Buying a home in a tight market can be stressful. A new report by Realtor.com suggests that home buyers may see a tightening market in the Bay Area in 2020. Among other factors, inventory may reach historic lows, especially in the availability of entry-level homes and condos.
Here are some ways to increase your chances of getting your dream house in a competitive housing market. Continue reading
While buying Rossmoor real estate is similar in many ways to buying real estate in any other community, there are significant differences. When you work with me, you’ll be working with a realtor who specializes in Rossmoor, avoiding delays, misunderstandings, and surprise costs. I am an experienced agent who is familiar with the current market and can help you identify what you’re looking for in current Rossmoor homes for sale. The best real estate agents in Rossmoor are SRES certified, know the area completely, and can help you find Rossmoor homes for sale that are right for you.
Here are some quick points for individuals interested in buying real estate in Rossmoor, the premier 55+ community in Walnut Creek, California:
The 300 units at the Waterford at Rossmoor community are offered as condos on a resale basis. The Waterford is unique in that it allows you to purchase a condominium home with all the benefits of an inclusive care retirement community. The purchase of a Waterford at Rossmoor home preserves equity and affords the tax benefits of ownership, as well as any appreciation value. Situated on 16 acres, this independent living community offers separate occupant-owned 1 or 2 bedroom condominium units with full kitchen – some also with dens (see floor plans below). Independent living is key to the Waterford at Rossmoor.
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Initial Transfer Fee to “buy in” to Rossmoor
When a home buyer purchases a home in Rossmoor, they pay a transfer fee to the Golden Rain Foundation ($10,000 as of July 1st, 2019). This fee helps to support the Golden Rain Foundation operate and maintain the Continue reading
The need to sell a home for a parent or loved one is extremely stressful, especially when working full-time or when out-of-area or out-of-state. In addition, the details and effort required may seem overwhelming.
As a full-service, SRES-certified real estate professional, consider me a partner in the process. I can help with many tasks, with special consideration and compassion for the dignity of your loved one or parent. Continue reading
Why it’s important to bring a compass when looking at homes to buy.
I always bring a compass when showing real estate to my clients. Yes, a manual compass – smartphone compass apps don’t always provide accurate results.
Knowing where you’ll see sunlight at different parts of the day is an important consideration. Continue reading
Having a house ready for sale can be a tiring process. However, being ready to show your home at any time is very important. The real estate market is constantly moving and evolving, so it’s vital to accommodate buyers’ schedules to sell your house quickly and for the best price.
It’s important to understand that one thing buyers don’t want to see is you. Having the seller present at a home showing leads to unease among potential buyers, since they don’t feel free to look around. When you’re there, they feel like a guest – you want them to feel at home. Here are some quick tips to make the process easier. Continue reading
A 2017 study from Realtor.com identified the price premium to buy a home in a strong public school district and provided market insights into the top districts garnering the highest home prices and demand from buyers.
The table below includes the 2016 median list price for homes in specific Contra Costa school districts as compared to home in the county as a whole. Average school ratings are included for reference (provided by GreatSchools.org). Continue reading
Rossmoor is an age 55+ resort community. Therefore, many individuals buy real estate in Rossmoor to enjoy their retirement. However, many residents at Rossmoor work full or part time (approximately 33.4 percent*). Employed residents buy Rossmoor real estate (condominiums, cooperatives, single-family detached homes, and condominium congregate living) to enjoy Rossmoor’s carefree lifestyle & activities. Rossmoor features a central location, proximity to San Francisco, great weather, 24/7 security, and great transportation options. Continue reading