faq: THE POWER OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS or FAQ's - 05/30/14 07:49 AM
We are all familiar with the awkwardness that comes with meeting people sometimes. We look for the common ground so we can connect or exchange with one another. Getting there is where we all want to go but sometimes we run out of steam after the "how are you" fine How are you? stage
GETTING IT GOING
Questions are another way to get things going and even pick up steam. Everyone likes answering questions and it is a well known fact that people like being listened to. Questions and answers promote that dynamic. I speak, you listen...you speak and I listen. Hey, we … (3 comments)

faq: SHOULD I BUY A FORECLOSED OR AUCTIONED HOME FAQ & POST #10 - 05/14/12 07:02 AM
People have a belief that when it comes to Real Estate transacting, they need to find a steal or a deal to make it a success. Sure, when those dynamics present themselves, many jump on that occasion. Keep in mind there are people who invest that do this all the time and they are the ones that usually get the so called bargains first
STEALS & DEALS?
So everyone else turns to an auction or a foreclosure thinking they too will get a steal or a deal. NOT SO. In fact, be very careful here. Not everything that glitters is gold. … (7 comments)

faq: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PURCHASE OR SELL FAQ & POST #9 - 05/14/12 06:58 AM
The simple down to earth answer is coming. Are you ready? the best time to sell or buy is when you are good and ready to do so. It is a personal and subjective thing and far from being a impulse. The stakes are too big to go shopping at these prices and not be sure of what or why you are doing so. So the best time is when you have said, I am ready to proceed
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK
Then, great things will happen. Now we will take a closer look at what we are doing because we … (2 comments)

faq: CAN I CHANGE MY MIND AND NOT BUY A HOME FAQ & POST #8 - 05/14/12 06:53 AM
It is the largest transaction you will undertake in your lifetime. It is fraught with small print, legalese, Real Estate speak, risk and adventure. The upsides are all there and make sense. But should one decide to change their mind in the middle of a transaction, they may but with a few careful caveats presented before hand
YOU HAVE TO READ BEFORE YOU SIGN
Much important time has to be spent before hand reading over and understanding all the relevant documents one is expected to sign and honor. Especially important is where you have to put monies up that are non-refundable.
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faq: WHERE DO I INTERVIEW FOR AN AGENT FAQ & POST #7 - 05/14/12 06:49 AM
This is a very important step when considering entering into the Real Estate arena. You want to form a team and then that team has to go to work. Picking-the right team leader is very important because that person will be on point and will be the glue that holds it all together going in or getting out of the transaction successfully
SHOP ON ACTIVERAIN
ActiveRain is a very good place to shop for a Real Estate agent. This Internet site is accessed by millions of people and has hundreds of thousands of member-ed Real Estate professionals all-across the United states and … (0 comments)

faq: WHO DOES THE REPAIRS FAQ & POST #6 - 05/14/12 06:42 AM
There are disclosure laws that are very strict in Real Estate because if a repair problem or another issue that affects value comes up after the fact, you have a potential lawsuit on your hands. Plus, your personal Real Estate agent that represents you in a fiduciary relationship which is a sacred and intimate coming together, well they want you to have a successful transaction
TAKE A LOOK SEE
Of course you and the agent will walk through the property and note things accordingly. However, for a small fee, a professional inspector can be hired and this is a very good … (2 comments)

faq: HOW MUCH SHOULD I OFFER FAQ & POST #5 - 05/14/12 06:36 AM
A very good subject and it is an important one to visit with. Getting educated on this ahead of time is the best way to approach it. From there, you can concentrate on getting your offers worth. Let me point out by saying that sellers don't have an exact science on setting a sale price. They have guidelines and those usually slant those in their favor. This is understandable
WHAT IS IT WORTH?
What you want to do is to make sure you get our monies worth and that you are paying fair market value. A good rule to test this is to … (2 comments)

faq: WHAT AREA SHOULD I BUY IN FAQ & POST #4 - 05/14/12 06:31 AM
Who has not heard of the word...LOCATION when it comes to Real Estate? It dominates the subject matter and attracts and repels many who are looking for their home or investment to be. If a house is to become your home, then it has to fit your personal needs and requirements
SCHOOLING MAY BE IMPORTANT
For instance, if you have a family or plan on starting one, schools play into your decision making process as a main point. Not far from that is shopping be close at hand and of course access to the freeway too
COMMUNITIES
Buying in a area … (0 comments)

faq: SHOULD I BUY A HOUSE WITH A POOL? FAQ & POST #3 - 05/14/12 06:26 AM
A pool is your own personal ocean or lake to visit with whenever you feel like it. It can round out the weekends, provide some good recreation and health benefits too. There is something about water and human beings that is so soothing and relaxing. Just look how many people flock to the beaches, lakes and waterways for vacation.
BACKYARD OASIS
Having one in your back yard is a decent thing to do. The upside is exactly as represented and imagined. You will not be disappointed. However, lets round out this with the downside of having a pool home
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faq: WHY SHOULD I USE YOU FOR AN AGENT? FAQ & POST #2 - 05/14/12 06:20 AM
You don't have to use me for an agent, but I highly recommend that you do. I have gathered quite a bit of information and experience that I am just bursting at the seams to share with anyone who wants to do a little Real Estate transacting. To me, helping someone with such an enormous life changing event is a privilege and an honor
FIRST....WE Q & A EACH OTHER
Be prepared that we will form a team and I will need and require your participation in what we are doing. I will be on point and take lead, but I need … (0 comments)

faq: WHY SHOULD I BUY A HOME RIGHT NOW FAQ & POST #1 - 05/14/12 06:07 AM
Because your wife said so...? is my first answer. That is what happened to me more than once. Seriously, if interest rates together with lots of inventory plus fair market values all over the place doesn't lure you in then perhaps owning is not for you. The concept of staying in one place and enjoying the benefits of it attracts everyone
EQUITY..OH... EQUITY
When you own, you establish equity instantly and over time and that constant paying down of you home loan causes your piggy bank to swell up like a fat hog ready for the slaughter. Except in this case … (2 comments)

faq: REAL ESTATE CONSUMER FAQ WORKS FOR YOU - 05/10/12 09:11 AM
Where does one begin when approaching the vast sea of Real Estate? It is intimidating to say the least... large purchases, small print and life changing events stir people up on their most private levels. FAQ's help people to take a first step by priming the awareness pump. From there, it is best to go live with a seasoned Real Estate agent for a finer focused look
TEN CONSUMER FAQ'S
Q: Why do I need to buy anything?
A: You don't need to but you will wish you did as time reveals to everyone what they should have, could have done. owning … (0 comments)