first time home buyer

February 18, 2021
home buyers

Sometimes Parents Shouldn’t Help Their Children Buy a Home

This story begins with a young high tech home buyer who was looking to buy her first home.  She got pre-approved on her loan.  She was […]
May 2, 2017

What is a Real Estate Agent’s Fiduciary Duty and How Does it Play Out in our Silicon Valley Real Estate Market?

When a buyer or seller hires me to help them with their real estate needs, they are hiring me for more than just marketing and selling […]
May 7, 2013

Nine Home Buying Tips That Will Lead to Success in This Seller’s Market

Anyone who has tried to buy a home lately knows that it can be very challenging. Historically low mortgage rates have brought homebuyers out in force. […]
September 12, 2012

New First Time Home Buyers Surveyed. The Results May Be Surprising!

What do first time home buyers want in a home?  Is it location?  Is it space?  Is it floor plan?  Is it amenities? Coldwell Banker recently […]
August 13, 2012

Help, We Made a Non-Contingent Offer and Now Our Loan Broker Can’t Get us the Loan!

Unfortunately, as our market becomes more active (i.e. pro seller), buyers make dumber and dumber decisions.  Case in point, a buyer of a Los Altos home […]
June 14, 2012

The Lakes of Mountain View Condominium Complex

We recently listed a lovely 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condominium in the Lakes of Mountain View complex so I thought I would give everyone a little […]
December 15, 2011

What Are The Six Ways to Hold Title to Your New Los Altos Home?

One of the questions that buyers frequently ask when they are getting closer to finding the home of their dreams is “How should I hold title […]
November 8, 2011

5 Reasons it Might Make Sense to Buy a Home in Los Altos During the Holidays

It is early November.  Does it make sense to buy a home now or wait until next spring when housing inventories are typically higher.  Although there […]
September 26, 2011

How Long Does it Take to Buy a Home in Los Altos?

I enjoy working with home buyers.  To take them from “I don’t know what the heck I’m doing” to handing over the keys to their new […]