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The Great Short Sale Scam

The Great Short Sale Scam
June 20, 2012 No Comments »

If you’ve watched (or listened to or read) the news lately, you’ve probably been told that short sales are surging in popularity. So if you’re currently in an underwater position on your mortgage, you may be thinking about listing your ... 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 1 Comment »

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 »

No Housing Turnaround for a Generation?

No Housing Turnaround for a Generation?
April 30, 2012 No Comments »

Last week, famed Yale economics professor Robert Shiller told Reuters there might not be a housing market rebound for an entire generation. Yes, an entire generation. Or longer… He told the news service that there’s a chance we won’t a ... 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 »

Cul-de-Sac vs. Dead-End Street: From a Real Estate Perspective

Cul-de-Sac vs. Dead-End Street: From a Real Estate Perspective
April 25, 2012 9 Comments »

Cul-de-Sac Definition The word cul-de-sac literally means bottom of the bag But it’s a good thing when it comes to real estate Because it means you don’t live on a through street And there’s a safer area for kids to ... Read More »

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review

Smart Move Advantage Guaranteed Lease Review
April 24, 2012 No Comments »

Homebuilder Pardee Homes recently teamed up with Smart Move Advantage in the hopes of selling more homes, while alleviating the concerns of existing homeowners. It’s called the “Smart Move Advantage Lease Guarantee,” and basically guarantees rent on your existing home ... Read More »