Tag Archives: California

An Important Step in Staging

There are a lot of little things that you can do to increase the appeal of your home to buyers. Many of the tips you’ll find to improve your home’s appeal focus on things inside the house, ranging from paint … Continue reading

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FSBO Buyer Pitfall #17

Many unsuspecting buyers have no idea that they may have to withhold some of a sellers proceeds and send them to the IRS or the state taxing agency. If there are taxes owed on the sale of a property, taxation … Continue reading

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Common Causes of Smelly Dishwashers

Quite often we have bad smells lurking throughout our homes—and I don’t just mean in your refrigerator’s moldy veggie drawer or your musty closet. One such culprit is the dishwasher. Here are four common causes of smelly dishwashers and tips from … Continue reading

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6 Years of Growth could spell Trouble

Real estate and other markets have been on s fantastic run, the last 6 years. Most markets have made a full recovery from the previous down-turns. Yet, as we’ve all heard the old saying “too much of a good thing…” … Continue reading

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Mortgage Closings are now Taking Longer

Some of you may have already heard about the new consumer protections called “TRID”, which stands for this mouth-full; “TILA (for Truth In Lending Act), RESPA (for Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act), Integrated, Disclosures. Yup, congress, through the Consumer Financial … Continue reading

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Missed it by that much

Zillow, Trulia and other online real estate systems are great entertainment. For anyone who is just starting the process of purchasing or selling a home, and like to gather as much information as possible, they provide a loose idea, of … Continue reading

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Surprise…I’m not going to tell you “It’s Time to Sell”

I’m going to let you make that decision, based on the facts of our current real estate market. The trend – Median sales prices in California have been appreciating for going on 5 years now. More the most part, all … Continue reading

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More home buyers turning to social media

LOS ANGELES (June 26) – Reflecting the proliferating use of social media in today’s society, more home buyers are turning to social media in the home-buying process than ever, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®’ (C.A.R.) “2014 Survey of … Continue reading

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One little √ could Cost $10,000s on a Home Purchase or Sale

No matter how hard the attorneys work to protect everyone in a real estate transaction, with longer & longer contracts, there will always be loopholes and/or room for deference in interpretation.   Real Estate transactions are fraught with danger, to anyone who … Continue reading

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5 Top Reasons to Love Fullerton, CA

Before my wife and I bought a home here in Fullerton, we found ourselves coming here for the wonderful dining, theatre, warm people and quaint down town atmosphere.  Since we made the move, 14 years ago, we have come to … Continue reading

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