38750 Litchfield Circle, Fremont

*I will be hosting an open house this Saturday, July 22 from 1-4pm*

Welcome home to this desirable two-story home in a quiet and convenient Parkmont neighborhood! Located on a corner lot, this newly remodeled home features 3 bedrooms + 1 loft bedroom (4 legal bedrooms) and 2.5 baths with a brand new kitchen and appliances, new flooring, remodeled bathrooms, fresh paint inside and out, new fixtures throughout and a newly landscaped yard with vegetable garden and mature fruit trees.  Lots of room to spread out with a separate living and family rooms.  Excellent Parkmont Elementary school (10/10), shopping, and community pond nearby.  Great commute location, walking distance to Bart, close to Whole Foods Market and much more! You don’t want to miss this fantastic Fremont home!

38750 Litchfield Circle, Fremont
4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Listed at $1,099,000


SOLD – 393 Cherrywood Avenue, San Leandro CA

I am thrilled to have closed on this cozy 2-bedroom home in San Leandro on Monday! Thank you to my client, Martin, for putting your trust and faith in me to help you find a home.  It has been a pleasure to help you buy your first home!

After getting beat on a few properties in a competitive market (including a property that received 50 offers!), and after the first position buyer fell out of contract, I was able to get Martin into contract and negotiate the price down to save him a few thousand dollars off the purchase price. Proving that even in a hot market, homeownership can be attainable (with some patience and a little help from a skilled realtor).  In the end, it was all worth it to get him this well-maintained home on a corner lot in his ideal location.

393 Cherrywood Avenue, San Leandro
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 902 square feet
Listed for $530,000 + Sold for $535,000
Represented buyer

Photos courtesy of Sharon King Homes

10 Don’ts To Sail Through the Loan Process

Once a loan is preapproved, many homebuyers mistakenly believe their loan is a guarantee.  Little do they know, mortgage lenders are still working to fully approve and push their loan through up until closing day.  With these tips, a new homebuyer can help to avoid some common mistakes and sail through the loan process when buying a new home:

1.  Don’t pack papers too early

Underwriters may ask for extra documents so until the loan actually closes, the safest approach is to keep personal financial documents readily available.

2.  Don’t use a 10% appliance discount

Some stores offer an extra 10% off when clients open a new credit card.  Applying for that card could cause your credit to be pulled again just before closing, causing your score to drop and possibly delaying the close.

3.  Don’t make large cash deposits

Defer that $1,000 cash birthday gift until after closing.  All “gifts” have to be verified with a detailed paper trail, so you should avoid making large deposits by cash or check during a home purchase.

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153 Serravista Avenue, Daly City

Large 5 bedroom 3 bath home with panoramic views for sale. This turnkey home features high ceilings, gas fireplace, new flooring, eat-in kitchen, formal dining area, tons of storage and much more! Open layout is perfect for entertaining and well suited for an extended family. One bedroom and full bathroom is located on the main level; 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths downstairs. Ideal Serramonte location is close to everything you need for a comfortable lifestyle and offers a convenient commute location. Just minutes from shopping and transportation; 15 minutes to SFO and Downtown SF; and straight shot to silicon valley. Don’t miss this lovely home!

153 Serravista Avenue
Living room with views

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SOLD – 571 4th Avenue, San Francisco

It was an incredible pleasure to help my client buy this stunning 3-level home in the Richmond district, San Francisco, this month.  After a few weeks of looking for the right home, and a couple of failed offers that were beat by cash buyers, we beat multiple other offers to get them an even better home in their preferred location.  Things really do happen for a reason, and I am so thankful this worked out for the best!

If you are thinking of buying a home but are worried you can’t compete in today’s market, let’s talk! I can help make it happen.

571 4th Avenue, San Francisco
4 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, 1845 square feet
Listed for $1,699,000 + Sold for $2,100,000
Represented buyer

Photos courtesy of Michael Soon, Climb SF