Real Estate Tips

What’s the Best Day to List Your Home?

What’s the Best Day to List Your Home?
February 26, 2013 No Comments »

Realty Q&A: “What’s the best day to list your home?” Nowadays, money is a little tighter than it used to be. And house values aren’t surging like they once were. As a result, homeowners need to be a lot more ... Read More »

Get to Know Santa Monica Real Estate With a Heat Map

Get to Know Santa Monica Real Estate With a Heat Map
October 30, 2012 No Comments »

Most folks who live in and around Los Angeles know Santa Monica is a white-hot city in terms of real estate. Heck, it borders the Pacific Ocean, has incredible weather year-round, and is severely limited in terms of space. And ... Read More »

Don’t Trust a Real Estate Agent’s Description of a Home

Don’t Trust a Real Estate Agent’s Description of a Home
August 21, 2012 No Comments »

When searching for a new home or condo to purchase, you’ll surely be scouring the MLS for listings day after day, week after week. In the listings you’ll find everything from square footage to the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, the ... Read More »

Don’t Use a Bad Real Estate Agent Twice

Don’t Use a Bad Real Estate Agent Twice
July 18, 2012 No Comments »

Consider this. You set out to buy a piece of property, and enlist a real estate agent that was referred to you, or considered to be the “best around.” Regardless of where you found them, after some snags and let ... Read More »

Go to Your Home Inspection! It’s Important!

Go to Your Home Inspection! It’s Important!
June 12, 2012 No Comments »

Once you agree to purchase a piece of property, and your seller is on-board, your real estate agent will order a home inspection to ensure everything is shipshape. After all, it’s nearly impossible to see and know everything about your ... Read More »

Getting Pre-Approved with the Real Estate Agent’s Preferred Lender

Getting Pre-Approved with the Real Estate Agent’s Preferred Lender
May 24, 2012 No Comments »

As a result of the ongoing mortgage crisis, it’s a lot more difficult to get approved for mortgage financing when purchasing a piece of property. Gone are the days of 100% financing and no doc loans. Now you actually have ... Read More »

The Open House Scam Your Agent Doesn’t Want You to Know

The Open House Scam Your Agent Doesn’t Want You to Know
May 22, 2012 No Comments »

If you’re planning on selling your home in the near future, or currently have it listed, you’ve probably considered an “open house” or two to help facilitate the sale. Put simply, an open house is an event where your listed ... Read More »

What You Second Guess, Your Buyer Will Too

What You Second Guess, Your Buyer Will Too
May 9, 2012 No Comments »

When looking for a suitable property, you’ll probably have some “deal breakers” that you just can’t bear to live with. Perhaps you don’t want a home that is too close to the freeway, or a home with only one bathroom. ... Read More »

Insulting Price Reductions in Real Estate

Insulting Price Reductions in Real Estate
May 3, 2012 No Comments »

If you’ve ever bought a house or sold one, you’ve likely come across the conventional buying etiquette that says not to make a super low-ball offer. Sure, you can underbid for a home, but if you offer something too low, ... Read More »

Stale Listings and Price Reductions

Stale Listings and Price Reductions
April 26, 2012 No Comments »

If you’ve been scouring real estate listings for a while now, you’ve probably paid close attention to how long a particular property has been listed. And if you haven’t, you should probably take note. Every little nugget you can take ... Read More »