It’s Time for Qualified Home Buyers to Buy


Century 21 M&M Real Estate says its time to buy a homeDespite this fragile economic climate, it is clear that most Americans still believe in home ownership and want to own a home. In fact, 7 out of 10 Americans still believe that buying a home is a good financial decision, and almost two-thirds believe that now is a good time to buy a home.

According to the 2011 National Housing Pulse Survey released by NAR:

  • 72% of renters list home ownership as a top priority for their future-that is up from 63% in 2010.
  • Stability, safety and the long-term economic benefits of ownership top the list of reasons people give for why it is important to own a home.
  • Having enough money for a down payment and closing costs is the biggest obstacle to purchasing a home, especially when 20% down is required.

Century 21 M&M Realtors are encouraging qualified home owners to buy right now – so why should you buy a home today?

  • Owning a home today costs less than renting. Demand for rentals has increased and rents are on the increase and you may see increases for the next three years.
  • The worst of the price declines is most likely over. Most of the coming house price declines will be for distressed properties — foreclosures and short sales. In fact, prices for non-distressed homes are holding up well and may very well have hit bottom.
  • Mortgage rates are at historic lows. It is also important to keep in mind that mortgage rates are extraordinarily low, with the rate on a 30-year fixed rate mortgage currently well below 5 percent. Rates could go lower, but according to the experts it is unlikely.
  • There are mortgages available with easy teams; FHA, VA, USDA, etc.

Talk to a Century 21 M&M Real Estate agent today, and discuss your home buying options, call (800)350-1548.

Century 21 M&M Northern California Open House – Sat. 7/23 & Sun. 7/24

Have some fun this weekend, check out Century 21 M&M Open Houses and enter our contest!

Century 21 M&M Open House ContestCampbell, 1470 Elam Avenue, Saturday 7/23 at 1-4pm, Host – Ian Choi (408)592-6821

Campbell, 2130 La Miel Way, Saturday 7/23 at 12-3pm, call for more info (800)350-1548

Clements, 19019 Liberty Road, Saturday 7/23 at 10am-2pm, Host – Janet Graham (209)327-0211

Concord, 5 Kirkwood Court, Sunday 7/24 at 12-3pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Lathrop, 13430 Baywood Way, Sunday 7/24 at 12-2pm for more info call (800)350-1548

Livermore, 809 Seminole Drive, Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Los Altos, 1220 Eva Avenue, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, Host David Allen Rivas (408)869-3897

Modesto, 808 Hometown Way, Saturday 7/23 at 1-4pm, for more info call (209)529-6111

Modesto, 1613 Primrose Ln, Saturday 7/23 at 12-2pm, for more info call (209) 529-6111

Rio Vista, 929 Hillside Terrace, Saturday 7/23 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Rio Vista, 1021 Michelbook Lane, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Rio Vista, 606 American Falls, Sunday 7/24 at 12:30-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 1501 Georgetta Drive, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 6460 Standridge Court, Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 397 Bangor Avenue, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 6161 Glen Harbor Drive, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 5806 Cohasset Way, Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 1710 Hogar Drive, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 49 Quail Hollow Drive, Unit 49, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 10am-2pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Santa Clara, 2322 Lass Drive, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 1:30-4:30pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Santa Clara, 4386 Watson Circle, Saturday 7/23 & Sunday 7/24 at 1:30-4:30, for more info cal (800)350-1548

Saratoga, 19540 Tweed Court, Saturday 7/23 at 1-4pm, Call for info (800)350-1548

Tracy, 2659 Buthman Avenue, Saturday 7/23 at 12-4pm, call for info (800)350-1548

Turlock, 1090 Sargon Place, Saturday 7/23 at 12-3pm & Sunday 7/24 at 1-3pm, for more info call -(209)667-6111

Turlock, 1400 Tully Road Space 116, Saturday 7/23 at 10-1pm, for more info call (209)667-6111

Woodbridge, 19319 Wilderness Way, Saturday 7/23 at 11am-2pm, Host – Elizabeth Vieira (209)320-2768

Century 21 M&M Open Houses – July 16-17th

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Century 21 M&M Realtors are holding Open Houses all over Northern California this week-end…take a look to find one in your area:

