Why Sellers Overprice Their Homes

October 16th, 2014

There’s one piece of advice that every real estate agent on earth will tell you – ‘If you overprice your home, it will take longer to sell and sell for less money.’ Yet, sellers ignore them, and overprice their homes anyway, hoping their home will be the one to defy market physics. Why do they do it? Lots of reasons:

All The Things You Need Now To Get Ready For Holiday Hosting Later

October 16th, 2014

If you’re used to the last-minute scramble of urgently Googling carpet cleaners the day before Thanksgiving or making up guest beds at 3am on December 24, well, maybe you just like the adrenaline rush. Or, maybe you just need to plan ahead.

Will The Sellers Make The Necessary Repairs?

October 15th, 2014

You had the home inspected and a couple of major problems were discovered. Does your contract contain a home inspection contingency? The typical standard home inspection contingency gives purchasers two options:

How Much Resale Value For a Garage?

October 15th, 2014

Garages can add significant value or merely make a home stand out in a subdivision’s crowd to become more saleable. PJ Wade offers suggestions for adding resale value.

The HOA’s Reserve Study

October 14th, 2014

A Reserve Study is an essential part of running a homeowner association. It provides the board with a systematic way to schedule the repair and replacement of common elements and a fair way to distribute the costs of those events to all the members who benefit from them over the thirty year time line.

6 Great Reasons to Buy a Home Right Now

October 14th, 2014

To take advantage of near-record low mortgage interest rates and home prices undervalued by as much as three percent nationwide, now is a great time to buy a home. But there are even better reasons to buy a home right now. Here are just a few:

Real Estate False Predictions Aren’t Fraud

October 13th, 2014

Two recent California Appellate Court decisions deal with law suits where representations about the future value of the plaintiff’s real estate was a central element. The similarity of both of the complaints and the decisions merit discussing them together.

Does Landscaping Increase Your Home’s Value?

October 13th, 2014

After spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on landscaping, how do you know if you’ll recoup your investment? Homeowners may wonder if their efforts are worthwhile compared to interior projects. In actuality, landscaping comes back in resale value more than you may think.

Top Things To Consider Before You Buy A Condo

October 9th, 2014

Condos were once thought of as homes that attracted singles or couples, often without children. But today, condos are growing in popularity and attracting families of all sizes. Here are a few things that should considered before purchasing a condo.

The Affect of Late Mortgage Payments on Credit Scores

October 9th, 2014

Consumers who are late on their mortgage payments have no idea how badly their credit scores can be affected, nor how long it takes to repair the damage.