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Priced to sell in todays Market. Get it right! - 08/28/10 12:42 PM
Putting yourself in the right mindset to sell is essential. It's the most difficult aspect of selling for most sellers. Your home is worth what a buyer is willing to pay, which may not be what you think it is worth. Detaching yourself emotionally from your home is difficult. Clearing out years of clutter, depersonalizing your home by removing personal memorabilia, and staging your home for sale can help you step back and view the home as a commodity that needs to be sold rather than as your personal sanctuary. Putting your home on the market at a price that reflects (4 comments)
Vinyl adhesive can be a "Son of a Gun" to remove - 08/17/10 03:21 PM
Q: Do you have an easy way to remove adhesive that was used to put down vinyl on top of concrete? I would like to stain the concrete instead of tiling. I don't mind the imperfections in concrete, but I do want a continuity look of imperfections. My biggest hurdle is that it's a great room and half of the room is vinyl and the other half is carpet. I will have to patch holes where the tack strip comes up. I don't want to paint just stain. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. --Jayne P. A: Unfortunately, you can't use "remove (0 comments)
Good Faith Estimates offer some 'quirks' - 08/17/10 12:14 PM
As of Jan. 1, 2010, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) required lenders to provide mortgage borrowers with a new three-page Good Faith Estimate (GFE) to protect consumers who are applying for a mortgage. The intent of the GFE is to educate consumers about the key terms and costs of a mortgage, both at origination and ongoing. A loan originator completes the form, giving the borrower a summary of the loan particulars and information necessary to shop rates and to be sure they're comparing like-type mortgages. Although there's grumbling, mostly from mortgage brokers, lenders and closing/escrow agents, the format and information (0 comments)
Tips: Seven Rules for Room Additions. - 08/03/10 10:10 AM
If you're happy with your home and your neighborhood but are craving a little more space, maybe adding on is a better alternative to moving out. Room additions can be a terrific alternative for many homes, adding space for a growing family and adding resale value at the same time. But be forewarned. A good room addition involves a whole lot more than just slapping on some additional square footage. Here are some important rules to keep in mind as your planning gets under way: 1. Know why you're adding on: This is the first rule, and it happens before you lift (2 comments)
Known for his impeccable work ethic, well rounded grasp of the market, impressive negotiating skills, & overall business acumen, Douglas Pemberton has developed a strong reputation among his clients & colleagues as a premier agent in Southern California. Beginning early on with a career in Title Insurance, Appraisal, Termite Inspection, Construction and Computer Consulting, Douglas is accustomed to working hard, being accountable, & providing results.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.