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Real Estate Agent - Re/Max Santa Clara Valley, San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Working with lots of first time buyers in San Jose, CA, I'm hearing a lot of "I love this home, only if the bathroom was remodeled/kitchen is updated". I'm beginning to educate buyers and sellers on the possibility of FHA 203K renovation loan. This is basically a loan that allows you to borrow up...
03/14/2012
San Jose real estate market update is on many people's mind lately as number of positive news surfaced in the last 2 months about the real estate market. Most recently, this includes Warren Buffet's call to "buy, baby, buy" real estate. Here are some local San Jose statistics for the last 2 month...
02/29/2012
Many first time home buyers in San Jose CA may or may not realize that there are closing costs associated with each real estate transaction. Closing costs vary by county and are generally dictated by the local customary rules. For instance, in Santa Clara County, it's generally a seller-paid coun...
02/22/2012
When I first started out in the business, I was primarily a buyer's agent, and in some ways, it was a default choice. It was the way to learn the business. Fast forward to today, I still enjoy working with buyers, except it is a conscious decision since early 2011 that I work primarily with first...
02/15/2012
"Where are the homes for sale in San Jose?" - a repeated question from several buyer-clients in the last 2 weeks. The clients were right - homes for sale in San Jose and in the greater Santa Clara County area have been low (detailed explanation here). To help clients understand the real estate ma...
02/06/2012
As a first time buyer in San Jose, CA, a high cost housing market, it's likely that you may need to consider buying a condominium (condo) or a town home instead of a single family home as your first home. Here are some factors to consider: Let's define what each of these terms mean: Condo: with t...
01/31/2012
First time home buyers in San Jose CA often ask this question: is bank owned/foreclosure/short sale home the best deal for me? The answer is "it depends on your individual situation". Let me explain. To start, let's define what these terms are. Bank owned or REO (real estate owned) and foreclosur...
01/30/2012
First time home buyer in San Jose, CA is usually sensitive to every dollar saved or spent because buying a home is probably is the biggest investment and commitment in his or her life. One of the topic of discussion during our initial consultation is always about how to get the best loan/mortgage...
01/24/2012
First time home buyer in San Jose, CA often wonders how much home can he or she afford, once it's decided that home ownership is the right choice. You've been burning the midnight oil scouring the online multiple listing service and viewing number of for-sale listings, pictures, and virtual tours...
01/19/2012
It's understandable that as a first time home buyer in San Jose, CA, purchasing that very first home is both exciting and scary at the same time. I work a lot with first time home buyer and one of the first topic of reassurance is to explain the key concept of contingency period. California's con...
01/17/2012
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Chia Rodeski

Real Estate Agent San Jose, 1st time home buyer, Short Sale
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