Renter’s Insurance

Renter’s Insurance Over my many years of being a property manager, there are few things I find as valuable to tenants as renter’s insurance. When I was a renter, I ALWAYS had it. Though it sounds expensive, it really isn’t. With a cost of roughly $200 a year, it’s less than $20 a month. Some … Continued

Sellers Pay for Home Inspections?

The trend to wait and have buyers pay for inspections during escrow has shifted. Instead, listing agents, I included, are emphasizing the importance of giving all of the facts to the buyers up front. A buyer with better information, can make a more informed decision, and, in turn, write an offer that is not as … Continued

What’s Growing in Your Gutter?

Have you looked in your gutters lately? Probably not. Gutters are not exactly in the line of sight.   Lucky for me, I was standing on the deck of a rental property we were pulling into service. Because the house was on built on a hillside, it stood one story above the garage. From the … Continued

Interest Rates are Going Up

Interest Rates are Rising Over the last couple years, we have enjoyed EXCELLENT loan rates. These rates have translated into increased purchasing power, allowing buyers to increase offers, winning the homes of their dreams. So, how do higher interest rates really impact buyers? Well, imagine you are a buyer. In February you qualified for a … Continued

How to Stage My Home to Sell

Should I Paint My House Before I Sell It? How to Stage My Home During the Holidays What if the home is finally ready to be sold between November and December, the heart of the holiday season? Should all of the holiday decorations be showcased this year? Perhaps not all.  The same rules apply to … Continued

Cloverdale 2021 Housing Numbers

Demand for housing was up in 2021 Demand for housing was up, with 195 homes sold in 2021. Compare that to 141 homes sold in 2020 and 137 homes that sold in 2019. Housing inventory was low in Cloverdale, California Even with the increase in the number of homes sold in 2021, inventory was low … Continued

Happy New Year

With so many things to be thankful for this year, All of us here at Miserlian Baker Real Estate and Property Management Want to wish you a joyous holiday season and an amazing 2022 !!

Real Estate Purchase Agreement New in 22′

As much as I would love to share Cloverdale’s 2021 housing market stats, all of the numbers aren’t available at the time of this writing. Please look for the report in the February issue of Cloverdale Connect. In the meantime, I’d like to share some very important news when it comes to buying or selling … Continued

When Do I Get My Keys?

You’re Almost There Oftentimes, after the buyers go into the escrow office to sign, they ask me questions like, “When do I get my keys?” and “When can we move in?” If you are a buyer, chances are you have had these questions. These are good questions because by this time nearly 30 days have … Continued

Insurance Moratoriums Stall the Escrow Process

As we get further into fire season, we risk the threat of insurance moratoriums. What does this all mean to you? This means if you are in the middle of purchasing a home (in escrow) then a moratorium could add days and weeks to your closing. The seller may not be willing to wait.  What … Continued