Home Selling

What is Escrow?

What is Escrow?

In real estate, escrow is the third-party handling of funds, documents, and tasks related to the sale of a home. If you are buying or selling a home, learn why you need escrow, who will be involved, and what your role will be.

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Boost Your Listings with HERS Scores

Boost Your Listings with HERS Scores

Adding HERS Scores into your MLS listings description is an innovative strategy to help homeowners set their homes apart from the competition – homebuyers want energy efficient homes, and HERS Index scores tell them how energy efficient a home is. Here are just a few items to consider:

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It Pays to Go Green

It Pays to Go Green

Green homes can sell faster and at a higher price than comparable, conventional homes, and buyers are willing to pay more for the long-term savings they offer. Energy efficiency is one of the most sought-after features for home buyers, who are becoming increasingly more aware of the

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Open House Scents – Smells That Help You Sell

Open House Scents – Smells That Help You Sell

If you’re planning an open house soon, be sure the home can pass the smell test. How a home smells is one of the most important considerations in ensuring a timely sale. We humans have a sense of smell that in many ways is more influential to

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Natural Hazard Disclosure Reports – What You Should Know

Natural Hazard Disclosure Reports – What You Should Know

What is a Natural Hazard Disclosure Report? Is the property you want to buy located within a natural hazard zone? California law requires real estate agents and sellers to provide home buyers with a “natural hazard disclosure statement” form. To complete the form agents or sellers purchase a natural

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Three Mistakes in a Seller’s Market

Three Mistakes in a Seller’s Market

It’s no secret that the housing market has made a remarkable recovery nationwide over the last few years. Most major markets across the country have experienced greater demand and shrinking inventory, creating a strong market for sellers to sell their homes quickly and for greater profits. If

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10 Common Title Problems

10 Common Title Problems

Have you ever wondered why you need title insurance? Your home may be new to you, but every property has a history. A thorough title search can help uncover any title defects tied to your property. And, subject to the terms of the policy, your title insurance

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