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Posts Tagged ‘buyers’

Great News for First Time Buyers

As many buyers are aware, the market has been slowly shifting to a buyer’s market, and this is great news for buyers. Here are some reasons why buyers can get excited about the market right now: 1. Homes priced in the lower third of the price range in San Diego county have been showing continual…

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What is the True Value of That Home?

Real estate information sites like Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and others have changed the real estate industry in many ways, most notably by their ability to provide instant information to consumers about home sales and statistics, neighborhood data, and other community information. When such sites start analyzing home value, however, the consumer is not getting accurate…

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Buying and Selling Real Estate: Should You Hire a Lawyer?

I decided to write this post because of the crazy antics I have seen in the real estate profession, especially lately. I want to preface this by saying that there are many wonderful, experienced and knowledgeable agents out there, but unfortunately there are even more who are not. Every week I see examples of contracts…

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Thinking of Buying Property? You’d Better Hurry!

If you have been contemplating purchasing a home, whether it be a starter home, your dream home, investment property, or any other type of property, you may want to get serious now before it’s too late. Here are some reasons why it’s better to jump off that fence now rather than wait: 1. It is…

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Why Selling Your Home by Owner is Tough in Today’s Market

I recently came across a home that was for sale by owner. My client and I had been out looking at properties, and she later drove back through a neighborhood she particularly liked. She noticed a For Sale sign partially obscured on a home, which we had not noticed. I searched the internet for information…

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Pre-Qualification vs. Preapproval: Do You Know the Difference?

Do you know the difference between a pre-qualification and a preapproval for a mortgage? Surprisingly, many buyers – and even many agents – do not. It is important to understand the difference before you prepare to search for a property. Pre-Qualification: When a buyer gets pre-qualified for a mortgage, it means that s/he has submitted…

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Where is All the “For Sale” Inventory?

There is a strange phenomenon occurring in San Diego this Spring season – there are less homes for sale than anticipated. It is not uncommon for buyers to find themselves in multiple offer situations, being outbid and outshone by others, including cash investors. Will we see more inventory as we head into summer, and what…

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The Dual Agency Dilemma

In the states that allow it, dual agency (where the agent/broker represents both the buyer and seller in a single transaction) is something many agents may welcome when they list a property…  after all, it makes for a double paycheck. But is it truly advantageous to the buyer and seller to work with the same…

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