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  • How Long Does It Really Take to Buy a House?
    How long does it take to buy a house? So you’re ready to buy a house, but you aren’t sure how long this whole process is going to take. While each deal is different and can vary in a multitude of ways, for the most part, buying a house is pretty straightforward. Assuming that you […]
  • The Reason Mortgage Rates Are Projected to Increase and What It Means for You
    We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last twelve months. However, there’s no guarantee rates will remain this low much longer. Whenever we try […]
  • What is a home appraisal gap?
    Here’s what happens if your home appraisal comes in low When you go to buy a home, your mortgage lender will almost always order a home appraisal. The purpose? They want to verify the home’s worth. Specifically, they want to be sure it’s worth the money they’re lending you and, most importantly, that they’ll recoup their investment […]
  • Invest in real estate, not the stock market
    The stock market is a funny game. Not the kind of game that the rookie Game Stop investors are used to playing, but a real-life, action-packed, form of entertainment that toys with millions of Americans’ emotions and finances every day. You know what isn’t a game, and can also provide oh-so-sweet returns? Investing in real estate. […]
  • How to invest in real estate during COVID
    Prepare for the investment opportunities to come after the pandemic passes Although coronavirus vaccines are being distributed throughout the U.S. and life is expected to slowly start getting back to normal in 2021, we are still quite a while from the old status quo. That is, if life ever truly returns to normal after living […]
  • Understanding Capital Gains Tax on a Real Estate Investment Property
    Changes in tax laws have resulted in more complications, and owners of rental properties should invest more time and resources on tax planning. Real estate properties generate income for investors, but taxes play a factor in returns. OWNING REAL ESTATE produces steady income for investors, but the sale of residential and business properties can generate a […]
  • What Happens When Homeowners Leave Their Forbearance Plans?
    According to the latest report from Black Knight, Inc., a well-respected provider of data and analytics for mortgage companies, 6.48 million households have entered a forbearance plan as a result of financial concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s where these homeowners stand right now: 2,543,000 (39%) are current on their payments and have left the program […]
  • What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?
    If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. […]
  • Financial Fundamentals for Homebuyers
    Some Highlights When you’re thinking about buying a home, there are a few key steps to take before you even start to look at houses. From saving for your down payment to getting pre-approved for a mortgage, you’ll want to make sure you keep your financial plan on track from the beginning. Let’s connect today […]
  • What Experts Are Saying about the 2021 Job Market
    Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released their most recent Jobs Report. The report revealed that the economy lost 140,000 jobs in December. That’s a devastating number and dramatically impacts those households that lost a source of income. However, we need to give it some context. Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), explains: “The economy […]
  • Owning a Home Is Still More Affordable Than Renting One
    If spending more time at home over the past year is making you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in many cases, it’s still more affordable […]
  • The Pros and Cons of Owner Financing
    Both sellers and buyers need to understand the risks A mortgage might be the the most common way to finance a home, but not every homebuyer can meet the strict lending requirements. One option is owner financing, where the seller finances the purchase for the buyer. Here are the pros and cons of owner financing for both buyers […]
  • Should I Wait for Lower Mortgage Interest Rates?
