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10 things to check before you buy a house

Ten items to check before buying a house, according to Don Vandervort at Housetips.com: The structure. From a reasonably distant vantage point, look at the house. Do the walls appear to be plumb and flat? From inside, are any walls bowed or not square at corners? When you jump in the middle of the living room […]

Mortgage Rates Increase For First Time In 7 Weeks

Are we so accustomed to amazingly low mortgage rates that this increase is a surprise? It has been wonderful to hear stories from clients and friends who have bought a home or refinanced at the low rates that are being offered these last few weeks. As home prices have stabilized and the market shows proof […]

Southbay Summer Camps 2012

  I can not believe school is out in 15 days. Where does the time go? My 5th grader is jazzed there are only 15 days left, and especially excited to have a few weeks off before her new Junior Guard adventure. Junior Guard only covers 5 weeks of summer … what am I to […]

Making an offer on an overpriced listing

Before presenting an overpriced property to my clients I make sure I’ve done research to determine why its numbers are inflated.   Here’s a terrific article about this subject: 4 considerations when making offer on ‘overpriced’ listing BY TARA-NICHOLLE NELSON Q: I am currently in the market for a new home. I have found a […]

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week was May 7th ~ 11th this year. I’m embarrassed to say I missed it! As a parent and full time working mom, it’s challenging to juggle my schedule + everyone else’s in the household! Missing that week really bothered me – teachers are so special and deserve our extra appreciation & attention. […]