Weekly Real Estate

Dec. 3, 2018

Short Sale

Have you recently noticed a home that was a “short sale”? When we are seeing a short sale property, they can be a little different than a traditional sale. With the traditional sale, we're going to be having a homeowner selling their property. They're going to get net ...

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Nov. 25, 2018

House Deeds

I wanted to talk on an aspect of real estate that is very helpful to know as a homebuyer so you can have more information and more knowledge going into the buying process. One question that comes up often is, what is “recording”? You often hear we're officially ...

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Nov. 19, 2018

Moving Day

I recently had an experience with a client of mine who I am helping to purchase a home that I wanted to share. This mainly has to do with renting and when is it an appropriate time to give notice to your landlord that you're going to be moving to ...

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Nov. 8, 2018

What is an open house?

What’s an open house about anyway? Generally, when you're going to an open house, the seller is not going to be there. You have an opportunity to view the property at your own leisure, and it gives you a little bit more time to look at the property more ...

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Nov. 8, 2018

What's an EMD (Earnest Money Deposit)

What is the earnest money deposit anyway? It is the good faith deposit that you'll submit typically within three business days of an offer being accepted on a home. Typically this deposit is roughly 1% of the purchase price, sometimes a little bit lower, sometimes a bit higher depending ...

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Sept. 24, 2018

What’s The Point Of An Appraisal?

Why do we really need an appraisal? We've already run the comparable sales. They’ve already accepted our offer and we've already seen the home. What's the point of the appraisal? The main point of the appraisal is to have a base value for the bank of ...

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Aug. 14, 2018

Home Buying With Appliances

Imagine, you're walking through a home, you're viewing it for the first time. Somebody still lives there, but you see all the appliances there. Dishwasher still in the counter, the stove is still in its place, a refrigerator is still there, and then you have the washer and ...

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Aug. 5, 2018

What is Escrow?

What is Escrow about anyway? When you are about to sell a property, oftentimes it's suggested that you may want to open pre-escrow. The reason you want to open pre-escrow is to help clear up any title concerns, any differentiation between names, if it's a property in a ...

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June 18, 2018

3 Ways to Make Your House Hunting More Efficient


Let’s be honest, house hunting can be tiring! You’ve been thinking about buying a home and you think you are ready for it, but buying a house is a huge financial commitment as you’ll need to take steps to make sure it is right for you. When you're going ...

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June 11, 2018

What Will Happen During Inspections When Selling Your Home?

“What's going to happen to my home?!" A lot of home sellers often do not understand what’s going to happen during the inspections period of their Escrow period. Once you have an offer accepted, generally speaking, the buyer is going to have a certain time period to be able ...

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