By Jeff Collins | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: March 19, 2019 at 5:02 am | UPDATED: March 19, 2019 at 7:38 am Travis Page, owner of Clover’s Lawn Service, rakes leaves at an Opendoor house on Joltaire Way in Winchester in December. Opendoor became the fourth iBuyer to start operating in Southern California. Although iBuyers have been active since 2014, the online home-buying model didn’t reach Southern California until 2017. (Photo by Frank Bellino, contributing photographer) Southern California is relatively new to the iBuyer trend, which prefers markets with large expanses of cookie cutter tract housing to make it easier to accurately price houses. While iBuying has been in full swing in places like Phoenix for several years, the first iBuyers started working in Southrn California in 2017. In the past six months, RedfinNow expanded from the Inland Empire into Orange and Los Angeles counties. Opendoor and Zillow Offers recently announced plans to expand … [Read more...] about What’s an iBuyer? These companies will buy your home quicker, but at what cost?
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Their names are Vince Marie and Priscilla Costa. She’s an artist, wedding-gown designer and business owner. He runs a creative production agency called High Heels and Bananas. Vince is a widower. He lost Janine, his wife of 27 years, to an aneurysm the day before the Eagles won the Super Bowl in February 2018. When those memories surface, he wipes away some of his tears, and Priscilla helps with the rest. Priscilla, who came to this country from her native Brazil in the early 2000s, is recently divorced. Fueled by a creative spirit, she’s quick to laugh and hasn’t lost much of her homeland’s accent or joie de vivre.Neither one of them has time for people who choose to tear others down. It's a theme revisited countless times during a conversation Monday that lasted a couple of hours. Snuggled on a couch in the Maple Glen, Montgomery County home they’re trying to sell, they finish each other’s sentences like people who have been together for decades. … [Read more...] about An intimate chat with the couple selling the ’50 Shades of Maple Glen’ home
Some homeowners assume they can save money by marketing their house by themselves, without the assistance of a licensed real estate professional. While this may seem like a cost-saving strategy in the short term, these homeowners often end up spending a lot more in the long run – in terms of money, time, inconvenience, and unforeseen surprises. Here are just a few of the many reasons why going the “For Sale By Owner” route – often abbreviated as FSBO -- may not be the best option. Market FamiliaritySimply put, a qualified real estate professional’s experience is worth its weight in gold. Arriving at an appropriate asking price based on community comparables, so that you don’t waste weeks or months on the market at an unrealistic price. Shielding you from unqualified buyers who would otherwise waste your time trooping through your home. Doing the heavy lifting when it comes to negotiating an offer with a buyer who wants to play hardball. The list of … [Read more...] about ‘For sale by owner’ vs. hiring a real estate agent
Andy Kiersz, provided by Published 9:54 am PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 A man goes grocery shopping. A man goes grocery shopping. Photo: AP Images / LM Otero Industries millennials have killedDon't let their youth and inclusiveness fool you: Millennials are ruining industries daily. Keep clicking to see which businesses are suffering because of millennial spending habits. less Industries millennials have killed Don't let their youth and inclusiveness fool you: Millennials are ruining industries daily. Keep clicking to see which businesses are suffering because of millennial spending ... more Photo: Monkey Business Images/Dreamstim, HO DiamondsOnce the standard for weddings, diamond sales are slowing globally as millennials are choosing different rings reports CNBC. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Ashley … [Read more...] about How much the average American millennial, Gen Xer, and baby boomer spends each year on groceries
By Richard Webner Updated 2:14 pm CDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Before joining SABOR, Gonzalez served as a staff attorney for the Bexar County Courts Administration and worked as an assistant district attorney in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office Before joining SABOR, Gonzalez served as a staff attorney for the Bexar County Courts Administration and worked as an assistant district attorney in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office Photo: San Antonio Board Of Realtors / Photo: San Antonio Board Of Realtors / Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Before joining SABOR, Gonzalez served as a staff attorney for the Bexar County Courts Administration and worked as an assistant district attorney in the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office Before joining SABOR, Gonzalez served as … [Read more...] about SABOR names former general counsel as CEO