5 Home-Selling Tips Everyone Hears and May Want To Ignore

a15b18aec3b1e388baf2fe361bc9d778w-c0xd-w685_h860_q80.jpgOne of the hardest parts of selling your home is all the unknowns: Who will buy your place, and for how much? How long will it take? That uncertainty might make you particularly eager to soak up advice from just about anyone who’s willing to share. Problem is, just because your sister or co-worker swear by certain rules that worked for them, it doesn’t mean they’ll be a magic solution for you, too.

Fact is, a lot of the real estate advice circulating out there is outdated, region-specific, or just plain wrong. As proof, check out this list of tips that many home sellers hear … then learn how these words of wisdom don’t always hold water. Let this serve as a reminder that when selling a home, you should take everything you hear with a huge grain of salt.

‘You should always list your home in the spring’

Common knowledge says home-buying season starts in the spring and goes through the fall. Not true, says Melisa Aponte, a real estate agent with the Keyes Group in Miami, FL.

“January is a great listing month,” she points out. “People are back from the holidays and ready to start looking.”

Well, at least in places that don’t have a nasty winter, like Miami. Which makes a larger point about real estate advice in general, Aponte says: Every market is different, and what’s great advice in one area can be terrible advice in another.

Besides, when it comes to deciding when to list a home, there are two sides to the coin. Busier times mean more buyers, but also more sellers and more competition. Listing your home when inventory is low could snag the right buyer quickly. Life is unpredictable, and there will always be buyers looking in the “off season,” too.

‘You’ll find your buyer at an open house’

Open houses are exciting, akin to a debutante ball where your home makes its fresh-faced appearance to scads of suitors all at once. And that’s fine, but don’t expect this to be the venue where you find “the one” who makes an offer. While that can occur, open houses are more like parties, filled with swains who aren’t ready to settle down, says Anita Clark, a real estate agent in Warner Robins, GA. Serious home buyers will more often request a private one-on-one showing instead.

Of course, you don’t want to skip the open house entirely. It’s a great way for people to browse, and hey, you never know. Maybe your looky-loo neighbor has a family member who would love to buy your place after all. But it’s time to let go of the idea that an open house is a key step on the road to your ultimate buyer.

‘You can save money by paying less in commission’

Reluctant to fork over the 6% commission that real estate agents typically request to sell your home? Sure, that may seem like a lot of money, but what you might not realize is just how much work an agent does behind the scenes.

“A lot of people don’t understand that an agent’s job is more than just listing the home on the MLS,” says Aponte. Agents’ commissions pay for their time and for marketing materials. Posters, flyers, broker open houses, and yard signs all come from the money you pay your agent.

But beyond that, “it gives your agent the power to offer money to other agents who have qualified buyers,” she explains. That’s because the buyer’s agent and the seller’s agent split the commission.

Though in an ideal world, buyers’ agents would show them every property in their price range, regardless of commission, unfortunately it doesn’t always work that way, says Aponte.

“So if there are a lot of properties on the market and you’re only offering 2% commission, there are agents who won’t show that property,” she says.

Ultimately, you get what you pay for, and a higher commission can often justify itself in the sense that you can reel in tons of buyers, and (hopefully) spark a bidding war that’ll fetch top dollar.

‘Price your home high—and hold out for a buyer who’ll pay it’

Of course you want to get the most you can for your property. Still, pricing it sky-high and hoping a gullible buyer will fall for this aspirational sum? Not a great plan.

“I want to sell your property for a million dollars too, but I would be doing you a disservice to price it that way if the comps are saying $500,000,” says Aponte. Home buyers are highly sensitive to overpaying, and will quickly steer clear. And the longer your house sits on the market, the more buyers will begin to think something’s wrong with it … and lob you a lowball offer.

The best way to avoid this debacle is to price a house right from the start—not too high, not too low—and then seriously consider any offers that roll in, even if they aren’t as great as you’d hoped. To start things off, you can enter your address in a home value estimator to get a ballpark figure of how much your home is worth, then fine-tune that number with an agent’s help.

‘Here’s what the market is going to look like next year…’

Sure, it makes sense that real estate professionals will make educated guesses to help guide buyers’ and sellers’ decision-making. The operative word here is “educated.” Fact is, nobody really knows what the market is going to do; if they did, the housing crash of 2008 would have looked a lot different!

