You may have heard about buying or selling a home ‘off-market,’ but what does that actually mean? An off-market home is a property that is for sale but not made available to the general public through the multiple listing services (MLS). It may also be referred to as a “pocket listing”.
Do you want to overpay for your home? Would you like to get stuck in a mortgage that is all wrong for you? How about swinging and missing on an opportunity to purchase your dream home? Of course the answer to these questions is a “no”, but these are the results of the common home buying mistakes buyers make.
As agents, we run into buyers that believe they will have an advantage over competing buyers if they chose to work directly with the listing agent. On one level it makes sense, but is it really in the best interest of the buyer?
Inspiration. It’s what keeps us growing and being creative. It’s something we should be seeking out in all aspects of our lives. And when it comes to our home design, it is hopefully never ending. I know people who will rearrange their homes twice a year, to change the feel and flow. There are people who repaint rooms regularly. And of course, there are those who see a wall and imagine the room without it.
One of the things I love about living in the Bay Area, and especially about living on the Peninsula, is our proximity to amazing outdoor spaces. We have some of the finest camping and hiking spots available anywhere in the world – I truly believe that.
Our research and insights team here at Compass is amazing and constantly providing us with the best and most current data on the market. Their latest masterpiece is the August Bay Area Real Estate Markets Survey.
Recently, I headed to Clearlake for a camping trip with my son Jackson. We love to get out and experience the awesome nature that’s at our disposal around the Bay Area, and this was a new stop for us both.
Your offer has just been accepted on that home you’ve been dreaming about – congratulations! 🎉 You’re ready to wrap up escrow and move on in, right? Well hold on just a moment. Along with all of the other things to consider during the escrow process is to determine how you will hold title on your new property.
No idea what I’m talking about? Let’s dig in a bit on title – what it is, why it matters and what your options are.
For decades, we’ve all had giant tanks that have created and stored hot water for us. The bigger the better, so we never run out. Of course, bigger works to your disadvantage if that tank springs a leak and floods your house or basement. How can you avoid this and still get all the hot water you need when you need it? Why a tankless water heater, of course.