Four Repairs You Need Before Selling Your Home

Four Repairs You Need Before Selling Your Home Selling your home is a complex process that may take weeks or months to complete. This is partially because your house may need to be updated or renovated before it can go on the market. What are some of the most crucial fixes that you should make…

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To Flip or Hold Real Estate

The idea of flipping a house and making a healthy profit in a relatively short period of time holds a lot of appeal for investors, but is it always the right option? It may be better, depending on your situation, to buy and hold, rather than flip. The following are considerations to keep in mind…

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New Construction or Older Home Purchase

If you’re considering the purchase of a home, you have one big decision to make as you get started: Do you buy a newly constructed home or an existing property? There are pros and cons to each, and you have to weigh them carefully during the decision-making process. It used to be that buying a…

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How Much Does it Cost to BUILD A HOME?

Have you ever found yourself dreaming of your own custom home? With construction prices becoming more affordable in some areas, custom builds can be a viable option for some, but the costs can vary widely. The cost of building a custom home depends a lot on individual factors: where you live, the materials you use,…

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How Prop 19 Affects California Homeowners

   Here’s what the passage of Prop 19 means for you.   Prior to the passage of Proposition 19, if you wanted to sell your primary residence and take your property tax basis with you, you had to stay in the same county and buy a home of equal or lesser value to the…

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What’s Going to Happen This Year With Real Estate?

   Here are my thoughts on what to expect from our 2021 real estate market.   Let’s talk about some 2021 market predictions, shall we? As I’ve warned you before, my crystal ball is very, very murky (you can see what I mean at 0:45 in the video above). Though my predictions are based…

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What Happens After Forbearance?

After Forbearance – Now What?                 Covid-19 has impacted homeowners across the country. With job losses and income reductions, many have taken advantage of the ability to enter a forbearance program with their lenders. During the forbearance program, the agreements state that no late fees will be assessed,…

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10 Home Inspection Issues That Are RED FLAGS

10 Home Inspection Issues That are Red Flags                       Most homebuyers realize that they can’t expect a perfect home inspection report when buying a resale home. Cosmetic flaws and minor repairs are easily managed and shouldn’t be deal-breakers. That said, there are some issues that…

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First Time Home Seller Tips

Tips for the First-Time Home Seller                       There is a lot of attention paid to first-time homebuyers. Most real estate agents and lenders have some kind of guide to help first-time homebuyers navigate their first home purchase, but what about the first-time seller? Selling your…

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Consider New Construction When Housing Inventory is Low

Tight Seller’s Market? Consider New Construction Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market. Inventory levels are historically low, perhaps owing to the concern of strangers traipsing through the home during this time. Additionally, because most people are staying home, they have been able to focus on their property and how…

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