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Good question and one that is on the mind of home buyers in Monterey County. Should I buy now? Should I wait? Does buying really make better sense than renting?
I wrote a recent post on saving for a down payment to buy a home: http://activerain.com/blogsview/2572218/how-do-i-save-for-a-downpayment-on-a-house-on-the-monterey-peninsula- While finances are huge, and I educate home buyers on the importance of the financial part of it, that should not be your only deciding factor if your finances are in place. While price is the major concern for anyone (0 comments)
I hear this question all the time...how do I save for a downpayment on a house? We are having enough trouble paying for all of our expenses....But guess what? YOU CAN DO IT... You hear the news all around you..interest rates are down..prices have never been better....Yes, it is all true. But, if you don't have a down payment..you really can't take advantage of this great market. One of the greatest hurdles to home buying is coming up with the down payment. I hope this can (2 comments)
Advice for Sellers: The One Question You Must Ask Your REALTOR® - 10/22/11 11:41 AM
When putting your home on the market..be realistic about price. Know what your motivation is for selling, convey that to your REALTOR..and then listen. If your motivation does not match the true reality of the market..then wait. Overpricing a home will do nothing to sell it. All it will do is keep you in a state of angst, having people coming through....and you will get offers that reflect what the market will bear. As your REALTOR, I may not tell you what you want to hear...but I will tell you the truth. If you don't want to really sell your house...best (4 comments)
MEET LESLIE DELUCA, MONTEREY PENINSULA REAL ESTATE BROKER
The written word is great...social networking is amazing....how our lives have changed and how fast we can communicate is mind boggling. I am enjoying video-blogging and bringing my beautiful community to you in video format...it has been quite an experience for me. It has helped me to re-discover, focus on what is important to people and I now present a new concept Video-Businesscard.
I hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Please let me know what topics (0 comments)
New Laws Help Those Facing A Short Sale - 10/11/11 06:43 PM
SB 458, which ensures that any lender that agrees to a short sale must accept the agreed-upon short-sale payment as payment in full of the outstanding balance of all loans, was signed into law in July. Since then, many of you have had questions about the specifics of anti-deficiency guidelines for short sales. C.A.R.’s Member Legal Services has prepared a great Q&A to help answer some of the questions people may have. Follow This Link: http://www.car.org/legal/foreclosure-short-sale-folder/short-sale-deficiencies/
There are alot of great questions and answers here that may help you to understand if a short sale is right for you. Many people (5 comments)
# 1 Reason why it is better to own your home rather than rent one. - 10/11/11 06:24 PM
This is a great post about living the American Dream. It is a great idea to buy a home in Monterey County if you can. Low interest rates, and unbelievable prices...I urge anyone who wants to become a homeowner to do your homework, see if it makes financial sense and call me...I have alot to show you. Via GITA BANTWAL, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI BUCKS COUNTY & Philadelphia, PA HOMES (RE/MAX Centre Realtors): Owning a home has always been the American Dream. The recession and bursting of the housing bubble has caused concern among home buyers. Many are sitting on the fence. Maybe it is time to (6 comments)
Carmel-By-The Sea's Birthday Celebration & Halloween Parade October 29 - 10/10/11 02:43 PM
Carmel-By-The-Sea will celebrate it's 95th Annual Birthday Celebration and Halloween Parade. Saturday, October 29 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Starts on Ocean Avenue and winds throughout the village. Adults, children and leashed dogs are encouraged to join in the celebration. Wear your costumes and join City Dignitaries riding in old cars... Free ice cream is available for participants after the parade. Hot Dog lunch and entertainment await you in the parking lot of Sunset Center beginning at noon. Tickets available at Carmel-By-The-Sea City Hall and at the event. $5.00 includes chili, chips, a drink, hot dog, ice cream, cake and coffee. Ticket (1 comments)
I have just completed a "Video Business Card". I hope you will enjoy seeing the sights that The Monterey Peninsula has to offer. Our location in Northern California offers a great climate, world class golf, beautiful ocean scenery...there is so much to discover here. Famous restaurants, hotels, boutiques and galleries, spas. One can walk almost anywhere and enjoy the breathtaking coastline of the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. I was born and raised here...a local expert. What I have to offer you puts me at the top...I will show you different communities, listen to your (7 comments)
Homes For Sale In Carmel California - 10/05/11 12:35 PM
Homes For Sale In Carmel California The village of Carmel-By-The-Sea is often referred to as "Carmel". This village occupies one square mile of land. The unincorporated Carmel Valley extends 12 miles inland from Carmel. The Carmel Highlands Community is also unincorporated, bordered by Point Lobos State Reserve (and Carmel) to the north and Big Sur to the south. Located south of Monterey, this community is very walkable. More than 60 courtyards hide amongst stylish inns, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Arts and history infuse Carmel-By-The-Sea.
Last week-end, I had the pleasure of re-connecting with 10 of my classmates from Robert Louis Stevenson (0 comments)
Homeowner’s Insurance – When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Coverage? - 10/05/11 11:26 AM
Homeowner's Insurance is something we take for granted...most of us buy it when we purchase our home, then we forget about it. What are your coverages? would you be proteccted fully if a disaster happened? This post is tought provoking and I recommend everyone check your policy, go over your coverages with your agent...you may be under-insured, you may be over-insured. Don't find out the hard way.... Via Barbara Altieri, REALTOR® Fairfield County CT Real Estate (RealtyQuest, CT Homes for Sale and Real Estate): Homeowner’s Insurance – When Was the Last Time You Checked Your Coverage?Back in August, many of us in (0 comments)
Carmel California is a magical place...quaint shops, beautiful scenery, fantastic restaurants..and close to world class golf....Monterey Bay..... A perfect place for a vacation home. Many homes in this artist's colony are second homes. owners of vacation rentals will find that they have a year round opportunity to rent. Carmel's weather is about the same year round..very comfortable and pleasant. Carmel is a pet friendly town...many great places to stay or dine with your favorite four legged friend. The best pet friendly spot is the Cypress Inn owned by Doris Day.
With cobblestone streets, ivy-adorned (0 comments)
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