    Historically low mortgage rates are a big motivator for homebuyers right now. In 2020 alone, rates hit new record-lows 16 times, and the trend continued into the early part of this year. Many hopeful homebuyers are now wondering if they should put their plans on hold and wait for the lowest rates imaginable. However, the reality is, […]
  • Cash-out mortgage refinancing: How it works and when it’s the right option
    What is a cash-out refinance? A cash-out refinance replaces your current home loan with a new mortgage that’s higher than your outstanding loan balance. It allows you to take advantage of equity you’ve built up in your home by withdrawing the difference between the two mortgages in cash. Then, you can put the money toward […]
  • How to Make the Dream of Homeownership a Reality This Year
    In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a powerful movement with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Through his passion and determination, he sparked interest, ambition, and courage in his audience. Today, reflecting on his message encourages many of us to think about our own dreams, goals, beliefs, and aspirations. For many Americans, one […]
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Frugal: Manufactured Mansions Take Their Place in the California Sun
    Opulent, customized factory-built homes offer huge savings and an attractive alternative to rebuilt Malibu “trailers” (like the one in the center), as pending legislation seeks to close a tax loophole. Malibu, CA — When does a “mobile home” get snapped up for a cool $4 million before it even hits the market? Answer: When it occupies […]
  • Things to Avoid after Applying for a Mortgage
    Some Highlights There are a few key things to make sure you avoid after applying for a mortgage to help make sure you still qualify for your loan at the closing table. Along the way, be sure to discuss any changes in income, assets, or credit with your lender, so you don’t unintentionally jeopardize your application. The […]
  • 3 Reasons to Be Optimistic about Real Estate in 2021
    The year 2020 will be remembered for many reasons, and optimism is one thing that’s been in short supply since the spring. We’re experiencing a global pandemic, social unrest, an economic downturn, and natural disasters, just to name a few. The challenges brought on by the health crisis have also forced many homeowners to reevaluate […]
  • 2021 Housing Forecast
    Some Highlights Experts project an optimistic year for the 2021 housing market. With mortgage rates forecasted to remain low, high buyer demand is expected to fuel more home sales and continue to increase home prices. Let’s connect today to determine how to make your best move in the new year.
  • The Do’s and Don’ts after Applying for a Mortgage
    Once you’ve found the right home and applied for a mortgage, there are some key things to keep in mind before you close. You’re undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to decorate your new place, but before you make any large purchases, move your money around, or make any major life changes, consult your lender – […]
  • The Difference a Year Makes for Homeownership
    Over the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15 times. This is a great driver for homeownership, as today’s low rates provide consumers with some significant benefits. Here’s a look at three of them. 1. Move-up or Downsize: One option is to consider moving into a new […]
  • Turning a House into a Happy Home
    At King & Cradle Properties, we talk a lot about why it makes financial sense to buy a home, but more often than not, we’re drawn to the emotional reasons for homeownership. No matter the living space, the feeling of a home means different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, […]
  • Did You Outgrow Your Home in 2020?
    It may seem hard to imagine that the home you’re in today – whether it’s your starter home or just one you’ve fallen in love with along the way – might not be your forever home. Many needs have changed in 2020, and it’s okay to admit if your house no longer fits your lifestyle. […]
  • Why It’s Important to Price Your House Right Today
    Even in today’s sellers’ market, setting the right price for your house is one of the most valuable things you can do. According to the U.S. Economic Outlook by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), existing home prices nationwide are forecasted to increase by 4.5% in 2021. This means experts anticipate home values will continue climbing next year. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for realtor.com, notes: […]
  • More Generations Are Living Under One Roof This Year
    This year challenged us to reprioritize everything – from the way we use our time to where we work, how we socialize and gather together, and our needs at home. For many, this also meant making decisions about how to best support and engage with our extended families, near and far. In some cases, we […]
  • Here’s to a Wonderful 2021!
  • Tired Landlords, do you Need to Sell your Rental Property?
    As a landlord, you wear a lot of hats. You are the property owner so all the financial responsibility is legally on you. You might be the plumber, handyman, rent collector and property manager. Being a landlord isn’t for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. But how do you know when it’s time to explore […]
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  • Don’t Let Buyer Competition Keep You from Purchasing a Home
    This year’s record-low mortgage rates sparked high demand among homebuyers. Current homeowners, however, haven’t put their houses on the market so quickly. This makes finding a home to buy today challenging for many potential buyers. With an obstacle like this, those searching for their dream homes may be pressing pause on their searches as we […]
  • A New Way to Shop for Homes in a Virtual World
    n a year when we’re learning to do so much remotely, homebuying is no exception. From going to work to attending school, grocery shopping, and even seeing our doctors online, digital practices have changed the way we live. This year, rather than delaying their home purchases, buyers – alongside their trusted real estate professionals – […]
  • The Path to Homeownership
    Some Highlights If you’re thinking of buying a home and not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a map with 10 simple steps to follow in the homebuying process. Let’s connect today to discuss the specific steps along the way in our local area.
