8 Reasons To Hire A Home Buyer’s Agent

Becoming a homeowner is an exciting life step, and one you should prepare for. Making an oversight anywhere in the buying process could cost you more than a new car. While most homes have a listing agent that will help you through the home buying process, their first...

6 Home Buying Tips In A Seller’s Market

Now that the Southern California real estate market has bottomed out and cycled back into a seller’s market, home buyers need to adjust their expectations. Housing inventory has shrunk dramatically since last year and sellers have plenty of offers to chose from. That...

5 Facts Home Buyers Should Consider About Backup Offers

5 Facts Home Buyers Should Consider About Backup Offers

When you are house hunting, it is common to find that a home is either already in escrow or that your offer was rejected in favor of another home buyer. In both cases, sellers are often willing to accept backup offers. This is just one of the many things your buyer's...

Closing Process: A Buyer’s In-Depth Guide

Once your offer on a house has been accepted, you have officially entered the closing process. You and the seller, or your agents or attorneys, will draw up a purchase agreement with mutually acceptable terms and conditions for the transfer of ownership and deposit...

5 Costly Mistakes Home Buyers Make

Buying a home is a detailed process that requires you to be tuned in to what could go wrong. Everything from presenting an offer to living in a house has hitches that can be smoothed away by a little awareness. Read on to learn how to avoid the following five costly...

5 Tips When Hiring A Professional For High End Home Staging

When it comes to high-end home staging, some people mistakenly believe that all home stagers are created equal and downplay the need to stage your home, effectively. To help you understand the importance of staging your home and finding a qualified stager, we talked...

FTE’s Troy Hall to Host Free New Home Buyer Seminar this Saturday

Thinking about buying your first home?  Join First Team Estates® agent Troy Hall and a panel of real estate experts this Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 am to 12 pm for a free, First Time Home Buyer Seminar that will empower you with the information you need to make wise...

Does Paying Off a Collection Remove it From Your Credit Report?

Housing affordability and new mortgage guidelines have transformed real estate as we know it today.  Your credit rating plays a much larger role in today’s landscape and it is often misunderstood.  Our partners at Smart Credit shed light on one of the most commonly...