April 2019

Found 4 blog entries for April 2019.

How to Handle Earnest Money in CaliforniaWhen buying a home, there are many things to consider. One of those things is called ernest money or intial depsits. Initial deposits are often called 'earnest money' in the real estate world because they're designed to show just how serious a potential buyer is in the property. So instead of just making an offer and waiting for it to be accepted, the buyer follows up the offer with actual cash. For those planning to purchase property in California, there are a few things to know about how earnest money works in different markets.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

It's Not Required

Earnest money is not required according to the rules

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All About Creating a Home OfficeMany people who work in offices dream of working from home. Before this can be done, homeowners must first renovate their home to create a home office. A good home office will be comfortable and properly constructed. It can also be a great asset if you are thinking of selling your home. If you're a homeowner who is thinking about installing your own home office, here's what you need to know.

Get Permits and Hire Professionals When Required

Any time structural changes are being made to a home, it's critical for the homeowner to ensure that those changes are made properly. Hiring a sub-par contractor could have devastating results. To hire a good contractor, homeowners must:

  • Check references and licensure
  • Browse through the
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What You Need to Know About Virtual Reality Real Estate MarketingVirtual reality technology transforms the Internet into an immersive digital experience, and it is changing everything that everyone knows about real estate marketing. VR goes beyond simple drone technology. VR technology allows home buyers to make better decisions in a shorter amount of time by allowing them the opportunity to experience a property before ever setting foot inside the door. Here's how virtual reality is impacting the real estate industry:

Virtual Home Tours are Becoming Increasingly Popular

Across the country, the hottest real estate markets are experiencing record-setting activity. In some cases, the inventory is low and the demand for properties is high, which causes homes to sell as soon as they are listed. For buyers,

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Neighborhood Research When Purchasing a HomeBuying a home is one of the biggest investments that many people will ever make. Making the right decision can be difficult, especially for a first time home buyer. The neighborhood where a home is located is just as important as the home itself. Knowing what to look for and how to identify a good neighborhood makes the home buying process easier. Here's what you know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Walk Around the Neighborhood

Before making an offer on a home, it's important for home buyers to spend time walking the sidewalks or driving around in the neighborhood where the home is located. Paying attention to sidewalks, flow of

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