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California Becomes First State To Require Solar Panels On New Homes

Solar panels will be required feature on virtually every new home built in California, under policy advanced Wednesday by   California regulators– again putting the state in the forefront of government controls over climate-warming carbon emissions. The California Energy Commission voted unanimously, 5-0, to recommend energy efficiency standards that are set to be added to state […]

What should I do first if I want to buy a house?

The first and most important thing you do is talk to a mortgage lender. If you go on a buyers calculator it will give you basic information but the calculator doesnt know how long you have had your job. Are you getting alimony? Are you carrying alot of debt?  Did someone  steal you information and […]

Ibuyers Cost More Than You Think!

Ibuyers Cost More Than You Think!

Real estate data analyst Collateral Analytics has released the result of new research that shows that iBuyers are often more expensive than what one would think. The study demonstrates that it typically costs between 13% and 15% to use an iBuyer. The findings of the study are in direct conflict with the claims made by […]

TOP TIPS FOR HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE

TOP TIPS FOR HOUSE HUNTING ONLINE

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your […]

5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE

5 NEGOTIATING TACTICS THAT KILL A SALE

Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value […]

TURNING A BEDROOM INTO A LUX BEDROOM

TURNING A BEDROOM INTO A LUX BEDROOM

For most of us, our bedroom is little more than a place to sleep and relax. However, just because it’s always been that way doesn’t mean that we have to settle for drab and dreary. One trend that’s gaining steam these days is converting your current bedroom into a luxury suite (or something comparable). If […]

WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOU LIST

WHAT TO REPAIR BEFORE YOU LIST

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells. Here are our top five recommended repairs to […]