“Beware of ‘future’ predictions that don’t come from a reputable source,” says Dillar Schwartz, a real estate agent in Austin, TX. Sure, your brother-in-law or best friend might be trying to help, but keep in mind that their armchair philosophizing about the future of real estate is just an opinion—nothing more.

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Moving Guide

No one ever said moving was easy. The process of gathering all of your things typically involves far more things than you realized you ever had, and transferring them from one place to another is difficult at the best of times. The work is substantial and is rarely something that can be done quickly. However, there are ways to make your move a bit easier.

 

General Tips:

1. Reduce your possessions-

Depending on how long you have lived in your home, you may have accumulated a substantial amount of items. Not all of these items are going to be important, useful, or otherwise necessary to bring with you to your new place. By taking the time to go through your stuff and clear out the clutter, you can reduce the number and volume of things that you have to pack. To make this easy, you can break it down by room or even on a smaller level like closets and areas with different functions: office, kitchen, bathroom, etc. Go through each area and create four piles: donation, sell, keep and throw away.

2. Get packing supplies-

Boxes, bags, tape, bubble wrap, paper, scissors, box cutters, blankets, etc. What you gather will depend on what you need to move. Just keep in mind that once you get going with the actual packing you don’t want to waste time finding more packing materials. Most of this stuff is cheap and it is better to have too much than too little. Going from task to task efficiently, de-cluttering, gather packing materials, packing, moving, etc., will help you avoid frustration and keep up your momentum.

3. Create an inventory list-

You do not need to list every single thing you own but having a list of your most valuable possessions is important. This becomes important not so much for the packing part of your move, but when you are ready to unpack.

4. Consider what you will need most-

You don’t want to pack everything just based on where it is in your house. There are some things that you will need sooner than others once you arrive in your new home. Things like your most used kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies, food, computer and medicine may all be things you want quick access to. Set aside some boxes for essentials, things to unpack first, and fill them with the appropriate items.

5. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin-

This tip correlates with tip #4. Things to pack first includes items like a box cutter, paper towels, trash bags, eating utensils, select cookware, power strips, phone chargers, toilet paper, tools, etc. The clear bin allows you to see inside for easy access; it also separates itself from the myriad of cardboard boxes.

6. Follow packing protocol- 

There is a right way to pack a box. Heavier items go on the bottom with medium weight and lighter weight following as you would expect. If the items are important to you it is best to wrap them individually, as they will shift around and cause wear on each other. Fill the empty space, both on the bottom and at the top, to keep the items in place as much as possible. Both packing peanuts and paper can be used for this purpose.

7. Label your boxes-

Label each box with what it contains and where it should go. The more detailed your label is the easier it will be to find what you are looking for. Again, you will probably not unpack everything the first day. The easier it is to find out what is in each box the easier your life will be after the move. Also make sure that labels are found on all sides of the box, because not every box will be placed upright as it’s unloaded off of the truck.

8. Take pictures-

One of the things that can be a dread for everyone about moving is putting all of their electronics back together. One of the best ways to help make setting everything back up again easier is to take pictures of what it looks like before dismantling it! Having a reference of something to look at will make this process far less cumbersome.

9. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials-

Chances are, you’ll be too tired to unpack your things. You’ll want your essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you’re going back to work the next day as well as all your toiletries. It’s also a great way to transport a laptop, which could run the risk of getting stolen during a move.

10. Show up to your new home before the move and pre-clean the bathroom and kitchen-

If you can, put up a new shower curtain liner and stock some new bath towels and toilet paper, as well. You’ll want an already clean bathroom and to take a hot shower after a long day of moving.

11. Address your toiletries-

Cover the openings of your toiletries with saran wrap, then put the tops back on. This will keep your toiletries from breaking and leaking all over your stuff during the move.

12. Plates-

Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break.

13. Dresser Drawers-

Keep drawers intact to the their dresser by covering and wrapping them with saran wrap. Dresser drawers are like their own moving boxes, this will keep you from having to unpack and refold their contents. It’ll also make moving the actual dresser much more manageable.

14. Packing your closet-

There is an easy way to pack your closet. Keeping the clothes on the hanger, push about 30-35 items as close together as possible. Then, starting from the bottom, take a trash bag and bring it up around the cloths. This will keep your clothes together and make it easy to put them back on the rack all at once.

15. Finish packing before friends help-

Make sure everything is completely packed before your friends show up to help you move. Don’t be that horrible person who makes everyone wait around/help you pack. Also, if you have enough people, split them up into shifts, one set to help you move in the morning, and another to help you move when you get to your new home.

