4 Tips for Investing in Single-Family Properties in San Jose

The debate never cools: is it better (financially) to invest in multi-family or single-family properties? That’s like asking whether a hammer is better than a screwdriver. The answer is, of course …it depends. It depends on the job at hand, the materials and fasteners available, and what you’re trying to accomplish. But if, after doing … Continued

3 Warning Signs To Buying A “Lemon” Home In San Jose

You’ve found what seems like the perfect home – either for investment purposes or to move into – and you really, really want it. This is one time, though, when your head should definitely rule your heart, when intellect should over-ride emotion. You need to take the time to make sure you aren’t buying a … Continued

Fix and Flip or Buy and Hold: 3 Differences in San Jose

Of all the possible avenues for involvement in the real estate investing arena, house flipping and longer-term investing are the most popular and common. In recent years, fixing and flipping houses has become hugely popular owing in large part to the influence of TV shows like Flip This House. Still, the tried-and-true (and steady) method … Continued

Why Probate Properties Could Be The Best Deals in San Jose

Probate is the legal process that happens when a person dies and the executor must collect all assets, itemize all remaining debts and then liquidate all property to pay debts and distribute assets. Unlike property in a trust, probate requires court approval and is a lengthy process with attorneys and judges. Despite that, here are … Continued

3 Keys to a Successful Probate Investing Mindset in California

Successful real estate investors have a mindset that gives them the ability to negotiate a deal that makes business sense. Most real estate transactions between consumers are a very emotional deal. However, the probate process is very different, mixing a very emotional time in a family’s life with a very business-like probate court system. Here … Continued

Pro’s and Con’s to Using a Buyers Agent in San Jose

When buying a San Jose house you have options! Some people choose a direct sale, others prefer to work with an agent. Just like properties are different, every situation is different too. Some people know exactly what they want, others need some time to compare multiple homes. Are you looking to purchase a home in … Continued