Buying a home can seem like a frightening prospect. Whether it's your first home, or your fifth, so much is at stake — your savings, your credit rating, and your financial freedom.
It's difficult to get up the courage to sign on the dotted line, even if you want that home very, very badly.
How do you determine whether or not the purchase of a home makes sense?
Have you ever walked by a house with the most beautiful garden
planted right in the sidewalk and wondered if you could do the same? For
a minimal permit fee and with the right plants and tree, you can work your green thumb to enhance all that concrete in front of your home.
If you're embarking on your goal of buying a home, following these 7 steps will help you safely reach your goal.Step 1. Prepare for home ownership Monitor
your credit record. Get a free copy of your credit report and if
necessary, take steps to improve your credit score. Your credit score
is a key factor in
Negotiation is an important tool of the real estate
business. To be a successful home seller you should have a basic understanding
of negotiation methods, knowing the motivation of the other party and adapting
to their style. You can strengthen your position as a home seller by following
these four negotiation tips.
At some point in our lives, most of us will have to deal
with selling the home we've lived in for many years and moving into something
smaller. But, giving up our beloved family home and downsizing into something
smaller is always a difficult decision.
San Francisco has two 8-sided houses and one of them, at 2645 Gough on the corner of Green Street, is open to the public free of charge
three days a month.
Mortgage interest rates are near a record low and people are buying
homes every day. So, why is it that some homes sell right away while
others sit on the market for months and months?
One of the most common requests I get from buyers is, "I want to be in a neighborhood where I can easily walk to shops and restaurants." People want to be able to step outside their front door and go for a latte, walk to the gym, pick up groceries, drop off dry cleaning. Especially with gas prices the way they are, being able to walk to where you want to go has become even more important.
This article by Kathleen Pender of the SF Chronicle got me thinking about how important it is for condo buyers to be aware of what the HOA CC&Rs (Covenant, Conditions, & Restrictions) say about renting out your condo.