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Caitlin Adi resized My wife Caitlin and I learned of Anna May when I searched for an agent who might help us buy a HUD home. Although, I don’t member the website address, I think it’s a government site for finding HUD agents and recall her bio was the most complete.

Our choice of agent was good. Anna was very professional and responsive to our needs. We were expecting a baby and needed to move to a larger property and wanted to become homeowners. She was always there whenever we needed her, so much so that we were worried that she seldom slept.

Anna was always on our side as the buyer’s agent. When we found our home and decided to make an offer, we trusted her judgment and took her advice. We purchased the house for $10, 000 below the list price, no mean feat in a seller’s market where it is common for buyers to bid many tens of thousands of dollars above list price.

As first-time buyers, we knew nothing about buying a house but Anna and her husband, Greg, were really helpful and treated us like their family.

We would recommend Anna to our friends and look forward to working with her in the future. We have already given her business card to co-workers.

Caitlin & Adi Surya, Hayward

Hayward Neighborhood Alert on September 24th!

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Ask the Lender this Friday!

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“Some Vintage, Some Modern, ALL LOVABLE”

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Vintage Classic Rambler!

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Staying Close!

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One Thing at a Time, Caveman!

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The wenchy wife of our “He Said, She Said” duo is constantly getting on the Caveman’s case about finishing one project before starting another.NoProjectLeftUndone

 

“Crowd-Funding” Your Down Payment

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One way future home buyers gather funds for a down payment on their next home is what’s called “crowd-funding”. This allows for the gathering of funds from well-wishers for special occasions, wedding celebrations being a prime example. Here are a couple such websites that have cropped up recently as options for newlyweds to save up for a home:

www.HatchMyHouse.com

www.DownPaymentDreams.com

There’s no time better than in the midst of a special event or its aftermath to enlist the support of family and loved ones to help with such a solid endeavor as home ownership.

We always recommend a sound financial plan as part of a new couple merging their lives, finances and households.

Get crackin’!

The Inspiration Behind Home Improvement: FRIENDSHIP

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"He Said, She Said"

“He Said, She Said”

Nearly four years ago, the caveman part of this duo and I got married in a simple private ceremony in our front courtyard right at home. We had a great local Beatles cover band Fab Fever on our lower back deck, where the hot tub once was. Today, that area is landscaped with pea gravel and stepping stones with water-saving shrubbery and a new fence surrounding the entire lower level deck. A perfect place for a DJ set-up!

Fast-forwarding several years to this week, we find ourselves excitedly fixing up the house for our friends Allison and Michael. They will be celebrating their wedding reception at our home with a Batman theme laced with pink. So, as I type this, the landscapers are at our home planting pink flowers in the courtyard. I hope Allison likes them.

It is friends like Allison and Michael that make living worthwhile. Because of them being our inspiration, our butts are in gear this past year to make the house as beautiful as possible. New paint, new driveway, new landscaping, freshly stained deck, new fence, new roof, new ambiance! Now to make that call to the house cleaners, window washers and pressure washers at Guss Service Agency…

We look forward to Batman and Cat-woman’s wedding reception this weekend!

You “Art” Where You “Live”

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There’s that old saying that we “are what we eat”, and our homes also say a lot about us as individuals. The owners of this home are warm, creative and have quite a “zen” energy around them. There is an immediate feeling of peace when you walk inside their home. Stop by our OPEN HOUSE this Wednesday August 20th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and see for yourself! CLICK HERE for more photos and property details.

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21629 Foothill Blvd., near Downtown Hayward