Selling

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The average sold price per square footage is up for Fullerton real estate.  The average sold price per square footage this August was $302 which is 19.2% up compared to last year. If you’re in Fullerton and thinking about relocating, that means it’s a good time to sell because you’re going to get more money for your house’s square footage. Another important factor in the value of your home’s square footage is proximity to top-ranking schools in the area. A recent report by Redfin discovered that home buyers are willing to pay $50 dollars more per square foot for a house that is near by a top-ranked public school. Read more on schools in Fullerton and how they can affect your home’s square footage values.

Not only has your square footage been appreciating,

Going green isn't just a fad, it’s a smarter way to live. Whether you’re looking for a way to increase the value of your home and attract buyers or simply create a more eco-friendly environment for the family, making a few energy efficient or “green” choices can help you make it happen. Not only is going green fun and easy, it can help you start saving money on your energy bills. So stop fighting it and give into the green life, starting with these 5 home renovations. greenlight 1. Lighten Up and Change Your Bulbs. Incandescent light bulbs are a thing of the past; it’s time to upgrade your bulbs to compact fluorescents. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are the swirly bulbs you’ve seen and not only do they use less energy, they also last 10 times longer than your…

Deciding to sell your home to a family member or friend can at first appear to be much easier than putting your home on the market and trying to find a seller. And, in many ways it is. If you decide to go this route, make sure you are prepared for the obstacles unique to this type of transaction with these 6 steps.

1. Get Everything in Writing

Have you ever heard the phrase, “don’t mix business with family”? There is a good reason you have. It is important that both you and your buyer get all expectations on the table. If there are any promises made, get them in writing. The best way to have a mutually beneficial transaction is to be as transparent as possible.

2. Hire Professional Help

Yes, you won’t need to market your home, but you will

Deciding on an asking price for your home is a difficult process.It’s always tempting to take the price you bought the home for, add a few thousand and call it a day. Unfortunately for many home sellers, the selling price of a home is determined by the climate of the local real estate market and the comparatives analyzed in the comparative market analysis. If you’ve staged your home and paid attention to curb appeal and are still not receiving any attention, it’s likely the asking price is to blame. Here are 3 reasons you should consider lowering your asking price.

 

1. Your Home Has Been on the Market Longer Than Average

It doesn’t matter if you are in a buyer’s or seller’s market, the comparables will show you how long similar homes are staying on

For many divorcing married couples, their home is their largest joint asset. While it’s an option to keep the home, most couples decide to sell it and move on from the chapter of life it represents. Divorce is a very stressful time and adding the stress of selling a home can make the entire experience overwhelming. There will be many hurdles for the two of you to overcome together one last time. The small challenges change from person to person but being mentally prepared for the big ones can make a big difference in your stress levels. Before you jump into the process, familiarize yourself with these 7 major challenges that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will be facing.

1. Making the Decision To Sell

The family home can represent many things to a

Home sellers are often looking for ways to increase the return on their investment. Selling your home is a time of change. You may be moving for a variety of reasons, but no matter who you are, selling your home for the best price is a key concern. This is the time when you as the home seller start to think about ways to increase the value of your home. Renovate or remodel? What’s the difference?

Renovating your home is refinishing your home with newer, better looking materials while remodeling means you are changing the landscape of your home. A renovation could be as simple as changing the tiles in the bathroom or as grand as replacing every surface, cabinet, and appliance in the kitchen. Remodeling always requires changing the building, such as

Pricing your home properly is key to selling it in a timely and profitable manner. Too low and you lose a significant chunk of your investment; too high and it will not sell. Be thorough in your research and you will be able to reel in an offer you can be happy with.

Preparation

Before you decide how much your house is worth, research the market you are entering. Your best guide is going to be houses like yours that have sold in your area. Check the listing price and then the final selling price for each property.

It is very important that you limit your comparison to houses within a mile of your home, sold within the past 6 months, and with a similar room count and square footage. Straying from these guidelines will skew your perception of the

What To Expect When You're Closing

This is part 6 of a series of 6 articles that guide homeowners through the home selling process. These articles provide insight and suggestions to help homeowners sell their homes.

Step 1: You're Ready To Sell Your Home Step 2: How To Price Your Home To Sell Step 3: The Property Disclosure Statement Explained Step 4: What To Do With Your First Offer Step 5: How And When To Accept An Offer

When you and the buyer sign the purchase agreement, agreeing on price and terms of sale, the closing process begins. Depending on the transaction, the entire process could take from 2 weeks to 60 days. This timeline excludes short sales, which usually take longer. If your buyer is an all cash buyer then all that remains to be done

How and When to Accept an Offer

This is part 5 of a series of 6 articles that guide homeowners through the home selling process. These articles provide insight and suggestions to help homeowners sell their homes. Step 1: You're Ready To Sell Your Home Step 2: How To Price Your Home To Sell Step 3: The Property Disclosure Statement Explained Step 4: What To Do With Your First Offer Step 6: What To Expect When You're Closing

Accepting an offer on your home legally binds you to sell your home to that buyer. If you reread the purchase agreement after accepting and find that there are parts of it you are not happy with it, it’s too late to back out. Failing to live up to a contract you signed could put you in legal and/or financial trouble.

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