I have really good news! This has been the best spring in over a decade. This is because even though the economy isn’t doing the best, interest rates are super low. Which is making the housing market really really good. The shortage of inventory is also keeping the housing market strong. … [Read more...] about August Real Estate Market Update, Interest Rates At All Time Lows!
Having a website for a real estate business was once considered just one of many tools to communicate with your clients and to share information. These days, a proper website for your Real Estate business is no longer just an extra accessory, but it is a vital necessity. If you are thinking about … [Read more...] about Get online: Choosing the Right Real Estate Professional
Having Inspections prior to listing your home on the market listing is highly recommended. This is essential based on the age and condition of your home. You should have at a bare minimum a Home Inspection as well as a Termite Inspection Why is this so important? Consider the following: If your … [Read more...] about Recommendations for Inspections:
1. How many homes has the Realtor/Broker personally sold? Not their firm, how many have they personally closed in the Year? In their Career? Why is this so important? 2013 California Association of Realtors Member Profile Survey Report says the average number of Transactions a Realtor made in … [Read more...] about 5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Realtor/Broker
What is a contingent offer? There are many types of contingencies that accompany an offer. We are specifically going to be talking about offers that are contingent upon the Buyer having to Sell their home before they can buy the home that they want to purchase. In other words, in order for the … [Read more...] about 5 Things Sellers Need To Think About When Taking Contingent Offers
First off you may be asking... What are Closing Costs?? Many people think that closing costs consist only of their down payment. Closing Costs are other costs associated with the purchase of a home that need to be paid before escrow can close. These costs are in addition to the down payment. … [Read more...] about What are Closing Costs and…..Who Pays For What In Contra Costa County ????
When selling your home to a perspective buyer it is CRUCIAL that you disclose anything and everything regarding your home. 5 Reasons why Disclosure so imperative when selling your home?? 1. It will help keep you out of court: Buyers and sellers love to get into litigation. Disclose anything that … [Read more...] about Disclose Everything About Your Home When Selling A Home
The majority of real estate firms responding to a survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) expect profits—and competition—to heat up over the next year as the housing market continues to look up, the association. NAR released on Tuesday its 2013 Profile of Real Estate Firms, which … [Read more...] about Real Estate Firms Anticipate Increased Profits, Competition
With the sudden jump in mortgage rates, market spectators are wondering what the impact might be on the housing recovery. Over the past 10 years, there have been two other instances when mortgage rates saw significant increases, according to Palim. From October 1993 to December 1994, rates … [Read more...] about What History Says About Rising Rates and Their Relationship to Housing
Title Insurance. It’s a term we hear and see frequently - we see reference to it in the Sunday real estate section, in advertisements and in conversations with real estate brokers. If you’ve purchased a home before, you’re probably familiar with the beneﬁts and procedures of title insurance. But if … [Read more...] about Why Do You Need Title Insurance?