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Monday, June 1, 2020   /   by Stephanie Cornacchione

How To Evaluate an Investment Property

Today I’ll discuss how to evaluate an investment property, whether you want to renovate or flip it.
Today I’ll be discussing how to evaluate a good investment property whether it’s for renovation or to flip. What you want for these properties is often different than what you would want in a home to live in yourself. There are many things to consider, but it isn’t too arduous. Knowing what to look for is half the battle. 
Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:
0:00: Introduction
0:15: How to evaluate an investment property for renovation or flipping
0:25: Look at how the area is developing
1:00: Review the property’s fundamental elements
1:35: Evaluate the walls and roof
2:10: Scrutinize the plumbing and electrical elements
2:40: Be conscious of how homes are used in th. ...

Monday, May 18, 2020   /   by Stephanie Cornacchione

How Our Guaranteed Home Sale Program Works

Many people are at a loss when deciding whether they should buy their next home first or sell their current home first. Our guaranteed sale program is designed to help you decide which option is best for you. There are three steps involved in the program. First, we do a thorough market analysis to determine the value of your home. Next, we come up with a sale price, which we guarantee. Finally, we market the home for sale, and if we attain a higher sale price than what was agreed, you keep the difference. If you feel like this program will take the stress out of your transaction, don’t hesitate to give me a call so we can talk more about how it can benefit you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Friday, May 1, 2020   /   by Stephanie Cornacchione

3 Strategies For Getting Top Dollar For Your Home

If you want to earn top dollar for your home, follow these three tips.
Profitable deals are possible at any point in the year for home sellers in our market, but it takes careful planning to achieve these kinds of results. 
Here are three key strategies you can use to get top dollar for your home, no matter the season:
1. Sell a lifestyle. Every property has unique features and assets, so play yours up. If your home has a great back yard, perfect for entertaining under the stars, make that a selling point and do your best to target “outdoorsy” buyers. If your home has a huge kitchen, make that a key feature of your marketing. It’s all about identifying the kind of lifestyle your home facilitates, then reaching out to buyers who would be interested in that way of living. 
“Every property has unique features and assets, so play yours up.”
2. Stage your home. Telling buyers what kind of life they could lead in your propert. ...

Wednesday, April 1, 2020   /   by Stephanie Cornacchione

We're Here to Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Our hearts go out to our local families with children with schools shut down, our neighbors at the hospitals, our local businesses struggling and anyone impacted by this pandemic.
We just want you to know we’re here to help…
Our team has been selling real estate for 6 years here in San Diego. We’re fortunate to know people who may be able to help you out for a trip to the grocery store, watching children, or even getting bills paid.
You’ll be surprised how many good people are here in San Diego happy to help you.
Call us, if you need anything. My number is 858-761-3036. It does not need to be about real estate. It can be a personal issue. We’ll see if we can assist in some way.
That may be you or someone you know. We have your back.
We’re here to help if you need anything. Let me know.
Again, my number is 858-761-3036.
Thank You, and Stay Safe. ...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020   /   by Stephanie Cornacchione

The Difference Between Short Sales and Foreclosures

Short sales and foreclosures are not one and the same, and today we’ll explain the difference between the two. 
Despite what some may assume, short sales and foreclosures aren’t one and the same. 
To give you a better idea of how these two things differ, let’s start by defining each. Foreclosure is a process by which a lender can recover the loan balance when a property is in default after the borrower has stopped making payments. 
A short sale is a settlement negotiated with the lender in order to avoid foreclosure. 
However, short sales and foreclosures aren’t the only options available to homeowners in distressed situations. You can also ask your lender about a loan modification agreement—which allows you to change the terms of your mortgage to compensate for financial hardship. 
“Today’s lenders would much rather help you stay in your home.”
Today’s lenders would much rather help you stay ; ...
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Arbor Financial Group NMLS# 236669
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Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Email: Schulerteam@arborfg.com

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