Discouraged home buyers should consider looking at overlooked properties, those which have been on the market for awhile and yet remain unsold. Most often, the difficulty with these Silicon Valley homes is that they are simply overpriced. Continue reading
Getting good help begins for many home owners with online research. Continue reading
Typos, errors and misspellings are not uncommon in the MLS description of homes for sale. But if sellers will review the MLS carefully, many of them will be caught and corrected. Continue reading
What's most important to home sellers: highest price, fast close, all cash, no contingencies, pre-approved loan or what? 45 second video with surprising answers! Continue reading
Overheated market, overheated emotions Continue reading
Buying and selling homes is stressful no matter who you are or what the occasion may be. It is even more difficult for those for whom English is not their native language and for whom the US is not their native land.
First there's a language challenge (depending on English fluency). Even more, there's a cultural challenge in terms of how homes are bought and sold. Add the normal stress to the cross-cultural confusion and there's a recipe for misunderstanding, bafflement, surprises and upset. Continue reading
Recently I read an article on Realty Times about the tax credit for non-first time homebuyers. Did you know that it may be used for “move down” buyers as well as “move up” buyers?
There are some caveats – the home cannot cost more than $800,000 and a couple cannot… Continue reading