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The Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home

15 November, 2016

We are asked this question often by clients, when is the best time to buy or sell a home, and the question is almost always followed by another question:  it’s spring, right? Without a doubt, spring is the busiest time of the year in real estate.  On the other end of the spectrum, the slowest time of the year is the November-December period, which makes sense considering that is prime holiday season. So, is the supposition correct? Is spring truly the best time to buy or sell a home? [...]

The Communication Factor in Any Real Estate Transaction

07 June, 2016

Guess what is the number one complaint among people who have recently had a real estate transaction, either buying or selling a property? The title of this article gave the answer away. Communication! People surveyed stated that their number one complaint when buying or selling a home, in any real estate transaction, was the lack of communication they received from their realtor. Simply amazing! First and foremost, a real estate agent/broker is in the people business, and the [...]

The Pros and Cons of Buying vs Renting a Home – Athlete Edition @SportRelocation

23 May, 2013

THE PROS AND CONS OF BUYING VS RENTING A HOME The current 30-year fixed interest rate on a home mortgage is hovering around the 3.50% figure.  Meanwhile, rents in many major urban areas are skyrocketing due to the always-present laws of supply and demand. Which is better, buying a home or renting?  As the nation slowly recovers from the housing decline of the past few years, many seeking a residence are diving into home ownership more quickly than they had planned, while others remain on [...]

Should You Sell Your Home?

09 February, 2016

  The reasons for selling your home are many, but should you sell your home? That’s a question that really needs to be considered in today’s market. Your home is too small.  You now have an empty nest and don’t need all those bedrooms.  You want to be closer to work and shorten your commute.  You want to upgrade to a larger home.  There are things about your current home you don’t like….and the list of possible reasons for selling goes on and on and on, but again, sh [...]

Tax Considerations When Selling a House

26 January, 2016

Buying a house and selling a house, two of the greatest financial decisions the average person will make in a lifetime….having said that, it follows that the more information a person has prior to buying or selling, the better prepared they will be in making the right decision. Most people, when selling a home, give immediate attention to things like principal, interest, closing costs, down payment and moving costs.  In fact, most people are already looking ahead and beyond the sale to [...] – How To Stage Your Home To Sell Quickly

02 June, 2011

So, the time has come for you to relocate.  You need to sell your current home as quickly as possible so you can turn your attention to that new home you have your eye on. In April of this year in the United States 3.87 million homes were for sale on the market; that’s 3.87 homeowners trying to sell their homes as quickly as possible and all are asking, “what can I do to make this sell faster?”  As the country slowly rises out of the recession real estate is making a comeback but still [...] – Former NBA Star Cuttino Mobley Lists Beverly Hills Home for $3.1 Million

05 June, 2011

Cuttino “Cat” Mobley, whose NBA career was cut short by a heart condition as he was heading into his 12th season, is back to playing the real estate game. For the past four years, Mobley has been trying to sell his home in the Beverly Hills real estate market without much luck. Now, it looks like Mobley’s home is back on the market for $3.1 million, a huge price drop from the $3,995,000 listing price back in September 2007 and less than his purchase price of $3,650,000 in 2005. Luxury [...] – Ex-Seahawks Star Walter Jones Lists ‘Bama Mansion, Complete With Football Field

18 June, 2011

Source: Not many people have a regulation-sized football field with “NFL standard goal posts in each end zone” included on their property. But, if you’re a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and six-time All-Pro NFL player, you do. Meet Walter Jones, the former Seattle Seahawks’ left tackle who broadcaster John Madden says “might be the best left tackle to ever play in the NFL.” After Jones retired from football in 2010, he decamped to a 13,000-square foot mansion on 14 acr [...]

NBA Star Carmelo Anthony Parts with His Multi-Million Dollar Home – Athlete Relocation Services

07 July, 2011

NBA star Carmelo Anthony, better known by “Melo.” According to Denver Post, Anthony, who now plays for the New York Knicks and is a force to be reckoned with on the court, is also known for his stellar performance from 2003-2011 with the Denver Nuggets. This time he is in the news not for basketball, but instead for selling his home for $6.2 million. Anthony listed the property for $9.5 million, already much lower than his 2007 purchase price of $12 million. However, with little financia [...] – Lamar Odom sells his Manhattan Beach home – Athlete Real Estate

18 July, 2011

The five-bedroom, five-bath house features a two-story foyer, a hand-carved wet bar and three stone fireplaces. Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has sold his Manhattan Beach bachelor pad for $2.1 million. The house was listed for $2,399,000 in 2009, a couple months after Odom married Khloe Kardashian. It came back on the market in May at $2,199,999. The custom Mediterranean, built in 2002, has a two-story foyer, a hand-carved wet bar, three stone fireplaces, an office and a three-car g [...]