Buying Tips & Resources

Below are a selection of helpful links with tips and resources to guide you through the home buying process.

API Reports - Academic Performance Index for Schools by County.

Closing Costs - List of typical closing costs for homebuyers. 

Down Payment Assistance Programs - Overview of down payment assistance programs.

East Bay MUD - Contact them to start your water service before moving in.

East Bay Neighborhood Guide - Narrow your search with SF Gate’s East Bay neighborhood guide.

First Time Homebuyer Programs Explained - Brief explanations of various mortgage loan options.

First Time Homebuyer Deductions Explained - Brief explanations of various tax deductions available.

Free Water Conserving Items - Order your free water conserving faucets, aerators, shower heads and hose nozzles from EBMUD.

Fryer Consulting - John will expertly inspect your potential home so that there are no surprises!

Mortgage Calculator - Calculate your mortgage easily.

PG&E - Contact them to start electric and gas service before moving in.

Pinterest - A great place to find and store organizing, decor and housewarming ideas!

RPM Mortgage - Need help with financing? Sue Carlson is a wonderful resource.

Walkscore - Find out the walkability of any address based on physical access, safety, proximity, places and transit. 

Write a Personal Letter - In this competitive market, a personal letter to a seller can make all the difference.

ZCEB Blog - Get answers to our most frequently asked questions.