Category Archives: Macro Trends and Analysis

“Buying a Listing”

Listings are “Money in the Bank” for agents, when you get your training to become an agent the mantra is “Get the Listing”!. Usually a seller will talk to several agents and more often than not the agent who gets the listing is the one who promises the seller the highest price. And they list […]

Homes sales at 4 year low in Sonoma County as of August, some YoY numbers

And the media price is down 15% according to the Press Democrat. Here are the “For Sale”, “Sold” and “Pended” numbers by price tier August to August f or Sonoma County. “Pended” or Pending is a transaction in escrow where all contingencies have been removed, they are highly likely to result in a closed transaction. […]

Can’t Buy A House? How To Refinance To Qualify

An important home buying hurdle you’ll need to over is the relationship between the proposed new housing payment and current liabilities against your monthly pre-tax income. The payment to income ratio on debts, including other debt houses you own, play a vital role for the mortgage broker determining how much house you can bite off. […]