Why You Should Have a Home Inspection

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Whether you're buying an older home or new construction in the South Bay, a home inspection is an absolute necessity. A home inspection will assess the building code conformity as well as all the systems and structural components that make up the building, such as: Structural elements, foundation, framing etc Plumbing systems Electrical systems Heating and Cooling systems Roofing Cosmetic condition, paint, siding, etc. General Environmental Issues. When you’ve decided upon the South Bay home you want to buy and you’re … [Read more...]

Showing Tips for Your Home

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Once you have decided to put your home on the market, try to view it from a buyer’s prospective. Here are six helpful steps to give you home a winning look: Keep it clean. A good cleaning and fresh paint create the impression that your home has been well-cared for. Keep it uncluttered. It will be neater and look larger. You want to convey a spacious feeling. Keep it repaired. Fix it before the buyer inquires about it; the need for repairs can affect a potential sale. Keep it neutral. Eliminate distracting colors and personal … [Read more...]

16 Mistakes That Sellers Make When Listing Their Home

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When the market favors buyers, as it does today, it is important to do everything possible to avoid the common mistakes which often lead to homes sitting on the market. Without question price is the most important aspect of getting your home sold, and the most common mistake that sellers make. Here is a list of common mistakes and how best to avoid them. Pricing Your Home Too High Solution: Price is almost everything! We are area experts and can research comparable sales in your area and advise you of the appropriate price range of your … [Read more...]