Paying Cash for a Home

Original article available at Forbes.com Buy outright or invest? This recent Forbes article showcases one man’s decision. When a 62-year-old financial advisor bought a two-bedroom Manhattan co-op recently, he showed up at the closing with a check for the full $970,000 purchase price. No mortgage? “The money I had in cash was sitting getting 0% interest,’’ explains the man, who asked not to be named. “It made absolutely no sense...

San Luis Obispo Commercial Real Estate

San Luis Obispo is situated in a unique area, roughly half way between two of the greatest cities in the United States - Los Angles and San Francisco. As people migrate away from those cities, but seek to retain proximity and lifestyle - the central coast communities like Carmel, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara become interesting locations. For businesses, the Central Coast offers many Commercial advantages. Commercial rents run...

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5 Home Buyer Tips

When lenders take over a home through foreclosure, they want to sell it as quickly as possible. Since lenders aren’t in the real estate business, they turn to real estate brokers for help marketing their properties. Century 21 Hometown supports lenders and home buyers in transactions every week. Buying a foreclosed home service can be a bargain, but it can also be a problem-filled process. Here are five tips to...

Looking to hire an inspector?

10 Ways to Prepare for a Home Inspection 1. Clean debris from gutters and roof 2. Caulk around windows and doors 3. Seal asphalt driveway 4. Clean HVAC filters 5. Seal basement walls 6. Clean the chimney 7. Replace burned out light bulbs 8. Have all documentation on hand for recent repairs and inspections 9. Remove firewood from contact with the house 10. Clear access to attic, crawl space, and...

Five ways to instantly add curb appeal to your home

Homes WASH THE HOUSE Before you scrape any paint or plant more azaleas, wash the dirt, mildew, and general grunge off the outside of your house. REALTORS® say washing a house can add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sale prices of some houses. A bucket of soapy water and a long-handled, soft-bristled brush can remove the dust and dirt that have splashed onto your wood, vinyl, metal, stucco, brick, and...