  • 5 Tips for Homebuyers Who Want to Make a Competitive Offer
    Today’s real estate market has high buyer interest and low housing inventory. With so many buyers competing for a limited number of homes, it’s more important than ever to know the ins and outs of making a confident and competitive offer. Here are five keys to success for this important stage in the homebuying process. 1. Listen to […]
  • Knowledge Is Power on the Path to Homeownership
    Homeownership is on the goal list for many young adults, but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how to get there. From understanding the homebuying process to pre-approval and down payment assistance options, uncertainty along the way can ultimately hold some buyers back. Today, there are over 75 million Millennials and 67 million Gen Z’ers in the […]
  • With Home Values Surging, Is it Still Affordable to Buy Right Now?
    Housing inventory is at an all-time low. Realtor.com just reported that there are 39% fewer homes for sale today than there were last year. At the same time, buyer demand remains strong. In a recent newsletter, research analyst Ivy Zelman explained: “Although the headwind of severe supply constraints in most markets has contributed to slight moderation in seasonally-adjusted and year-over-year new […]
  • How Remote Work Can Power Your Vacation Home Sale
    This year, the opportunity to work remotely has increased the demand for vacation homes. Gay Cororaton, Senior Economist and Director of Housing and Commercial Research at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), notes: “Working from home is a positive factor in demand for vacation homes.” Buyers are taking advantage of the fact that working from home might be someplace other […]
  • Your House May Be High on the Buyer Wish List This Holiday Season
    Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to sell their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why selling your house now, or keeping it on the market this season, is the best […]
  • Is Buying a Home Today a Good Financial Move?
    There’s no doubt 2020 has been a challenging year. A global pandemic coupled with an economic recession has caused heartache for many. However, it has also prompted more Americans to reconsider the meaning of “home.” This quest for a place better equipped to fulfill our needs, along with record-low mortgage rates, has skyrocketed the demand for home purchases. This […]
  • Key Terms to Know in the Homebuying Process
    Some Highlights Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear along the way. The best way to ensure your homebuying process is a positive one is to […]
  • Have You Ever Seen a Housing Market Like This?
    The year 2020 will certainly be one to remember, with new realities and norms that changed the way we live. This year’s real estate market is certainly no exception to that shift, with historic highlights continuing to break records and challenge what many thought possible in the housing market. Here’s a look at four key […]
  • Investors: A Real Estate Agent’s Most Powerful Partnership
    As any real estate agent knows, leads are the lifeblood to success. This is why it is no secret that a high percentage of most agents’ time is dedicated to uncovering possible leads via as many conduits as possible.  That being said, all leads are not created equal. Some leads roll in thanks to expensive […]
  • How Pre-Qualification Can Help You Get Your Dream Home
    Buying a home is an important – and exciting – decision. After all, having a place to call your own, to raise your family in, to do as you wish with no landlord to answer to are all motivating factors in starting the process. But, in addition to these emotional reasons, buying a home can […]
  • Is Now a Good Time to Move?
    How long have you lived in your current home? If it’s been a while, you may be thinking about moving. According to the latest Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in 2019, homeowners were living in their homes for an average of 10 years. That’s a long time to be in one […]
  • Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast
    Some Highlights Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July, 68% of homes were on the market for less than a month. With homes moving from listing day to pending sale in an average of just 22 days, it’s a great […]
  • 5 Reasons to Consider Living in a Multigenerational Home
    Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans currently live in a multigenerational household? According to Generations United, the number of multigenerational households rose from 42.4 million in 2000 to 64 million in 2016. The 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers from the National Association of Realtors shows that 12% of all buyers have a multigenerational household. Why Are Many […]
  • Where Homebuyers Are Heading By Generation
    Some Highlights: Whether capitalizing on job opportunities, affordability, or warm-weather places to retire, Americans are making moves to these top cities to take advantage of the strength in the current housing market. A strong economy and lower mortgage rates have made it easier for many would-be buyers to get into the market. According to realtor.com, it […]
  • Two Big Myths in the Homebuying Process
    The 2020 Millennial Home Buyer Report shows how this generation is not really any different from previous ones when it comes to homeownership goals: “The majority of millennials not only want to own a home, but 84% of millennials in 2019 considered it a major part of the American Dream.” Unfortunately, the myths surrounding the barriers to […]
