Home Sellers Motivation Equals Home Buyers Advantage

Motivated Home Seller

If planning to buy a home, understanding the home seller’s motivation may equal an advantage to the home buyer. Of course we all know home sellers are motivated to sell, otherwise their home wouldn’t be on the market. But, how often have we heard this same old worn out sales pitch, “Motivated Seller Ready to Sell Now!”…

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Not All Home Mortgage Lenders Are Created Equal

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Once the decision has been made to buy a home, the first step in the process will be choosing a lender and obtaining loan pre approval. While some prospective home buyers may contact their local bank, others might simply choose a lender from the internet. Before taking action, we caution consumers to be aware, not…

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What Consumers Should Expect from Their Home Buyer’s Agent

What to Expect from Home Buyers Agent

As we start off this new year we wanted to take a moment to provide some insights about what real estate consumers should expect from their home buyer’s agent. For those unfamiliar with real estate terminology, a home buyer’s agent is the realtor the home buyer chooses to help them find a suitable home and…

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Advantages of Buying or Selling Homes During the Holidays

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Before we get started with our 2015 predictions and resolutions, let’s go over the advantages of buying or selling homes during the holidays. Traditionally, during the holiday season home sales activity slows. As most of us become focused on our holiday activities, less motivated home buyers and sellers often wait until after the first of…

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Selling Your Home By Owner or Using a Realtor?

For Sale by Owner Info Graphic

In the real estate world, when a homeowner is selling a home themselves, we refer to it as FSBO. If you are a homeowner and planning to sell your home on your own, you might want to consider a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors. A couple years back a survey revealed, the…

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11 Tips on How to Choose Your Santa Clarita Realtor

11 Tips on How to Choose a Realtor

Here is some helpful information and 11 tips on how to choose your Santa Clarita Realtor. Last week we received a phone call from a local resident asking, “how do I choose a Santa Clarita Realtor?” The person calling also said, “I looked online, but with so many available choices it became rather confusing.” After…

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10 Reasons To Sell Your Santa Clarita Home

Little red house with the word SOLD

There are many reasons for selling a home and we’ve compiled a list of 10 reasons to sell your Santa Clarita home. Some homeowners sell and move often, while others stay in the same home for years. Santa Clarita residents might find it surprising, the average United States homeowner sells their home every five to…

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Vacation Time Checklist for Santa Clarita Valley Residents

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Here’s a vacation time checklist for our local Santa Clarita residents. With summer just around the corner, we’re already hearing talk about how Santa Clarita residents will be spending their vacation time. People are talking about airlines, hotel accommodations, destinations, and all that goes along with travel and vacations. While these well deserved vacations are…

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Feds Reducing Bond Buying – Impact Santa Clarita Real Estate

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As recently reported in a number of publications, it’s likely the Federal Reserve will continue to reduce it’s monthly bond buying which could impact the real estate market, including here in our own Santa Clarita Valley. In the last two meetings the Fed reduced it’s monthly bond purchases in the amount of $10 Billion each.…

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Best to Start at the Beginning When Buying a Home

Man Drawing Home

When it’s finally time to buy a home, it’s always best to start at the beginning. When entering the real estate market, prospective home buyers start their quest by searching homes online, flipping through home magazines or even take an occasional glance at a newspaper. Some drive around interesting neighborhoods, endlessly searching for homes that…

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