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Here’s What Homebuyers Want

Here’s What Homebuyers Want

What do you think home buyers look for?  What do home buyers want? At Broadpoint Properties, we speak with home buyers each and every day—lots and lots of them. And, while each buyer has his or her own wants, needs, and wish list, there are a...

What’s the Best Place to Start  Your Next Home Search

What’s the Best Place to Start Your Next Home Search

You’re probably thinking that the Internet is the best place to do a home search, right? It’s true that the Internet is a great source of information for homebuyers and home sellers. There is so much data available on the Internet that before a...

Check this: Renters Pay the Landlord’s Mortgage

Check this: Renters Pay the Landlord’s Mortgage

Renters or homeowners? When pressed, there are people who might say that they have not purchased a home because they are uncomfortable taking on the obligation of a mortgage. However, everyone should realize that, unless you are living with your...

What You Need to Know Before Actually Hiring an Agent

What You Need to Know Before Actually Hiring an Agent

If you are considering purchasing a home in San Diego County or beyond, you have probably already begun your home search.No doubt you have looked at homes on the Internet. According to the National Association of Realtors®, 92% of home buyers...

Why It Pays to Sell Your Home During the Holiday Season

Why It Pays to Sell Your Home During the Holiday Season

Even though the holiday season is generally a time when people are focused on family, spirituality, gift-giving, and charitable pursuits, the holiday season is actually a really great time for people to sell homes. Seems strange, right? Why...

You Don’t Need 20 Percent Down to Buy a Home

You Don’t Need 20 Percent Down to Buy a Home

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about the types of requirements to obtain a mortgage loan in today’s housing market. The study pointed out two major misconceptions that we want to address today.DOWN...

Escrow. Explained.

Escrow. Explained.

Home buying is currently en vogue again. And, homebuyers in North San Diego County and beyond have been busy searching the Internet for homes for sale and attending open houses. Once you have found the home that you are looking for, you write...

Flipping Houses – Can you actually make money?

Flipping Houses – Can you actually make money?

What is flipping houses? You’ve probably seen it advertised on television. Some weekend long course where you go and some “guru” teaches you how to make money by buying a home, fixing it, and then immediately selling it for a profit. BUYING A...

Spotlight: The Skinny on Real Estate Commission

Spotlight: The Skinny on Real Estate Commission

After receiving calls for real estate advice or consultations, I’ve heard these words many times. “Thanks, so much. How much do I owe you?” People are always surprised by the response—nothing but how do real estate agents get paid? What is the...