How to sell your home quickly

Read along and prepare yourself with these tips for selling your house quickly and you’ll be in escrow before you have to mow the yard again. Of course, you’ll have to prepare yourself, your family and your home if you want to sell your home fast. To accomplish this, there are two very basic rules […]

Are you ready for your home appraiser’s appraisal?

Are you ready for your home appraiser’s appraisal?

Selling your home is an experience like no other. First you get the home ready for sale then, you hire your real estate agent. Go through the process of pricing your home right for the current market, marketing the property, negotiating an offer … your now set to close escrow, the only obstacle in the […]

When is the right time to trade in my home – now?

When is the right time to trade in my home – now?

Today’s Temecula and Murrieta move-up or move-down buyers face many challenges in an ever evolving real estate market. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a larger home for your family with more yard for the children and dogs to play in or are downsizing to a smaller home with less maintenance. The challenges […]

Who needs a home inspection, the buyer or seller?

Who needs a home inspection, the buyer or seller?

Everyone should know that when buying a home, it is prudent to have an independent third party inspect the major systems of the home so that you’ll know what condition they are in, avoiding most expensive surprises. As a seller of Fallbrook area homes, MASON Real Estate recommends having a home inspection done before the […]

Do’s and Don’ts regarding open houses in today’s market

There is a controversy in real estate as to whose interest is best served with an open house. Seller’s often believe the purpose of an open house is to showcase their home, finding a buyer for it. While real estate agents typically market open houses for the primary purpose of finding fresh buyers leads. The […]

Read this before you visit your first model new home!

Read this before you visit your first model new home!

When shopping for your home, you’ll discover that most homes on the market are resales. Yet, one out of four homebuyers purchase a new home. Both new homes and resales offer advantages. Before you make a decision, let’s: Compare these points! New homes offer innovative use of space and style, greater energy efficiency, a choice of […]

Tips to make your home move easier on your pets

Tips to make your home move easier on your pets

Moving can be hard on everyone involved. Adults, children and yes…even your pets. While your pet may not understand exactly what is going on, they can sense the stress, good or bad that the whole family is experiencing. Add to that the fact that animals are creatures of habit and do not like changes to […]

The importance of inspections and repair negotiations to a home seller

Typically, sellers tend to become less stressed as soon as all of the purchase contract signatures are in place. A good Realtor® will be with them and ready to prepare them for the next negotiation phase. Property inspections can frequently result in a buyer submitting a request for repairs requiring corrections by the seller. Whether […]

How to avoid costly housing mistakes in a divorce

How to avoid costly housing mistakes in a divorce

  The holidays are clearly over. Things did not go as you had hoped, again! Divorce is now clearly on you mind. You are asking yourself how will a divorce affects my home, my mortgage and my taxes? How can I make these critical decisions easier? Neutral, third party information can help you make logical, […]

Twelve security reminders for the 12 days of Christmas

To me, Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season, regardless of which holiday you choose to celebrate. There will be trips to the mall, lots of eating out and of course entertaining and going to parties, visiting with friends, family and loved ones. The question of the day is, are you and your […]