Category Archives: Sellers

Mistakes Sellers Make

* Not keeping resale in mind when renovating. Make sure any big changes you make will increase, rather than decrease, your home’s value. * Sticking around during the open house. No one wants the current homeowner hovering over them as they tour the house. It can prevent them from giving the honest feedback that could…

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US PENDING SALES REBOUND

The NAR’s pending home sales index increased 3.3 percent in July to 105.9, its highest level since August 2013. Based on contract signings, the increase came in much stronger than expected. Pending home sales have climbed in four of the past five months. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said that favorable housing conditions spurred increased…

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5 Home Smart Renovations

1. Upgrade the Siding When your siding has seen better days, upgrading it just may be one of the best investments you can make for your home, no matter what the economic climate. Since siding functions as a shield for the materials it covers, the better siding you have, the longer those materials are likely to last….

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14 Sneaky Mistakes that Can Decrease Your Home’s Value

Thinking of selling your home…even one day? Real estate experts weigh in on the unexpected little details that could cost you big time in the long run. 1. Choosing a crazy exterior color “Curb appeal is huge, don’t pick a paint color that isn’t common in your neighborhood or doesn’t fit the style of your…

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOUSING MARKET SETTLES TO A STABLE PACE

Home prices grew again in May, but not at last spring’s frenzied pace…there are fewer foreclosures to buy. More home sellers are testing the market, and bidding wars are less frequent. All of it signals a housing market that’s settling to a more stable, even healthy, pattern, which analysts say is a notable change from…

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Change is Coming To Next Year’s Mortgage Landscape

There are new factors in the Buyer’s ability to purchase in 2014. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the government’s insurer of home loans, just announced it would be lowering its loan limit in the very highest cost areas from $729,750 to $625,000, starting Jan. 1, 2014. The FHA has already raised premiums and fees, and…

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Staging to Sell Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive

By doing a few simple things, you can enhance the value of your home even further, even in today’s seller’s market. You want to be the jewel that shines out in a small inventory of property, that all the buyers covet. Top two staging priorities for hopeful homesellers in today’s Orange County market. Clean and…

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8885 Plumas Circle #1116-A, Huntington Beach

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Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy or foreclosure

In today’s L.A. Times, L. Sichelman gives hope to former homeowners who lost their home, yet still dream of owning their own place: “-your ability to qualify for another mortgage may not be as compromised as you think. It used to be that a bankruptcy, foreclosure or other major black mark on your credit record…

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Housing Affordability Index to Set Annual Record for 2012

WASHINGTON (January 9, 2013) – With 11 months of data reported, 2012 will clearly go down as a record year for favorable housing affordability conditions, and a great year for buyers who could get a mortgage, according to the National Association of Realtors®. NAR’s national Housing Affordability Index stood at 198.2 in November, based on…

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