Orange, CA Real Estate News

By Jobe Chien
(Help-U-Sell Royal Realty)
For Sale by OwnerIf you ask anyone who has ever tried to sell their home themselves, they'll tell you that from the moment the "For Sale by Owner" sign goes up, the phone begins to ring. Unfortunately, many of those calls will not be from prospective buyers but rather from real estate agents looking to obtain your listing. Obviously the idea of not having to pay a commission to a real estate agent is attractive to any homeseller. But because of all the issues involved in the process, selling a home on one's own can be as challenging as many homesellers will attest to. The key is to be properly prepared. If you are not, your home could remain on the market longer than you expect because you are not attracting and getting offers from qualified buyers. This can be the point where many home...
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Remember not so long ago, when you could make your fortune in real estate? It was nothing then to buy a home, wait a short while, and then sell it at a tidy profit. And then do it all over again.Well, as you know, times have changed. Since markets are constantly fluctuating, real estate markets are unpredictable because of changing prices and interest rates. Therefore, it is now more critical than ever to learn what you need to know to avoid costly seller mistakes in order to sell your home fast and for the most amount of money.The 7 Deadly Mistakes Most Homesellers Make:1. Failing to analyze why they are selling.2. Not preparing their home for the buyer's eye.3. Pricing their homes incorrectly.4. Selling too hard during showings.5. Signing a long-term listing agreement without a writte...
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By Zulma Villegas
(REMAX Homes & Estates & Orange Cities Escrow)
"Yeah, I'd like to buy a house....someday". Homeownership is still out of reach for many Californians. Unfortunately, many woud-be-homeowners don't know where to begin. My best advice, start by managing your credit. Often, I find that many people are unaware of their current credit score until the time comes to make a large purchase like a car or a home. With a little determination, however, and a solid game plan, you can control your credit, and improve your credit score in the process. How? Start by cutting the cards. I don't literally mean shred your cards but you do need to stop using them routinely. Break the habit of reaching for your credit cards by carrying cash and giving yourself a weekly cash allowance for all your expenditures. Think strategically by deciding on two to four ...
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