Rapidly Shrinking Home Affordability

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Friends and Clients —Some potentially worrying news came out this month:Home affordability is shrinking rapidly, according to research by Arch Mortgage Insurance.In the first quarter, affordability...
March 2018 Market Report

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Buyers in the current San Mateo County real estate market should continue to expect an exceptionally competitive landscape, especially in the lower price ranges.
Time to Think about Flood Insurance

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Just having spent this week at Mega Relief with thousands of KW colleagues helping muck out houses in Houston, I've been thinking more about the importance of having flood insurance.  It's important as...

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https://www.ortconline.com/Web2/Videos/Buyer1.mp4Congratulations on getting into contract for your home purchase!
Dealing with Financing

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As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing with the...
Preparing to Sell

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Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest time.Repair. Just...
Relocating to the Big City

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Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.Research before you move. It’s important to...
5 Tips for Buying a Home

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Looking to buy a home? Here are five essential tips for making the process as smooth as possible.Get your finances in order.Start by getting a full picture of your credit. Obtain copies of your credit report....