Yesterday we talked about the first step in buying a home: the Initial Consultation. Today we talk about the best way to go about getting qualified for a loan.
Happy New Year! If you've made a new year's
resolution to stop paying rent and buy yourself a home, here are 9
simple steps to success. We will start with Step 1 and continue with a
step a day for the next 9 days. Step 1 - The Initial Consultation - Evaluate Your Needs and Your Resources
At our sales meeting this week, we were asked to raise our hands if we had listings coming on in the next few weeks. Not too many agents raised their hands. Then we were asked to raise our hands if we had buyers who were actively looking but could not find the right property. Just about everyone raised their hands (there were probably 100 agents at this meeting).
For the past 9+ years, I've volunteered for the San Francisco Ballet by working in The Ballet Shop on the mezzanine level. During Nutcracker,
which usually starts early December and goes through New Year's, the
shop carries wooden nutcrackers of every size, color, and style, and
hundreds of different ornaments.
San Francisco, CA – December 5, 2011 – Zephyr Real Estate is once again accepting contributions for the annual Food and Toy drives to benefit those who need a little help this holiday season. As with prior years, the San Francisco Firefighters’ Toy Program and the San Francisco Food Bank are the recipients of the donations from all six offices in San Francisco. To find the nearest Zephyr office to drop off a donation, visit www.zephyrsf.com.
Slowly but surely the area now known as Rincon Hill is developing a
residential community, mostly built around the high-rises that went up
in the last 5-7 years, like One Rincon Hill and the Infinity Tower
buildings. One sure sign of the turn from commercial to residential is
the installation of a dog park for its 4-legged residents.
San Francisco, CA – November 28, 2011 – Last spring, Oliver Burgelman, Realtor with Zephyr Real Estate, developed a new market-tracking website tool called PriceSquares.com. The site originally covered properties in San Francisco, but the demand for expansion quickly became apparent, particularly for the North Bay. Consequently, the site now includes Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano and Mendocino counties. The site also has undergone some visual changes for a cleaner and more user-friendly interface.
Going out on broker's tour every Tuesday and Wednesday gives me ample opportunity to see some amazing views in San Francisco. If you're out and about today, you may want to check out some of these places.
The San Francisco Association of Realtor’s Market Focus report for October 2011 is a monthly analyses of the state of the housing and
mortgage markets, as well as the local economy.
San Francisco, CA – November 17, 2011 – Zephyr Real Estate once again leads the race in technology advances for the real estate industry. San Francisco home shoppers need look no further than their iPhone to find every available listing in the city with Zephyr Real Estate Search, now available in the iTunes Store.