Anything that could be potentially harmful to the new occupant or the home itself must be addressed in the seller's disclosure.
Seller disclosure can include previous damage, homeowner's association fees, or any number of other things. Following is more information about home seller disclosure obligations.
1. You are responsible for the accuracy of the document, and can be held liable for … [Read More...]
While just 50 years ago the average life expectancy was 62.5 years, today that number has risen to 78.2 years, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. More Americans are heading into their senior years than ever before, which means the need to make the right decisions regarding elder care is essential.
According to retirement income specialist, Steve Casto, author of “Is Your Retirement Headed in … [Read More...]
When the housing market is up and sales seem to favor sellers rather than buyers, negotiation contract contingencies may seem like a lost cause. But there are always cases where you as the buyer can effectively negotiate purchase protection into the contract of your home, and you may even be able to convince your seller to throw in a few perks. Here are some tips to negotiating contract … [Read More...]
So you are ready to sell your house, but you look out the window and see several feet of snow on the ground. Should you bother putting your house on the market in the winter, or should you wait until spring? Is there a better season in which to sell your home? The answers to these questions depend on a few basic factors.
Where You Live
In a place where the climate is very cold in the winter, … [Read More...]
Annette has been nothing but the consummate professional, and always went above & beyond in providing exceptional customer service.
I was referred to Annette by a friend of mine when I began my search for an investment property. I sent out e-mails to four real estate agents. Only two wrote me back, one of them being Annette. We spoke on the phone for probably 45 min during our initial call, … [Read More...]
Where is our Tri-Valley housing market headed?
While there is buzz about a potential bubble, home prices aren’t going up as fast as they were a year ago. Recent shifts point to a housing market that may slowly be gaining some balance and entering a more “normal” phase.
Overall, home prices aren’t rising as briskly as they were earlier this year and last year.
In the past weeks we have … [Read More...]
Our good colleagues over at Seniors On-The-Move, Inc sent us some sage advise on choosing a moving company. They too are often asked what to look for when selecting a moving company. And by the way, you don't need to be a senior to use the services of Seniors On-The-Move, Inc.Here are some important tips they suggest to consider before hiring a mover.
Be sure you check that the mover is … [Read More...]
Selling your home can cause potential anxiety about your personal privacy. With your doors open to a nearly constant stream of strangers through your home, you may worry that your personal information is at risk. Protecting your personal information is a top priority. Here are a few tips for protecting your privacy while your home is on the market.
Some realtor allow buyers to walk through … [Read More...]
If you are a senior homeowner who is having problems keeping up with medical, household and day-to-day living expenses, perhaps a reverse mortgage can help by converting your home equity into cash you can use today.
How can a reverse mortgage help?
If you owe little or nothing on your home, you may be able to borrow against a large part of its equity without making monthly repayments.
The … [Read More...]