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Just Listed: 29230 Rocky Pass, Pine Valley, CA

Back on the Market & Ready to SELL!

29230 Rocky Pass, Pine Valley

Offered at $549,000

29230 Rocky Pass, Pine Valley, CA 91962 | Listed for sale by John A Silva, Realtor

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Location, Location!! Perfect San Diego get away to experience the So Cal mountain country style living with winters not as severe as high elevations, but just right. The ocean is less than an hour relaxing drive away, where you can hit the beaches & camp with your RV!! Lake fishing is near at Lake Cuyamaca and others close by. Enjoy this like new, lightly used, & well cared for handicap friendly home that has it all with about 1/3 acre useable flat area for horse arena, corral, and barn.

MLS #160010961. See many more property details on the MLS.

 

Please contact me for more information!

John A Silva

(619) 890-3648 | Email

 

Six ways to improve your odds with a contingent sale offer

From a seller’s point of view, contingent sale offers are risky. What if the buyers’ home doesn’t sell? Will the buyers list their home too high? Is their home in good condition and ready to go on the market? Many sellers would rather wait for their own home to sell to a non-contingent buyer than face the uncertainty of a contingent sale offer.

Buyers who can buy another home only if their current home is sold need to convince sellers that it’s worth the risk to accept their contingent sale offer. One strategy that can work in your favor is to list your home for sale before you present an offer on the home you want to buy.

This lets the sellers know you are serious about selling your home. Some buyers are tentative and won’t list their home until they have an accepted offer on the one they want to buy.

A lot of home-sale transactions are put together with the help of the agents involved who communicate freely with one another. As a buyer who must first sell his current home, your listing agent can help to convince the sellers to accept your offer by arming the agent who’s representing you as a buyer with information that will help sell the deal.

Ask your listing agent to prepare recent sales information of listings in your area similar to yours that sold recently to show that your list price is in line with current market conditions in your area. The sellers will want to know how long on average it’s taking homes like yours to sell. They also may want their listing agent to talk to your listing agent to confirm the information your agent provided.

Your chance of a timely sale will depend on buyer demand for homes like yours and on how many homes like yours are currently for sale in your area. In a low-inventory market where demand is high, your home may sell quickly. If there are a lot of listings in your neighborhood, you will need to be aggressive with your list price by pricing lower than your competition.

HOUSE HUNTING TIP: The sellers will want to know how long it will take for you to put your home on the multiple listing service. They are unlikely to wait a month or so for you to get your home ready for sale. As soon as you have made the decision to buy a new home and sell your current one, you should start preparing it for sale. This will make it possible for you to put your home on the market quickly.

If you find your dream home earlier than you thought you would and your home is not ready to market, enlist your agent’s aid in lining up a crew — handyman, painter, stager, etc. — to assist you with a fast prep-for-sale project. Ask friends and relatives to help with decluttering, donating what you no longer want, and packing up items to go to storage that you want to keep.

Before you make an offer, make sure you can provide the sellers with a letter from your loan agent or mortgage broker that indicates you are creditworthy and have the financial means to close the sale once your current home is sold.

Although it may seem silly, write a sincere letter to the sellers about how much you like or love their home and why you want to buy it. Sellers who have a pride of ownership and an emotional attachment to their home can be swayed in the right direction by a well-crafted letter.

THE CLOSING: Offer to pay the asking price, or more, if the market warrants it. Buyers usually pay a premium for a contingent sale offer.

Dian Hymer is a real estate broker with more than 30 years’ experience and is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist and author.

Purchasing a Home? Hands Off These Items

Hands off these items in a home purchase

One reason sellers prepare and stage their homes for sale is so buyers can imagine themselves living there. It can be difficult for buyers who are emotionally involved with the home to picture what the place will look like after the sellers move out.

To avoid after-closing problems, make sure that your purchase contract is clear about what stays with the house and what does not. Real estate law and custom vary from one area to the next. Ask your agent for help if you have any question about what’s included in the sale and what is not.

The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) can provide some information. For instance, if there are washer and dryer hookups only, then the washer and dryer are not included in the sale unless otherwise specified in writing in the purchase agreement.

To be enforceable, real estate contracts must be in writing. Verbal agreements to sell real estate aren’t binding. The MLS is the REALTOR®s’ listings of homes for sale and an offer to cooperate with other agents in procuring a buyer. It is not a contract between the buyers and seller.

So, even if the MLS information on a listing says the washer and dryer are included, you should write this into the contract so there’s not confusion when the sellers move out.

HOUSE HUNTING TIP: Typically, items that are permanently attached to the property, such as built-in appliances, tacked-down floor coverings, window coverings, light fixtures and bookcases, are included in the sale unless they are specifically excluded in writing by the sellers. For example, the dining room chandelier might have been in the sellers’ family for years. It has sentimental value. The best approach would be for the sellers to remove and replace the fixture before the home goes on the market. Otherwise, ask the sellers to replace the fixture before they leave so that you’re not left without light if this is the only source of light in the room.

Satellite dishes and wall mounts for flat-screen TVs can create ambiguity. In some contracts, they are included. If you don’t want them to be included, ask the sellers in writing to remove the wall mount and satellite dish and to make necessary repairs before they leave.

If the sellers are taking these items with them, be sure to require in writing that they make necessary repairs. Special attention should be paid to the roof covering where a satellite dish is removed to avoid leakage into the home.

Buyers are often taken by items of personal property that belongs to the sellers. They are a perfect fit for the house, like a fountain in the front courtyard, outdoor furniture or potted plants that enhance the garden, or a table that fits the breakfast nook perfectly. These items, unless permanently attached, are usually not included in the sale.

Just because the sellers haven’t offered to include a piece of personal property you covet doesn’t mean you can’t ask for them. Again, to ensure that they are included, write it into the contract, or an addendum to the contract.

When should you ask for personal property that’s not included in the sale? If you’re in competition, postpone the request until the sellers accept your offer. When you remove contingencies might be a good time to bring up the subject. If the sellers can’t part with the item you want, ask where they bought it.

Even if the sellers have specifically said they are not leaving items like the washer and dryer, they might be willing to do so if your offer is good enough.

THE CLOSING: If the sellers offer to include items of personal property you don’t want, specify in writing in the purchase contract that those items be removed.

New listing in La Mesa!

Outstanding price–making for a fantastic buy! Situated high on a hill, this ranch-style home has panoramic views of the valley below. With 4 bedroom and 2.5 baths, this home has plenty of room. Warm wood flooring, dark wood cabinetry, and granite counters make this an inviting home. Seller will entertain offers between $365,000 and $409,876. 

Please give me a call at (619) 890-3648 or email me at JohnASilva@sbcglobal.net for more information or to view the home.  You can also go to postlets.com for more details.

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Just a bit about myself, John Silva:

John A Silva

John Silva

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