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If you live here already, you know how blessed we are. If you’re considering living or investing here, you’ve probably experienced some of the area’s extraordinary possibilities: City living with country settings and small-town communities; enthralling agricultural beauty, and true farm to fork lifestyle, If Northern California is your real estate destination, you’ve arrived at the right spot. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home – or to sell an estate – expect nothing less from us than a Meritage blend of real estate expertise, professional service, creativity, and a passion for achieving your goals. 

Home Buying Process

As soon as you can, start reading Web sites, newspapers, and magazines that have real estate listings. Make a note of particular homes you are interested in and see how long they stay on the market. Also, note any changes in asking prices. This will give you a sense of the housing trends in specific areas.

Getting prequalified is one of the most important steps in readying yourself for a home purchase. In todays competitive environment sellers want to be sure you are qualified to purchase their home prior to stepping through the door. This also positions you in the best possible way to get your offer accepted and puts you in the divers seat when searching for homes. Need help finding the right lender? We know a guy, or a girl. 🙂

Lenders generally recommend that people look for homes that cost no more than three to five times their annual household income if the home buyers plan to make a 20% down payment and have a moderate amount of other debt.

This is our second time working with Robin. Not only is she friendly and reliable, but she is thorough, has significant knowledge of the area and is very friendly. Most importantly though, Robin was on our “team” carefully guiding us, advising us and fighting for us. I highly recommend Robin to anyone.

Mary L Rohrs

Jim Hamilton REMAX Elite Partner

We highly recommend Jim Hamilton. Jim helped us purchase our first home in a quick, highly competitive real estate market. From the beginning to the end of the transaction Jim was always very professional in his work ethics, respectful and honest. He responded promptly to our questions, was always very helpful, and closed on time. If we need help with real estate in the future we will definitely go to Jim. If you're thinking about selling/purchasing or ready to sell/purchase I recommend you talk to Jim Hamilton. You'll be very happy you did!

A. Robinson

Real estate agents are important partners when you’re buying or selling a home. Real estate agents can provide you with helpful information on homes and neighborhoods that isn’t easily accessible to the public. Their knowledge of the home buying process, negotiating skills, and familiarity with the area you want to live in can be extremely valuable. And best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to use an agent – they’re compensated from the commission paid by the seller of the house.

Typically, purchase offers are contingent on a home inspection of the property to check for signs of structural damage or things that may need fixing. Your real estate agent usually will help you arrange to have this inspection conducted within a few days of your offer being accepted by the seller. This contingency protects you by giving you a chance to renegotiate your offer or withdraw it without penalty if the inspection reveals significant material damage.

Both you and the seller will receive a report on the home inspector’s findings. You can then decide if you want to ask the seller to fix anything on the property before closing the sale. Before the sale closes, you will have a walk-through of the house, which gives you the chance to confirm that any agreed-upon repairs have been made.

Start touring homes in your price range. It might be helpful to take notes on all the homes you visit. You will see a lot of houses! It can be hard to remember everything about them, so you might want to take pictures or video to help you remember each home.

Who You Work With: Matters

Success Is In The Closing

Lenders will arrange for an appraiser to provide an independent estimate of the value of the house you are buying. The appraiser is a member of a third party company and is not directly associated with the lender. The appraisal will let all the parties involved know that you are paying a fair price for the home.

As you can imagine, there is a lot of paperwork involved in buying a house. Your lender will arrange for a title company to handle all of the paperwork and make sure that the seller is the rightful owner of the house you are buying.

At closing, you will sign all of the paperwork required to complete the purchase, including your loan documents. It typically takes a couple of days for your loan to be funded after the paperwork is returned to the lender. Once the check is delivered to the seller, you are ready to move into your new home!

Erica was an absolute professional and a delightful person to work with, from start to finish! We found her by an incredibly fortunate accident and we wouldn’t want to use anyone else. I recommend her without any reservations! She is responsive, incredibly patient, has a great stable of important and helpful contacts, and she knows her stuff. And besides all that, she is as kind and helpful as you could want. Hire her!!

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DESTINATIONS

Use this interactive map search tool to find any home for sale throughout Northern California. From Lake county, Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Solano, Yolo and Sacramento. If it’s on the MLS you’ll find it here. Looking for homes not yet on the MLS or “Off Market” homes? Make sure you subscribe to our Insiders list below so you’ll get coming soon and off market listings before they hit the MLS. Need immediate assistance? Call or text us at 707.580.3499

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Every home has a story, and they are as vast and varied as the world is wide. But they all start with inspiration, and inspiration starts with our surroundings. That’s what home is. Family. Friends. A sense of place. An amazing view. It is all part of what makes a space a home because your home is where you truly live. As a leading real estate group, we understand that your best life begins with a home that inspires you.

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Every offer is negotiated with your best interest in mind to achieve the highest and best terms and conditions

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We provide comparable market analysis with true comparisons to give you accurate market pricing. Enjoy a detailed walk-through analysis that points out your homes unique features, upgrades and home maintenance needs.

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If you live here already, you know how blessed we are. If you’re considering living or investing here, you’ve probably experienced some of the area’s extraordinary possibilities: country settings and small-town communities; enthralling agricultural beauty, and true farm to fork lifestyle, If Northern California is your real estate destination, you’ve arrived at the right spot. Whether you’re looking to buy your first home – or to sell an estate – expect nothing less from us than a Meritage blend of real estate expertise, professional service, creativity, and a passion for achieving your goals. 

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