selling your orange county home: What If We Just Want to Test the Orange County Market? - 01/02/11 02:20 PM
What If We Just Want to Test the Orange County Homes Market?
 
Sometimes sellers want to know if they can just list their home for sale above market value, just to "test" the market and see what happens.
My question to these potential Orange County sellers is, "Why would you want to just test the market?"
 
This question typically comes with a few more.
 
Do you only want to sell your home at a particular price?
 
Do you really want to sell your home?
 
If you don't sell your home for this amount, will you will … (4 comments)

selling your orange county home: What's Under Your Kitchen Sink Could Help Sell Your Orange County Home . . . or Not! - 10/17/10 03:35 PM
What's Under Your Kitchen Sink Could Help Sell Your Orange County Home . . . or Not!
 
 
Planning to sell your Orange County home?  Be sure to take a look under your kitchen sink.  What's under there may help you to sell your home or make it harder to do so?
 
What does your kitchen sink have to do with selling your house?
 
Well, is it crowded, messy, does it look like the one below?  Or is it, well organized showing a sink with lots of lovely space and no sign of leaks?
 
  
 
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selling your orange county home: Don't Use Acronym Stew When Talking Real Estate to People - 10/10/10 04:45 PM
Don't Use Acronym Stew When Talking Real Estate to People
 
REO      BPO      LTV      CLTV      DTI      GFE
 
If you work in the real estate industry, the letters above may make perfect sense.  If you don't it may look like a cross between alphabet soup and acronym stew.
 
Many of us get so caught up in the acronyms we use daily, that we forget that many people do not use these words letters every day and that many have never heard them in these combinations.
 
When it comes to something as complicated as the purchase of … (33 comments)

selling your orange county home: Would You Buy Your Orange County House? Let's Go For an Out of Body Experience. - 08/20/10 05:56 PM
 
They say first impressions are everything, and this is especially important when you're selling a home.
 
Below is a great way of looking at your home from the buyer's perspective.
 
Would You Buy Your House?  Let's Go For an Out of Body Experience.
No seriously.  Would you buy your house?  Before you answer that question off the cuff, let's ponder on a few things.  When you first bought the house perhaps you were just tired of looking and your house was just the best that had been presented to you up to the point that you made an … (3 comments)

selling your orange county home: It’s All in the Packaging – Why Do You Think the Big Companies Spend Millions? (Updated) - 03/25/09 05:57 PM
They say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but how many people do just that? How many people look at a few pictures of a home on the internet and decide to schedule an appointment to see it, or decide to discregard it completely?
How many eye catching, colorful, clever types of packaging are we exposed to every day?
When my sister and I were young, about 6 and 8, we had a garage full of flower pots. The thing is, all good flower pots have drainage holes, but the reason Mom was able to aquire such a large quantity … (17 comments)

selling your orange county home: If I Sell My Home as a Short Sale, Will I Ever be Able to Buy a Home Again? - 01/31/09 12:45 PM
Short Sale is a word that has become very common in real estate in the last year or two.  For more information on short sales in general see Do You Need a Short Sale  or What is a Short Sale.  
One of the questions I have been asked by my sellers is we really need to sell our home, but it's going to be a short sale, and we're concerned that we won't be able to buy another home later?  What can you tell us about buying later?

How long it takes to buy another home will depend upon several … (17 comments)

 
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Author Bio: Christine Donovan is a real estate broker and attorney. She is a lifetime local resident of Orange County, and the head of the DonovanBlatt Team which specializes in real estate sales and purchases in the Orange County area with a focus on Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach. View all AR Posts By Christine Donovan Blog Google+
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