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Home In Orcutt For Sale $290,000.00

If you are looking to buy a home we have a home near Orcutt, and if you want it to be near some of the schools in the Orcutt area look no further. Not only does this home have many upgrades and improvements and clean but in a great location right around the corner from Waller Park. Great for outings or spending time with the family. The home also boasts a new Air Condition unit that is only 2.5 yrs old. The Furnace is also fairly new only 2.5 yrs old. Water heater has been replaced only 3 yrs old. And a new sliding glass door just installed last month.

As soon as you walk in this house you will notice the bamboo flooring in the house complimenting the interior of the home. You will also notice the work that has been done on the walls that have been all rounded out, as well as the old popcorn ceiling has been removed. The back yard is very ample enough space to have plenty of entertaining and install a deck with room to spare. Also comes with a large brick BBQ to provide a genuine Santa Maria style BBQ for entertaining. For more info please contact us.

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Single Family Home
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1,363 sqft
Lot: 7,405 sqft
Home Near Waller Park
Santa Maria, CA 93455

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What To Look For When Buying A Home

If you happen to be on the hunt and trying to find the right home for you and if you happen to be shopping any of the Santa Maria homes for sale, and ready to learn how to buy a home well here are a few tips that you may find useful and can use in buying a home anywhere the rules are pretty universal.

By: Paul Bianchina

By now, we’re probably all familiar with the famous three Ls of real estate: location, location, location. But if you’re shopping for a house and limiting yourself to those three Ls, you might be doing yourself something of a disservice. Keep the Ls in mind while you’re on the real estate trail, but I’ll show you how to use them to expand your thinking a little. We’ll also look at how the four Cs can help with your search as well.

The three Ls

OK, one of the Ls definitely still needs to be location. When you’re buying a home, there’s simply no substitute for location, since you can’t move the house after you’ve bought it. (Well, technically you can, but that’s obviously not exactly your first choice for how to approach things).

Location can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It might be a short commute to work. It might be a particular school district. It might be an older established neighborhood, or an area with lots of parks or shopping, or an active social scene. If you need to be in a particular location, that should be one of the first criterion for your search.

The next L is for “land” or “lot size.” This is another thing that you can’t readily change about a house, so pay close attention to it. You may find the perfect house in the perfect neighborhood, but if the lot’s too small, or on a busy corner, or has a slope or an odd shape that won’t fit that pool you want to put in some day, then no amount of rationalizing about how great everything else is will ever change that.

The third L is “layout.” Pay particular attention to how the house is laid out, and whether that layout is going to work well for your particular needs. Is it the one- or two-story house that you wanted? Is the kitchen open the way you want? Are the bedrooms on the floors where you want them? Layouts can be changed to some degree, but often not easily. The changes can sometimes require extensive — and expensive — remodeling work. So it’s definitely better to get what you want from the outset.

Don’t sweat the Cs

Those three Ls are all something to pay close attention to, because they’re either impossible or potentially very costly to change. But a lot of buyers can get hung up unnecessarily on another group of real estate letters: the four Cs. This group can sometimes blind you to the potential in an otherwise ideal home, so be aware of where they lurk when you’re shopping.

The first of the Cs is “condition.” It’s easy to be turned off to a great home in a great location because the overall condition is run-down or outdated. But remember, as long as there are no major structural issues, condition problems can be taken care of. And they can also represent a great negotiating point, especially with a motivated seller. This can also apply to specific components of the house, such as the roof, the windows, the flooring or the heating system.

If you’re not sure exactly when a condition item crosses the line from run-down or outdated to a genuine problem that affects the structural integrity of the house, that’s where you need to rely on the experts. If this is a house that you’re seriously considering, it’s time to call in a home inspector or other professional to help you evaluate how extensive any potential problems might be.

The second C is “color.” Before you walk away from that cute house on the big lot with the ideal layout because of the pink bedrooms and the flocked wallpaper in the dining room and living room, stop for a moment. Those things are easily changed.

A couple of long weekends of sweat equity and a few hundred dollars can make a huge difference in how a house looks. It also gives you the opportunity to put your own personal stamp on the home, and really make it into something you can call your own.

Next on the list is “clutter.” For some reason, a lot of sellers don’t take the time to declutter their homes before they list them for sale, and that can make for a poor showing. Don’t let that throw you. If you’re a savvy buyer, you can learn to look past the clutter, and visualize how your own furniture will look in the space.

