February 2024 - National Market Update #2 - Buyers, Don’t Make this Mistake!

Buyers, don’t make this mistake. If you are thinking about entering the market to purchase a home, don’t miss this crucial process. Hi, I am Krista Mashore with eXp Realty and The Mashore Group. Great news for buyers, interest rates are coming down and there is more inventory on the market. So, as a buyer, before you start picturing yourself in your dream home, you must do one important step, meet with a trusted lender. While affordability is still tight in some markets, meeting with a lender to get pre-approved will put you in a better position as a buyer. It will also give you a better picture of your finances and what you can afford. A preapproval from a lender is an indication that they are willing to lend you a certain amount of money based on your credit and income. The combination of working with a great lender and agent is your golden ticket to understanding what you can afford. This way you can stick to your strategic budget and not fall in love with a house you cannot afford. It also puts you in a better negotiating position with sellers as they know you are a serious buyer who’s already undergone a credit and financial check. So, before you go out and start shopping be sure to meet with a trusted lender and agent for the pre-approval process. It will save you time, stress, and a lot of headaches knowing what you can actually afford vs. what you cannot. If you would like more housing market information for your area, please feel free to contact my team and me. Let us help you with your next strategic move to homeownership.

In 2018 Krista Mashore sold over 22 Million dollars worth of Real Estate and is named in the Wall Street Journal within the Top 100 Agents Nationwide. Please see the article at The Wall Street Journal. To see Krista's local recognition check out this link featured in the Brentwood Press.

Kristas expertise and professionalism is revealed not only in the 14 years in Real Estate but also by being within the top 1% of all Realtors in Contra Costa County continuously since 2002.

Krista posses a Master's Degree in Education, previously employed as a School Teacher. Her excellence derives from her outstanding communication, skills, expertise in marketing, and her optimistic attitude towards life in general. Pristine Customer Service to her clients is a top priority. Krista has a natural ability for developing trust by her client base.

Her attitude is characterized her slogan: "When You Do What You Love, People Love What You Do."