11586 Fury Lane, El Cajon, CA 92019
MLS # 140034278
Move in Ready, listed for $249,900 – $269,900
4626 60th Street, San Diego, CA 90115
MLS # 140032881
1. Am I reputable?
-Even if your agent has had their license for 10 years, your home might be the first one they’ve tried selling in years. Get all the facts before signing a Buyers Agent Agreement. Ask how many transactions they’ve completed last year, and make sure to do a quick internet search with their name to make sure they come up under real estate.
6. Don’t skip the final walk-through of the home. – I’ve seen washers, dryers, stoves, and chandeliers walk out the door when the agreement stated that they needed to stay there. The final walk through is your last chance to make sure that any repairs that needed to be made were completed and working properly, and that all the owners personal items are removed.
7. The open house helps me more than it helps you.– The majority of visitors at the open house are usually just nosy neighbors. Open houses give me the opportunity to hand out my business card and gain potential clients.
11974 Avenida Marcella, El Cajon, CA 92019
$2600|Month | 1 YEAR LEASE MIN.
MLS # 140032424 | 4 BED, 2.5 BATH
If you’re planning to sell your home, be sure that you are executing a home sale that aligns with your life. For many sellers, the property preperation work is the first thing they think of. Decluttering your home is always the first start. Hire an agent to come into your home and tell you what needs to go. Then pack up the stuff and hire painters and housekeepers to update the home. Finally, here is where the financial preparation comes into play.
1. Get cleared on your current credit score. Chances are this is where everyone spots credit glitches like bills that need to be paid and errors that sometimes occur. Be sure this gets the green light before listing your home to sell. And remember, the earlier you get started the more time you have to get it solved. Sometimes it can take months (or even a year) to complete this process. The earlier you start, the quicker you can finish.
2. There’s a lot that needs to be accounted for in housing costs before making a decision to sell your home. Just because interest rates are good, or you just got a raise doesn’t mean you’re ready to buy or sell. Factor in what the actual increase in your mortgage payment is going to be and how much you’ll net on your current home, how much cash you need to close on your new home, and how much things like utilities, property taxes, insurance, and other home-related expenses will be.
If you’re looking to downsize your current home to a smaller home or condo, you might see an increase in your property taxes. You might even get an HOA bill you’ve never seen before. Ask your agent to help you understand what sort of downsize or new property you can look to get into at various price points. Ask your mortgage broker to help you understand financial scenarios for purchase prices, down payments and monthly payments, and your tax advisor to understand impacts of various home scenarios on your income taxes.
3. Home inspections are key when getting ready to sell your home. Sometimes surprise property problems can complicate your sale or taxes that need to be paid to close the deal. Don’t wait until you have a buyer for your home. Get a home, pest, and / or roof inspection before your house even goes onto the market. This empowers you to make any necessary repairs what needs doing in your home.
4. Create a financial plan for the sale of your home. When you buy a home, sellers pay both agent’s commission. Make sure to calculate the average 5-6% of the purchase price to cover your listing agent’s work and the buyers agent too. Depending on the condition of your home, you might need to spend a few bucks on DIY projects to showcase your home to it’s full potential.
Need advice on your home sale, or looking for a mortgage broker / financial advisor who can help you? Give me a call today to see how I can help you.
Your Local Real Estate Expert,
6985 Caminito Curva, San Diego, CA 92119
2 BED | 3 BATH | 1603 Square Feet
Welome to your beautiful new home in the Golfview Estates of San Carlos! With a fully remodeled kitchen, including new cabinets, gorgeous granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, this home won’t last long!
Complete upgrade of the flooring throughout the home as well as new bathroom fixtures and cabinets. Marvelous fireplace in the living room that includes a dining room and balcony to enjoy a cup of coffee. This home is nestled in the quiet neighborhood of San Carlos but is close to shopping, dining, and the Mission Trails Park.
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Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,
When you’re ready to buy a home, you’ll need to be sure that you receive a natural hazard disclosure report. Under section 1103 of the California Civil Code, the Natural Hazard Disclosure Act states that “real estate sellers and brokers are legally required to disclose if the property being sold lises within one or more state or locally mapped hazard areas.”
The law requires six hazards to be disclosed, which include:
1. A Special Floor Hazard Area
2. Dam Inundation
3. Very High Fire
4. Wildland Fire
5. Earthquake Fault Zone
6. A Seismic Hazard
The state of California has a standard reporting format for the seller and their agent to comply with the laws, since it is their responsibility to disclose this information to the buyer. The seller and their agent can seek out a “third party” (typically a disclosure company, an engineer, geologist, or expert in the natural hazard discovery) to prepare the report.
The seller, sellers agent, and buyer, need to sign one copy of the Natural Hazard Disclosure Report proper to the close of escrow.
Your Local San Diego Real Estate Expert,
Nissou Realty Group recently stumbled upon some really great Kitchen designs while helping a client with staging their home. Open kitchen floor plans are all the rage for 2014. Check these out and let us know what your favorite is!