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Don’t get stung by hidden closing costs for buyers and sellers

Real Estate Voices

 
Dear Kari,

How do you sell an empty house?

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Some agents regard an empty house as a tough sell. In winter it’s cold, in summer it’s hot. And that’s only a comment on the thermostat reading.

Why can’t I have a copy of the appraisal?

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Dear Kari,

Experience meets the expert

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In November, the California Association of Realtors (CAR) will initiate changes in the state Residential Purchase Agreement (RPA).

To buy now or wait; that is the question

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One of the questions that has come up recently is, “Should I buy now or wait until more homes are on the market to pick from? It seems like prices may be going down in this area.

Finding the house that got away

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California’s foothills burgeon with homes of every description — condos and colonials, Victorians and ranchers.

When the price is right, buyers buy – that is ‘the market’

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Every month we see and hear about new trends in residential real estate sales. We hear about the new “must have” or “have not’s” to engage to get your home to sell.

Helpful down-payment resources

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Did you know that if you are looking to buy a single family residence in Auburn, there are as many as 18 down payment programs to help you?

Is it a turnkey – or a turkey?

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As we mentioned in an earlier column, the word “turnkey” in a real estate ad seems to work some kind of magic.

Make or break the deal with an appraisal

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Dear Kari,