Common Issues When Selling a Ventura County Home

If you plan to sell your Ventura County home, you should be prepared for the process. While there are the most common issues, such as passing a standard home inspection, finding a qualified buyer and setting a closing date, you’ll also discover some unique issues you may not be aware of. Learn about these issues … Continued

How Much Will It Cost to Get Your House Ready to Sell?

You’ve inherited your parents’ home or you’re helping your elderly parents move into a senior retirement community by selling their home. Maybe you’ve lived in your home for many years, and you’re ready to move on to the next chapter in your life. Whatever the reason you’ve decided to sell the property, you look around … Continued

Common Issues Found in an Inspection

When selling your property, you will need to have it inspected. You may be shocked at the long list of items that are included in the inspection report. While not everything needs to be fixed, too many issues and your buyer may run for the hills. If you know the most common issues found in … Continued

What to Look for in a Buyer’s Offer

In a seller’s market, you’re often fortunate enough to get multiple offers on your property. You may even feel overwhelmed at the amount of interest you see in your home. How can you decide which offer to accept? While the amount of the offer is important, other factors may be even more critical for a … Continued

How to Vet a Contractor To Fix a Home for Listing

You want to list your home and downsize or upgrade to something bigger. You know your home needs a lot of work to bring top dollar, so you want to hire a professional to do the job. With so many contractors out there, how do you know who is the right one? Avoid the Term … Continued

Top Renovations to Add Value to a Home

Whether it’s been years since your home has been updated or you’re thinking about making a few changes to get more when you sell, you want to know you’re using your money wisely. Here are a few of the top renovations to add value to your home if you want to sell and get your … Continued

How to Avoid Renovations That Don’t Add Enough Value

The house is seriously outdated. The kitchen looks like it came from another era and the bathroom is just plain old. The shag carpet is worn and obviously from the 1970s. You know work needs to be done. Perhaps your home isn’t so obviously out of date. Maybe the bathroom is rather sparse or the … Continued

Can a Cash Buyer Help You Avoid Foreclosure?

You’re behind on your mortgage payments, and you don’t have a way to get caught up. Maybe you’ve lost a job or the house is more than you can afford. The lender is threatening foreclosure and you don’t see a way out. If this is the scenario you’re in, don’t give up. A foreclosure will … Continued

5 Reasons Your House Is Still On The Market

You cleaned up your home, put out a sign, and listed it online, but it hasn’t sold.  What’s going on? There are a variety of factors that can keep a well-priced home from selling in today’s market – everything matters when selling a property, from your listing description and photos to the in-person experience the … Continued

What To Do When A Tenant Moves Out – Seven Easy Steps

Most people purchase rental properties with the goal of making money.  Unfortunately, when a tenant moves out, landlords can see the expenses pile up quickly.  Getting the old tenant out and a new tenant in quickly is critical if you don’t want to lose money.  We’ve created a quick seven step guide to maximize efficiency … Continued