tips for buyers: Buyers, What Are Your Deal Killers? - 05/26/17 01:35 PM
Buyers, What Are Your Deal Killers?
 
 
Knowing what you want in a new home, or better yet what you need and why, is essential in any house search in order to be effective. I’ve talked about this before in my series on how to buy a house. You’ll waste plenty of time if you really don’t have a good idea of the things that are important, which of course includes knowing your budget and what you qualify for if a loan is needed.
 
 
 
Location, say a particular community, might be very important for lifestyle and other reasons. You may require a certain number … (28 comments)

tips for buyers: I Wish I Had Known – How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse - 12/16/15 07:06 AM
I Wish I Had Known – Avoiding Buyer’s Remorse
 
These words, or something similar, are not what you want to utter, or think, after a transaction.
 
No one wants to be dissatisfied with the home they just bought, for a ton of money…the neighbor from hell, a leaky roof, a malfunctioning furnace or AC unit, a new commercial development planned in that vacant lot next door, the next door property is a short term vacation rental, the heavy-footed neighbor who lives upstairs.
 
Maybe you thought you would not mind the road noise but soon find out it’s a problem.
 
Check out Home Buying … (18 comments)

tips for buyers: Easements Can Ruin Your Real Estate Day - 11/17/15 10:39 PM
Easements Can Ruin Your Real Estate Day
 
When buying a home the title search (here in CA the Preliminary Title Report) may reveal there is an easement on or adjacent to the property, or perhaps more than one. Due diligence is called for here to truly understand what this means for you, the potential new owner.
 
One definition of easement, from Wikipedia, says it “is a non-possessory right to use and/or enter onto the real property of another without possessing it.”
 
A Google search will yield a wealth of information on the definition of easements, as well as the various types (typically written … (77 comments)

tips for buyers: What Inspections Should I Have When Purchasing a Home in Carlsbad? - 10/30/15 09:40 AM
What Inspections Should I Have When Purchasing a Home in Carlsbad?
 
The due diligence phase of the home purchase process, or what is often referred to as the contingency period, is a critical one. An essential component, indeed a mandatory one in my opinion, is a home inspection by a qualified home inspector. This is true for new construction as well. While certain matters should be disclosed to you by the sellers, not all issues may be or perhaps are not known to the owners. In either case, reasonable care should be taken to thoroughly evaluate all aspects of the property.
 
 
In addition … (16 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home – Tips for Buyers (Don't Spend Money Before Closing) - 04/22/15 10:40 AM
How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
~ Don’t Spend Money Until After You Close ~
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is complex, and time consuming, whether this is your first home or you’ve done it before.
 
The intent of this “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series is to provide quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face as a home buyer, and questions likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video below for advice on why you should not spend money while you are in escrow
 
As a buyer, … (21 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home Video Tips Series for Home Buyers - What is Closing - 03/22/15 09:16 AM


How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
~ What is Closing ~
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is complex, and time consuming, whether buying your first home or one in a long line of prior properties.
 
The intent of this “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series is to provide quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face as a home buyer, and questions you likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video at the bottom for the answer to … (0 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home Series for Home Buyers ~ Removing Contingencies - 03/18/15 08:49 AM
 How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
~ When do I Remove My Offer Contingencies ~
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is a complex and time consuming process.
 
You’ll find this to be true as a first time buyer, and as an experienced homeowner.
 
The intent of this “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series is to provide quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face as a home buyer, and questions likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video … (12 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home – Video Series for Home Buyers (Seller Disclosures) - 03/05/15 11:58 PM
 How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
~ Seller Disclosures ~
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is a complex process. This is true whether you are experienced, or buying your first home.
 
The goal of this “How to Buy a Home”tips and advice video series is to provide quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face as a home buyer, and questions you will likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video below for a discussion of Seller Disclosures
 
As you get started as … (4 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home – Video Tips Series for Home Buyers (Counter Offers) - 02/22/15 05:00 AM


How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
 ~ Counter Offers ~
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is a tough job, whether you are a first time home buyer or experienced, and there is a lot to know.
 
The purpose of this “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series is to provide you with quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face, and questions you will likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video below for an overview of the counter … (4 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home – Video Tips for Home Buyers (After the Offer) - 02/15/15 12:43 AM
 How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
~ What Happens After the Offer ~
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is a tough job, whether you are a first time home buyer or experienced.
 
