estate in Dublin, CA

Buying a foreclosed property in Dublin and the surrounding Tri Valley area can be different than buying other types of real estate. In many cases you will be able to get a fantastic deal on a home, but you will need to go through quite a bit of work and negotiation. Here are four tips to help … [Read more...]

Existing Home Sales Rise As Bay Area Home Inventory Shrinks

Home sales rose for the 11th consecutive month according to the National Association of REALTORS® Existing Home Sales Report for January. This is the first time this has occurred since the period between July of 2005 and May of 2006 driving mortgage rates higher. National Average Home Price Up … [Read more...]