January 13th, 2015 at 10:00 am
Our baby had a well-check appointment last week, so the family and I were trying to guess how much she would weigh. She’s getting visibly bigger almost every day so, of course, we were all guessing a few pounds above her weight from her last appointment.
None of us (well … except for the 4-year-old who guessed she would weigh 3 pounds) predicted a lower weight because we know that healthy babies grow. Our newest addition seems to be a healthy baby so we expect her to continue getting bigger and stronger.
December 30th, 2014 at 12:00 pm
Using mobile devices has become a part of our everyday life. Mobile has changed the way we communicate and altered our workflow. Having an easy way to access information means any time, day or night, consumers can be searching for a property. The ease and convenience of applications and mobile web browsing makes mobile the preferred method to search for listings.
What mobile means for consumers
For those looking to buy a home, mobile offers instant information. Searching for properties has never been easier than it is right now. A variety of apps and web services are available for mobile devices to help consumers narrow their search and find the home of their dreams. It’s so easy that consumers can begin actively searching without ever speaking to a real estate agent. Response times have also improved. When a homebuyer is ready to make an offer, responses are almost immediate thanks to improved communications.
October 13th, 2014 at 10:00 am
If you’re thinking about buying a home but feeling overwhelmed by the process, this list is for you! At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, we know the home-buying process can look daunting. But we’re here to help. Start by reading our outline below to help you find your perfect home.
September 24th, 2014 at 10:00 am
While there are many opinions about the state of the housing industry, one thing we know is that prices are on the rise in Southern California. According to DataQuick, spring 2014 saw housing in California jump to its highest level since 2008. Just a year ago, buyers looking to purchase in Southern California could get a good deal. Those levels are starting to even out, but if the trend continues and housing costs rise, buyers thinking about moving toCalifornia should look to make their move soon.
September 18th, 2014 at 11:00 am
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, your relationship with your real estate agent is more than just a business relationship. Its foundation should be built on trust and confidence. Sometimes the relationship might not be working as you expected, and you and your agent just aren’t a good match. It’s OK to terminate the relationship if you believe you could be better served elsewhere.
As a buyer, you should only be working with one real estate agent. Although you may not have signed a contract, real estate agents put in long hours, often based on good faith. If you are working with more than one agent, you should break off ties and only work with one. The newer a relationship is, the easier it will be to end. If you’ve been with an agent for a long time but don’t think things are going well, start by being honest with that person. Give your agent feedback about what is and isn’t working for you. If the agent can work to remedy the situation, let him or her know. However, if you are ready to move on, make that clear to the agent.