Campbell, 1470 Elam Ave, Saturday 7/16 & Sunday 7/17 at 1-4pm, Host – Ian Choi (408)592-6821

Campbell, 2130 La Miel Way, Saturday 7/16 & Sunday 7/17 at 1:30-4:30pm – call for more info at (800)350-1548

Concord, 5 Kirkwood Court, Sunday 7/17 at 1-3pm, call for more info (800)350-1548

Cupertino, 10190 Peninsula Avenue, Saturday 7/16 at 1-4pm, call for more info (800)350-1548

Fairfield, 437 San Mateo Street, Friday 7/15 & Saturday 7/16 at 2-5pm, for more info call (707)718-4521

Lodi, 808 Evert Court, Saturday 7/16 at 11-2pm, Host – Sara Okazaki (209)368-6111

Los Gatos, 15760 El Gato Lane, Saturday7/16 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Modesto, 604 Aralia Court, Saturday 7/16 at 10am-2pm, for more info call (209)529-6111

Modesto, 2812 Antwerp Circle, Sunday 7/17 at 12-3pm, for more info call (209)529-6111

Oakdale, 1713 Churchill Downs Circle, Saturday 7/16 at 11am-2pm, for more info call (209)847-6111

Rio Vista, 929 Hillside Terrace, Saturday 7/16 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Roseville, 311 Clinton Avenue, Saturday 7/16 at 12-2pm, Host – Ron Castro (916)768-3913

San Jose, 6003 MonteVerde Drive, Sunday 7/17 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 3209 Payne Avenue, Saturday 7/16 at 12-3pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 5486 Clovercrest Drive, Saturday 7/16 at 12-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 3648 Marks Avenue, Saturday 7/16 & Sunday 7/17 at 1-4pm, Host David Herrera (408)655-5236

San Jose, 5806 Cohasset Way, Sunday 7/17 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 554 Blairburry Way, Sunday 7/17 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

San Jose, 127 N. 17th Street, Saturday 7/16 & Sunday 7/17 at 1-4pm, Host – Tracy Kroot (408)366-6253

San Jose, 49 Quail Hollw Dr. Unit 49, Saturday 7/16 & Sunday 7/17 at 10am-2pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Santa Clara, 2322 Lass Drive, Saturday 7/16 & Sunday 7/17 at 1:30-4:30pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Santa Clara, 4621 Cheeny Street, Saturday 7/16 & Sunday 7/17 at 1:30-4:30pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Tracy, 593 Trestle Glen Court, Saturday 7/16 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Tracy, 1537 Arrigotti Lane, Saturday 7/16 at 12-3pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Tracy, 1853 Woodland Lane, Sunday 7/17 at 1-4pm, for more info call (800)350-1548

Turlock, 4283 Cherry Blossom Ln, Saturday 7/16 at 11am-2pm, for more info call (209)667-2603

Turlock, 2590 Tiffany Way, Saturday 7/16 at 11am-2pm & Sunday 7/17 at 2-5pm, for more info call (209) 667-2603

Vacaville, 112 Monte Verdi Drive, Saturday 7/16 at 1-3pm, call Lauralee Ensign at (707)429-2121

Century 21 M&M Celebrating Open House Month with Contest

Century 21 M&M Open House ContestJuly is Open House Month at Century 21 M&M and Associates in Northern California

For a chance to win a One Week Vacation Package (accommodations only) or a Dinner for Two (second prize), just let a Century 21 M&M Realtor conduct an Open House at your home listed for sale with Century 21 M&M during the month of July 2011.

Check out the Open Houses in Northern California this week:

Campbell, 1470 Elam Avenue~ Saturday 7/9 at 1-4pm, Host – Ian Choi (408)592-6821

Ceres, 3654 Macadamia Lane~ Sunday 7/10 at 12-3pm, Host – Alfred Espinor (209)320-2741

Concord, 5 Kirkwood Court~ Sunday 7/10 at 1-4pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

Cupertino, 5856 Pistoia Way ~ Sunday 7/10 at 1-4pm, Host – Connie Clements (408)306-5053

Cupertino, 10160 Calvert Drive~ Saturday 7/9 & Sunday 7/10 at 2-5pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

Lodi, 2130 Sunwest Drive ~ Saturday 7/9 at 12-2pm, Host – Joan Selman-Prince (209)484-7321

