Avoid Buying an Inland Empire Home at the Top of Your Price Range

At some point while weighing the pros and cons of buying a new home in town, you begin to mentally fix on a price range. If you are able to depend on a family income that’s fairly predictable, the issue is simplified. If not (small business owners, entrepreneurs, and many sales professionals frequently find themselves …

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Inland Empire’s Best REALTOR® is One Who Knows What You’re After!

When you Google “seeking the best professional,” in about a half a second you are presented with 403 million candidates (not to play favorites- SearchEngineWise- when you ask Bing the same thing, it gives you a mere 62.6 million results…which might actually prove more useful, since it would only take you a little more than …

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Why Buyers Resist Those “For Sale by Owner” Signs

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Let’s start out by agreeing that a “For Sale by Owner” sign on a fence does have a certain appeal. It summons up mental images of a simple, direct relationship: no middle man, just straight talk and fair dealing with the One in Charge! And in fact, in many walks of life, dealing directly with …

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3 Ways Buying an Inland Empire House is Unlike Any Other Purchase

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As most Inland Empire homeowners would agree, buying a house is dissimilar from any other kind of shopping—and that’s not just because of the price tag.
When you set out to shop for most everyday items, you usually pick which store you’ll visit first, then survey what they have to offer. If the goods aren’t what …

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Quick Touchup Ideas to Aid Inland Empire Home Staging Efforts

You’re eager to get your home sold quickly with a minimum of fuss. You’ve been over the comparables with your Realtor®; and the listing looks and reads great. It’s getting close to showing time—and although you know that your property is a great buy that any new owner would be proud to call home, you …

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U.S. Residential Sales Expectations Hit 8-Year High

Residential sales in the Inland Empire—in fact, all real estate dealings anywhere—remain the most local of commercial transactions. If your house is in San Francisco, a price spike in suburban Newark is probably of little interest, unless you plan on moving anytime soon. Even so, the new projection for overall U.S. residential sales had to …

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Home Interest Rates Weirdness as Denmark goes Negative

Since home interest rates continue to play such a leading role for buyers in today’s real estate market, any relevant news items bear watching. For quite a while, home interest rates in town have cooperated nicely, dwelling at tantalizingly low levels. It’s been helpful to sellers and buyers alike.
Meanwhile, some strange headlines about European home …

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House for Sale Builds Appeal with Astute Improvements

Trying to ferret out which features home buyers value most is no simple matter, even though that’s of particular importance when you have a local house for sale. Updated kitchens and bathrooms are always near the top of the ‘most desired’ features compilations; and I’d put ample storage right there with them. It may not …

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Now or Later: When Is the Right Time to Buy a Home?

A few weeks ago, an eye-catching article surfaced on the Investopedia web site—one with the arresting title of “When is the Right Time to Buy a Home?” We have always assumed that for a prospective home buyer, the answer to that question varies by the individual circumstances. But if there is a more cut-and-dried universal answer, …

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Parents Consider Home Rental for College-Bound Kid

For many parents of high school seniors, these are hold-your-breath days—the time of year when college acceptance letters begin showing up in mailboxes. If all goes well, after settling on a school, next comes tackling the array of decisions that follow. Chief among them: where he or she will live. Many parents tend to take …

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