16. Hire movers for fragile objects- 
If you have a lot of fragile valuables, hiring movers as opposed to asking friends can end up paying for itself. Many movers come with insurance, which means if something breaks, they have to compensate you. You might want to weigh the pros and cons though, they won’t want to be responsible for a television that is not properly packed in its original box and could end up charging you upward of $150 to pack it as they see fit. Also remember to book them weeks in advance, as you’re probably not the only person trying to get out of your space on the last day of the month.
17. Wacky Rules-
Going along with tip #16, if you do hire movers, be sure to read the fine print and find out if they have any weird rules. For instance, some movers will only move things in boxes, not garbage bags. Which means you’ll be paying them extra for unnecessary boxes at a marked-up price.
18. Take pictures before moving in and out-
If you’re renting, take photos of your cleaned-out old home and your new home before moving in. This is essential if you ever hope to get your deposit back. It will save you major headaches with difficult landlords who charge you cleaning and repair fees unnecessarily when moving out.
19. Changing your address-
Change your address at least two weeks prior to moving. This might seem like a no-brainer for important things like utilities and cable, but don’t forget the small stuff. You’ve also got Amazon, PayPal, credit cards, your bank, magazine subscriptions, and your mail to worry about.
20. Shipping cross-country-
If you’re doing a cross-country move and you don’t need your stuff immediately, consider shipping via Greyhound. It’s an inexpensive shipping option for large items. Just remember to pack your stuff really well because your boxes WILL get a little beat up along the way.

 

26 New Home Communities in San Diego

Do you dream of owning a brand new home? You’re in luck! San Diego has several new home communities that you can purchase in. See one that catches your eye? We would love to help you purchase the home of your dreams!

(Subject to builder availability)

1. LEXINGTON – Escondido, CA

 

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  • 10,000 sq. ft. and above homesites
  • Quick and easy freeway access
  • Just a few blocks from Reidy Creek Golf Course
  • Sprawling 1-story homes available
  • Near San Diego Zoo Safari Park

2. RIDGELINE – Lakeside, CA

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  • Located in Lakeside, CA, with easy access to I-8 and surrounding Santee, El Cajon, La Mesa and San Diego, CA
  • Amenities to include tot lots, parks and BBQ areas
  • Shopping and dining nearby at East County Square and Parkway Plaza in El Cajon, CA
  • Outdoor activities at Lake Jennings in Lakeside, CA
  • Easy access to San Diego Trolley and downtown San Diego, CA

3. RIVER VILLAGE – Santee, CA

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  • Close to I-8, Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 67 for easy access to San Diego and other East County cities
  • Minutes to San Diego State University and Grossmont College
  • Outdoor recreation nearby at Lake Jennings, Lake Murray, and Padre Dam Park
  • Short drive to shopping, dining, and entertainment at Santee Trolley Square
  • Close to hiking, biking, and fishing at Walker Preserve Trail

 4. BAYSIDE LANDING – Imperial Beach, CA

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  • Recreation Center with pool and spa
  • 1 mile to the beach!
  • Close to Downtown and connects to bikeway
  • Stunning wild life refuge view lots available
  • Weekly Farmers Market at the Pier

5. CIVITA – Mission Valley, CA

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  • Open floor plans
  • Close access to the major freeways like and 805
  • Hotel feel with wrap-around windows
  • Located in brand new community
  • Close to Downtown and connects to bikeway

6. OLIVE HILL – Bonsall, CA

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  • Beautiful Valley Views
  • Each home is approximately 2,962 to 3,846 square feet
  • Attached three and four-bay garages
  • LivingSmart® features and options
  • Scenic trails and easy access to highways and roads

7. ARTESIAN ESTATES – Del Sur, CA

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  • Ideally located on the western peak of the master-planned community of Del Sur
  • Large, open floor plans feature state-of-the-art kitchens and vast indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces
  • House size ranges from 4,223 – 5,600 Sq ft.
  • Optional guest suites or cabanas beautifully accommodate guests
  • Amenity highlights include swimming pools, scenic trails and preserved open space

8. PACIFIC HIGHLANDS RANCH, CA

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6 New Home Communities: Artesana, Almeria, Olvera, Casavia, Casabella, and Casabella Collection located in Pacific Highlands Ranch 

