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Real Estate Corner... •Q.    What Areas Of My Home Should I Focus On To Protect My Investment And Maximize Its Value? •A.     There's no doubt, your home is a substantial investment.  So it makes sense to protect it to maximize its value.  One way to do this is with regular maintenance.  While ma...
11/04/2007
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Real Estate Corner...•Q.    We just received a great offer to purchase our home.  Problem is, the prospective purchaser wants to close escrow on November 15 th, just three weeks from now.  Things are happening so fast, can the buyer really close in three weeks?•A.     Yes, the buyer can close in ...
11/04/2007
Real Estate Corner...•Q.    How Do You Find And Pre-qualify Buyers For A Home You Have Listed For Sale?  •A.     Buyers for homes I list come from a number of sources.  Many come from referrals, either through my office or through previous clients of mine.   Some come from company advertising, op...
11/04/2007
Real Estate Corner...•Q.      We are thinking of selling our home, and heard there are four critical phases of the selling process we must examine with our agent.  What are those phases?  •A.     If you're selling your home, you need to be aware that there are four critical phases of the selling ...
11/04/2007
Real Estate Corner...•Q.    We entered into a contract with someone who wanted to buy our home.  The agent representing the buyer presented us with a "pre-qualification" letter from a lender.  Today we discovered the buyer was rejected for financing.  How can this happen?•A.     You allowed the t...
11/04/2007
Real Estate Corner...•Q.    Our real estate agent suggested that we have a professional home inspection performed before we put our home on the market.  Why should we consider this?•A.     Getting your home professionally inspected before you put it on the market seems like a strange thing to do ...
11/04/2007
Real Estate Corner...•Q.    We Are Considering Purchasing A Home And Are Uneasy About The Negotiation Process.  Can You Help?  •A.     The goal of a positive real estate negotiation is to result in a win-win agreement.  This is an agreement where both the seller and buyer feel they have received ...
11/04/2007
Real Estate Corner...Q.  We will  be purchasing a home soon and I feel uncomfortable about the contract.  Besides the purchase price, what other items do I need to be sure to verify before I sign? A.  Although real estate contracts can have a lot of legal jargon, you need to spend time reading th...
11/04/2007
Real Estate Corner... •Q.     How Much Can I Afford To Pay For A New Home? •A.     When you're interested in purchasing a home, the mortgage company or your REALTOR® will usually determine the amount you can afford by using one of two formulas.         The Payment to Income Ratio is a fairly simp...
11/04/2007
The first two to call me with the correct answer will win!  924-1031 (Too Easy) Real Estate Corner...•Q.    We're planning to move to a new city in a few months.  How should we go about finding the right area and home?  A.  When moving to a new city, it's often difficult to know your ideal area t...
11/04/2007
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