Do I Need ALTA Title Insurance When Purchasing Commercial Property?

An ALTA Survey is a detailed survey performed by a registered licensed surveyor, prepared in accordance with the standards specified by the American Land Title Association (ALTA) and the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). An ALTA Survey shows the boundaries of the property, the location of improvements on the subject property, including any […]

What are some tips for moving to San Francisco

1. Be prepared to max out your credit cards Bring lots and lots of money. San Francisco is the second most expensive city in the U.S. 2. Your neighborhood describes you. Certain neighborhoods are known for certain types of dwellers. You gotta up your cool quotient if you live in certain neighborhoods. The Mission is […]

Dealing With Multiple Offer Situations

In many areas there are so many buyers that there is more than one offer submitted on a property at the same time. In fact, I know an agent with a buyer who was up against 73 other bidders! Obviously, the property sold for well over the asking price and my friend’s client didn’t get […]

Why Use An Agent To Buy A New Home

If you are thinking about purchasing a new home an agent can be extremely helpful in protecting your interests and saving you money. Most builders are willing to pay a selling agent a commission as part of their marketing costs so, in this case, it costs you nothing to have an agent to watch out […]

How To Choose A Real Estate Agent

Choosing a real estate agent is a lot more complicated than most people think. There are good agents who are professional, responsive and truly care about helping you achieve your goals. There are also bad agents who are unprofessional, unresponsive and only care about earning a quick buck. It’s hard to tell the difference without […]