Paradise, CA Real Estate News

By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
The Benefits Of Paradise Home Ownership The decision to purchase a Paradise home is exciting and a major investment for your future. Because there is only so much of it to go around, real estate is the top choice for many investors and the desire for most families. This article is designed to highlight some of the many benefits of home ownership and how buying a home can often turn the American Dream into a reality. One of the most profitable markets in real estate is rentals, which means that many families are paying to live in a home that isn't their own. In some cases, renting a home is necessary. For all others, the money that would be spent on rent could instead be used to pay a mortgage. In fact, monthly rent payments often exceed that of a typical mortgage payment. One of the gr...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate for Today’s Paradise California Investment Sellers and Investment Buyers Are you looking for alternative investment options to the stock market? Many experienced investors are turning to the real estate market to generate current cash flow, short term capital gains, and the generation of long term wealth. Real estate is an important component in any investor's overall investment portfolio. In fact, real estate is often included within many investors' mutual funds or real estate investment trusts, because of its ability to react in a different fashion to market conditions than traditional investments often do. Now is one of the best buying opportunities for Paradise real estate investors seeking to purchase physical properties as investments, as the prices have dropped signi...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Top Ten Home Showing Tips Showing your home is essential in the real estate business. After all, who would purchase a property sight unseen? When a potential buyer stops in, here are ten recommended tips to follow when showing your home: Tip # 1: Welcome Your Buyers If you are still living in the home while it's being shown, graciously greet your potential home buyers and invite them to look around. Make sure that you instruct them to take their time and to ask any questions that they may have. It may be a good idea if you leave the home for a short time to allow the buyer to look without feeling restricted by your presence. A potential buyer is less likely to voice any concerns in front of the current homeowner, which is why it's better to leave your buyers with the REALTOR® and announ...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Weekly Market Report for Paradise and Magalia California Real Estate for Today’s Magalia and Paradise California Home Sellers and Home Buyers For more information, you can visit my Web site or feel free to give me a call. Tammy Vertrees, Paradise California Realtor   Technorati Tags: Magalia Market Report,Market Update,Paradise Market Report,Weekly Market Report  
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Getting Your Paradise Home Ready to Sell You would never dream of inviting guests to your house without making certain preparations, so don't invite potential buyers without first making the necessary updates by preparing your Paradise home to sell. If you are like most sellers, you want to get as much as possible for your home and you want to do it as quickly as possible. Letting Go After you've lived in a house, it becomes much more than four walls and a ceiling. It's a home and it has a lot of good memories. Your first step to preparing your home to sell is to realize that you will take these memories with you wherever you go, but you won't be taking the house. It can be difficult to let go, but the task will be much easier if you start to think of it as a new beginning rather than a...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Every so often you have to replace your kitchen, or at least update so it looks fresh and up to date. That's the way it is, and it isn't something that you can put off, especially once the kitchen doors start to look a bit tatty and you see them looking back at you every time you walk in the place. If you've got the budget to put in a whole new kitchen every few years, great, but not everybody can afford to do that and many turn to alternative ways of keeping it looking good. One of the simplest and most cost effective ways to freshen up a tired looking kitchen is to replace the doors on your cupboards and other units. You don't need to touch the units themselves, especially as the chances are that they will be still be perfectly serviceable and even if they are looking a bit battered ...
