You Get The Keys!

Congratulations! You did it. You are now the proud owner of a new home in California's Bay Area and can begin the process of making it your own. Your Bay Area Modern real estate agent will arrange for you to get the keys and you can schedule the moving van, move into your new place, then relax and celebrate; but, before you do, don't forget to put the utilities in your name and change your address with the post office!

Contact the Bay Area Modern real estate team and let us know how we can help make all your homeowner’s dreams come true. Our highly experienced team can assist you every step of the way to make this exciting experience as pleasant as possible, from the first house-hunting expedition to a successful closing.

Don't Tackle Selling Your Home on Your Own – an Agent Can Help

If you're looking to maximize your sale and minimize your effort, you need to work with a real estate professional. In a sellers' market like today's, it can be tempting to list your house on your own – known as For Sale By Owner (FSBO). But ...

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If You're a Buyer, Is Offering Asking Price Enough?

In today's real estate market, buyers shouldn't shop for a home with the expectation they'll be able to negotiate a lower sales price. In a typical housing market, buyers try to determine how much less than the asking price they can offer and still ...

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Is a 20% Down Payment Really Necessary To Purchase a Home?

There's a common misconception that, as a homebuyer, you need to come up with 20% of the total sale price for your down payment. In fact, a recent survey by Lending Tree asks what is keeping consumers from purchasing a home. For over half of those ...

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Remote Work Is Here To Stay. Can Your Home Deliver the Space You Need?

A lot has changed over the past year. For many people, the rise in remote work influenced what they're looking for in a home and created a greater appetite for a dedicated home office. Some professionals took advantage of the situation and ...

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Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

If you've been in your home for longer than five years, you're not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners ...

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