San Pedro Condo 3 Bed/2 Bath | PENDING

956 9thBeautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath condo. The unit has all newer Millgard dual pane windows and slider professionally installed, fresh paint on the interior, smooth ceilings, crown molding, recessed lighting, Laminate flooring in the dining room kitchen and hallway.
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Canadians Cashing in on Low US Real Estate Costs

One of the most notable signs of the ongoing recession in the US is the fact that the American dollar is now on par with other currencies – like the Canadian dollar. Another sign of the current economic woes is the lingering malaise in the real estate sector, though there are signs of improvement. Canadians are taking advantage of both of these facts, and are buying up real estate across the border in the US. What are the benefits offered here?

One of the most significant benefits for Canadians entering the US real estate market is the fact that they do not have any income tax concerns, so long as the home is used for personal reasons. For instance, if a Canadian family wanted a second home in the US, or a vacation home that would remain empty when the family wasn’t using it, then there are no issues. Once income is generated from the home (through rent or use as an investment), that changes.

Another benefit to Canadian homebuyers eying the American market is the fact that they can take advantage of some of the lowest prices in history, at a time when the Canadian loonie is at its highest point in three years, compared to the American dollar. Simply put, there has not been a better time to own a home across the border in a very long time. Of course, Canadians interested in making this move should ensure that they use the services of an agent who knows their way around across-the-border real estate transactions.


Sink Hole San Pedro

Mark Spector Real Estate InvestingWill Paeso delMar ever be the same? From these recent pictures I don’t think so? What have you heard? The Daily Breeze stated that local business like the Corner Store and the new Ace Hardware are feeling the effects.




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When Selling Your Home “First Impressions Count”

We’ve heard it a thousand times, still it’s a cliché due to the fact it’s accurate – First Impressions Count. And even though “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is additionally a well-known cliché, prospective buyers have a tendency to discount this one when evaluating would-be home purchases.

Put yourself in the buyers’ position and step out to the curb in order to take a look. Notice everything which may not produce the impression you want? Consider the following “first glance” enhancements.

The front door preferably should be welcoming – paint or stain the entrance if it displays evidence of cracking or peeling. Have a front porch? Dress it up utilizing container gardens and sweep routinely, creating it an attractive “outside room.”

Examine regarding other warning signs of peeling paint all-around the outside and touch up wherever essential. Remember the fact that prospective buyers will certainly be comparing your house to additional comparable property, and every small aspect that helps make yours more attractive could pay off.

Of course, your landscaping creates an distinct first impression, therefore take out all dead or dying debris, feed the lawn and plant a few flowering bushes if you need a little color.

Finally, your home looks fantastic, so make certain it’s nicely lit for the show! Don’t overdo it, but do present a well-lit entrance and pathways, and also “uplight” your better landscape design elements. If you show buyers “We adore this property,” then so will they!

Getting Your Home Prepared to Sell

Expenses of Repairs

 Do not perform anything costly, like remodeling. If at all possible, utilize personal savings to cover any repairs and enhancements – don’t go charging up charge cards or obtaining new loans. Keep in mind that part of selling a residence is also planning to purchase the next home. A person does not want to do a single thing which will impact your credit ratings or harm your ability to qualify for your next mortgage.

 Plumbing and Accessories

 While looking at a residence, possible residence buyers frequently don’t truly know exactly what to do. Thus they play with things. They flick light switches. They will open anything having a handle. They turn on most the faucets as well as flush all the toilets. Using nice sparkly fixtures makes an impression.

 All of your sink fixtures need to look sparkly as well as new. If this cannot be achieved by cleaning, purchase brand new ones. If you don’t purchase something extravagant, this may be achieved inexpensively. Make certain each of the hot and cold water knobs are effortless to turn and that the faucets do not drip. If they do, change the washers.

 It seems like hard work, however it’s fairly easy — even for the novice.

 Verify to ensure you have good water pressure and that there are no unsightly stains on any of the ceramic. If you have a hard stain to remove, one trick is to employ a cleaning crew to go through and clean your home on a one-time basis. They seem to be wonderful at making stains disappear.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, condo or investment property call me Mark Spector 310-430-0633