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Selling To Move Up

When you’re ready to sell the home you live in while looking to buy a move-up home (perhaps for more space or a preferred neighborhood), timing is everything. Before you make any big decisions, become informed by knowing your options.

The first and most important thing to do is to get your current home in tip-top shape for the market. It is difficult to qualify for two mortgages—even more so in a slow market. Your time frame will influence the price of your home. It’s important to have an experienced professional helping you with your transition and timeline planning so that when you find your dream home you are positioned to move forward with ease.

The second step is to find out the current market value of your home. It is also a good idea to have the condition of your home checked by a professional and make any needed improvements or renovations.

The transition of selling one home and buying another can be overwhelming, and it is important to contact a lender as soon as you are ready to move forward so you can understand the parameters you’re working within. Contact Cornerstone Group to start the process!

Some of Our Client Testimonies


Alisha was my Realtor on two of the homes I have purchased, and my loan consultant as well. I am very impressed by her knowledge, experience, and expertise in my home purchase and my loan process. She asked key questions to gauge my needs, provided recommendations and items to consider, explained thoroughly the process, provided timely feedback and follow ups, and helped me prepare all of the necessary documents needed. She was very flexible and on point in my process, and really took the time to consider my needs. Her experience and diligence made my home purchase enjoyable, and the loan financing easier to understand. I really appreciate Alisha’s effort and expertise for my needs and would recommend her to anyone seeking a professional Realtor and loan consultant. Thanks Alisha! ~Jim


1st experience- my mom wanted to purchase a house with me with a limited budget in 2008, and she likes luxury. None of our previous agents could satisfy her high standards on a limited budget. We come up to Alisha, and she finally get a bank owned townhome with all upgrading that she requested from bank. It was a pretty new townhome with a huge island in the kitchen. We do not need to pay closing cost. With her help, it minimize my headache as my mom was satisfied. Not to mention, my mom earn $140,000 when we sold the house. 2nd experience- Overwhelming touched and blessed by Cornerstone Team

I sold my house in 2013, and gave to my mom as I am married. My husband and I never think we could have a new home sooner. By grace, we have a little chance with little down payment. Since my husband job is less than two years. It is really difficult to get a decent house (we want a house, not condos with HOA or high property/melrose tax). It was really difficult to compete with other offers. With the help of Alisha, we finally get a house offer accept, which meet all our wants. She negotiated with the seller and come up the best packages for us. She is not just professional, but with passion, mighty, details. She even observe the little things which could be potential good or bad for us during counter offers stage. On top of it, she is fair, full integrity to both party.

Also, my husband has less than two years work experience. The loan procedures are really frustrating and not easy. Most likely, we would need to pay extra insurance on top of mortgage, because of the limited down payment. We were kind of let down and frustrated. However, Alisha is always positive, she spend extra times to write letter for us to loan bank. She told us she will not give up our case. All we need just do our part, pray, and rest of the result leave to God. We learn how to face challenges positive by her. With Cornerstone team help. It makes us more easy. It is really like a one stop solution for house purchasing. Last but not least, the Cornerstone team is a strong team led by Alisha. They are not just professional, personal, caring, they are walking testimonies in Christ. It is a pleasant procedure of house hunting. You feel like you are not alone, and you could learn things from them. They are open, direct and honest.

We got our key last weekend. Yeah! We also got a very precious gift from Cornerstone team. May you guys keep shining in the real estate field. May God bless and protect your team to have a merge heart in Him and keep doing good work for Him. ~Kwok