Lenders Loosen as Prices Rise Source: The Los Angeles Times via CAR.org As prices rise, mortgage lenders are making it easier to buy a house Some prices are rising across the country and mortgage rates, though still historically low, are up since the presidential election. Simply put, buying a home isn’t easy, especially in high-cost […]
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Sebastopol Nabs Best Place to Live in Sonoma County The secret’s out! Sebastopol is the Best Place to Live in Sonoma County! According to Niche.com, a Pittsburgh-based data analysis website that ranks places to live, schools and colleges. Petaluma, Healdsburg, Graton and Windsor round out the top five. Click here for the complete article Whether it’s the […]
Prestwood Partnership Success Just as parents are busy buying backpacks, school supplies and new outfits in preparation for “Back to School”… Terra Firma Global Partners is thrilled to announce we closed out the 2016-2017 school year with over $30,000 in donations to Prestwood Elementary as part of our Prestwood Direct partnership! In their latest school […]
Move in Ready? “Move in Ready” or “Move Right in” is a common headline on many listings (guilty as charged). But what does that really mean? It may indicate the home, although dated, doesn’t need any major repairs other than cosmetic upgrades. Or in some cases, it means the home has been decked out with […]
Is it Worth It? To upgrade or not to upgrade? This is a question we face often from our seller clients. In our experience, fresh interior paint, landscaping, and system upgrades (furnace/AC, roof, water heater) are smart ways to spend your pre-list budget. The vast majority of buyers are really only considering turnkey homes, so […]
Fannie Mae to Loosen Mortgage Requirements Good news for potential buyers! Some loans will soon allow for a little more wiggle room when it comes to qualifying ratios, allowing buyers to be more competitive in a bidding situation or qualify for a certain purchase price when they were previously not able to! Need a referral […]
Artisan Group in Tahoe Last week the Terra Firma Global Partners team took a little “road trip” to join their fellow Artisan Group members at their annual real estate symposium in beautiful Lake Tahoe! Representatives from the six (now seven! Welcome Zephyr SF!) Artisan Group firms came together for the annual networking opportunity which included an exclusive […]
TFGP Named “Best of North Bay Business” We are thrilled to announce that we have been recognized by NorthBay Biz for being a 2017 award winner in their 28th annual readers poll. They received more than 2,250 ballots containing 54,000+ votes in the 37 different categories. There were more than 1,000 companies and individuals who […]
Tips For Getting the Best Deal on a Mortgage SOURCE: The Fiscal Times, via C.A.R. With the spring housing market in full swing, prospective buyers are battling rising prices and tight inventory. Still, it’s not all bad news for today’s buyers. While lending standards are far stricter than they were during the height of the […]
Marin Market Update Marin Associate Jaime Pera offers keen insight into the Marin real estate market as well as strategies for sellers… a must read for those buying and selling in Marin! The 2017 Marin real estate market continues to move forward at a brisk pace and remains strong even though inventory is lacking. Buyers […]