Category Archives: Buyers

Why Real Estate Investing Makes (Dollars and) Sense

INTRODUCTION  Turn on the television or scroll through Facebook, and chances are you’ll see at least one advertisement for a group or “guru” who promises to teach you how to “get rich quick” through real estate investing. The truth is, much of what they’re selling are high-risk tactics that aren’t a good fit for the…
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How to Buy a Home: 7 Tips and Tricks from Real Estate Insiders

No matter if you’re in a buyer’s or seller’s market, there are a few critical steps you can take to make a smarter purchase. Since buying a home is likely the biggest single investment you will ever make, being prepared will help you make a better purchase. Here are our best tips to buying a…
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SOLD! Family of Four Wins the House

A roomy house for four with an office for him, an extra bedroom for Grandma and Grandpa to visit, and lots of outdoor room to play! My buyers couldn't be more pleased when they found their 'forever home' in a lovely neighborhood in San Mateo. This home is nicely located west of Alameda de las…
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Luxury Condominium Burlingame with Roof Top Views

My buyers are thrilled to be moving into this luxury condominium in Burlingame. The building is only a few years old, so has all of the current conveniences; dual-paned windows, gas fireplace, modern kitchen, gorgeous hardwood floors, plantation shutters, and air-conditioning! Making the decision for buying that much easier! Lots of storage, an elevator, steps…
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1125 Palomar Drive, Redwood City

Another happy buyer! I'm so pleased that this family of four has finally found their dream home. The property has tons of space for two active girls and an amazing view from the deck.
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1027 Shoreline Drive, San Mateo Listing

Listing in San Mateo SOLD to a most delightful couple from London. They are going to make a happy new home along the water in Harbortown. Congratulations! Welcome to the neighborhood San Mateo County.
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Another Happy Buyer: 1705 Palm Ave #10

Another migration south to the Peninsula! I just helped another happy professional couple, and their dog 'Paddy', purchase their first home together. We found this adorable condo in San Mateo. Congratulations, and welcome to the neighborhood!
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1136 Helen Drive, Single Family Home Millbrae

SOLD to this incredibly happy family of four. Congratulations to my buyers who won the home of their dreams after writing only their second offer in this vibrant market. We successfully negotiated the winning offer over five others. I am so fortunate to be considered a trusted realtor in Millbrae California.  The first day that…
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Real Estate Purchase: Who Pays for What?

The Seller Generally Pays For:  • Real estate commission • Document prep fee for Deed • Transfer tax • Notary fees • Homeowner’s transfer fee • Interest accrued to Lender being paid off, statement fees, reconveyance fees and any payment penalties • Any judgments or tax liens • Tax pro-ration for any unpaid property taxes…
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There Is No “Perfect Home”

Often buyers tell me that they are just not finding the house they want. I agree: there is no such thing as the perfect house. However, rather than feel frustrated by this, there are a few ways to help with this dilemma.
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You Won’t ‘Get a Deal’ On the Right House

So you want to buy a house, but only if you can ‘get a deal’? Of course, no one ever wants to pay more than necessary. But the question is, do you want a deal, or do you want a home that you and your family will love and want to live in and enjoy?
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1057 Lassen Drive, Belmont

This property in the Belmont hills has beautiful views and a gorgeous open floor plan. It always feels good to help another happy buyer find their dream house.
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What Is the Best Way to Make an Offer?

"We are going to write an offer on a home and we know that there will be multiple offers. Where should we come in with our offer so we win the home?" It is not unusual to have multiple offers received on a home. That is the result of more buyers wanting to buy than…
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Getting Serious About Buying a House

I am often asked, "How long does it take to find and buy a house?" And my answer is always, "That entirely depends on the client." What do I mean by this? Well, I find that a client who really needs or wants to buy a house does so fairly quickly. The underlying theme is…
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