Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of helping my clients buy their first home nestled in the beautiful redwoods of La Honda, California. After exploring a few different areas, these homebuyers decided La Honda was the next place they wanted to plant some roots. Located just a short drive from Palo Alto and the rest of the peninsula, as well as the Pacific Ocean in the opposite direction, this location was absolutely perfect for them to start their next chapter.
With little inventory available in La Honda, I knew I had to get creative to find this well-deserving couple their dream home, before prices continued to appreciate and with interest rates on the rise. Continue reading “JUST SOLD – Off Market in La Honda”
Congratulations to my clients for winning a great home in this competitive market!
3 bed + 1.5 bath | 1300 sq ft.
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”
Congratulations to my client on purchasing this wonderful single family home in the Sunset district! This home has tons of potential and is in a convenient location near so many things. Wishing his family many years of happiness in their new home!
2721 Taraval Street, San Francisco
2 bed, 2 bath, 1200 sq ft.
Homeownership is a major part of the American Dream. As evidence of that, 91% of Americans believe that owning a home is either essential (43%) or important (48%) to achieving that “dream.” In a market where some people may be unsure about the benefits and possibilities of buying a home, it is important that we remember this.
Homeownership is NOT just about the money. In fact, some of the major benefits are non-financial. Here are a few of those benefits as per the National Association of Realtors: Continue reading “The Benefits Of Homeownership Go Beyond The Financial”