Take a tape measure with you. If necessary, you might even ask if there’s a floor plan drawing of the house available. If so, there are scale furniture cutouts available inexpensively online that will let you quickly place your own furniture in the existing rooms to see how things will fit.

The final C that you don’t want to sweat too heavily — no matter how much it might gross you out — is “cleanliness.” If the sellers are foolish enough to leave the house dirty, they’re simply inviting lower offers, so take advantage of it. Look past the dirt, and possibly buy yourself a great house at a bargain price.


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How To Get Your Home Ready To Sell

If you plan on putting your home for sale and getting it ready and listed as one of the Santa Maria homes for sale on the market you need to do a few things so you can get a buyer interested in buying your home.  There are many buyers out there all trying to figure out how to buy a home and eager to buy but not all homes desirable as they can or should be so that they can get the right amount of interest for your house? Impression is the keyword, and first impression is lasting impression. You just need to get your house ready to sell by doing some preparation. Get inspected by a professional if you want to pay a little effort for maximum results, or if you don’t want to spend much money by paying professional you can do a lot of it yourself and get your house ready to sell.

Now the question is how to get a buyer impressed to give you the maximum dollar amount for your home?  Here are a few steps to think about in the steps for getting your house ready to sell to a buyer.

Beautify the exterior

The goal is to make your exterior look clean and fresh in order to impress your buyer. Just to inform you that the exterior becomes the first impression so don’t overlook this part. There are two sensory organs of a buyer you must impress. Those are their eyes and nose. Get the garden to look full of life making the outside look very welcoming and fresh here are some steps you can do:

–           cut the grass, trim the trees, flowers, and water the plants

–           Clean up the curb and the walkway path

–           Freshen up the house with a little scented potpourri.

–           Clean all of windows and doors.

–           Get rid of excess stuff and put it out of sight so its not all cluttered

–           Paint the walls if needed.

Make the inside all cosy

After your buyer gets a good impression from the outside of the house do some simple things to get the inside up to par.  Your aim is to make a buyer feel at home when they enter your home.  Here are a few steps:

–           Clean up the tile floors; scrub the bad spots.

–           Get rid of spider webs from the ceilings.

–           Wash the carpets with a fragrant soap to give it a nice smell but don’t over do it.

–           Get your furniture arranged so that its not cluttering the room.

–           Clean out the closets

–           Clean the garage, basement, and attic you might have to get a storage unit if you have to much stuff.

–           Get the windows opened and cleaned, let in the fresh air

–           If you have pets, bath them and get rid of any pet smell you may have.

–           Put some fresh fragrance in the air conditioner.

Repairing and Replacing

If you have to do some repairing and replacement then do it broken furniture, equipment, or appliances.

–           broken or missing door

–           cabinet handles

–           ceilings

–           ventilation filters

–           broken tiles in bathroom and kitchen

–           faucet

–           wallpaper

–           some furniture

Get your friends’ opinion on what they may think that you need to do the thing is you want the best and highest offers and the more people that are interested in your home the more likely that you will get an offer you are looking for.  So assume some of your friends are a buyer, and try to get some advice and honest suggestions to make your house more ready to sell. And the most important thing is your agent.  If you are working with an agent they are going to be able to tell you what you may have to do although many times you may not like what they have to say.  Just remember an agent deals with looking at homes all day long and listens to clients all day long on what they like and what they do not so they have a pulse on what most buyers are looking for.  The reality is that this is your home and you have a reason to have an emotional attachment just remember you have to let go if you want the best price for your home.

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Possible Outcomes After Filing A Notice Of Trustee Sale

Central Coast Homes For Sale

Today is going to be short and sweet after there has been an notice of trustee sale on your home there are really only three possible outcomes.

First is the possible outcome is that the sale can be can celled which can happen for a number of reasons such as, coming to terms on a successful loan modification. Or the homeowner has gotten approval to do a short sale.  Or the bank itself may have done some kind of filing error.  Some kind of legal issue requiring them to post pone the trustee sale such as the homeowner filing a bankruptcy.  But just because the sale was canceled does not mean that the property will not go to a trustee sale in the future.

