JUST LISTED – 2724 Oak Road #122, Walnut Creek

Don’t miss this gorgeously remodeled home featuring upgrades that have been carefully selected with the utmost care: an upgraded kitchen with granite countertops and brand new faucet, newly remodeled bath, fresh interior paint throughout, two bedrooms with brand new carpet, and laminate floors! You’ll also love the upgraded dual pane windows in this end-unit condo, which allow natural sunlight to shine throughout the day. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the easy access to Iron Horse Trail just steps from your door, the outdoor pool and Walden Park, just to name a few. Conveniently located a short walk to BART and with quick access to 680, excellent restaurants, shopping, fitness, and top-rated schools. Extra storage space and 1-car covered parking are included; HOA set to replace balcony soon.  So much to love about this home! Continue reading “JUST LISTED – 2724 Oak Road #122, Walnut Creek”

The Less Obvious Costs of Buying A Home

If you’re a first time homebuyer, or it’s been a while since you bought your home, you’re probably wondering what added costs are involved in purchasing a home, aside from your down payment.  Once you are under contract to purchase a home, your lender will provide you with a loan estimate, which will include an estimate of all closing costs.  However, you may want an idea of what these costs look like long before reaching that point in the homebuying process.  And rightly so:  it’s important to be informed ahead of time to avoid surprises – just a little preparation can make all the difference.  A general rule of thumb is to budget for 1% of the purchase price towards closing costs.  Below is a rough estimate* of some of the costs that might be involved with your home purchase.  (Please note these numbers are based on the San Francisco Bay Area real estate market and may vary.) Continue reading “The Less Obvious Costs of Buying A Home”