  • 1,300 Acres of preserved natural habitats
  • Energy efficient homes
  • Highly-ranked schools and convenient shopping centers accessible
  • Multi-use trail system for hiking and biking along with a private recreation center
  • LivingSmart® energy saving features and options

9. RANCHO TESORO – San Marcos, CA

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4 New Home Communities: Terracina, Vientos, Candela, Westerly

  • Premier San Marcos location south of the 78 freeway and near San Elijo Hills
  • Master planned community
  • Detached homes ranging in size from 2,211-3,565 sq ft
  • Select Rancho Tesoro neighborhoods are gated
  • Set at nature’s threshold with trails, parks, and private recreation areas

10. ESCAYA – Chula Vista, CA

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  • Eclectic mix of Farmhouse, Ranch and Spanish homes
  • 27 floorplans in total
  • Community amenities include the Village Center, neighborhood park, dog park, pool, and private clubhouse
  • New K-6 school
  • Close to Otay Ranch trail system and regional park

 11. ESTATES AT DEL SUR – Del Sur, CA

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  • Estate-caliber homes on quarter- to one-acre lots with views set behind private gates
  • Master Planned community
  • Integrated Single level and Two-Story floor plans with 4,396-7,384 square feet of living space.

12. AVERY POINTE AT VERIDIAN – Del Sur, CA

  • Gated townhome community overlooking a picturesque ridge and surrounded by open space
  • Neighborhood amenities include a recreation area with swimming pool, spa, outdoor barbeques and lounge area plus an intimate community park
  • Inclusion in the acclaimed Poway Unified School District, just minutes from Del Norte High School

13. MONTESSA – San Marcos, CA

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  • Boutique collection of 19 brand new homes ranging from 3,017-3,449 sq ft, and featuring the latest technology
  • Open concept homes with expansive gourmet kitchens, and featuring indoor/outdoor California Rooms
  • Centrally located in beautiful San Marcos, with convenient access to the I-15 & I-78
  • Surrounded by neighborhood conveniences, schools, dining and entertainment destinations

14. TAVARA RIDGE – Clairemont, CA

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  • Downstairs bedroom with bath offer private space for overnight guests and first floor owner’s suite (on select plans)
  • California Room offers indoor/outdoor living area for entertainment and relaxation space
  • Centrally located and nestled along the canyon’s edge in Clairemont
  • Featuring the latest in technology and solar roof panels

15. ENCINITAS ENCLAVE – Encinitas, CA

  • 19 new, estate-style residential retreats
  • Offering up to 5,178 square feet of living space
  • Close to all the amenities Encinitas has to offer including some of the most famed beaches in the world, downtown Encinitas, Del Mar Racetrack, Flower Hill Promenade and more

16. MILLENIA – Chula Vista, CA

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  • Millenia is surrounded by great neighborhoods and Otay Ranch Town Center
  • Minutes away from fishing at Lower Otay Lake
  • Close to additional grocery stores, banks, dry cleaners, and more
  • Home ownership choices range from two to four bedrooms in a dynamic mix of living styles

17. LUCENT II –  Mission Valley, CA

  • Wide-open floor plans are graced by glass on three sides and wrap around balconies to flood the interior with sunlight and expansive city lights.
  • 4 floor plans ranging from 1,457 to 1,878 square feet
  • Lucent II brings the feel of a luxury hotel to the Civita community

18. VISTA DEL CIELO – Chula Vista, CA

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  • 52 single-family homes with impressive dimensions inside and out
  • Offers 4 large open floorplans with one & two story living ranging from 3,873 to 4,936 square feet.
  • These homes include the multi-generational suite, which features a private living space, bedroom, bath and entry door

19. CROWN POINT – San Elijo Hills, CA

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  • These homes feature large homesites and spectacular views
  • Featuring up to approximately 4,987 sq. ft., this collection of new homes is taking luxury to new heights
  • Exquisitely designed gourmet kitchens, large master suites with walk-in closets and the secondary living spaces that include California rooms with fireplaces, bonus rooms, game rooms and courtyards, per plan

20. Z AT MILLENNIA – Chula Vista, CA

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  •  Z is a neighborhood of 106 attached condominiums
  •  Three floor plans measuring approx. 1,288 -1,475 square feet
  • 2-3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms

21. ELEMENT AT MILLENNIA – Chula Vista, CA

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  •  Element at Millenia is neighborhood of 70 detached condos.
  • Offering four distinctive floor plans measuring approx. 1,775- 2,248 square feet.
  • 2-4 bedrooms as well as 2.5-3.5 bathrooms

