To avoid buyer’s remorse, be sure to consider your future self when shopping for a home. Most new homebuyers don’t regret becoming homeowners. In fact, according to a survey by LendingTree, 80% of recent buyers who successfully overcame a challenging housing market say they’re glad they found their current homes.1 But that doesn’t mean newly-minted […]
Articles for Home Buyers
Are you thinking about buying a home?
These articles are here to provide essential information to Home Buyers in Northern California.
* Discover if you should Own or Rent.
* 15 Tips for First-Time Home Buyers.
* Home Buyer Myths, and more.
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It’s not easy being a first-time homebuyer right now. At the end of last year, housing affordability hit an all-time low.1 Additionally, mortgage rates have risen significantly since 2021, while inventory remains tight for many property categories, but especially for starter homes. Even lower-priced condos are harder to snag these days, as investors and downsizers […]
Buy Now or Rent Longer? Should you buy a home now, or should you continue to rent an apartment or house? Let’s go over some considerations before you decide. Deciding whether to jump into the housing market or rent instead is rarely an easy decision – especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. But in today’s […]
Thinking about buying a new home? You have a choice between a resale home or a new home from a home builder. Homebuyers today are facing a huge dilemma. There simply aren’t enough resale homes for sale.1 Nationwide, there were 1.27 million active listings in September 2021, down 13% from the previous year. According to […]
Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. 🙄 Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, […]
To Rent or to Buy, that is the question. – William Shakespeare OK, Bill Shakespeare never said that, but if he were alive today, he might. 😉 Since there is no one answer to the question, “Should I buy a house, or continue to rent a house (or apartment)”, we will try and give you […]
Question: Libby, should I change the locks on my new home? Answered by Libby Guthrie Video Transcript Hi, I’m Libby Guthrie with Keller Williams Realty in Northern California. And I’m going to talk today about whether or not you should get your locks changed when you obtain your new home, whether it be a brand new […]