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” means? And other terms you might hear like ... 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 people ask real estate brokers is: What is... 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 resulting in various noise violations an... read more >>

Monday, June 14, 2021

Mike Explains: Title Insurance
Imagine if you will, you've been looking long and hard for a house and you finally find a place you love.It’s $800,000 and in today's market, seems like a good deal. You draw up paperwork with the owner and put down a deposit, all seems good. Then suddenly, you wake... 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 tenants trashed the property, and... read more >>

Monday, May 3, 2021

Mike Explains: Homeowner's Association
Imagine, if you will: you have a building with over a hundred units, all independently owned. How do you operate that building? Who decides when it gets painted, in what color? Who decides what temperature to have the pool? Some people might want it cold to save money. While some... read more >>

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mike Explains: Lockboxes
In real estate, we have everyday situations of granting access to properties with various potential buyers, tenants (some may or may not have agents), and vendors. You need to accommodate different, conflicting times. It can often be too much to meet them all in person every time... read more >>

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Mike Explains: Escrow
Imagine, if you will: you're offered $500,000 for a piece of property. You accepted the deal, and then, you told the buyer: "give me the $500,000, and I'll sign over the property." Then, you said: "how about this, you sign over the property, and I'll gi... read more >>

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Mike Explains: Renter’s Insurance
Let's picture this: Sunday evening, end of a relaxing weekend... And, you get a phone call. Turns out, there's a fire at your rental property.The good news is: the tenants are OK. You agreed to accommodate them in a hotel. What's not resolved is: who pays for their ac... read more >>

Friday, February 12, 2021

Happy Valentine’s Day From the Mike Dunfee Group!
Hi, this is Mike Dunfee with the Mike Dunfee Group and in honor of Valentine's Day, we would like to share with you some of the things that we love.I love my wife Shayla and our daughter Berkeley. I also love living in the beautiful city of Long Beach!Kevin Dever loves his fi... read more >>

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