What are you looking for???

One statistic is that home owners nowadays stay in their homes for about 5-7 years. Then the itch starts to, well, … itch…

A larger home is the next step. Growing family, baby one has arrived and (for some reason) baby number two is really not that much of a stretch. I am not a parent of humans, so I cannot be taken seriously, although, two german shepherds feels like two toddlers at times.

For the longest time, recession included, homeowners were not able to sell their home, use the proceeds, and buy their move up home. In the current economical landscape, and real estate market however, opportunities are plentiful and doors are opening left and right.

Due to the still incredibly low interest rates (yep, they are low, google the stats) there are more buyers than sellers. A seller’s market is still going on. Put your home on the market at a competitive price point, market the heck out of it and you have a good chance that you will be playing ‘poker’ with several buyers, increasing the purchase price and better the terms of the contract. I am here to help you with that process.

One of my listings, still in escrow, in Torrance is in escrow with an accepted offer well above the current market values. Stretching the market to new heights.

Are you ready to find out what is possible for you? Call or text me today. I’d love to help you or anyone you refer to me.

Robin

Why use Robin for your next home buying or selling adventure? Because you need an advocate in the real estate market!

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VA Loan – Myth Busting!

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VA Loan -  Myth Busting!

This is a very short blog post for Veterans and their Family!

There are many myths out there about VA loans. Here’s Myth number 4.

For more Va Myth Busting Info, text, email, reply or call me today.

Have a great day!

Robin

Buy first or Sell first

Sell first or buy first; this is for many homeowners the dilemma that they’re are facing. Whether to buy or sell first when you are thinking about moving up, away, to a better school district etc, etc.

There is no right answer. It really depends on your specific circumstances.

Most of my clients and homeowners who were ‘polled’ agree that it makes more sense and is less stressful if you sell your existing home before you buy a new one. The chance for you to get top dollar for your home is more likely if you are not under pressure to sell. You are also in a better position to negotiate when you buy your new home. If you are making an offer contingent on the sale of your home, you often lose negotiating leverage.

Even though no one wants to move twice, it may be well worth it to eliminate the risk of not having the home you select to buy being available. Yes, you will end up with cash in hand and a short term rental situation, however you are more in charge of the process.

If you currently own a home I would be happy to provide you with a home valuation so that you know what your home’s value is in today’s market. When you provide me with some basic information on your home, I’ll be able to give you a price range. That price range will be determined by using the information you provided, to compare your home to properties in your area that have recently sold, and reported in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Or I can provide you with a more precise valuation by briefly visiting your home.

Enjoy your day!

 

Oh by the way, I am never too busy for any of YOUR referrals!

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Here’s the keys to your new home, now you can fall in love with it.

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I don’t know about you but one of the hardest things for my clients is, not to fall in love with the house… they fell in love with…

I make it a fun game, or at least try to.

“Yep, this is an awesome home, let’s write an offer on it.”
“Great news guys! Your offer has been accepted, we are opening escrow.”
” This seems to be a very smooth transaction, we should close in 30 days!”

All the while I tell my clients NOT to fall in love with the house that they are buying. As long as I do not hand you the keys, it is NOT yours! Up till the last day of escrow something can go wrong and POOF, the deal falls apart, and we have to start all over.

Once I have confirmation that the home has recorded in your name, I can legally hand you the keys, and you can fall in love with your home, for the first time, or again, after I smacked you out of your falling in love stage of the home-buying experience.

Congrats, you are now a home owner!

Go celebrate and tell your friends, I work by referral you know…

Cheers to you!

Robin – Cal BRA: 01509977 – Keller Williams Realty – http://www.IWantRealEstate.Info

Requesting repairs when buying a home.

Ever wondered why a home inspection is so important?

even when a seller says “this home is sold as-is” you want to do a home inspection on the house that hopefully soon will be your home.

Buying a home involves money, quite a bit of money. You want to know what you are buying right?? What is good about the home, what’s bad, and what is “just the way it is”…

Based on the home inspection, where the inspector will go through the home with a fine tooth comb, under the home, and over the home, there may be things that need attention and repair. So, we will draft a Request for Repair and submit that to the seller of the home.

These repairs can be as simple as installing a smoke detector or strapping the water heater, to replacing a broken window to repairing a foundation that is falling apart.

Of course, some repairs are so huge that you may wonder if you want to move forward with the purchase of the home. A foundation that needs repair may not give you a good feeling and you may decide to cancel the escrow. As long as you are within the Contingency Period, this should not be a problem. (I’ll talk about the Contingency Removal Period in another post)

After submitting the Request for Repair, the seller may decide to do all repairs that you asked for, repair just a few or give you a credit on the purchase price. Negotiation is the key word here.

Know what you buy, buyer beware!