Category Archives: Seller Advice

CNBC: Housing flipping: It’s riskier but more lucrative

“Higher home prices are making house flipping harder, but more lucrative. Flipping, which is generally defined as buying and selling a home in the same calendar year, was popular during the housing boom, when investors could get easy mortgage financing. Now investors need cash, and as lower-priced, distressed homes dry up, they need more cash.” […]

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Is your Realtor a “Used Car Salesman?”

DISCLAIMER: Some of my best friends are car salespersons. This post is no reflection on the automobile industry or the talented men and women who provide professional customer service when selling cars everyday. In all industries, as a consumer we frequently come across three different types of service providers: GREAT, BAD, and the “NOT IN […]

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Why is the Tax Assessed Value is not a measure of market value??

During many listing presentations, I’ve had many sellers debate the value of their home based on the tax assessed value. The sad truth is that the tax assessed value is not a direct reflection of the current market value. The issue is that the local tax assessor’s office will assess properties every 1-3 years. Needless […]

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Real Estate Scams: Change of Loan Servicer

During a settlement of all places, the title attorney began sharing w/ the first-time homebuyer and I about some real estate scams that he encountered recently. One such real estate scam surrounds a common practice called, “change of loan servicer.” A change of loan servicer occurs when you purchase your home and you receive a […]

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