How To Take Care of a Rental Property Remotely

How To Take Care of a Rental Property Remotely

Many residents look to invest in properties outside of their state since they are much more affordable.  The biggest concern here is how the property can be managed remotely without paying huge property management and leasing fees to a real estate company in that area.  Here are some strategies to consider: You can hire a real estate…

Important December Home Maintenance Reminders
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Important December Home Maintenance Reminders

Check the operation of all ground-fault circuit interrupter outlets by pushing the “test” button. The “reset” button should pop out, indicating the receptacle is operating properly. Press in the reset button Check inside bathroom vanities and kitchen sink cabinets for moisture and other signs of leaks. Carefully inspect pipes for condensation or slow drips. Repair…

April 2012 State of San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Market
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April 2012 State of San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Market

For those homeowners who have waited out the lull in San Francisco Bay Area Housing market, your patience is now being rewarded! Mortgage rates inched up last week after the Fed signaled to investors that it won’t buy more bonds to provide further stimulus to the U.S.economy. The benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rose to 4.25%, compared to…

March 2012 State of the San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Market
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March 2012 State of the San Francisco Bay Area Real Estate Market

Mortgage rates continue to skirt all-time lows. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 3.87% for the end of this past week, down from 5% the previous year. That is the lowest in Freddie Mac’s survey data, which stretches back to 1971. For primary residence purchases, the Avg 30-Yr fixed Conforming loan w/0 Pts is at…

How Much Home Can I Afford (2012 Mortgage Lending)
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How Much Home Can I Afford (2012 Mortgage Lending)

Many consumers are shaking off the real estate market hangover and going back into buying mode in hopes of taking advantage of the lower interest rates and lower home prices which have been left in the wake.  As you re-enter the home buying realm in 2012, you will be wondering “how much of a house…