Monthly Archives April 2011

Short Sales

Many people have asked me, “What are short sales” and “how can that help me sell my home”?   Simply put, a short sale is selling your home for less than you owe including sales expenses and not having to bring any money to closing.  Sounds simple, right?   Not so fast.   Your mortgage company has to approve the process which could take months.  In fact, I had one sale that was signed in April 2010 and finally closed in Dec. 2010!    The good thing is that the seller was able to sell his home, the buyers were able to purchase it
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Updating your Home to SELL!!!

There are so many things that you can do to update your home – where do you start?  What gives you the best bang for your buck?   Do I need a designer or permits?  Start inside or outside? Lots of good questions.   Here are your best answers: The first rule of thumb: Use the 10% rule: Ensure that your home is not too terribly different from the rest of the homes in the neighborhood.   If hardly anyone else in your neighborhood has new cabinets and granite, then adding that won’t give you as much of a return. Don’t add that
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