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5 Common Sources of Buyer’s Remorse

Buying a home is a huge event. In fact, it’s likely the most money you’ll ever spend in one single purchase. This is definitely not the kind of transaction that you want to regret after you’ve locked into a deal. It’s not buying a sweater – you can’t just return it after you’ve bought it.

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The Ins and Outs of Home Warranties

When you buy a home, you have the option to include a home warranty in the sale of the property, or purchase it after the deal closes. These warranties cover the repair or replacement of any mechanical systems or major appliances that come with the home and are good for a certain time period.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Things Buyers Need to Know About Home Inspections

Home inspections are important clauses to include in a purchase agreement. They provide buyers with the opportunity to uncover any potential issues with the property in question before signing on the dotted line.

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4 Ways Selling a Condo is Different From Selling a House

There are obvious differences between condos and single family homes. But in addition to the type of lifestyles each of them provide, the differences become even more apparent when it comes time to sell.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Tips to a Successful Open House

Holding an open house shortly after your home hits the market is a great strategy to attract prospective buyers. Make the most out of your open house by following these tips.

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AN EXCITING NEW YEAR!

Our local real estate market continues to be in a somewhat unusual state for this time of year. Through the end of last year, inventory levels of homes for sale dropped somewhat. While that is not unusual, what is surprising is that we have not seen the normally large increase in available homes since the 1st of the Year.

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What Can You Do About That Dated Popcorn Ceiling?

Popcorn ceilings were pretty popular from the 1950s through to the 1980s because they were affordable and made finishing a ceiling easy. But these days, popcorn ceilings – which are typically sprayed-on stucco – are nothing more than an outdated eyesore.

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California Documentary Transfer Taxes 101

There are a number of closing costs that come with a successful real estate transaction, including appraisal fees, mortgage insurance, and home inspection fees. But you may also be responsible for paying another lesser-known fee: documentary transfer taxes.

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