4 Signs of a Bad Real Estate Agent in Alameda County

Both buyers and sellers need (or, at least, could benefit from) the services of a real estate agent. The process of buying/selling real estate can be more than a little intimidating, especially for first-timers. But using a bad agent can make matters even worse, and that’s something you want, no doubt, to avoid.  So to … Continued

6 Signs of a Great Real Estate Agent in Alameda County

When you’re selling your house (or any other real estate), you don’t want just any old agent – you want a great real estate agent. But what characteristics, traits, and skills – exactly – make the difference between average, good, and great? If you have little real estate experience, it’s hard to know and easy … Continued

5 Tips for Buying a Home in Alameda County When You Are Self-Employed

Self-employment has many benefits – the ability to make your own schedule, the potential for more time off and better pay, the pleasure of doing what you love and getting paid for it, and more. But there are downsides to self-employment. The unfortunate fact for self-employed people is that it’s usually more difficult to buy … Continued

5 Costs to Negotiate When Buying a House in Alameda County

Buying a house will inevitably involve a lot of negotiating, whether good-natured give-and-take or aggressive jockeying for the best position. Too many buyers, though, think that once they’ve settled on a price, the negotiations are over. But that’s pretty far from the actual state of affairs. There are in fact many other negotiation points. So … Continued

5 Signs of Fraud When Buying a House in Alameda County

You’ve probably spent years working hard, building your credit, and crimping and saving to come up with a down payment. And now – finally! – you’re about to purchase that home you’ve long been dreaming about. The last thing you want, then, is to become a victim of fraud when buying a house. Unfortunately, it’s … Continued