The purpose of this “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series is to provide you with quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face, and questions you will likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video below for an overview of the importance of home inspections
 
As you … (8 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home – Video Tips for Carlsbad Home Buyers ( Inspections) - 02/11/15 02:23 AM
 How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
~ Why Have a Home Inspection? ~
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is a tough job, whether you are buying your first home or have done it before.
 
The purpose of this “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series is to provide you with quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face, and questions you will likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video below for an overview of the importance of home inspections
 
(18 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home – Video Tips for Home Buyers (Do Your Due Diligence) - 02/08/15 11:49 PM
 How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
~ Do Your Due Diligence ~
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is a tough job, whether you are going for it the first time or have already been a home owner.
 
This “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series will provide you with quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face, and questions you will likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video below for an overview of the importance of doing your Due Diligence
(11 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home –Video Tips Series for Home Buyers (What is Escrow) - 02/06/15 11:52 PM
 How to Buy a Home
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers
~ What is Escrow ~
 
There is lots to know when buying a home, especially if you have not been down that road before. Buying a Carlsbad home, or any home, is a lot of work!
 
This “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series will provide you with quick answers to some of the most important issues and decisions you face, and questions you will likely have, when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
See video below for an explanation of escrow
(5 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home – Video Tips Series for Home Buyers (The Process) - 02/02/15 10:51 PM


How to Buy a Home:
Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers 
~ An Overview of the Process ~
 
There is lots of know when buying a home, especially if you have not been down that road before. Buying a Carlsbad home is not an easy job.
 
This “How to Buy a Home” tips and advice video series is designed to provide you with quick answers to some of the most important issues you face when buying a new home in Carlsbad.
 
 
 
Watch the VIDEO below for an overview of the … (5 comments)

tips for buyers: How to Buy a Home – Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers (Intro) - 01/28/15 04:16 AM
 How to Buy a Home
A Video Tips Series for Carlsbad Home Buyers (Introduction)
 
Buying a Carlsbad home is not an easy job. There is so much to know, think about, and make decisions on. This is true whether you are a first time home buyer or more experienced.
 
And if you are relocating the process gets even more complex.
 
As a buyer in Carlsbad the more you understand about the process, and the local market, the better prepared you will be to make the right decisions for your particular situations.
 
The Internet is a … (5 comments)

tips for buyers: When Do We Sit Down at the Closing Table? - 09/23/13 12:16 AM
When Do We Sit Down at the Closing Table?  
I was talking with some new buyers who are relocating to the Carlsbad area here in Southern California and they wanted to know “when do we sit down at the closing table?”
 
We do things differently here, I told them (people say that all the time about California, LOL).
 
We don’t sit down at the closing table (or settlement as I have heard it called in other states) here in California, at least in my area. Indeed, I told them, closing goes on behind the scenes and you don’t … (24 comments)

tips for buyers: Insuring Your New Carlsbad Home - 07/24/13 10:02 AM
Insuring Your New Carlsbad Home Having insurance on your home is pretty darn important, with natural disasters and all sorts of other things that may happen to damage your property. I wouldn’t take the risk to not have insurance but some folks do. Their choice.
One of the critical things you should do in the early phase of your real estate transaction when purchasing is to check on the insurability of the property during the due diligence phase.
Indeed, insurability is important enough that it’s mentioned in the California Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA) that buyers complete in item 10 (A) … (7 comments)

tips for buyers: I Can’t Help if You Don’t Tell Me What You Want to Spend and Can Document It! - 07/06/13 02:09 PM
I Can’t Help if You Don’t Tell Me What You Want to Spend and Can Document It!
 
Your budget for a new home is a big deal these days. Hopefully you have a good grasp of what it is.
 
Prices are going up in our area, and interest rates have risen.
 
That means the home you could have bought a few months ago will cost you more. Perhaps substantially.
 
I often get emails from buyers looking online who are interested in Carlsbad homes for sale. I am always happy to respond, answer questions, and provide more information … (37 comments)

tips for buyers: Carlsbad Buyers, Are YOU Prepared for Your Home Inspection? - 04/29/13 11:59 PM
Carlsbad Buyers, Are YOU Prepared for Your Home Inspection?  
The home inspection is a critical part of the real estate purchase process for the buyer, one which often causes a great deal of anxiety.
 
While a home inspection is not required, it is highly recommended for buyers of Carlsbad homes, and generally buyers make their offers contingent upon a home inspection as part of their overall property investigation. We are, in this market, seeing some buyers willing to forgo an inspection in hopes of making their offers more appealing, or in the case of some investors.
 
As a … (15 comments)

 
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