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5 Inexpensive Home Updates to Complete before Listing Your Home August 2011—There is no perfect formula for selling your home efficiently, but by following these five tips prior to listing you can increase your chances to close quickly at a higher price. 1.) Update your old garage door(s). Garage doors seem like a non-issue, but many times they make up a significant percentage of the front of a home. Because of this, they are one of the first things that buyers notice when they pull in the drive way. Replacing, or even just painting, these central fixtures will do wonders when it comes to instantly impressing perspective buyers and standing apart from your competition. The market has changed drastically since many of us purchased our homes here in town. I frequently hear buyers say that...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate for Today’s Magalia and Paradise California Home Sellers and Home Buyers   Making Your Paradise CA Home Appealing On A Budget   With the uncertainty of the economy, many people are looking for ways to cut back. When it comes to selling their Paradise home, homeowners often don't want to put much money into getting it ready for the sale. While that's certainly understandable, properly preparing a home before listing it goes a long way to helping attract serious buyers and offers. It's not that you have to upgrade or completely renovate a room in order to make your home more marketable. Polishing up and tiding up a few key areas can have a remarkable impact. With that in mind, you don't have to spend a fortune to do this. In fact, you can make your home appealing even on a bud...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate for Today’s Magalia and Paradise California Home Sellers and Home Buyers Five Keys To Successful Negotiations Whether you're a buyer or a seller you want to succeed in the realty marketplace. That's natural and reasonable, but what are the steps you need to triumph? Negotiations are a complex matter and all transactions are unique. Both sides -- buyer and seller -- want to feel that the outcome favors them, or at least represents a fair balance of interests. In the usual case there is a bit of bluff, some give-and-take, and neither party gets everything they want. So how do you develop a strong bargaining position, one which will help you get the most from a transaction? Experience shows there are five basic keys which will determine who wins at the negotiating table. 1. Wha...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate for Today’s Magalia and Paradise California Home Sellers and Home Buyers Choosing The Best Paradise California Home After weeks of searching for your next home, you now have it narrowed down to two great options. One offers a shorter commute, but the other offers more square footage for your growing family. How can you make the best choice? There are several strategies you can employ in your decision making process. Above all, be confident in your decision making abilities. "The fear of making serious decisions is a new kind of fear, called decidophobia," proclaimed by Walter Kaufmann at Princeton University in 1973. Worry and procrastination do nothing to aid the process, so buyers, be confident that you will make a sound choice. Pro/Con list: In this case, you are deciding...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Town of Paradise First-Time Homebuyers Program for Paradise, CA Tammy Vertrees, Paradise California Realtor® The Town of Paradise offers a deferred, low-interest loan to eligible first-time homebuyers based on Federal 2011 Income Limits as downpayment assistance to purchase a Paradise, CA home. A first-time homebuyer is someone who has not owned a home in the past three years. The loan is a “bridge” or “gap” loan meaning that the loan amount is based on the difference between what the borrower can afford and the amount of money needed to purchase the Paradise CA home. The loan is secured by a note and a deed of trust and does not require monthly payments. The loan is due when the Paradise CA home is sold; the homeowner stops using it as their principal residence; or the title is transf...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate for Today’s Magalia and Paradise California Home Sellers and Home Buyers How To Make Buyers Want Your Home You love your home but when it comes time to sell, you have to share the love. In the other words, you have to make your home be seen in the eyes of potential buyers as their home. That can be tricky. But if you do some of the basic things such as clearing clutter, creating light, bright, and open space, adding curb appeal, removing personal items (family photos, trinkets), fresh paint, and clean or new carpet -- you'll be on your way to attracting serious buyers. Let's look at specific areas that create widespread appeal inside the home. Here are some of the top areas to improve: countertops, flooring, built-in furniture, and old-style attached fixtures such as those b...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate for Today’s Magalia and Paradise California Home Sellers and Home Buyers Finding Your Ideal Magalia or Paradise CA Home  As the old saying goes, real estate is all about location, location, location. But, there is a lot more to it than just plain geography when it comes to finding your perfect home. There are a lot of things to consider during the search because, for most, a home is the most significant purchase they will ever make. Choose A Good Magalia or Paradise Area When searching for your perfect home, the obvious place to start is with the selection of a location. If you have children, you may want to choose a home that is close to good schools and is also located in a family-oriented neighborhood. Many people also look for a home that offers a short commute to and fr...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate for Today’s Magalia and Paradise California Home Sellers and Home Buyers Top 10 Home Buying Mistakes Buying a home is perhaps the most arduous, expensive and, ultimately, valuable acquisition you'll ever complete Just one mistake could mean disaster -- perhaps the worst mistake you'll ever make. In order to avoid titanic trip ups during such a trying transaction, Paradise and Magalia buyers should get to know the most common home buying blunders. To know them is to avoid them. Going solo: Buying a house is a complex transaction. It should be a team effort. You'll need a REALTOR®, lender, inspector, insurer, perhaps a lawyer, and other team members to help you through each step of the way. Team build before you start the search.   Love at first sight: If you believe in fairy ...
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By Tammy Vertrees, Real Estate Consultant
Real Estate for Today’s Magalia and Paradise California Home Sellers and Home Buyers Buyers, don't forgo 'final walk through' Eliminate hassle with repairs, contractors, home systems Imagine taking possession of your newly purchased home and finding that every light bulb has been removed, the place is filthy, and the dining room light fixture that was to have been included in the sale is gone. Not only frustrating and disappointing, it's natural to wonder what else might be missing and what to do next. First, call your real estate agent and report the general condition of the property. The purchase contract should specify what condition the property should be in when the sellers turn it over to you. The contract might specify that sellers' personal property that isn't specifically inclu...
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