We know the home buying process can be an intimidating mystery to most. Have no fear, our homegrown, experienced agents with decades of local market knowledge and key industry relationships are here to help you every step towards your dream home. This isn't our first rodeo, so we'll first ask a few quick questions to kick off your adventure into homeownership. 


One of the most important steps in the process is making sure all your financial pieces are in order. This ensures you are on the best financial footing the moment we find your dream home. If you are unsure about who to speak with, we can recommend lenders and financial experts to help determine exactly how much you can afford for both a down payment and a home, make sure you are formally pre-approved for a loan, and if necessary tighten up your credit or tackle any financial issues that may arise. This strengthens your offer, making you a strong contender in the bid for your dream home.


Time to have some fun! We’ll help you define a “wish list” of everything you are looking for in your new home and new community. We will help you balance your must-haves with your budget and go out into the field! With our local expertise, network of industry colleagues and a little bit of good old-fashioned pounding the pavement, we will find your dream home in no time. Here we go! 


You’ve found “it”! Let's make an offer! We’ll help you put your strongest and best offer together and draw up all the necessary paperwork for your purchase agreement. Then, we employ our proven negotiating skills and tireless attention to detail to guide you through the contingencies, ensuring you don’t spend more than necessary to make your offer as strong as possible.


Your offer has been selected! Now, we can send an independent licensed inspector to fully check the home’s condition and provide a written report. A home inspection is a powerful negotiating tool and the best information and insurance of condition you can ever get on a property.


Our decades of experience make the final stages of loan approval feel seamless. We regularly monitor the progress of your transaction as well as work with your lender to make sure all the necessary paperwork is complete, while keeping you in the loop throughout. 


Congratulations! You have made it through escrow! At this point your hand might be tired from signing paperwork but it is worth it! Through every step of the process we have been right there with you. A few days before closing, we conduct our final walk-through, and once both parties sign their closing statements, the keys are yours. Then it is our greatest pleasure to be the first to welcome you home.

Northbrae Properties DRE 01951376 is a boutique East Bay residential real estate brokerage with real estate agents that help people buy and sell East Bay single family homes, condos, residential income properties, lofts and land. The Northbrae Properties website lists East Bay homes for sale. Neighborhoods in Oakland include Rockridge, Temescal, Glenview, Laurel, Redwood Heights, Piedmont Avenue, Montclair, Lakeside, Grand Lake, Uptown, Downtown, Adams Point and Crocker Highlands / Trestle Glen. Berkeley there are neighborhoods include the Northbrae, Claremont / Uplands, Elmwood, Thousand Oaks, Gourmet Ghetto and the Berkeley Hills. Albany neighborhoods include Albany Hill and Memorial Park. Richmond neighborhoods  includes Point Richmond, Richmond Annex and Marina Bay. Also included are Piedmont,  El Cerrito, Kensington, Alameda, Emeryville, and some Contra Costa County real estate properties.

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