Home buying

Jan. 15, 2021

10 Steps to Buying a Home

Written by Kelsey Lane


Tips for the Home Buying Process


Don't let anyone tell you that buying a house is easy. In fact, living in a home that is new to you is just on the other side of a precipice-flanked gorge that can seem daunting. While ...

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Dec. 21, 2020

Internet, a refrigerator, and a microwave.

When a Realtor Makes a Move

Last Thursday I started a new relationship. It is one of those where you have to learn the new quirks and unexpected traits. Little unanticipated surprises keep popping up from out of nowhere. 
But this time it's not with a man ...
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Sept. 30, 2020

The Great Migration to the New Normal

The Great Migration to the New Normal

By: Kelsey Lane


Everyone always asks me what the market is doing. Sometimes I so wish I had a crystal ball, especially with the election coming up and unknown lingering Covid-19 outcomes.


In Silicon Valley, the market is one of the ...

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April 24, 2020

What We're Up To - The New Focus of Real Estate

You may have read on my Market Mondays on Linked In that price trends are still steady in the Santa Clara County real estate market. That said, the number of sales or "units sold" is way down, about half - when you compare the first few weeks of April to the ...

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April 1, 2020

The New Rules of Real Estate


For two weeks since Shelter-in-Place began in Santa Clara County and Silicon Valley, no set rules had emerged for how to handle the buying and selling of homes. Finally the county, the state, and both Association of Realtors groups have synthesized a plan. Recently, real estate became an "essential ...

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Feb. 13, 2020

First Time Home Buyer Qualifications

First Time Home Buyers Class

What qualifies as a first time home buyer?

So you're thinking about taking the leap from renter to homeowner... And you may be wondering who qualifies for first time home buyer programs in California? And what is a first time home buyer exactly? It may not be what you ...

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Jan. 24, 2020

Why make a vision board?

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Nov. 9, 2019

Tips for more productive home buying: 7 ways to get a deal

Buying a home in Silicon Valley

Home buyers in Silicon Valley may doubt whether there are still deals to be had or not. Granted, we live in one of the most expensive areas in the world for real estate - so how to shave some off the price?

In Santa Clara County properties are currently selling right ...

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Oct. 9, 2019

Tips for more productive home buying: Maximizing your open house visit

Open home buyers Silicon Valley

Sometimes home buyers approach the search in a counter-productive way and don't even know it. After 16 years of observing buyers in various settings, I decided to construct a series to help Silicon Valley house hunters make the best purchase they possibly can. Here, let's dive into how ...

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