Common Conditions in a Purchase Contract

Financing and Inspection Conditions are common in a purchase contract.  Depending upon market conditions, some buyers may choose to waive conditions, or depending on the property and its condition, you might wish to add additional ones. Here is an overview: []

The Importance of Buyer Due Diligence

When you buy a home, it is important to learn as much about the home or condo you are purchasing including: What is the condition of the property? Are there any restrictions on how I use the property? How about the neighborhood? []

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VIDEO: Preparing to Buy a Home or Condo

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Five Essentials for San Francisco Home and Condo Buyers

Are you ready to be a buyer in San Francisco?  Here are 5 things to consider as you start the buying process:1. Be Pre-Approved Getting pre-approved before you start searching for your new home is critical.  It will be a guide to help you determine the kind and price of the property you will be []

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How Should I Hold Title?

During your escrow process, you will be asked by your agent, lender and/or escrow officer how you plan to hold title.  There are several options for California residents.  Before you choose, it is best to confer with your expert advisors, including your attorney and accountant.  How you hold title can have significant implications on your []

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Six Signs That Could Mean Expensive (Hidden) Trouble

This article was written by Stacey Lamirand.Purchasing a home is a large investment and buyers are advised to do a careful investigation of the property.  There are six areas of potential trouble that should be thoroughly investigated by a licensed home inspector. Sometimes cracks, bulges and spots are an indication of trouble, sometimes they are []

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How Do Sellers Price Their Homes and How Much Should I Offer?

We’re often asked by our clients, “How much should we offer?”  This is an excellent question.  The answer is not straight-forward, especially in a market like ours. Pricing, in the late 1990s through the mid 2000s was a bit of a no-brainer.  Most agents advised their sellers to price homes very low, suggesting that this would []

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Moving Soon?

Congratulations!  You may be in the process of purchasing a home or condo!  Before you start packing, consider the following:  there are ways of making your move a bit greener.  How?  First, you can cull through all of the things that are in your home and consider getting rid of the things that you don’t []

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Now You’re in Escrow…So What Does That Mean?

This entry was written by Paula Siegel, Escrow Officer with Fidelity National Title.  She can be reached at psiegel@fnf.com.      You’ve done all the hard work – if you are the buyer, that means weekend drive bys, selecting a realtor and negotiating the financing. The sellers will also have selected a realtor, decided on the []