Sylvia Jonathan's Blog

Real Estate Agent - Coldwell Banker Platinum Properties
On October 1, 2011, conforming home loan limits which are currently at $ 729,750 in Southern California will be reduced to $ 625,500. This means that home loans above $ 625,500 will be priced as jumbo loans, which carry higher interest rates and are more difficult to qualify for because they are ...
One of my favorite passtimes is driving "The Loop" in Woodbridge during different seasons, even different times of day. You all have heard that Southern California does not have four seasons, yet in a neighborhood like Woodbridge, there are distinct different flavors in Spring, Summer, Fall and W...
Short sales have become common occurrences in many parts of California, yet for a homeowner facing mortgage difficulties or even foreclosure, there is a confusing assortment of information and dis-information. Homeowners facing mortgage delinquency have a different sense of urgency once they beco...
When it comes to selling a home in Orange County, California, my prospective home sellers and I will discuss the level of motivation and the respective results at the time of listing the home for sale. Occasionally motivations change during the listing period, but most sellers know where they fit...
Waiting for home prices to go up again? Many homeowners are dismayed at the current market value of their home, especially of they had counted on a sizeable nestegg during the heydays of the California real estate market but were not ready to sell just yet. Now they need or want to move and the l...
I recently filled my gas tank to the tune of over $ 70. My average daily commute to the office and to my clients is around 30 miles a day. Naturally that is not counting additional miles for showing and previewing homes. Of course I thought immediately about the thousands of folks who commute 30,...
Wishing to sell a home usually means the owner has a fairly set idea of what he or she wants to net out of the sale, in what way the buyer will accommodate the seller's moving schedule and maybe even a limit of what the seller plans to improve or repair in the property to reach that desired resul...
Here is very practical no-nonsense advice from a home stager. It's not potpourri that sells a home, it's targeted, laserlike attention to detail that does the trick.Thinking of Selling Your Home? Plan Ahead - Way Ahead!Getting your home ready to sell? The basic equation goes something like this: ...
18 Filare Irvine: Currently the lowest priced single family home in Northwood offers 2 separate master suites PLUS an open den adjacent to living room. Use as office, sitting room, play room, or enclose it for a small guest bedroom. Excellent opportunity to buy a great starter home in Vista Fila...
It's all about conformity. Resale value of a home is usually based on the "standard or prevalent upgrades" of the neighborhood or tract. This is an important fact for homeowners and sellers to consider, and it becomes more relevant in older neighborhoods because new tracts have fairly similar fea...

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