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Sell Smart!

This Fountain Valley seller asked for my assistance:  “My house has been on the market for 89 days. We had a couple of offers right away and our agent advised us to counter offer but we figured we’d wait to see if we’d get better ones. The offers have stopped coming. What are my options…

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Home Inspection, what to expect.

Now that the seller has accepted your offer you have a contractually agreed upon timeline to remove your home inspection and other contingencies. The California Residential Purchase Agreement stipulates that the house you bought is sold in “AS IS” condition. In other words you accept the house in its current condition at the time of…

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Tips for Selling Your Fountain Valley Home During the Holidays

If your Fountain Valley house is going to be on the market during the holiday season, your chances of selling it will be better if you make it festive and welcoming. Remember though, less is more. Here are some suggestions for holiday decorating. Start at the curb: String lights on the shrubs or trees. Place…

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What is a Real Estate Escrow?

When entering into an escrow, the buyer and seller of a piece of property establish terms and conditions for the transfer of ownership of that property. These terms and conditions are given to a third party known as the escrow holder. How does the escrow process work? The escrow is a depository for all monies,…

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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Fountain Valley Realtor

I spoke with a seller recently who told me that he was not satisfied with his realtor. I asked him how he came to hire him. He said he called many agents and he was the first one to pick up the phone. This list will hopefully spare you the aggravation of hiring the wrong…

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How to sell your Fountain Valley house in today’s Competitive Real Estate Market

Today there are 132 houses on the market in Fountain Valley, 34 of them are condominiums. In the last month twelve single-family homes and 8 condos have closed escrow in Fountain Valley. They sold for between $350,000 and $820,000. Why are some Fountain Valley houses selling and others aren’t? Location, Condition and Price are still…

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