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Here’s how California residents can help prevent wildfires

Here’s how California residents can help prevent wildfires

Last year mother nature was not kind to California as wildfires broke out throughout our state. Sadly, it was the most destructive wildfire season on record which saw multiple wildfires burning across California. The homes that burn during the...

The Real Estate Deal That Got Away

The Real Estate Deal That Got Away

Did you ever wonder why some pending sales never close? The real estate deal that slips away in your hands.  So near to being sold but the buyer must cancel and the transaction never makes it to the closing table. Believe it or not, there are...

You Asked: Why Is a Home Appraisal Important?

You Asked: Why Is a Home Appraisal Important?

A home appraisal is an unbiased professional opinion of a home’s value and it is almost always used when purchasing a home. In a purchase, an appraisal is used to ascertain whether the home’s contract price is appropriate given the home’s current condition,...

Renting vs. Buying – Which is better?

Renting vs. Buying – Which is better?

Is it better to rent or to buy?  While there may be certain very specific reasons that someone opts to be a tenant versus a homeowner, once can see from the chart that with all things being equal, homeownership during our current real estate...

Explore Homes for Sale in Harbor Pointe Carlsbad

Explore Homes for Sale in Harbor Pointe Carlsbad

Are you looking to live in South Carlsbad? Are you looking for affordable detached homes—some with spectacular ocean views? Then you should definitely check out the homes for sale in Harbor Pointe Carlsbad. Harbor Pointe Carlsbad often has homes for sale...

How to Rent a Property if You Have a Bad Credit Score

How to Rent a Property if You Have a Bad Credit Score

Journalist Angela Colley of Realtor.com contacted Melissa Zavala, the Broker of Broadpoint Properties to ask her a number of questions about renting to tenants with bad credit. With the Great Recession now at an end, there are many more individuals with...

What Is a Verification of Property Condition?

What Is a Verification of Property Condition?

Homebuyers tend to hear and learn quite a bit when looking at homes to purchase.However, once a home is located and an offer is written, it’s not uncommon for the home buying process to get a little bit murky. This is a very confusing time, and there is a...

Learn About Homes for Sale in Victoria Ranch San Marcos

Learn About Homes for Sale in Victoria Ranch San Marcos

VICTORIA RANCH SAN MARCOS Are you looking for something special in San Marcos? Perhaps you are seeking a rural retreat near a golf course? If so, then you may want to check out Victoria Ranch San Marcos. Situated in a quiet, rural setting in the...

Homes for Sale in Brookside Escondido

Homes for Sale in Brookside Escondido

Are you searching for a house in the city of Escondido? Do you want to learn more about Brookside? Brookside Escondido is a gated neighborhood consisting of 262 homes; it’s located beside the Reidy Creek Golf Course in Northwest Escondido. Brookside offers...

5 Awesome Smart Home Devices You Can Buy Now On Amazon

5 Awesome Smart Home Devices You Can Buy Now On Amazon

New is always better, as they say. Thanks to technology, our first-world problems at home—controlling temperature, security, and music—can be solved quickly, giving us more time to do what matters most. Almost everything in your home can now be linked...

6 Ways to Prepare to Buy a House

6 Ways to Prepare to Buy a House

So you’ve decided to buy your first home, or you’re already a homeowner and are ready to move into a new place. But, there’s more to a home purchase than picking your favorite listing and just moving in. Here are the six things that you need to...

4 Ultimate Summer Design Dilemmas

4 Ultimate Summer Design Dilemmas

We bump to design dilemmas all the time as home trends come and go, it seems that one has to make big decisions as to whether to go with something traditional or timeless, or select something a little more trendy. According to social media...

Thinking of Selling? Here’s Some Home Buyer Data You Need

Thinking of Selling? Here’s Some Home Buyer Data You Need

Based on a 2018 Consumer Survey in California and the California Association of Realtors® most recent reports, here is some interesting information on homebuyers. As a seller or prospective home seller, this data may help you to understand the...

It’s True: Staged Homes Sell Best

It’s True: Staged Homes Sell Best

Vacant home or staged home? Selling a vacant home is sometimes tricky as it lacks the visual lure and is less attractive to prospective buyers. Home staging is a key to attracting home shoppers, particularly because today’s consumers are used to...

Why Getting the Right Loan Can Be a Huge Nightmare

Why Getting the Right Loan Can Be a Huge Nightmare

We are often asked why there is so much paperwork mandated by the bank for getting the right mortgage loan when buying a home today. It seems that the bank needs to know everything about us and requires three separate sources to validate each...

Prepare Your Home For A Winning Sale This Spring

Prepare Your Home For A Winning Sale This Spring

Thinking of finally putting your home on the market this Spring? This season is the busiest time in real estate and here are reasons why it is a good time to sell and hopefully help you ‘spring ahead’ to a decision. Prepare Your Home For Sale This Spring Clean...

4 Things Every Landlord Should Know About Security Deposits

4 Things Every Landlord Should Know About Security Deposits

When it comes to collecting a security deposit from any tenant you place, at Broadpoint Properties, we’ve learned the art of handling them properly. And, believe it or not, there is a law that surrounds the collection and use of security deposits.  4 Things Every...

How to Become a Successful Landlord

How to Become a Successful Landlord

You’ve recently purchased a home that is tenant-occupied, and you are super excited about your investment property. There is no better way to grow equity than with rental properties—particularly residential properties in California, which rent quickly and generate...