Are you one of our home buyers that haven't found anything to purchase yet?  You should know, you are not alone.  55% of our clients are in your same boat.  Is one of your top reasons for not purchasing yet, affordability, can't find the perfect neighborhood or maybe the home doesn't have the features you want? 

Keep looking for the perfect location by expanding your search.  Remember, there isn't a home out there that's going to have everything you want.  You might need to start with a smaller home or a less expensive home.  In time, your home's equity will build, you'll be making more money, and you can move up to a nicer home with the enmities you desire.  Do you remember when you bought your first car?  And so, now what do you drive?  Yeah?  See my point?  

When you're ready to buy or sell a home, contact us early in the game, so we can formulate a long-term strategy that works best for your financial situation.  We're waiting for you to call us :-)

-Tim Hanford and *Elizabeth Russo, your favorite father-daughter team in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties

Fun Fact: Dad's first real estate purchase was 4-plex when he was still living with his mom and dad delivering newspapers.  The sale of that 4-plex helped him purchase his first home with my mom.  My first real estate purchase was a condo two blocks from my real estate underwriting job in Walnut Creek.  When I was 10, I made a goal to purchase at 24 years old, and I met that goal too, and I wasn't even married yet. 

Are you one of the 55% of home buyers that haven't found something in the Bay Area yet?