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Tax Consequences of a “Short Sale” of Real Estate vs. Foreclosure

© 2012, 2013 by Michael C. Gray, CPA | January 3, 2013 Congress passed legislation permanently extending the Bush tax...

Request for Repairs (Buyer)

After you complete your inspections and investigations, you should have time to compose and submit a Request for Repairs (RR)....

Home Buyer’s Guide

Before you run out and start walking through open houses, before setting up automated internet searches, before you start scouring...

The Cost of Selling Without a Real Estate Agent

You’ve heard of buyer’s remorse; but without your market expertise and sales skills to back them up, sellers who choose...

Selling Your Home Solo to Save Money?

Posted in Economist Commentaries, by Amanda Riggs on July 9, 2018 You’ll Actually Make Less Than You Think Some homeowners...

Prequal Letter vs Preapproval Letter

A Prequalification Letter (Prequal letter) is a letter written by a mortgage broker / lender intended for use between the...

How to Choose a Real Estate Agent

Parent and child, teacher and student, doctor and patient, real estate agent and home buyer/seller: These are some of the...

Real Estate Broker Or Attorney

Most real estate attorneys can help with the composition of an offer, give good legal advice, and may even have...

How Much Is My Home Worth

The Do’s and Don’ts of Home Valuation How much is my house worth? Its an easy question to ask that...

Seller Financing

Background Seller Financing, Seller Carry-Back Financing, Seller Participation, Owner Financing, Bond-For-Title… all terms for the same thing. It’s a loan...

FSBO vs Agent to Sell Your Home

Knowledge Early on in my career, after finding out that I had only been licensed a short while, a veteran...

Full-Service Brokerage

What is the difference between a Full-Service Brokerage vs. a Discount Brokerage or a Limited Service Brokerage? There are so...

Don’t Be Fooled by the 1% Commission

Every few years a new company or individual pops up in the real estate market and thinks they are going...

New Rules About ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units)

State law change to residentially zoned property Affordable housing Where they are allowed Building permits Size FAQs: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/pds/bldg/adu.html

Buying Power

Formally defined as, “The financial ability and soundness of a business or individual to afford the purchase of real property”,...

6 Reasons Why FSBO’s Fail

Unfortunately, DIY sellers often have to go through these sometimes painful motions to get a much-needed reality check. With so...

Request for Repairs (Seller)

The RR As a Seller, be prepared to receive a Request for Repairs (RR) from the Buyer near the end...