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Find all the information you need about Santa Cruz Mountains real estate - from new listings to prices and statistics. I'll also post stories about the process of buying and selling homes, as well as timely tips about interest rates and getting a loan. Check here for upcoming activities in the Santa Cruz mountains, too!
  This is a hilarious and all-too-true list of the pluses and minuses of being a real estate agent, written by a fellow agent in Houston. I'm going to add a few points: 43: You have to learn all the shorthand used in texting.   And you better be a good typist and proofreader when you're writing c...
Posted 13 days ago
Jana, a fellow REALTOR working in Arizona, presents a well written article about what it means to buy a home that is being marketed "AS IS."       AS IS simply presents the concept so buyers understand the sellers' position from the outset, that, for whatever reason, the seller is not willing/ ab...
Posted 15 days ago
Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act was signed in to law Friday, March 21st by President Obama! REALTORS and other home ownership activists fought hard for this for about two years, calling and writing our Congress members and explaining the effect of recent increases in flood insurance a...
Posted 24 days ago
In today's age of real estate listings on the internet, some people who call me about my listings think they will get the "best deal" by working with the listing agent.     If they found my listing on the internet, and that internet site doesn't show the fact there's an accepted offer, I'll offer...
Posted about 1 month ago
Tony, a real estate agent in Ohio, wrote this blog about important considerations before becoming a landlord.   He hit most of the major points I would bring up to a property owner in this position, so I decided to share his blog with you.     As a REALTOR, I can't recommend having tenants while ...
Posted about 1 month ago
Here's a great blog about buying your first home, written by a couple working in Colorado.    I might add that, at least in the Santa Cruz & SC Mountains areas, it can be difficult to fulfill your entire wish list unless you have ample resources, so it's a good idea to consider which items on you...
Posted about 2 months ago
Here are some stories -literally from the real estate trenches-that will leave you scratching your head, asking "What were they thinking?!?" In my experience, one of the more challenging hurdles is the septic inspection.    Buyers often must discover the hard way that some homeowners simply weren...
Posted 2 months ago
Karen, a fellow agent working in the Livermore/Pleasanton/Dublin area, discusses how family can help (or sometimes hinder) in the home buying process.   I'm sharing her article because she's offered some great solutions that illustrate how everyone can work together toward the common goal of home...
Posted 2 months ago
  Here is a re-blog from a fellow agent in VA.     Around here, even the most remote homes generally sell within 6-9 months IF the sellers are listening to their agent's advice and reading the feedback from showing agents.   Note: not all showing agents will give honest negative feedback directly...
Posted 3 months ago
Here's a list of things you the seller can control, to help your Santa Cruz property sell faster and for more money.  A little extra investment of time and energy will make your property more interesting to more buyers...and more interested buyers often gets you a higher sales price! Clean!   Not...
Posted 3 months ago

M.C. Dwyer

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