22. HARMONY GROVE VILLAGE – San Marcos, CA

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  • A part of the Master Planned Community of Harmony Grove Village. Resort-style amenities include The Grove Recreation Center with swimming pool, spa and children’s wading pool plus BBQ areas, shade structures and playground
  • Conveniently located just west of the I-15, close to the SR-78 and minutes from sought-after shopping and dining, Lake Hodges, Elfin Forest, Safari Park and more

23. SUMMER HOUSE AT AUBERGE – Del Sur, CA

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  • New 55+ gated community with resort-style amenities
  • Surrounded by open space
  • Located within the premium master-planned community of Del Sur in San Diego’s North County
  • Offers ranch-style living for active adults with two-story floor plans, with all plans offering a first floor master suite, kitchen, living and dining areas

24. THE SUMMIT – San Elijo Hills, CA

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  • Enjoy community parks, trails and an energetic town center—all just miles from the Pacific Ocean
  • 3,070-4,670 square feet of living space
  • 3-7 bedrooms

25. THE ESTATES – San Elijo Hills, CA

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  • The Estates offer 58 luxury single family residences with spectacular views
  •  Ranging from 4,581 to 6,322 square feet, this community features elevations including Old World/Northern European, Spanish, Tuscan and Monterey architecture
  •  Offering flexible open-concept floor plans with interior courtyards, casitas and cabanas at select home sites
  • Nearby grocery stores, shops, eateries and convenient services; ample parks, trails and award-winning schools

26. LAUREL COVE – Encinitas, CA

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  • Seven distinctive floorplans
  • Coastal Bungalow, Coastal Cottage and Spanish Colonial architectural styles
  • Buyers can choose from single- and two-story designs with 3 to 5 bedrooms, 3 to 4.5 baths and 2- or 3-car garages. Select plans will also offer dens and lofts.
  • 2,030 to 2,995 sq. ft. with generously-sized backyards ideal for family or entertaining
  • Located a stone’s throw away from Swami’s and Moonlight Beach, highly-rated schools and bustling downtown Encinitas

What Dog Owners Should Know When Buying or Selling a Home

(Guest Blog By Medina James at DogEtiquette)

 

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Whether you’re buying or selling a home, if you’re a dog owner, there are some special preparations and precautions you must take. It may be one of the last things on your mind during this busy and stressful time, but real estate dog etiquette is extremely important. Here are some tips for both buyers and sellers who have to deal with canine friends throughout the process.

For sellers – your house smells more like dog than you think

When we live with certain smells for years, we get used to them. We all know that everyone’s house has a particular scent – and if you’re trying to sell your house you don’t want that scent to be eau de pooch. The natural way to get dog odor out of carpets and furniture involves baking soda and vinegar, but there are also plenty of sprays, shampoos, and other products you can purchase to help. Plug-in air fresheners work for the final touch. Also remember to pick up any dog poop in your yard. Here is a good article about removing pet odors from a house.

For sellers – make arrangements to have your dogs out of the house

This goes for scheduled showings and for open houses. You’ll want to make arrangements to have your dogs out of the house – and not just out of the house and in the backyard. You’ll want your dogs to be completely gone. Either board them for a day or ask a friend or neighbor to watch them for a few hours.

For buyers – ask ahead for dog visits

Some pet owners want to take their dog to a potential new home to see how they interact with it. Older dogs with mobility issues may have trouble with certain design elements of a home, and you may want to see if they can handle stairs, decks, porches, etc. before committing to purchase. If you want to do this, you need to ask. It’s rude to bring a dog into someone’s home without first clearing it. People have allergies, fears, and even other pets you must consider.

For both – think about moving day

Moving day is stressful for your pets, so it may be best to board them (here are some tips on that) or have them stay with a friend. If you can’t arrange this, it’s smart to put them in a “safe room” in your house and instruct the movers to move that room last. This is simply safer for the movers and for your dog.

For both – it’s best to leave your dog out of the process (no matter how cute)

You love your dog. Strangers may also love your dog. Most everyone you meet may love your dog. But somewhere there is someone who just doesn’t like dogs. Maybe they’re afraid or maybe they’re allergic. Whatever the case may be, some people just aren’t dog people. So why take the risk that a potential buyer/seller is in this small minority? Even if your dog is incredibly well-behaved and cute, it’s best to leave them out of the process altogether. Ask a friend to watch your dog, or hire a dog walker if the dog just needs to be out of the home briefly for a single showing.

