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Home Buying

Buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will make, which has long-term financial ramifications. Start by making a wish list and setting a budget.


Schedule a meeting with
Brian Schwatka
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Here are the things that we will talk about in the Buyer's consultation:

  • How's your financial health?

  • Which type of home will best suit your needs?

  • Which specific features do you want your ideal home to have?

  • How much mortgage do you qualify for?

  • How much home can you actually afford?

  • Who will help you find a home and guide you through the purchase?

Helpful Real Estate Videos

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Real Estate 101

This video takes you through the entire home selling process.

The Residential Purchase Agreement
This video explains the California Association of Realtors residential purchase agreement in an expeditious manner for both buyers and sellers.

Offer Accepted, Now What?
This video explains all of this things that will happen after a purchase agreement has been accepted.


Mediation and Arbitration
This video explains the verbiage in the mediation and arbitration clauses within the California Association of Realtors listing and purchasing agreements


Wire Fraud - Don't Wire Funds!
This video explains how important it is to protect yourself from wire fraud.

Please do NOT wire funds until you've watched this video!

DocuSign Electronic Signatures
This video explains how to use the DocuSign electronic signature email program so that you can sign documents from your computer or mobile device.

How to hold title correctly to get a full step-up in basis & avoid probate

Step Zero
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The Real Estate
Transaction Timeline

Home Buying

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