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5 Powerful Buying Strategies

Posted by Christina Peay on August 15, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
Don’t Get Pre-Qualified… Get Pre-Approved! Do you want to get the best house you can for the least amount of money? Then make sure you are in the strongest negotiating position possible. Price is only one bargaining chip in the negotiations, and not necessarily the most important one. Often other terms, such as the strength of the buyer or the length of escrow, are critical to a seller.In years past, I always recommended that buyers get “pre-qualified” by a lender. This means that you spend ... read more
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Good Reasons to Own Your Own Home

Posted by Christina Peay on August 02, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
You’ve probably seen lots of financial arguments about why you should own your own home rather than rent. This includes budgeting (no rent increases) and the tax savings you’ll most likely have. Now I’m going to give you some reasons you probably haven’t heard.Freedom to pursue other goals in life once the major goal of home ownership is achieved Strange as it sounds, many of my first-time buyers have told me that once they bought the house, other things in their life started to fall into pl... read more
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Greg is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist

Posted by Christina Peay on October 21, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
Seniors who need advice about their homes and rental properties can turn to Greg Malik. Greg has been in the Real Estate business since 1980, has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist(SRES) professional designation by the Senior Advantage Real Estate Council in Murphy’s.Seniors Real Estate Specialist help seniors make decisions about selling the family home, buying rental property, managing capital gains and estate tax implications of owning real estate, obtaining a reverse mortgage, moving to a se... read more
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Greg Malik’s Market Watch Newsletter!

Posted by Christina Peay on January 26, 2013 in  Blog  Buyer Tips
The number of Templeton Ranch Sales, a home on an acre or more of land, increased 47.7% in 2012 as compared to 2011. The number of Templeton Home Sales, a home on less than an acre of land, increased 7.7% in 2012 as compared to 2011. For more info on Greg Malik’s Market Watch, call us at 805-466-2540! Sign up FREE for Greg Malik’s Market Watch Newsletter! Email us at ! ... read more
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Making the Move Easier on Kids

Posted by Christina Peay on August 12, 2012 in  Buyer Tips
Moving from one house to another is seldom easy and fun for adults and it can be especially troubling for the children. But if parents deal with their children’s concerns and needs thoughtfully, much of that distress and discomfort can be avoided.Children see moves differently than their parents do, and they benefit much less from the change in their comfortable routines, or so it seems at the time. Most often, a change in houses or communities heralds an important step forward for the adult members of the fa... read more
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