The Gaynor Property

As an architectural specialist, I am privileged to work with some of the most inspiring and innovative homes this side of the Rockies, but it has also given me the gift of seeing a home’s potential. Frequently I 1224543354will list home with great potential with a great price and it will sell almost immediately.
One of the realities of the current market is a good deal won’t stay on the market long.

The Gaynor home was exactly that kind of property, 2 bedrooms, 1.75 bath traditional with 1,571 square feet of space, located on a huge lot (nearly 10,000 square feet), with an impressive oak standing sentry in front. It featured beamed ceilings and brick fireplaces in the living room and den and endless possibilities for expansion. With a great location close to Ventura Boulevard in the Hesby school district, this home offered tremendous value.
I listed the home and it had almost immediate offers and has already closed escrow.  It is so important for potential buyers to realize that properties with great prices move quickly in this market.  There is no time or room for hesitation.  This fabulous home was “snatched up” before the other buyers had a chance to think it over.  If you are interested in great properties at great prices, give me a call. My name is Carol Wolfe, and nobody does it better.


Buying a New Home

Although discovering beautiful neighborhoods where you imagine raising your family is the most exciting part of buying a new home, it is not the most important thing you do when beginning your new home adventure. There are professionals in the mortgage and real-estate industry who are trained and highly qualified to help get you exactly what you want, for the best market price available, and it is important to consult us both before you begin.
It’s very important to speak with a trusted mortgage officer before you start looking for a home. Use referrals from friends, family and your real estate agent as a resource when shopping for one. Not only will they help you determine what your taste can afford, but they can also have everything prepared for when you do find the home of your dreams. How devastating to find the perfect home, only to find out that you are unable to meet the requirements for the loan, especially with REO (Real Estate Owned, or bank owned) properties because you may not get your down payment or earnest money back.
It is of particular importance these days, especially with the market as volatile as it’s been, that you prepare your offer with a pre-approval in your hands. These days the guidelines change frequently and what may have worked in the past, may not be the case today, so having a good mortgage officer who is current on the latest programs is integral to today’s buying experience.

As well, be sure to understand the difference between pre-qualification and pre-approval. With a pre-qualification, the loan officer will usually just take your word on information such as income and debts, pull your credit, punch some numbers into a calculator and give you estimates on your limit and payment. Whereas with a pre-approval, this means they have actually run your information through a program and have a commitment from the lender securing your ability to obtain a loan and the necessary conditions that must be met.
With 34 years in the real-estate industry, I feel confident that my knowledge is invaluable to providing the best home-buying and selling experience possible for my clients. I am Carol Wolfe and nobody does it better.