What’s your best health bet in a new home?

Are you shopping for a new home? There are lots of things to consider from finding the right neighborhood to getting the right financing. Something that may be overlooked is considering the health impact of a single story house verses a multi-story house. In a single story house, everything is on one level, so unless you decide to sprint from one end to the other you will likely not reap much cardio benefit.  Consider a home on several levels separated by stairs and suddenly you…

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Are short sales a good choice for you as a buyer?

Are short sales a good choice for you as a buyer?  Let’s answer that with another question.  Are you planning to move, or are you planning to look? Short sales occur when a seller’s lender agrees to take less money to satisfy the mortgage debt then the seller owes on the mortgage.  That’s a pretty simple sentence that carries a huge amount of baggage with it! Start with the word “occurs.”  In order to get to that point, there has to be a willing buyer in…

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Coming Soon?

How often does it happen that you are driving around Tehachapi keeping an eye out for new real estate signs and you see one that says “Coming Soon?”  What does this mean? Usually, “Coming Soon” signs are put up on behalf of sellers of foreclosed properties.  For an excellent article on why putting up a “Coming Soon” sign is a bad idea for a conventional seller, check out Doug Francis’ blog.  Most often, in the Tehachapi area, these signs are an indication that a property…

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How to E-Sign Your Transaction Documents

Check out the brief video to see what you will see in your electronic signature request FAQs: Are electronic signatures safe? Even the United States Government is accepting electronic signatures for documents in real estate transactions.  Using a reputable provider ensures a safer transaction.  I use Docusign® which is also the choice of the National Association of REALTORS®. Do all transaction types accept electronic signatures? At this time there are still some hold-outs that insist on “wet” signatures.  Most REO (bank-owned) sellers require wet signatures…

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