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 […]

Coming year to be positive for real estate industry

Coming year to be positive for real estate industry

In 2012, we saw the continuation of the housing recovery in California with solid sales volume and price increases throughout much of the state. In addition, many were helped via loan modifications and short sales from being underwater on their homes. Several have said that this recovery is artificial. There is no question that government […]