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Entries from May 26th, 2010

Site for $10,000 State Tax Credit for First Time Buyers

May 26th, 2010 · No Comments · first time buyer, real estate, tax credit

If you are watching to see if you make the deadline, here is the site with the countdown of the money left: http://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/new_home_credit.shtml

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FHA Loan or Conventional Loan?

May 25th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, FHA loan, first time buyer, homebuyer, real estate, santa clara, tax credit

I sold this home in Santa Clara for $711,000 to a very nice young couple buying their first home. They initially wanted to get an FHA loan and put as little of a down payment as possible, but also had the ability to go with a conventional loan as well. In my opinion, if you […]

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Move Up Homebuyers in San Jose

May 20th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, homebuyer, move up buyers, real estate, san jose home, tax credit

I sold this home in San Jose to very nice couple owned a home and wanted to buy a larger home in a better school district. So, this transaction was partly a balancing act to ensure that they sold their home and then had a home to move into and make it a smooth transition for […]

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Yay, a Smooth FHA Transaction in San Jose

May 17th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, FHA loan, first time buyer, home for sale, home seller, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home

This home was just an adorable home in such a unique and cool location of downtown San Jose. It is in a cul de sac and backs to a creek, very peaceful! You would never know you were in downtown San Jose sitting in this home or in the back yard. This listing was very […]

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The Long Search to Buy a Home in San Jose with a Happy Ending!

May 11th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, first time buyer, homebuyer, new home, real estate, san jose home, tax credit

These buyers faced a long journey to a very happy ending! I started working with this very nice couple almost a year ago in search for their first home. At the very beginning of the search, that market was still a bit slow, but very soon after the market really started to pick up just […]

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Check Out My New Listing in San Jose for $775,000!

May 10th, 2010 · No Comments · bay area, buying a home, home for sale, homebuyer, real estate, san jose home

I also have a virtual tour video at http://www.360baytours.com/2290 

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