General tips

Dec. 28, 2018

Choosing A High Ranking School and Home Buying

Choosing A High Ranking School and Home Buying

I Have been selling home for many many years, and one the first questions that buyers usually ask is " How are the schools here?"

Even if you no have children going to school, is it still important to have a good school ...

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Nov. 29, 2018

Retirement Worksheet

Retirement Worksheet

Want to know how much money you need to retire?

Use the worksheet below to help you estimate. Although life circumstances may change, the worksheet can give you an idea of how much savings and investments you need to retire comfortably.

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Sept. 19, 2018

Making The Move

Making The Move

The average homeowner stays in their home for 10 years. Here are some telltale signs it’s time to pack your bags and make the move.

  1. It’s a sellers market… And you want in.

  2. Your neighbors are selling and making the big bucks.

  3. You were sick of feeling ...

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Sept. 7, 2018

Good Financial Habits To Keep You Debt Free

Good Financial Habits To Keep You Debt Free

*Be mindful of spending.Whether you want to lower your debt or pay it off altogether. It"s crucial to be conscious of what you spend.

*Track your expenses to help you see where money is going.

Create and stick to a ...

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Aug. 30, 2018

Down Payment Dilema?

Down Payment Dilema?

One of the biggest misconceptions about the Home buying is the need for a 20% down payment .  Here are some unique ways you can get help with your down payment.

Down Payment Dilema?

 

 

Compliments of Mahesh Mike Patel . First Team Real Estate .  dre01146880

www.Mikepatel.com 

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June 26, 2018

Protecting Home Values

69 million Americans live in 342,000 common-interest communities and the majority of owners say Homeowners Associations protect home values. Find out why.

90%

say association rules protect their investment and enhance property values

73% 

believe their community managers provide value and support to residents and their associations

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June 6, 2018

What Buyers Want

Buyers all ages want:

44% A 3 Bedroom Home      93% At least 2 bath 

 

Buyers 55 and older want:

28% Ranch style homes     

20% Privacy       

18% Physical comforts  

15% Stability 

 12% Contemporary style homes

 

Millennial buyers want:

17% Home that fulfills ...

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May 29, 2018

WHAT'S IN A HOME VALUE?

It's common Knowledge that location, crime and neighborhood comps can affect a home's value. But what are some of the more invisible factors that influence sales prices?

-The view angle from the backyard.

-Frontage length

-Backyard exposure to neighbors 

-Privacy 

-Backyard slope

Courtesy of Mike Patel,    ...

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May 29, 2018

Popular Projects for Home Owners

Popular Projects

58% of Home owners plan to spend money on home improvements project this year. What are the most popular renovations?

43% Outdoors

31% Bathroom Remodel 

28% Home Repair 

26% Kitchen

16% Garage 

5% Pool

How are they paying for it?

62% Tap into savings 

30% Use a credit ...

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April 5, 2018

California Dreamin'

After hitting a 10-year low in Q3 2017, slightly lower home prices and steady mortgages rates allowed more Californians to realize the dream of home-ownership and purchase a home in the fourth quarter of 2017.

  • 29 % of California households that could afford to purchase a median-priced home.
  • 37% of Californians ...
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