Defect Disclosures in Real Estate

Posted on: August 15th, 2016 by Margaret No Comments

As a certified real estate mediator, I have seen an increase in calls from dissatisfied buyers complaining that sellers did not disclose property defects. It is important if you are a seller to disclose all known defects on the property if you are trying to sell your home. In addition, it should be disclosed if […]

2014 Real Estate Market Overview

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Margaret No Comments

The Southern California Real Estate market in 2014 started out slowly, but surprisingly took a huge surge in the late spring and early summer. Buyers were fighting over properties and raising prices in multiple offer situations, going over price as much as 20-30% of asking. Unfortunately, many sellers expected this to continue and were greatly […]

Prevent Mortgage Fraud!

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by Margaret No Comments

Instructional video from the California Association of Realtors on how you can prevent rising mortgage fraud:

Multiple Offers Abound!

Posted on: June 11th, 2012 by Margaret No Comments

There is a curious occurrence happening in the local real estate market – unusually high numbers of multiple offers on available properties.  The question begs “why?”  I asked my astute assistant that very question and he said the answer is that  “due to continuing instability in global markets, investors are beginning to look for safe […]

Appraisal Issues

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Margaret No Comments

I recently had an appraisal on a North Monrovia Property not come in at value. This is a common problem in trying to close a real estate transaction. The appraisal came in $15,000 less than the agreed upon purchase price. The buyer and seller were willing to split the difference. In doing this, the agreed […]