  • The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price
    Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there is a shortage in supply […]
  • Housing Market on Track to Beat Last Year’s Success
    Back in March, as the nation’s economy was shut down because of the coronavirus, many were predicting the real estate market would face a major collapse. Some forecasts called for a 15-20% decline in transactions. However, six months later, it seems as though the housing market has fully recovered. Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American, announced last week: “Since […]
  • Home Equity Gives Sellers Options in Today’s Market
    Homeownership is one of the best ways to invest in your financial future, especially as your home equity grows. Home equity is a form of forced savings that can work to your advantage as the value of your home appreciates. Across the country, home equity was increasing before the health crisis swept our nation, and […]
  • Home Builder Confidence Hits All-Time Record
    Last week, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported their Housing Market Index (HMI) hit an all-time high in the 35-year history of the series with a score of 83. The index gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sale expectations for the next six months, as well as the traffic of prospective buyers of new homes. As […]
  • Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall
    Some Highlights As a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the opposite is actually true. To sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, you should eliminate buyer concerns by pricing your home competitively right from the start. […]
  • Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Luxury Home Market
    A year ago, additional space and extra amenities had a very different feel for homebuyers. Today, the health crisis has brought to light how valuable more square footage and carefully designed floorplans can be. Home offices, multi-purpose rooms, gyms, and theaters are becoming more popular, and some families are finding the space they need for […]
  • Why Selling this Fall May Be Your Best Move
    If you’re thinking about moving, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the housing market that may make your decision to sell this fall an easy one. 1. Buyers Are Actively in the Market ShowingTime, a leading real estate showing software and market stat service provider, […]
  • First-Time Buyers Are Searching for Existing Homes This Year
    In the latest Housing Trends Report, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) measured the share of adults planning to buy a home over the next 12 months. The report indicates the percentage of all buyers that will be first-time buyers looking to purchase a home grew from 58% in Q4 2018 to 63% in Q4 2019. The […]
  • Prop. 19 Could Shake Up Residential Real Estate
    While Proposition 19 focuses primarily on homeowners, experts say renters could also feel the impact When it comes to taxes and residential real estate, Proposition 19 offers a give-and-take approach. On one hand, it could benefit homeowners over the age of 55 who want to move and take their current property tax basis with them. […]
  • Where Are Home Values Headed Over the Next 12 Months?
    As shelter-in-place orders were implemented earlier this year, many questioned what the shutdown would mean to the real estate market. Specifically, there was concern about home values. After years of rising home prices, would 2020 be the year this appreciation trend would come to a screeching halt? Even worse, would home values begin to depreciate? Original […]
  • Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move
    Some Highlights According to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity. Over the past year, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity, growing their overall net worth. If you’re ready to sell your house and begin looking for your dream home, let’s connect to plan how your equity can make that possible.
  • Split Roll Battle
    This is a really good article by the California Chamber of Commerce. It provides excellent background on Prop 13 tax protections currently in place, and what’s driving Prop 15 (Split Roll Tax). The entire article lays out the key provisions of the bill and I have highlighted the concerns. If you want to drive businesses […]
  • California’s Split Roll Requires Political Activism in 2020
    Although this article was posted nearly a year ago, it provides good insight on why we should oppose Split Roll. ______________________________ December 9, 2019 By Dennis Kaiser There has never been an election year more relevant to the CRE industry than 2020 in California. Despite debates over elected offices and the presidential primary, a heated […]
  • Gov. Newsom Opposes California Rent Control Measure, But Supports Split-Roll Tax
    September 14, 2020 California Governor Gavin Newsom is opposed to Proposition 21, the rent control measure on the Nov. 3 statewide ballot. But the Governor said he supports Proposition 15, the split-roll property tax measure, which would change the tax assessment of commercial and industrial real property to current market value. Proposition 21 would dismantle […]
  • Do You NEED To Sell Your Home? We Can Help!
    We hope that you have enjoyed the information in our eBook, “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market.” If you’re still looking to sell, let us help. Let’s explore the options available for selling your home. Just give us a call at: (805) 558-4047 or email us at: […]
  • Have You Sold Your Home?
