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Every homebuyer or seller will want to get a good bargain in the housing market.  Negotiating for a Santa Cruz home is not easy at all because all the parties involved, whether it is the buyer, seller, agent, the attorney, property inspector, and others will want to be favoured by the transaction.  In order to make some gain from the transaction, you need to have a strong bargaining position.  Here are some negotiating tips that you should apply.

Consider the market

Sometimes, the market may favor the buyer, and other times it may favor the seller.  Though there are some trends that are general in the real estate market, certain situations may give one party an advantage over the other.  For example, if your property is located in a good location

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It is the desire of every real estate investor to make a profit from his or her property.  If you have a home in Santa Cruz that you want to sell, the tips given below will enable you to get a better deal from the sale.

Are you selling at the right time?

Normally, the market value of a home in Santa Cruz is normally high during the spring season because there are a number of potential homeowners searching for homes to buy.  Following the economic principles of supply and demand, the cost of things is normally high when the demand is high and the supply is low.  At this time, the demand is high and the supply is low. Therefore, you are sure of selling at a good price.

Get your home ready to sell

Before listing your home for sale, it is

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If you are not able to meet up with your mortgage obligation, rather than foreclosing your home, you can opt for a short sale.  This means selling the home at an amount lower than what you owe.  However, it is good to mention that not all homes or sellers qualify for Santa Cruz short sales.  Even if a home qualifies for short sales, some lenders may not accept it, especially if they will make more gain should you foreclose the property.  Here are some of the tips that you should consider if you are opting for a short sale.

Seek legal advice from a real estate lawyer

Santa Cruz short sales are not always the best. So, it is important that you seek the advice of a real estate lawyer. A lender may still ask you to pay for the difference between the

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People love to give advice when it comes to fixing up Santa Cruz real estate to put on the market. However, a lot of those suggestions can include expensive upgrades, costly renovations or pricy professional opinions that you usually don’t want to invest in a home you’re about to leave.

Don’t get frustrated! You can sell your home fast without all the fancy fixer-uppers. With the help of your Realtor and a little hard work, the tips below will increase your home’s appeal to a wide variety of buyers without breaking the bank.

• Improve the curb appeal. You not only need to stage the inside of Santa Cruz real estate, but also the outside. Trim hedges, maintain the lawn, power wash the walls and try to inject some color with a simple holiday wreath or

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The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words is truer today than ever.  Homebuyers are more likely to begin their search for a new home on the Internet.  As a result, individuals who have a Santa Cruz home for sale will increase the possibility of a quick sale by giving buyers a wide range of photos capturing the best features of the home.  Poor quality photos may have a negative impact on the sale of a home.  Following is a list of some of the more inviting photos that can be taken when selling your home.

1. A photo of the front of the home – This acts as an open door inviting the homebuyer in.

a. When taking a photo, make sure that you’re advertising your home and not the neighbor’s car or other items that are not related to the sale of the

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You’re ready to purchase a new home and want to hire a Santa Cruz real estate agent, but aren’t sure where to start. You may be receiving many recommendations from friends and family, but you’ll want to be sure to do your homework when it comes to hiring a professional to help you make such a large investment.

• Find full-time Realtor. Many professionals are only part time. However, the effort of selling a home is a full-time job, so make sure your expert is available every day of the week.

• Look for a specialist. Depending on what type of home you’re searching for, such as an urban property, a foreclosure, a green home, a short sale or a luxury home, be sure you find an expert with certification designations after their name. Or, check their

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Fall may not always be the most ideal time to put your Santa Cruz real estate on the market, but that doesn’t mean that your sale has to suffer. Instead, use the season to your advantage when marketing your house for sale by keeping it looking its best. Here are a few tips for selling your property this fall.

1. Spruce up your curb appeal with fall colors and themes. You want your house to appear festive and inviting without adding excess clutter or anything overly personal. For instance, this may not be the year to break out the over-the-top Halloween decorations — maybe limit it to just one or two porch pumpkins.

2. Maintain the exterior. As grass starts to require less frequent mowing, don’t forget about other outdoor maintenance. Power wash

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When you are pondering the value of your Santa Cruz home, you may want to evaluate your property from a few different angles to get a good feel for its worth. 

 Value: As the credit card commercials imply, the cost of something isn’t necessarily the same as its value (which can be “priceless”). Value takes into account how individual buyers might use a property. For instance, the home being in a good school district is probably more valuable to a family with children than to a bachelor. On the other hand, accessibility to nightlife is most likely more valuable to the bachelor than to a family with children. You may value the wide lush lawn of your Santa Cruz home while other people see that asset as a detriment, because that lawn always needs

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If you are considering selling your Santa Cruz home, you may be dreaming of the magic sale. In this scenario, before the house is even on the market, someone knocks on the door and offers twice the asking price in cash, and maybe throws in a leer jet ride or a pet pony. 

In real life, marketing and hard work will serve you better. Here are a few tips on getting the best price for your Santa Cruz home: 

• Consider your target market: If you have an investment property, your most likely buyer is very different from those looking to buy a single-family home. Investors may be looking at rental rates in your neighborhood; single-family homebuyers may be more concerned with school systems. Know who will be looking at your home, and give them the

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It’s easy to make your Santa Cruz real estate look great in the spring and summer, but autumn lawn care and curb appeal is just as important. By taking the following steps, your property will be just as appealing to prospective buyers during the fall and winter as it would be during spring and summer:

1. Rake and dispose of leaves and pine needles. A yard that needs leaf removal can cost a seller. Leaving a mess of leaves that need to be raked can make a buyer think the house needs work, whether it does or does not.

2. Consider planting ornamental kale and cabbage in containers. Ornamental varieties from the cabbage family will add color and withstand the chills of winter.

3. Clean out the gutters. Clean, leaf-free gutters tell potential buyers

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