Real Estate Considerations For Our Elderly Parents

Last month was a tough month for our family. My father-in-law had a heart attack while on his first vacation abroad after retiring barely six months earlier. We had to deal with lack of communication, lack of information, time differences, language barriers, emotional breakdowns, Medicare and insurance issues, HIPAA and […] Read more »

3 Real Estate Lessons Learned in 2014

Each of the last 8 years that I have been an active Realtor in residential real estate has been completely different for me.  When asked about seasonal trends, it’s rather difficult for me to give a solid answer confidently since so much of the market is affected by economic trends and interest rates that […] Read more »

New Homes are Coming to Tustin Legacy

If you’ve recently driven down the newly extended Tustin Ranch Road near the District at Tustin Legacy, you probably noticed a lot of new construction going on.  Currently the wood frames are up for a couple of apartment communities that are slated to be available this Fall 2014: 1)  Amalfi Apartments […] Read more »

Should I Sell Now Or Lease My Home Instead?

It’s time to move, but you own your house.  Should you sell it now and move on?  Or should you hold onto the house and lease it out for the next 6 to 12 months? These are common questions that I get throughout the year.  The answer can vary from person […] Read more »

5 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Summer Season

Spring is here!  But when it comes to selling your home, planning ahead is key to making it as smooth a process as possible.  Therefore, to take advantage of the traditional “hot” summer season (pun intended), now is the perfect time to get a head start on preparations to sell […] Read more »

What Features Do Buyers Value in a Home?

Just sharing a visual of the features that buyers value in a home, provided by a survey done by the California Association of REALTORS®.  Click on the image below for a closer look at it.   Sellers:  You may not be able to change any of these features in your […] Read more »

Income Tax Impact on Short Sales in 2013

The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007 was set to expire on December 31, 2012.  However, the American Taxpayers Relief Act that was signed into law by President Obama just after the new year as a result of the “fiscal cliff” negotiations included a provision to extend the Mortgage Debt Relief […] Read more »

Another Short Sale Success Story

  Just over one year ago, one of the buyers from another short sale listing that I had asked me if I’d be able to help out a colleague at his work.  His colleague had expressed to him that she was needing to do a short sale of her property.  […] Read more »