Happy Holidays from all of us at Pacifico Properties! We had a great year and hope you did too. December was a very busy month for us and we closed out the year on a very high note. This year we did everything from historic homes in Riverside/Avondale/San Marco to Fannie Mae foreclosures and rental … More Happy Holidays
Every time I list an available rental on our website and on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) I get inundated with people searching for rentals without an agent. It is very exciting because if my listing isn’t right for them often times I offer to show them other listings that fit their criteria. Last night I … More Use a Realtor to Find a Rental
Internet Real Estate sites and the amount of information available about the current market conditions has empowered a new generation of tech savvy buyers to go it alone and sellers to list FSBO (for sale by owner). Why do consumers need to pay someone when they can do it themselves? What could possibly go wrong? I do … More Why use a Realtor?
Do you own a house and pay a property manager to keep it rent ready, turnover tenants, and ensure your investment is taken care of? When potential tenants come look at your house how sure are you that it is presentable? Last week I helped a friend find a rental and got to see first hand … More Upfront Property Management
With 24 hour news cycles and instant dissemination of information financial markets seem to be responsive to sentiment now more than ever. The market action last week blamed on Chinese economic conditions caused people to lose tons of money based on what some consider unnecessary panic. See Ben Stein’s take on it – Don’t Blame China. This type of sentiment applies to owning … More Sentimental Investing
After 30/60/90 days on the market many homeowners get rightfully anxious that their house will not sell. The first question the Sellers ask is should we lower the price? The easy answer is yes. If you want to sell your house fast lower the price to a point where buyers get a “steal” when they … More Full Throttle Marketing
Earlier I wrote about the trap of banks such as USAA offering incentives to use their approved Realtors to buy or sell a house. Here. Going this route almost entirely ensures you will not have a friend on your side. It is a blind date for money. When you have a friend you can depend on … More Having a Friend in the Business
If you own a rental property is it worth your money to hire a property manager to look after your investment? This topic has generated some healthy debate over the last week on a online forum I follow called Bigger Pockets where thousands of Real Estate investors come together and share ideas about the business. … More Benefits of Property Management
Most people who have bought and sold properties while in the military are familiar with USAA’s MoversAdvantage incentive program. As you can see in the chart above for a great majority of home buyers you can expect to get right around $1000 cash back around 2-3 weeks after closing. Everyone loves $$$ especially around the time … More Don’t get Trapped when you Roll the Dice with MoversAdvantage!
Believe it or not flying an airplane is really not that hard. Almost anyone can learn to maneuver and even land a plane. I am not saying it would be easy but with some experience and some advice getting an airplane on the ground and surviving is not that far fetched as you may believe. So how … More Could I Land the Plane?