The Second possible outcome is that the property goes to sale and the bank places the opening bid. If there is a 3rd party usually in an investor placing bids on the property and it is more than the bank’s opening bid which many times is what is owed to the bank.  But if the investors bid is more than the banks opening bid then the property is sold the investor.

Last scenario is that property will go back to the bank if no one bids on the property or more than the minimum required and then the property will become part of the Bank’s REO inventory and they you have another house hit the market for sale.

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If you have any questions about buying a Santa Maria home for sale in the Santa Maria Real Estate market or any properties on the Central Coastand need to get a loan in Santa Maria, CA or any where in the state of so I California not just on the Central Coast, so I can do California home loans, and first time home buyer loans, as well as refinance home loans and just plain simple mortgage loans.  So please contact me by sending me an email at: GenePerez@GMSLoans.net

I do also service all the nearby communities and other markets such as the Santa Ynez real estate market, Nipomo Real estate market, Arroyo Grande real estate market, Grover Beach Real Estate Market, and all other surrounding areas regarding the homes on the Central Coast.

my goal is to provide you with resources you need. I can also help in getting the financing for your home.  If you have any suggestions or questions in how I can provide more or better

information please let me know.  I have been helping my clients for the last 15 years  on the Central Coast, Gene Perez – 805-448-7101 , DRE 01321588

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Gene Perez is Licensed Real Estate Broker  for Valley Hills Realty and a mortgage broker for Greater Mortgage Solutions.

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Who Wants Tips On Buying A Fixer Upper

Fixer-uppers with upside potential were in high demand when the market was appreciating at a fast pace. Once depreciation took over, speculators disappeared until 2009, when low-end foreclosure properties in some areas became hot properties — particularly if they were selling at a 50 percent discount from the peak in summer 2006.

In California, 70 percent of the homes bought by investors in 2009 were distressed-sale properties, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Some were stripped of appliances and fixtures. But, at half price, there was profit potential for buyers who were up for a redo — especially seasoned investors buying multiple homes to fix up and resell, or rent out.

Fixers priced over $500,000 aren’t as easy to sell today. Most buyers in higher price ranges are buying a home to live in. They want a home in move-in condition that will suit their long-term needs.

There are exceptions. In high-demand market niches with few listings, there is occasionally a fixer-upper that draws a lot of attention. Usually, these fixers sell to buyers who will live in the property and fix it up themselves to save money. Often this is the only way they can afford to move into the neighborhood.

Sellers of fixers in such neighborhoods should make their property as presentable as possible by cleaning out clutter, both inside and out. Many homebuyers can’t visualize a property’s potential. It’s often worth a modest investment to show the house at its best advantage.

Cosmetic improvements, such as painting, replacing outdated floor covering, or refinishing worn hardwood floors can pay off. Some fixers are staged, even though the property needs a lot of work, so that buyers can envision themselves living there.

Presale inspections will help buyers make a decision about whether or not to tackle the project. Make reports available to buyers before they make an offer to avoid having to put the home back on the market if the deal falls apart because the buyer’s inspectors discover defects not previously disclosed.

HOUSE HUNTING TIP: How much you spend preparing a fixer for sale depends on several factors. How much did you pay for the property? How much do you owe against the property? Is there demand for fixer-uppers in your area? Finally, how much does your real estate agent think you can sell the home for given current market conditions?

Sellers who have equity in their home and cash to invest in fix-up for-sale work should consider making cost-effective renovations, like a kitchen upgrade, but not an entire renovation. Ask your agent what the home would sell for with and without these improvements before doing anything to it.

The investment may not yield a profit, but could recover the costs when the home sells. In areas where fixers aren’t selling, sellers might need to enhance the property to sell at all. A good real estate agent should be able to provide references for reliable, reasonably priced professionals who can do the jobs for sellers who haven’t the time or expertise to do the work themselves.

Buyers who bought at the peak may not be able sell for even close to what they paid. One possibility would be to rent the property, if it makes sense financially. You may need to fix up the property somewhat to attract a good tenant. Consult with a certified public accountant about the tax consequences of converting a single-family residence to a rental.

Another option, if you don’t have to sell now, is to stay put for awhile and fix the property up gradually over time. Avoid investing a large amount of money in the hopes of getting a bigger return.

THE CLOSING: The housing market in your area may be too uncertain for speculation.

Dian Hymer, a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience, is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author.



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