Even dog lovers don’t really want to deal with other people’s animals during the home buying process. It’s not only considerate of others to leave dogs out of the process, but it’s better for your dogs too. Many dogs are stressed out by tons of strangers and new environments, so it’s best to protect them from the chaos that is buying or selling a home.

What San Diego Homeowners Need to Know About Solar Panels

More and more homes in San Diego are going solar! With so many sunny days, many homeowners are taking advantage of our mild climate and lowering their energy bills while helping the environment at the same time.

Whether you’ve had solar panels for years or are thinking of taking the plunge, here are a few things to know about solar panels and how they factor into your future home sale.

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Purchase or Lease?

You can either purchase your solar system outright or you can lease them. If you opt to purchase, you can pay for them all at once or finance your solar panels and make a series of payments over time. If you lease, keep in mind that it may be more difficult to secure a buyer when you need to sell your home since the buyer will need to assume the lease. The solar company you go with will be able to advise you on your options as well as the savings and costs associated with each, but be sure and thoroughly read the contract to understand the terms and what you are getting. Ultimately, the choice is yours.

Things to Know Before You Sell

Whether you ultimately decide to purchase or lease your solar panels, keep your documents in a safe place. You should treat these papers like you would the documents for your appliances or any other upgrades you’ve made to your home.

If you purchase outright:

-Keep the documents that show you now own the equipment free and clear. The future buyer of your home will want this.

If you finance:

-Keep copies of your solar contract. The new buyer will need to assume your contract with the solar company and not only will you need to show a copy of the contract you have with the solar company, you’ll also need to be able to get in touch with the company in order to transfer your contract to the new owners.

-If you finance your solar panels, let your agent know right away. It may take some time to get in touch with the solar company if they’ve changed names or owners and this issue needs to be resolved in order for the transaction to close. Start this process early so it doesn’t slow down your escrow!

-If you’ve added your solar panels through the PACE/HERO program, be advised that some lenders may require your solar contract to be paid off prior to the close of the sale.

If you lease:

-Keep copies of your solar contract. The new buyer will either need to qualify for and assume your lease with the solar company or you will need to terminate your lease with the solar company prior to the buyer taking ownership of your home. In order for the buyer to assume your lease, you will need to provide them a copy of your solar contract. The buyer will then need to get in touch with the solar company during the escrow process in order to qualify for and assume the solar lease.

Have more questions on solar panels and/or selling your home in San Diego? Get in touch, we would love to help you!

 

December Real Estate Market in Review

December’s San Diego real estate market in review: As of December 2016, the median detached home in San Diego County sold for $572,690, up 7.6% from the previous year.

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As of  December 2016, the median attached home (including condos, townhomes, and twinhomes) in San Diego County sold for $365,000 , up 3.7% from last year.

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The average detached home in San Diego spent 45 days on the market.

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Condos, twinhomes, and townhomes in San Diego spent an average of 37 days on the market.

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As of December 2016, the average seller of a detached home in San Diego County receives 96.3% of the original list price at the close of the sale.

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As of December 2016, the owners of attached properties (condos, twinhomes, and townhomes) retained 97.1% of the original list price.

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The inventory of homes in San Diego County is still low, which is consistent with what we know that inventory is very tight and not predicted to dramatically improve.

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The supply of attached properties also continues to decline.

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Are you interested in seeing this breakdown for your San Diego community or zipcode? Let us know!

Coastal Premier Properties Partners With Relobase

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Coastal Premier Properties is proud to announce their partnership with Relobase! Relobase assists our many military service members with their relocations from base to base. Before starting Relobase, founder Jack Somers, himself a retired military service member, saw a void in the way these Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are handled. Service members often have thirty days or less to pack up and move themselves and their families across country to an unfamiliar location. Relobase provides the support that military service members need from tools and resources to save money on the move, to task management to make sure nothing gets forgotten, to tons of great information about the new installation they are headed to. This partnership between Relobase and Coastal Premier Properties was a natural fit as owners Amy Green and Susan Meyers-Pyke were looking for a way to give back to a community who sacrifices so much for their country. Whether a military service member is looking to rent a property at their installation or buy a new home and sell their old one, Relobase and Coastal Premier Properties are there to help. Go to Relobase.com to learn more about their services and to download their free app!