Los Banos, 525 Jeffrey Road~ Sunday 7/10 at 1-5pm, Host – Jeanette King (209)829-9056

Los Gatos, 1560 El Gato Lane~ Saturday 7/9 at 1-4pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

Modesto, 4000 Tierra Lago Drive~ Saturday 7/9 at 12-2pm, Host – Sally Frampton (209)593-6250

San Carlos, 101 Highland Avenue~ Saturday 7/9 at 1:30-4:30pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

San Jose, 6839 Devon Way ~ Saturday 7/9 at 1:30-4:30pm, Host – Amol Heda (408)307-9465

San Jose, 1011 Foothill Drive ~ Saturday 7/9 & Sunday 7/10 at 1-4pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

San Jose, 6269 Cloverhill Drive ~ Saturday 7/9 & Sunday 7/10 at 1-4pm, Host – Heath Piper (408)206-7767

San Jose, 5486 Clovercrest Drive~ Sunday 7/10 at 12-4pm, for more info (800)350-1548

San Jose, 5806 Cohasset Way~ Sunday 7/10 at 1-4pm, for more info (800)350-1548

San Jose, 3648 Marks Avenue ~ Saturday 7/9 & Sunday 7/10 at 1-4pm, Host – David Herrera (408)655-5236

San Jose, 554 Blairburry Way~ Saturday 7/9 at 1-4pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

San Jose, 127 N. 17th Street ~ Saturday 7/9 at 1-4pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

San Jose, 442 Shadowgraph Drive~ Sunday 7/10 at 1-4pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

Santa Clara, 2322 Lass Drive ~ Saturday 7/9 & Sunday 7/10 at 1:30-4:30pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

Santa Clara, 4621 Cheeny Street~ Saturday 7/9 & Sunday 7/10 at 1:30-4:30pm, for more info – (800)350-1548

Stockton, 6706 Tam O Shanter Drive, Unit 94 ~Saturday 7/9 at 11-3pm, Host – Gary McKenney (209)323-8872

Turlock, 4283 Cherry Blossom Ln ~ Saturday 7/9 at 1-4pm & Sunday 7/10 at 1-3pm. Host – Teresa Dias (209)606-8882

Turlock, 4539 Fireside Drive ~ Saturday 7/9 at 1-3pm, Hosts – John & Nellie Lazar (209)668-5047

Turlock, 4237 Ivory Lane~ Saturday 7/9 at 11-3pm, Host – Tony Alahverdi (209)633-1865

Please contact Century 21 M&M to participate in this Open House Contest, call (800)350-1548 today!

NOTE: The drawing will be held August 1st, 2011. Winners will be contacted by phone. Your information will never be shared or sold. Must be 18 or older to enter. Grand prize 1 week vacation package is accommodations only. Second prize dinner value $100. No purchase necessary.

Century 21 M&M invites you to visit an Open House



July 2011 is CENTURY 21 M&M’s Open House month! So if you are seriously interested in buying a home, keep an eye open for Open Houses. In fact, invite you Buyers Agent to come along. Open Houses are a great time to see a home in it’s best condition, and smart listing agents will welcome you and your Realtor with the knowledge that you are a qualified buyer.

July is open house month at Century 21 M&MStarting at the curb, take a look at the condition of the home. Does it look maintained, does it invite you in? What condition is the landscaping in. If you like what you see from the curb, you are more likely to like what you see on the inside… so go on in.

Once inside the home, what is your first impression? Is it clean and bright? How does it smell? Paying close attention to the kitchen, can you see yourself cooking meals for your family here? How about entertaining extended family and friends?

Moving on into the bedrooms – are all of the doors open making it easy to view, can you see yourself living here? Is there enough closet space? How about the backyard, could you relax and enjoy the outdoors? Is there room for your children to play?

Is the Realtor helpful? Is the seller offering any incentives like closing costs? Are there hand outs available, how about inspection reports and comps – how does this house compare to similar homes that have sold recently in the neighborhood?

Visiting Open Houses in the neighborhood can help you in your home buying decision. And, if you picked up the hand outs – you have information available to remind you of a home’s specific features, inspection details and local area comps. So come on, join in the fun and call a Century 21 M&M Realtor today at (800)350-1548.