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Friday, March 25, 2022

Sell or Lease Your House | Mike Explains

Imagine, if you will. You got that great job offer in Nashville you were hoping for. However, you live in Long Beach, California. Moving out is a no-brainer, and you’re excited at the options you can afford.

But, what to do with the Lo... read more >>

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Mike Explains: Why Real Estate Commisions Are So High?

Imagine, if you will – you’re about to sell your home. You’re speaking with local agents you are familiar with, asking them about the closing costs of the sale. They list insurance, escrow fees, transfer taxes, and… commis... read more >>

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Should I Buy Through the Listing Agent – Mike Explains

Imagine, if you will: A house you love just came on the market. You might want to make an offer: should you go through the “listing agent” or find your buyer representative? Your sister (an attorney) tells you to go through a separate ... read more >>

Monday, October 25, 2021

Mike Explains: What if It Does Not Appraise?

Imagine if you will: after months of searching and bidding on multiple properties; you are finally in escrow on the home of your dreams. You were one of three offers but this time they went with you. You feel you have done everything right and hav... read more >>

Friday, August 27, 2021

Mike Explains: Listing Price Strategies

Imagine, if you will: you list your home in a hot seller’s market, and you expect a bidding war. But when it goes on the market, all you hear is crickets. Or worse, you get one offer at full asking price, yet you were counting on getting mor... read more >>

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Mike Explains: Rental Scams (And How To Avoid Them)

Imagine, if you will: you pull up at your appointment to show a vacant home you have for lease. To your surprise, you find a strange car in the driveway. Then, someone is standing in the living room with their moving cardboard boxes. You have no i... read more >>

Monday, July 26, 2021

Mike Explains: Listing Price

Imagine, if you will: you are thinking of selling your condo, which you love but have outgrown. But then you hear all this talk from other sources about properties “selling over list.”

You wonder, what does “list” mea... read more >>

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Mike Explains: What Is Included in the HOA Dues?

Imagine, if you will: you find that perfect place and you are ready to make an offer. Then you see the homeowner’s association dues and they seem high. You wonder, what is included in those HOA dues?

One of the most common questions pe... read more >>

Friday, June 18, 2021

Mike Explains: Tenant HOA Violations

Imagine, if you will: you are happily receiving rent every month from the tenants leasing out your Ocean Blvd condo you used to live in. Everything seems great.

Then you receive a violation notice. Turns out your tenants threw a crazy party ... read more >>

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mike Explains: Return of Tenant Security Deposits

Imagine, if you will. You spent the last month getting this property ready for the new tenants. Not after much work and expense, it’s ready to rent.  To your surprise, you get served to go to small claim's court. But, your old ... read more >>


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