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Here in La Quinta, California,( near Palm Springs) as real estate agents and brokers we sell a lifestyle and the buyers get a home for free. People buy homes here for the over 140 world class golf courses, social life, beautiful mountain views, warm sunny days almost everyday, biking, hiking, spa...
I suggest you hire a certified mold inspector to inspect any home at the time of sale. Other times to have a inspected include: 24-48 hours after a water leak When you see mold on the walls, floors, vents, ducts, or other areas When you see moss or other growth anywhere in your home If you can sm...
I recently received a copy of the renewal for my homeowners insurance policy. I was reading through the policy to check the coverage and accurancy of information on the policy. I have only lived in my home for 2 years and still found information to be changed. Be sure to check the values, what is...
Whether you are a buyer, seller, investor, or real estate agent, be sure to read the Covenants, Codes, and Restrictions for Homeowner's Associations. These rules can change periodically and it is important for you to know what they are. Check specifically about rules for renting, pets, guests, no...
To me the key to find homes for buyers is to know the inventory. Have them meet you at your office or better yet in their home to discuss what they are looking for prior to driving them around at $4 a gallon. Have them tell you in detail what they are looking for - bedrooms, bathrooms, garage, po...
If you are indoors - STAY THERE! Drop, cover, and hold on. get under a sturdy desk or in a hallway against an outside wall. Stay clear of windows, fireplace, and heavy furniture or appliances. Get out od the kitchen. Do not run downstrairs or outside while the building is shaking. If you are outs...
Be sure to do a final walk thru on your home before closing. Alot can happen within a few days or even a few hours. You want to be sure to see the home after the occupants vacate. You want to look for leaks, dirt, stains, toilets, and other maintenance issues. Flush the toilets. Open and close al...
I just returned from a vacation to Hawaii. I had a great time and very relaxing. I do feel healed. I also am having agreat day back at work. I attribute this peace, calm, and joy to the fact that I took my calls, texts and emails while I was gone. I got home last evening and today I come to the o...
Here are some good reasons to buy a home now! 1. Low interest rates 2. Low prices 3. Stability 4. Comfort 5. You can make your home they way you like it 6. You may build equity 7. You get tax write offs 8. You can make the home how you like it 9. You may have more space and storage
I was at a BBQ last evening with my son and a group of 10 of his 30 year old friends. Not one of the young adults there owned a home. Not one wants to own a home. I asked them why they did not want to own a home. I explained how with the low interest rates they may be able to own a home for less ...