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Browsing Posts published in April, 2012

Article by Ask Tara @Trulia: 6 Ways to Turn Off Your Home’s Buyer (or Seller!)

Top 3 Ways to Turn a Buyer Off:
1. Hanging out when buyers are viewing your home.
2. Showing a messy house
3. Overpricing your home
Top 3 Ways to Turn a Seller Off:
1. Unjustified, extreme lowball offers
2. Buyer-side mortgage fails
3. Bashing the seller’s home

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Broker in San Francisco, CA

Architect Duo Dickinson gives new meaning to the term ‘housebound.’ He uses the term to refer to homeowners who have decided to stay put instead of moving up to a larger home, including those who made that decision because they are upside down on their mortgages: they owe more than the place is worth.

Here are five upgrades that might have upside for your lifestyle or bottom line, if you own an underwater home:
1. Cosmetics that boost curb appeal.
2. Economical expansion.
3. Greening it up.
4. Combining quarters.
5. Built-ins that make things work.

View the entire article
Here’s a link to Amazon for Duo’s book: “Staying Put: Remodel Your House to Get the Home You Want”

Article by Ask Tara @Trulia covers the key reasons an appraisal can effect the sale of a property:
1. Appeal errors or bad comps to the appraiser.
2. Ask for a second opinion.
3. Renegotiate.
4. Pay the difference or split the difference.
5. Change lenders.

This is a detailed article that will give insight not only into the appraisal process, but bring the reader current on the mortgage industry.

By Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Broker in San Francisco, CA

Article by Ask Tara @ Trulia
by By Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Broker in San Francisco, CA

Tara reviews the following five real estate rules of thumb to determine fact or fiction:
- Rule of Thumb #1: Location, location, location.
- Rule of Thumb #2: It costs more to buy than to rent your home.
- Rule of Thumb #3: List it high, to give yourself bargaining room.
- Rule of Thumb #4: Always offer 10% below the asking price.
- Rule of Thumb #5: Listing your home as a FSBO will save you some dough.