Those selling their homes in today's 'soft' market can maximize their net profits if they know how to read the market, price & stage their home correctly, manage the industry nuances and their own expectations, and if they have the right real estate professional on their side. "For sellers to wal...
There is some confusion that the recent sub-prime meltdown and credit crisis somehow affects all of today's buyers and it does not.  Qualified Buyers should feel emboldened right now.  Key industry experts concur the forecast ahead will be better than 2007 and the first the first part of 2008. "A...
Gloomy headlines make news, despite the big picture.  While it's a very good idea to be a cautious buyer today, too many have been confused and scared into the sidelines -- or now just regaining some confidence and dipping their toe back in to the real estate market.  As a result, many have let t...
With the local housing inventory high, interest rates at historic lows and a real estate market 'hovering a bottom', buyer opportunities are plentiful!  While prices are down throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro Peninsula & South Bay, there are further ways to maximize your home inves...
"Move Up Buyers" -- those selling less expensive homes for a larger, more expensive property -- can reap BIG benefits in the 2008 market.  The reason is simple:  If the market is down, the discount gained on the more expensive property purchased will outweigh the profit lost on your current home ...


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Elaine Mallon is a regular news contributor on real estate matters that affect HOME BUYERS & SELLERS in today's market.