    Have you downloaded our eBook? If so, have the tips been useful so far? Have you used some of them to sell your home? We’d like to discuss the final wrap up taken from the eBook, “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market.” Here is one last look […]
  • Timing Can Mean Everything
    Today we’d like to share with you our final tip on how to sell your home quickly. This is taken from our eBook, “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market.” Other than selling at the right price, the other major factor is selling at the right time. You may […]
  • Are You Prepared to Sell Your Home?
    Hey there. It’s been a few weeks since we first posted about our eBook, “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market.” Have you made any progress on the sale of your home? If you still need to sell your home quickly, and are having trouble, we can help. […]
  • Insurance + Real Estate Solutions
    We often under-estimate the importance and the need to have Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance. Through the years, I have seen how Medicare and Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCi) have served our clients well. LTC insurance is designed to pay for care that is needed by those who suffer from chronic illness or disability. It generally covers […]
  • Curb Appeal Sells Homes!
    I hope you’ve picked up some valuable information from the emails we’ve been sending you these past few days. In another section of “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market,” we discuss an area of your home that you may not think of right away when preparing to […]
  • Is Your Home Giving the Right First Impression?
    In our eBook, “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market,” we discuss how to make your home more inviting. The first impression of a home can mean a lot to potential buyers. If you want to sell your home fast, make sure it is well furnished, and that […]
  • Is Your Marketing Up-to-Date?
    Today we’d like to talk about an important topic from our eBook, “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market.” A lot of homeowners looking to sell will forget about the most important aspect of marketing – online. Easy access to the Internet has sped up both the buying […]
  • Working With Professionals
    Have you downloaded our eBook, “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market.” Two of the tips we provide for you are to remind you that there are two key players you should be working with: a real estate agent and an investor. Involving an agent can provide you with […]
  • When the Price is Right?
    Thanks for downloading our eBook, “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market.” In the first section of this eBook, you will learn a helpful tip about listing your home at the right price. We show you why listing competitively can, not only help you sell your home fast, […]
  • Your Report Is Ready!
    Here is a great eBook that gives you insider tips on selling your home; “SELLING UP: A Guide To Selling Your House For Top Dollar In Today’s Market.” Get Your FREE Report Here In the coming weeks, you will receive valuable information that can help you sell your home fast. We’ll also be posting useful information […]
  • Looking for MORE Ways to Find Good Deals?
    It’s been a few weeks since we first mentioned our special report, “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price.” Have any of the sites been useful so far? Have you found any properties that are of interest to you? Here’s a tip: if you haven’t […]
  • We Have What You’re Looking For!
    Did you know we have an amazing inventory of move-in ready homes? You downloaded our report the other day, “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price,” and we may be able to help! We would love the opportunity to show you what we currently have […]
  • How’s Your Progress?
    Hey there. By now you should have downloaded our special report, “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price.” Have you made any progress in your search for your next home? We would love to hear your feedback. If you’re an investor in search of your […]
  • 5 Common Exterior Mobile Home Repairs (& How to Handle Them!)
    The exterior of any used mobile home you purchase should ideally be aesthetically pleasing to your buyer and should absolutely be safe and weather-tight. If you missed part 1 and part 2 of this 3-part article series, please see 3 Common Misconceptions Investors Have About Mobile Home Repairs and 5 Common Interior Mobile Home Repairs (& How to Handle Them!). […]
  • Have you changed your mind?
    We hope you’ve picked up some valuable information from our posts these last few weeks. In our special report, “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price,” we give you an extensive list of sites to check out when looking for your next property, whether it’s […]
  • Looking for a handyman special?
    Have you had a chance to read our special report yet? In our eBook, “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price,” we share with you sources for finding properties at great prices, including investment properties and homes for the homebuyer who’s ready to move in […]
  • Going once, going twice, SOLD!
    Today, I want to talk about another way to buy – deal hunting at auctions. We list a few great auction websites in the special report, “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price.” Buying a house at an auction can be a high risk/high reward […]
  • Are you looking for a new construction?
    A few days ago, you downloaded our special report “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price.” If you’re looking to buy a new construction, you’ll want to pay special attention to these sites: www.Homes.yahoo.com Realestate.com/listings/forsale/ New construction is a great way to ensure that you […]
  • Foreclosure Deals and Steals
    Thanks for downloading our special report on “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price.” Whether you’re in the market for your dream home, or are looking for an investment property, this list has got you covered. You’ve probably heard of foreclosures, but do you know […]
  • Your Report is Ready!
