So what exactly is the process in Orange County for selling a home? Well, it’s pretty much the same as it is anywhere else in California. In fact, the overall process is pretty similar throughout the entire country, however the details do change from one region to the next. For example, in Orange County we […]
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How Much Homeowners Insurance Do You Need?
Are you paying too much for homeowners insurance? While having too much coverage can be a waste of money, having too little can be much worse. The trick is to find just the right amount of homeowners insurance coverage for your home and possessions. If you underinsure your home, you may never be able to […]
The Home Buying Process in 10 Steps
Buying a house, especially your first house, is an awesome experience… But it can also be nerve-racking! You can save yourself a lot of stress by doing some research and learning as much as you can about the home buying process before jumping in. Of course, every transaction is a little different with its own […]
What to Expect from a Realtor Selling Your Home
What should a Realtor do for a Seller? Here’s the Problem… We have a problem in the Real Estate industry. The barrier to entry to become a Realtor is pretty low. Just take a few classes, pass a test, buy a box of business cards, and voila! You’re a real estate agent. Unfortunately, this low […]
Appraised Value or Market Value, Which is Right?
The question of what a home is actually worth is the driving force of every real estate transaction. The negotiations about price and repairs, the managing of multiple offers for the best outcome, the buyer’s ability to obtain financing, and even insurance quotes all come back to determining the true value of a property. A […]
5 Mistakes That Will Mess Up Your Home Sale
Once you have a buyer for your home, the hard part is over. Or is it? The contract is signed, escrow has been opened, and the earnest money has been deposited, but there are still countless potential snags that could arise. It’s easy to slip into a feeling of contentment once you are in escrow. […]
OC Closing Costs: Who Pays, and How Much?
What are Closing Costs When it comes to real estate, there are costs to doing business beyond just your down payment. There are appraisals, inspections, lender fees, possible repairs, and more. But, whether it’s from due diligence or financing, you are best served to know what your closing costs are going to be early on, […]
How to Buy and Sell Your House at the Same Time
Steps to Buy and Sell Simultaneously Buying a new home while simultaneously selling your previous home can be a daunting task rife with anxiety. Luckily, I’ve outlined the process for you here so you can maneuver your way through it unscathed. Planning and timing are the keys to getting this right. 1. Find out what you […]