Interest Rate Buydowns for Home Buyers

interest rate buydowns woman standing by percentage sign and man standing by calculator which has point 5 showing half percent interest rate buydown

Interest rate buydowns can be used to entice home buyers to purchase homes even while the rates are increasing dramatically. Rate reductions can be purchased by buyers, sellers, lenders, agents or a mix of all of the above.

Mobile Home in Park – Buy Home, Rent Space

Manufactured Homes lined up along a street in a mobile home park intended for buyers not tenants

ContentsMobile Homes in Parks Offer Affordable Alternatives to Buyers (and Renters Turned Buyers)My Favorite Listing Today, is a Tiny Mobile Home in Dutcher Creek VillageWhat is the Target Market for These Homes?Why Hasn’t the Tiny Home Sold?Why Might Renters Consider Purchasing a Mobile Home in a Park? Happy Tenant Purchases Mobile Home in ParkCurrent Listings … Continued

Rentals Are in High Demand

several possible renters hands raised with the winning applicants raised higher

People call or walk into our office every couple of days asking if we have any rentals. Occasionally the answer is, “Yes.” However, more often the answer is, “We just rented our last home.” Followed by, “We are always looking for more rentals so please keep an eye on our website.” Remarkably, we have so … Continued

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

Buyers used to pay for inspections. However, that trend has shifted. Now, listing agents want sellers to give all the facts to buyers up front. A well informed buyer can make better decisions. Likewise, informed buyers write better offers. Bottom line, sellers want to know they will close with the cash promised at the beginning … 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 front … 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

ContentsShould I Paint My House Before I Sell It?How to Stage My Home During the HolidaysHow to Prepare My Home for Sale Showings When the Weather is WetCloverdale Homes Under $1,000,000 Should I Paint My House Before I Sell It? How to Stage My Home During the Holidays What if the home is finally ready … Continued

Cloverdale 2021 Housing Numbers

ContentsDemand for housing was up in 2021Housing inventory was low in Cloverdale, CaliforniaPrices were UP24 Homes Sold In Clover Springs14 Condos Sold In CloverdaleMost Recent 15 Months – Cloverdale For Sale/Sold/Pended/New Listing by monthMonths of Inventory for the past 15 MonthsHere’s a yearly look as closed sales over the last 15 years.Homes for Sale under … 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 !!