    “The 22 Best Sources For Finding Your New Home or Investment Property at a Rock Bottom Price.” Get Your FREE Report Here I encourage you to download the report and take a look at the information it provides on home buying and investing. In the coming weeks, we will be posting valuable information to help […]
  • The Importance of Design Balance
    Design balance and flow is something you need to consider at the beginning of your remodel. Without proper balance, your room can feel small, cluttered, or just plain uncomfortable. Balancing your room in layout, island placement, flow, is as much about emotion as it is about good design, color, and texture.
  • DON’T Rush the Process
    Pay Attention To The Details! It can be all too easy to get caught up in the beauty of a perfectly staged home, and not notice important items, like a crack in the ceiling perhaps. Rushing into a purchase is a major mistake, especially for first-time homebuyers. If you rush the process, you will not […]
  • Starting with a Blank Slate
    Check out the latest on our “Arapaho” project! We are getting ready to start adding finishing touches soon, which will give this property a whole new, fresh, and modern look and feel. A special shout out to Kevin D., one of our private money lenders who joined us on this project. This is just one […]
  • Transforming Houses Into Dream Homes
    When a passion for real estate is combined with talented individuals who have an uncompromising drive to succeed, amazing things will happen. At King & Cradle Properties, it’s our goal to not only have a positive effect on ourselves and our families – but also to inspire, motivate and create lasting change in everyone we […]
  • DON’T Forget the Home Inspection
    Always Do Your Own Home Inspection Even if the seller provides you with an inspection report, you should always get one yourself as well. A seller may have chosen an inspector known for not pointing out many problems. The inspection is too serious to leave it in the hands of someone else. Professional inspectors should […]
  • Roughing It Out!
    Now that most of the demo is complete, we’re starting to frame and drywall the new layout.
  • DON’T Try to Do it Alone
    Handling Your Own Real Estate Transaction Buying a home is no easy task, especially for first-time buyers lacking the knowledge to ask the full list of questions and concerns involved. With hundreds of websites navigate; finding a home can be very confusing. Having a real estate professional on your side will help you to obtain the […]
  • Demo Day!
    We are starting a new project. Broke ground a couple of weeks ago, so you’ll see the transformation of the property. At the end we’ll do a before and after. Enjoy!    
  • Home Buying Negotiations
    DO Negotiate With the Seller Everything in life is negotiable. However, often times fear will inhibit a new investor or a first-time homebuyer from initiating a negotiation with the seller. Negotiations shouldn’t be scary or feel like a game of trickery. It should be focused on building a relationship, speaking honestly, and coming to a […]
  • Listing with an Agent
    Ask An Agent If you’re looking to sell your home fast, you’ll need to attract as much attention as possible. A listing agent can help to sell your home quickly, and for the highest price possible. Other than assisting with the listing and staging side of things, agents can help you in many other ways […]
  • First Impression Is Everything!
    Enhance Your Entrance You only have one chance to make a first impression, which is why one of the most important tips to selling your home fast is to have curb appeal. Buyers look for a good presentation – many basing their final decisions on it. To make the most of your home, make sure […]
  • The Age of Digital Marketing in Real Estate
    Modernize Your Marketing If you want to sell your home fast, you have to be up to date with your marketing techniques. Easy access to the Internet has sped up both the buying and selling process. Buyers and sellers alike can conduct all of their research online. This means that you have to do everything you can […]
  • How Staging Makes A Difference!
    Stage To Sell The quickest way to sell an empty home is by staging it. Staging can be a pivotal element that does not take a whole lot of effort. On average, a house that is un-staged can remain on the market five times longer than a home that is well staged. If you are […]
  • The Concierge In Home Buying & Selling
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  • How To Price Your Home
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  • When To Sell Your House?
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  • The Ten Fastest Ways to Stop Foreclosure In Less Than 7 Days – Part 10 of a 10 Part Series
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  • The Ten Fastest Ways to Stop Foreclosure In Less Than 7 Days – Part 9 of a 10 Part Series
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