How To Find The Right Home

How are you going to find your dream home? 

Historic Vallejo is a segmented market. There are homes of many sizes and shapes and even multi-unit properties. 

Even first-time buyers can purchase 2, 3, or 4 unit buildings. Ask us how


With all those choices, it is easy to feel anxious

A part of our job is to help take away the anxiety. How do we do it? It is simple. It’s a two-step process. 

The first step is to discover what you need and want in a home by comparing the homes you like. Download this simple organizer to view the pros and cons of each home in one place.

After you look at a few homes, you’ll get new ideas and probably start noticing that some of your pros and cons are more important than others.

This is why the second step is to use a Targeting Worksheet to help you understand what you need and want in more detail.

Once you know what you are searching for, it is easier to find. 

The way to narrow your target

Your target will include many searchable elements: neighborhood, size, price, or the number of bedrooms and bathrooms.

It will also include your specific needs, like a home office, a nice view, or a big yard for your kids.

Another critical part of targeting is to make sure you’re only looking at homes within your price range.

You can search for a home with confidence once you’ve estimated how much money you will need up front to buy a home. Download this simple worksheet to understand your three biggest expenses.

It’s also necessary to know how much you can borrow, and how much you will have to pay per month. You can get an accurate and reliable number by getting pre-approved. Click here to start the process. This number will give you exceptional clarity about your target. 

Beyond targeting

Targeting helps you look at the right homes. However, finding your dream home comes down to finding a feeling. Here are 4 Ways to know you’ve found your dream home. 

We are looking for a place where you feel good. Where you feel at home. We are looking for a place where you belong. 

Download the Road Map

We have created a Buyer Road Map Infographic to help you get a sense of the next steps.

This step-by-step infographic takes you through the process of finding a home, financing, and making an offer.

Start with “Just Looking” and follow the roadmap to the seller accepting your offer.

Print out this infographic to see exactly what to do and when to do it at a single glance.


Action Steps 

Compare the pros and cons of each home. Download this simple organizer.

To create your target, Use our Targeting Worksheet.

How much money you will need up front? Download this worksheet.

Pre-approval is essential. Click here to start the process.

It helps to look at a few homes when you start. Schedule a day to look at homes

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Chris Jacobson
Chris Jacobson

I’m Chris Jacobson, a local Vallejo realtor. I love our historic homes.

Office: 707-812-1390 | Cell: 707-805-4014 | BRE 01987892

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