Three Reasons to Buy a Home NOW in San Francisco

Mortgage rates in the United States are currently at a record multi-generational low, and have consistently fallen for the last decade. Sitting at a startling 3.35% for a 30-year fixed loan, current mortgage rates present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for anyone interested in purchasing real estate in San Francisco. There is reason to believe that this trend will continue throughout the year. Here are three reasons why you as a potential homebuyer should take advantage of current mortgage rates in the U.S. The BREXIT While the feeling of crisis across the pond has begun to … [Read more...]

Real Estate Roundup: Bay Area Homes Still Worth More Than Owners Think

Here’s a look at recent news of interest to homebuyers, home sellers, and the home-curious.   BAY AREA HOMEOWNERS CONTINUE TO UNDERESTIMATE PROPERTY VALUES While the average U.S. homeowner has too rosy of an opinion of their property’s value, price appreciation here in the Bay Area has driven home values beyond expectation. Quicken Loans’ latest Home Price Perception Index says that average appraisals were 1.8 percent lower than owners’ opinions in December. That was the 11th consecutive month that appraiser values have been lower that owner expectations, although the gap … [Read more...]