The Escrow Process: Timelines for Buying & Selling a Home [VIDEO]

Fun fact: Warren Buffet could buy 10,000 homes in one day.  And play 18 holes. Shocker: I’m not Warren Buffet.  (if you are, I’ve been trying to reach you— please call me!)  For the rest of us, there is the traditional timeline and general order of events in large transactions such as buying or selling […]

Understanding Closing Costs [VIDEO] | San Diego Home Buyers & Sellers

Ever wonder what the heck “closing costs” are anyway? Read forth and wonder no more, my newly learned friend… [SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] In any Real Estate transaction—whether as a home buyer or seller—there are costs associated with closing the deal. These “closing costs” are paid to the applicable parties at the Close of Escrow (“COE”) […]

CA Real Estate Purchase Agreement: What you Need to Know [VIDEO]

So, you’ve found your dream home.  Exciting!  What’s next? Drafting and submitting (your Realtor should be doing this for you) the Residential Purchase Agreement (the document known as your “offer”) is next! [SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] The Real Estate Purchase Agreement which consists of the “OFFER” and any Counter-Offers is the document that the entire […]

The Ugly Truth about your Supplemental Tax Bill [VIDEO]

Well, kind of ugly.  I mean— when have you ever heard of “taxes” being referred to as beautiful?  Exactly. Anyway, it’s a good thing you’re here so you can learn the dirty FACTS about these…( err…uh)…”non-optional government donation fees”… that you’re probably not seeing explained very well elsewhere. [SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] So pay attention: If you […]

Home Buying Decisions—How to Make Them [VIDEO]

That’s a start!  You made the first decision—to click on this article. And another one to keep reading… [SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] See, decision-making doesn’t have to be so daunting, does it?  Every day and every minute we make choices—both consciously and subconsciously—about what we will wear, eat, watch on TV, allow to take our […]

Multiple Counter Offer: Home Buyers — Watch This First [VIDEO]

Already familiar with a Multiple Counter Offer? Well if you’re not but you’re thinking about buying a home in a place like San Diego (you can even search the actual San Diego MLS for FREE here), then there’s a fair chance you’ll run into an SMCO situation prior to becoming a home owner. Don’t worry.  We’ve got you covered. […]

Real Estate Leverage: There’s Big Money— if you Use It! [VIDEO]

January 26, 2016 by Jed Bratt There is big money in Real Estate.  Especially if you know how to properly utilize LEVERAGE to purchase it. Let me ask you— as widely known as it is that Real Estate has consistently made more millionaires than other investments, do you understand WHY? [SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO] No— it’s not simply because Real Estate […]

Seller Disclosures — What Every Home Seller Needs to Know [VIDEO]

Some of the most important parts of selling and buying a home or other real property are the Seller DISCLOSURES.  Full transparency in seller disclosures is KEY to a successful transaction and beyond— in fact my guess is that non-disclosure is probably the most common cause of lawsuits in real estate! This cannot be overstated: when you’re selling a property, it’s […]

How to Buy a House | The Ultimate Guide [2016 Edition]

Want to learn How to Buy a House?  You’ve come to the right place. You’ve found the Ultimate Guide to Buying a Home, 2016 Edition. Within this guide, you will not only learn the steps to take to get on the path to owning real estate, but you will also obtain a plethora of RESOURCES, VIDEOS, ADVICE and […]

San Diego Rents to Rise to HOW MUCH?!

Image Source: USC Casden Multifamily Forecast via LA Times Sky-high San Diego rents along with rents in other areas of Southern California are only expected to continue to rise in the coming years as new-construction levels struggle to keep up with demand—says the USC Casden Multifamily Forecast. The average rent in Los Angeles County is expected to […]