Things to Consider When Moving to A New Neighborhood

When looking for a new home to buy, it’s very easy to overlook other facts when the home’s interior is designed perfectly. The home has all the amenities you want such as smart appliances, granite countertops, spacious rooms and that ceramic tile floor you wanted.  While the home’s design and features are certainly something to consider, ultimately how long you stay in the home be influenced by the immediate surrounding neighborhood. Here are some factors to consider. (Click here to read.)

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Word of the Day – Line of Credit

The maximum amount of money a bank will lend one of its more reliable and credit¬worthy customers without the need for a formal loan submission. The borrower is thus assured quick loan service without the delay of a credit review before disbursement of funds. A customer’s line of credit is subject to periodic reviews of the customer’s credit standing and the overall banking relationship.

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June 2019 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

May continues to be a very active month in Real Estate for San Marino. There were 15 solds (one more than April!) The record-breaking high was a property on Virginia Rd., sold for $15.5M @ $1,563/sqft. This property also broke the record of staying on the market for more than 5 yrs. (1,974 days) before it was sold! The lowest $/sqft was $654 on both Monterey Rd. & Santa Anita Ave. The lowest recorded sold was $1.36M on Longden Dr. (8.8% of the highest sold!)

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How Essential Oils Can Help You Sell Your Home

When a potential buyer for your home comes to look at it, you will need to make sure that it smells good. The smell of the home can be a deciding factor for those wanting to purchase a home. If there are bad odors in the home, potential homeowners may be swayed away from purchasing the home. You want to make sure that you remove smells of home appliances, clothing, pets, smoke, mold, and cooked food. A homeowner should immediately address the cause of the odors and rectify the situation. (Click here to read.)

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Mistakes Buyers Make When Searching for Their First Home, and How to Avoid Them

Many starter-home purchases are driven primarily by price, which is understandable. But, there are so many other considerations involved in finding the right place, like square footage and location, to name just a few of the most consequential. (Click here to read.)

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4 Special Offers to Make When Selling Your Home

When you list your home for sale, you are essentially offering the real estate to a buyer for a specific asking price. The real estate is the land, the structure and site-built fixtures like a fence. Unless specifically stated, the sale will not include any other items that the buyer may see in the home or in the yard. The seller is expected to remove these items before the sale is finalized. More than that, the buyer is taking ownership of the property in its current condition unless specifically stated otherwise in the contract. While buyers may attempt to negotiate for you to throw in extra things to sweeten the deal, you can make an offer yourself to make your listing more appeal to buyers. These are some of the special offers that you may want to include with your listing. (Click here to read.)

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Think Before You Move (Out)

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May 2019 Real Estate Activities for San Marino

We had a strong May; there were 14 solds compared to the 6 in April! The highest $/sqft was $1,111 on Oak Grove Ave. in the estate area, while the lowest $/sqft was $688 on Carlisle Dr. (62% of the top $/sqft!) And, the highest recorded sold was $5.84M & the entry level for May was 1.33M on Rubio Dr. (23% of the highest recorded sold!)

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Home Upgrades Millennials Love

A recent study by COUNTRY Financial showed that young people care more about buying a home than getting married, paying off student loans, and traveling. But in a hot real estate market, younger home buyers can’t be too selective. In fact, they’ll often end up with a fixer-upper in need of a little TLC.

In this article, we’ll talk about a few of the home upgrades and modern features first-time younger homebuyers should consider. (Click here to read.)

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How Much Does a Pool Add to the Sale Price of a House

Questions that are often asked of real estate agents by homeowners who have pools include how much can be added to the sale price and can the costs of installing a pool be recouped in a property sale. (Click here to read.)

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