Buyer Tips Category

How Can I Assist You With Your Real Estate NeedsToday?

August 25th, 2012 // filed under: Buyer Tips Dana 4 Homes

Buying a home in today's Real Estate market is challenging to say the least.  If you want to buy a home, you have to get tough, get ready to lose a few, and stick with the process until you succeed. With low inventory and an abundance of ready, willing and able buyers, the competition is fierce. I wrote an offer in Castaic last week for past clients of mine that want to "buy up" in this "down market".  It's a wise move,...Continue Reading...

Should I buy a Home Now?

February 20th, 2012 // filed under: Buyer Tips Dana 4 Homes

Buyers are sometimes reluctant to make a purchase in a market such as this one. I've been a REALTOR® in the Santa Clarita Valley and Valencia area, since 1993 and I've watched the market go from a low market, to a transitional market, to a high market, and now back down to a low/transitional market. It's an opportunity that won't last forever, and with interest rates still at all time lows, it's really quite an ideal time to buy a home. The...Continue Reading...

Building dreams in Santa Clarita

January 9th, 2012 // filed under: Buyer Tips, Community Information Dana 4 Homes

When you're looking for new beginnings, and building dreams, consider coming to Santa Clarita. That's what Gabriel set out to do nine years ago,  in January 2003. I was the REALTOR® he called to help him find a dream home, yet instead, a year and a half later, we were married on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Maui. It was a first marriage for both of us, and on June 20, 2004, on the sand of the Polo Beach Wailea, we became one. "Walking on the...Continue Reading...

Happy New Year!

January 1st, 2012 // filed under: Buyer Tips, Community Information, Home Improvement Dana 4 Homes

With a New Year ahead, comes resolutions, hopes and dreams.  A fresh start if you will. I am resolved to making every moment count, giving 100% to my real estate business, clients, family and friends. If we treat everyday, like New Years Day, we can keep our enthusiasm high, and get up with renewed purposed every morning. When a client called me today, to ask if it is a good time to buy real estate in Santa Clarita, I said "yes, it's a great...Continue Reading...

Understanding Short Sales

December 4th, 2011 // filed under: Buyer Tips Dana 4 Homes

Understanding short sales, from a buyer's perspective, and a seller's perspective, can be very complicated, yet very similar. The most important thing to consider initially is, the "bank", more often than not, hasn't approved the agreed upon price yet. Unlike a bank owned REO, or foreclosure, that is ready to be sold at the advertised price, a short sale has been listed in a way that typically entices a buyer to submit an offer, and then the bank is contacted, and the...Continue Reading...

On The Market? Consider Having a Home Inspection Performed “before” Selling your Home

November 27th, 2011 // filed under: Buyer Tips, Seller Tips Dana 4 Homes

Many homeowners list their home before considering having a complete home inspection performed. In many cases, the items you overlook, or have come to live with, may be of a bigger concern to a potential purchaser. Things a homeowner may take for granted,  can be a potential problem for a buyer. Maybe your buyer will be a single person, busy schedule, and fixing many "little" items, can become a burden. The small items bundled up, may become enough of the big picture, to...Continue Reading...

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

November 20th, 2011 // filed under: Buyer Tips, Community Information, Home Improvement, Seller Tips Dana 4 Homes

A recently passed law requires Carbon Monoxide Detectors be installed when transferring ownership of your home. While your Real Estate professional will guide you through the new California Laws, many homeowners that are not selling their homes, need also be in compliance with the new safety laws. The only sure bet in knowing if your home is releasing potentially harmful Carbon Monoxide into your home, is to install (CO), Carbon Monoxide detectors on each floor, and outside all areas you may sleep in. They're easy...Continue Reading...

10 Ways to Prepare for Homeownership

November 13th, 2011 // filed under: Buyer Tips Dana 4 Homes

|Searching for a home in the Valencia/Santa Clarita area? |Many will benefit from reading these tips from the NAR, National Association of REALTOR®s, so I thought I'd share them with you... Decide what you can afford. Generally, you can afford a home equal in value to between two and three times your gross income. Develop your home wish list. Then, prioritize the features on your list. Select where you want to live. Compile a list of three or four neighborhoods you’d like to live...Continue Reading...

Hire A CDPE Specialist To Handle The Short Sale Of Your Home

November 6th, 2011 // filed under: Buyer Tips, Seller Tips Dana 4 Homes

Many homeowners don't know where to begin, when considering selling their home in a short sale situation.  Quite often, the homeowner may feel the need to hire an Attorney, which may not be necessary. The CDPE Specialist, is a Real Estate Professional, that has taken the time to become a Certified Distressed Property Expert, and understands the process and proceedure of the short sale a home. The short sale occurs when a homeowner owes more on their loan, then the current...Continue Reading...

Protecting Your Family In An Emergency Situation – (Special Thanks to Liz in Santa Clarita for Sharing)

October 30th, 2011 // filed under: Buyer Tips Dana 4 Homes

Subject: EMERGENCY KIT/ Survival box, made it just for you :) Hi friends and family, Just recently Brian and I put together our "emergency" kits that we keep in the car as well as in the house.  I heard a message from a fire fighter as well as a survival expert and they gave us a great list of things you must have  in a bin for an emergency.  So I wrote everything they said and typed up a list for...Continue Reading...

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