Jeffrey DeJesus - (650)270-4733's Blog Posts

California Home Buying Process

Buying a house is exciting and complicated at the same time. Understanding the process is a good first step before starting the journey.  I put together these steps that will, hopefully,

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Buying New vs. Older Homes

When buying a home people always have the same question in their minds, “Is it better to buy an old home or a new one?" It may seem like a simple decision but it is a question aspiring

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Should you Rent or Buy a House?

You are probably asking yourself if you should rent or own a house. That is why you are reading this. I will do my best to outline the pros and cons of each to help you make an informed decision. A

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Top 10 Questions you MUST ask Your Lender or Mortgage Broker

 Before I start with the list, let me answer the question, "What does a mortgage broker do?" A mortgage broker can help you connect with potential lenders and assist you to seek out and get you

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Photos Needed for a Successful Listing

When listing your home for sale, your goal is to make sure your home outshines the rest. Good photos showcasing how beautiful your home is is the secret to making this happen! You would need photos

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THINGS TO DO BEFORE SELLING YOUR HOME

Did you know that selling your home can be quite hectic? So, it’s time to pull up your sleeves and get the work done! Selling your home requires more than just a “FOR SALE”

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Your guide for Home Maintenance

Now, you got yourself a new home. It is an exciting time to start to make sure that your new home is at its peak at all times. To do that you have to start thinking about maintenance. Like

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Mortgage Denied? Here’s How to Recover

Getting a mortgage is not easy. Even if your credit rating is good, there are a lot of factors that you can't control. You can't keep lenders from seeing previous delinquencies on your credit report

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What can you do to fix your credit rating?

Having a good credit score can give you advantages, but what if things happened and you end up with a low credit score? Don't worry! I'll give you the ultimate guide in fixing your credit rating!

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Difference between a Pre Qualification and a Pre Approval

So you are ready to buy your first home, and you are wondering what's the difference between being pre-qualified and pre-approved. It is wise to have a good understanding, so you save time. It will

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Tax Saving Tips You Should Know

Have you ever done some research on your property taxes? Most homeowners will tell you, "What for? It is just costly." The local government calculates it based on your property value, and you just

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How to Check your Credit Score

It may come as a surprise that when you get your credit reports from the three nationwide credit bureaus it doesn't have your credit score. You then start asking, where do I get it? Before we

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Save on energy cost this winter

Most of us are working from home right now, and with winter right around the corner, it's likely that your electricity bills are going to soar. I know that is something anybody would not want, so

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Looking for Air Leaks

The holidays are near, and it's imperative to make sure that your home is properly sealed during winter time. Air leaks are the number one cause leading to high utility bills because a home that's

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Essential Tools for Your Home

Things in your new home will eventually break no matter how you take care of it. It's essential to prepare the right tools to fix it yourself rather than spending money on getting it fixed by your

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What is the Right Downpayment Strategy for You?

Before buying a home, saving for a 20% down payment has been the usual go-to advice. Saving 20% shows financial stability and discipline which would land you favorable interest rates from lenders.

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Must DO after moving in

Must DOs after moving in Congratulations! You just bought a new home and are probably thinking of repainting, adding decor, and moving in furniture. A lot of things are running through your

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Banishing Refinancing Myths

Many people find the word “Refinancing” scary, but it shouldn’t be like that. Did you know that refinancing can help you save a lot of money in the long run? It can also help bring

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Where is your money going?

Do you ever wonder where all your money is going? Have you ever tracked your budget?The first step for a homebuyer is to find out where their money is going. You have to know exactly how much comes

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Guides for Buying and Selling a Home

I was doing some research when I came across these guides in the National Association of Realtors websiteI know that making the decision to buy or sell a home could be daunting most especially if

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Things you NEED to know in Choosing The Right Real Estate Agent for YOU

I thought about it and decided to put something out there that can help those planning to sell or buy a home. There are things that you need to know in choosing the right real estate agent for you

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