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Winning the bidding wars

Quietly selling my home

Is quietly selling my home a good idea? Dear Phyllis, I thought I was relocating to San Diego and met with two Realtors® to find out how much my home would sell for. I didn’t end up accepting the job so I didn’t sell. One of the Real...

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Winning the bidding wars

Can We Afford to Move?

Dear Phyllis, I look forward to reading your real estate news because you discuss a lot of timely topics. If you have answered this before my apologies. We recently learned that I am pregnant with our third child and can’t imagine anot...

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Ask Phyllis: How to handle multiple offers

Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Years ago my parents obtained a reverse mortgage; my father passed first. After our mother became i...

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How to Determine your Asking Price

How to Determine your Asking Price

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Last year, thinking we were going to remain in our home for many years, we refinanced to combine ou...

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How to Tell When it’s Time to Fire Your Realtor

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, In August I signed a contract with a local real estate agent. Other than one open house and a few a...

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How to Determine your Asking Price

Should home sellers leave for showings?

Most home sellers understand that they should leave when buyers arrive for viewings. Buyers are often uncomfortable while visiting when the owner is there. They find it awkward opening closets, voicing objections or simply asking questions...

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Should home sellers leave for showings?

Should home sellers leave for showings?

Most home sellers understand that they should leave when buyers arrive for viewings. Buyers are often uncomfortable when visiting a home while the owner is there. They find it awkward opening closets, voicing objections or simply asking questio...

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How to Determine your Asking Price

Reverse Mortgage Pitfalls

Ask Phyllis is a blog series of frequently asked real estate questions.  Have a question about real estate?  Email us here Dear Phyllis, Years ago my parents obtained a reverse mortgage; my father passed first. After our mother became i...

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How to Determine your Asking Price

How to Determine your Asking Price

Dear Phyllis, Last year, thinking we were going to remain in our home for many years, we refinanced to combine our first and second loans and to take advantage of a lower interest rate.  Our home appraised for $950,000.  Zillow says my hom...

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Determining your Tax Basis

Determining your Tax Basis

I am a real estate agent and am not qualified to offer tax advice. But of course as a California Realtor, there are certain general things I should be aware of.  When it’s time to sell your home you certainly want to take advantage of...

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