You’ve found the home of your dreams. The backyard, not so much. But take heart. There are creative ways to turn that ugly duckling into a beautiful swan by taking the cons and turning them into pros.
If your yard includes the wall of the building next door, a dilapidated garage or parking pad, a lack of privacy, or if you hear vehicle noise, it may seem discouraging. But with proper planning, the negatives can be minimized or even become positives as part of a beautiful landscape design. (Click here to read.)
Love with its related practical “where will we live” issues, should not get attention only on February 14 or during February. Anticipating the Valentine’s pressures ahead, PJ Wade offers an advance peek at how love and real estate can both come out ahead. (Click here to read.)
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cenario: The seller and the newlywed buyers have agreed to terms and signed the purchase agreement for the sale of the seller’s home.
Inspections, financing, escrow, tons of paperwork, have finally culminated in the preparation of the deed conveying title to the buyers. Now the big question for the buyer: “How best to hold title to the new home? Should we hold title as joint tenants, tenants in common, tenants by the entirety, or some other form of ownership?” (Click here to read.)
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We had 15 less transactions in the year 2018 compared to 2017! And 2017 had 22 less sales than 2016!
We had our “one” over $10M sales in 2018 @ $10,150,000 where the token $10M+ sale in 2017 was $12,800,000. So, in someway, 2018 was a softer year than 2017 in most aspects except the “floor”; the lowest sale of $1,050,000 in 2018 was $50K higher than the 2017 record! In another word, one still need a minimum of $1M to have a San Marino address!
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Perhaps you have heard the expression: “If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.” This statement was never truer than for estate planning. By some accounts, 70% of adult Americans have no will or trust in place for their loved ones. Furthermore, others who initially did prepare an estate plan have failed to update it in light of changing circumstances in their lives. (Click here to read.)
Painting is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to transform a space. But it can also be a hassle, what with all that taping and prepping and cleaning up. These clever tips can make it easier. Fun, even. (That might be a stretch.) (Click here to read)
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“Location, location, location” is the mantra when it comes to where to buy a home. But when it comes to what to buy, it gets a little more complicated. There is definitely a contingent who would insist that you would buy the best home you can afford. But while there is something to be said for buying a move-in ready home, a place that needs a little love can be downright irresistible. (Click here to read)
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