• Buying Short-selling vs. Foreclosures

    Lately, there has been a lot of news about foreclosures and short sales. Let’s first define the terms. A foreclosure occurs when a homeowner can no longer make the payments on his or her loan. The lender attempts to recover the balance of their loan by forcing the sale of… Read More

  • Tips for Financing Your New Home

    There are many options for financing your new home depending on your financial situation and your strategy for holding the property. Before searching for your new home, ask yourself these important questions to best assess what loan option is the most advantageous: Is my financial house in order with a… Read More

  • Investing vs. Renting

    Buying a home is a big commitment and for a renter the idea of a mortgage is often scary. However, every month you do pay a mortgage… your landlord’s. In effect, you are building your landlord’s equity. Consider investing into your own property that builds your own line of equity.… Read More

  • First Time Buyer

    The process of buying a first home can often be intimidating with all the financial paper work, home disclosures, inspections and escrow. It’s almost like understanding a different language for someone who has only rented. The Californian Estates resource guide will guide a new buyer through some of the basic… Read More

  • Sell Your Home With International Marketing

    Real Estate is truly a global marketplace. Increasingly, foreign buyers are looking at the Californian market as a desirable place to live or have a second home or as an investment. According to the National Association of Real Estate, last year alone (March 2013-2014), foreign buyers spent $92.2b in the… Read More

  • Foreclosure vs. Short-selling For Sellers

    Lately, there has been a lot of news about foreclosures and short sales. Let’s first define the terms. A foreclosure occurs when a homeowner can no longer make the payments on his or her loan. The lender attempts to recover the balance of their loan by forcing the sale of… Read More

  • How Do I Price My Home?

    Pricing your home is something of an art and a science. The first inclination may be to price your home high (giving you more money to parlay into other investments). However, research consistently shows that overpricing is the number one reason that homes linger on the market unsold. The allure… Read More

  • Staging Your Home For Quicker and More Profitable Closings

    It’s often said that people buy out of emotion and use logic to justify their decision. When buying a home where a prospective buyer will live and perhaps raise their children, the old axiom usually rings true. Some sellers “stage” their home before they go to market to create an… Read More

  • International Buyers

    Real Estate truly is a “global marketplace,” particularly in the U.S. where 7% of its $1.2 trillion Existing Homes Sales market was attributed to international buyers for the period of September 2016 to September 2017, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The same report stated that international buyers… Read More