Home Buying Tips

Jan. 3, 2018

Silicon Valley Home Buyers: Get Approved and Stay Approved

The end of 2017 brought some exciting news to the Silicon Valley real estate market. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announced new loan limits. The median sale price for a San Jose home hit its highest mark yet ($1,050,221). And President Trump signed a new tax bill that ...

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Dec. 5, 2017

New Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae Loan Limits Announced for 2018

Great news for Silicon Valley home buyers. Just last week, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced new Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae loan limits. This should help more Silicon Valley buyers with their loan options going forward.

The FHFA recently announced new Fannie Mae loan limits for conforming loans in 2018 that should help many Silicon Valley homes with their next home purchase.

Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae Loan Limits

As of October 2017, San Jose ...

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Nov. 21, 2017

How to Buy a Silicon Valley Home With No Money Down

Do you want to own a Silicon Valley home but are worried about saving up enough for a down payment? What if I told you that you could purchase a home with no money down? It's possible. Restrictions apply, of course. Read on to find out how you can ...

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Oct. 24, 2017

Silicon Valley Home Buyers: Where Do You Start?

Buying a home can often feel overwhelming, especially in a highly desirable community like the Silicon Valley. For Silicon Valley home buyers, deciding where to start can be stressful, too. Sometimes, setting up a "to do" list helps ease your anxiety level.

For Silicon Valley home buyers, a home purchase can be stressful. Where do you start? Financing is most definitely the first step. But there are other important steps, too.

Silicon Valley Home Buyers: Where Do You Start ...

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April 24, 2017

How New Credit Score Changes Could Affect Silicon Valley Homeowners

The Associated Press recently wrote about some changes coming down the pipeline in how your credit score gets calculated.  For some people, these changes may make a huge impact on their score.  For others, they may hardly see any change at all.  But how will these new credit score changes ...

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March 28, 2017

Buying a Silicon Valley Home in a Seller's Market

When buying a Silicon Valley home in a Seller's market, follow these tips to make you stand out from the crowd.Silicon Valley real estate inventory is extremely limited right now (see our recent Market Update).  Buyer demand remains healthy.  When you put those two things together, prices go up.  Competition can be fierce.  When buying a Silicon Valley home in a Seller's market, you need to be ...

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