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Square Footage

How To Calculate Square Feet? The mathematical formula for calculating square feet is simple multiplication. You will need to measure the area that you need the square feet for. Once you have the measurements of the area you will then use this equation. Width multiplied by the length and this will equal square feet. If you are measuring for carpet you will want to measure the widest part of the room and...

Property Taxes

San Diego Property Taxes San Diego’s tax year begins on July first, and property taxes for the fiscal year commence on that date. The key dates to remember for property taxes are IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: July 1 – Beginning of fiscal year January 1 – Unsecured bills mailed out; Lien date for unsecured taxes. August 31 – Unsecured deadline. A 10% penalty is added. September – Treasurer-Tax...

Property Inspections

The purpose of a property inspection A property inspection report is a list of issues with the property, such as roof damage or a crack in the foundation. After inspection, the buyer has the opportunity to negotiate with the seller and reach an agreement to either repair the property or to lower the sales price to compensate the buyer for the cost of the repairs. Alternatively, the seller can decide to...

Offers & Related Issues

If you make an offer on a house and the owner comes back with a counter offer and you agree to it can the owner still change his mind and sell to someone else? A seller is free to withdraw the counter-offer any time prior to your acceptance of it. The communication method for acceptance is usually described in the contract. If your acceptance was communicated to the seller in the method required by the...

San Diego FIVE STAR Real Estate Agents.

Top 10 Real Estate Agent In San Diego At Bluxen Group Real Estate Services, our team assists homeowners throughout San Diego in negotiating down the amount owed on their home loan(s) (a Short Sale). It creates a win-win situation for both parties by providing the homeowner an option before their property is foreclosed upon, and by saving the mortgage company from having to foreclose on another property....

Foreclosures

How does the foreclosure process work in California? The most commonly used process is called the “non-judicial process”. The loan servicer or lender: 1) Must contact you and/or whoever else is on the mortgage loan, by phone or in person, to assess your financial situation and explore your options to avoid foreclosure. 2) Cannot start the foreclosure process until at least 30 days after making contact...

Ethics in Real Estate

What the Realtor Code of Ethics Means? When you are making the biggest purchase of your life, it helps to have a trusted professional on your side. A Realtor® is more than a real estate agent; Realtors have training in ethics for both their dealings with the public and with the real estate community. The Realtor Code of Ethics is the cornerstone of the National Association of Realtors ethics training. It...

Disclosures

What is a disclosures? Disclosure statements, which can come in a variety of forms, are the buyer’s opportunity to learn as much as they can about the property and the seller’s experience in it. Potential seller disclosures range from knowledge of leaky windows to loud neighbors to information about a major construction or development project nearby. Not only do disclosure documents serve to inform...

Choosing Property

I have to make a choice between an updated home in an older neighborhood or a newer home in a more modern neighborhood. The home in the older neighborhood has almost everything I want and is much larger, but which makes the most sense as an investment? If your goal is to buy a home for its resale value and the one you are thinking of buying in the older neighborhood is at the upper end of values for that...

Canceling a Listing

My home has been listed with an agent for over three months and I’m not happy. What options do I have? All listing contracts have expiration dates. When is yours? If it is not coming up soon, tell the agent and/or his manager that you want to cancel your listing. Often they will let you cancel easily since they do not want to build ill will in the community. If they won’t, you can always pull your...

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