• Buying Short-sale 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 his or her loan by forcing the… 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, the reality is every month you do pay a mortgage… your landlord’s. In effect, you are building your landlord’s equity. Consider investing in your own property that builds your own… 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 help a new buyer navigate through some of the… 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



Californian Estates has produced this free, informative Buyer’s Guide to outline tips and potential pitfalls to your first purchase. Find out how to find a loan and how to put yourself in a position to receive the best possible terms. Learn how to strategize your home investment to make maximum money. The Buyer’s Guide will introduce you to overlooked items that are critical to consider when choosing your new home and neighborhood? Finally, closing and closing costs are explained so that you can successfully get the deal done with ease so you can get on to the important part of enjoying your home.