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Property Taxes

Property Taxes

Property taxes are based on a formula set by the County Assessor’s office. This formula is a bit of a mystery to some, and I will do my best to explain it to you today. There are a lot of moving parts to taxes. Hopefully, this will clarify some of the mystery...
The Home Search

The Home Search

These days the home search is a challenging one. There are not nearly as many homes for sale and there are many buyers. Why such tight circumstances? It boils down to the same factor for both seller and buyers: low interest rates. Super-low interest rates We are...
Getting Ready

Getting Ready

Getting ready to show your home will cause your Realtor advertise it using phrases like “shows beautifully.” This expression is code speak letting fellow Realtors know a home is ready for public viewing. There is no set standard, but one category of preparing your...
Repairs

Repairs

The need to negotiate repairs is something every buyer will have to deal with. You think that the home is perfect, or at least move-in ready, as it is. Even this should not stop you from bringing a professional home inspector once your offer is accepted. The Home...
Staging for success

Staging for success

In the home selling process, staging (prepare your property and dressing it for success) is imperative. Cleaning, depersonalizing, and de-cluttering the house is fine, but if you want to take it your property to a whole new level, consider a professional. What is home...
The Home Search

Home Inspection

The Home inspection is an important part of every home buying or selling process. It’s during this time that issues otherwise unknown will come to the surface. This allowis ample time for both buyers and sellers to address the situation. Whether you’re buying or...
Moving With Dependents

Moving With Dependents

Moving with dependents of any variety is a challenge. You’re adding another layer of boxes to the cargo, plus tending to their emotional well being during a time of transition can be stressful. Every family with children or pets approaches moving in their unique way,...
Wait For The Crash

Wait For The Crash

Some home buyers are preferring to wait for the crash to enter the home-buying market. Typically, these are people who remember the woes of the market from mid-2006 through early-2011. Prices suddenly falling as lenders called loans and subsequently foreclosed on...
7 Value Adding Upgrades

7 Value Adding Upgrades

Home repairs and upgrades not only make your property look and function better, they can raise your home’s property value as well. Here are some highly recommended home improvements that are sure to earn you some investment returns. Siding replacement – Aside from...
Offer Accepted

Offer Accepted

Even when you find a home you like, you still have to get your offer accepted. There are many things you can do to get your offer selected over all other offers. What does the seller want The first question you should ask is what do the sellers want? This goes well...