Thursday, July 06, 2006

Offer to Buy

I recently read an online real estate item on the website discussing purchase offers. Diane Hymer said “Some real estate agents think that a home buyer should make an offer on any property they like, no matter what the odds are that their offer will be accepted”.

Its important for buyers to know that this is absolutely not true. I tell my buying clients that they should make offers on homes they would like to own. Furthermore, that offer should be a strong offer, meaning that it should be a fair offer and at the very least, a reasonable starting point for negotiations.

“I want this house and I’ll pay, xxx,xxx” simply isn’t enough. The terms of “standard” real estate contracts are almost never that simple. In fact, most contracts (my guess is 99.9999995% of them) are at least 10 pages or more with numerous addendums. Your agent should fully explain the offer process and discuss with you, the terms of the agreement. If you don’t understand every single term, or disagree – That contract needs to be re-written or better explained to you.

For more information on making offers, send an e-mail to and request, “I want it, now what?” in PDF format.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Rossmoor House For Rent

House For Rent
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house with yard & swimming pool. Its central location inside Rossmoor, puts it near shopping, entertainment, schools and parks.This is a Highly Desirable unincorporated community in Orange County. The award winning Los Alamitos School District serves the area schools inside Rossmoor.Property Details:
  • 1,600 sq. ft.

  • 3 bed/2 Bath

  • Family Room

  • Garage

  • Front, Side, and Back Yards With Swimming Pool.
Terms:(gardener & pool service included)$2600 / month (First months rent and security deposit required)month-to-month tenancyApplicants must submit to background checks and credit/employment, income verification.No pets of any kindTo receive an Application via E-mail, email information or to receive an invitation to tour this property, please leave your name and telephone number at (562) 439-1367.