Archive for Buyers

Inspection Contingencies

February 5th, 2008

One of the single most important considerations when purchasing a home is knowing the physical condition before you remove your contingencies. The current version of the California purchase contract provides a buyer with an unconditional “OUT” of the contract at any time before they remove their inspection contingency. An inspection contingency time period is for […]

Pest Control Inspections

January 7th, 2008

In our local (Oakland) marketplace Its customary for a Seller to hire a local licensed pest control inspector to perform an inspection of the property before putting it on the market. The term “Pest inspection” conjures up images of bugs. Well, that’s a part of it. A pest inspection is a look at all of […]

What the Heck are Loan Points?

January 5th, 2008

As interest rates go up, more and more Buyers are choosing to pay points to obtain their chosen loans. You may be asking, What the heck are loan points and why would I pay them? Points equate to a fee by the lender. 1 point = 1%. When you pay a point on a loan […]