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October 29th, 2014 at 11:00 am

What:
Join real estate and financial services professional for the fourth annual Women in Real Estate Conference on Nov. 5. The conference is hosted by the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate and featured keynote speaker Jean Kane, CEO of Welsh & Colliers International and the 2014 executive chairman of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. Bess Wakeman and Jones Lang LaSalle will moderate a panel focused on the milliennial generation and how they will impact real estate markets and opportunities. Panelists include Kimberly Chanelle Clark, associate at Voit Real Estate Services; Daniele Horton, founder and principal of Verdani Partners; Melissa Scofield, associate of CBRE; and Kelly Souza, senior vice president and manager of the Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate office in San Diego.

When:
November 5
7:30 a.m. – breakfast and networking
8:00 – 10:00 a.m. – conference
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October 21st, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Calculator-Loan

If you’re in the market to sell your home, you may have heard some talk of seller financing. Although this is a less common selling method, if you meet the criteria it could be a great opportunity. Seller financing takes place when an owner-financed deal is offered to the buyer. Terms of the loan can vary because it is an agreement between the buyer and the seller. Both the buyer and the seller should consult with legal representation before the sale is finalized to ensure both parties’ interests are protected. If you think seller financing may be for you, read our brief overview of pros and cons below.

Qualifications

  • The home must be owned by the seller or the seller must have cash to pay off the existing mortgage

Pros
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October 17th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Schoolbus

It’s no secret that home prices and school ratings have a correlation. Homebuyers with children or plans to have them want to buy a home in an area with good schools. This trend drives up home prices in those areas, meaning buyers pay a bit more for homes in highly rated school districts.

A recent study by realtor.com® showed that the most popular cities and schools were viewed using the site’s “search by school” feature. The study found that millennials were less likely than any other age group to compromise on school districts during their home search. This trend indicates that many current buyers in the real estate market are looking to start a family in their next home or that they already have young children.
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October 10th, 2014 at 10:00 am

How social are you? At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, we love a good conversation. That’s why you can find us on a variety of social channels. While you might not be on them all, each platform has its own benefits and unique characteristics. Over the next several weeks, we’ll outline a few of our social media pages and let you know what to expect when you visit us in the social sphere. Our team is always looking for great conversations, content, fresh ideas and industry trends. Start a conversation, drop us a line or let us know about something you’d like to see covered by commenting on any of our pages.

To kick off our social media spotlight series, we’ll start with the big man on campus: Facebook.

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October 6th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Summer has flown by right before our eyes, but Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties is ready for the fall season. As September came to a close, four new agents joined the team. Please welcome Ryan Judson, Sarah Jane Tandy, Dawne Loveday and Sarah Anders.

Ryan Judson – With a top-producing real estate professional for a father, Judson witnessed firsthand what it takes to thrive in a competitive market. He credits his success to his ability to leverage the lessons learned from his father’s challenges and achievements, combined with his inherent knowledge of marketing, negotiating and property valuation.

Sarah Jane Tandy – When approaching sellers and buyers alike, Tandy understands the importance of being present for her clients and being a good listener. “I believe you have to be open-minded and patient to truly support your clients. I want to treat everyone like I would want to be treated,” Tandy says.
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