For Sale By Owner in California

Author: George Devine

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413319874

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 6515

Sell your California home yourself and save big! Using a broker to sell your home can cost you up to six percent of the selling price -- in other words, if you sell your house for $400,000, you can spend up to $24,000. But you'll save that money if you sell the house yourself, and it's not hard to do! Thoroughly revised and scrupulously researched, For Sale by Owner in California takes you step by step through the entire selling process, from putting your house on the market to transferring the title. Find out how to: - select the best time to sell - prepare your house for sale - price and market your home - coordinate the sale of one house with the purchase of another - screen buyers for financial feasibility - make required disclosures - work with or without real estate agents - attract potential buyers with creative financing - handle multiple offers - write and negotiate a contract - complete the escrow process This edition of For Sale by Owner in California reflects the most recent changes in the housing market and laws, and now includes additional discussion of the importance of pricing a house to sell and performing a thorough vetting of potential buyers financial cresources. It also provides all the forms and instructions you need, including: - disclosure forms required by law - offer and counteroffer - sales contract - contingency releases - deeds - second mortgage note - and more Not a resident of the Golden State? Check out the Nolo books Selling Your House in a Tough Market and Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home for real estate help in your state.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Complete Guide to Selling Your Own Home in California

Author: Kathy Gottberg

Publisher: Zyrus Press

ISBN: 9781933990163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 4074

Is it possible to sell your home yourself and save a large amount of money? Absolutely! Is it easy and simple? Not always. Fortunately, with the comprehensive information, including all the forms, explanations, disclosures in The Complete Guide to Selling Your Own Home in California, you now have everything you need to successfully accomplish the goal of selling your home yourself. Accompanying this book is a CD containing all the necessary legal forms and worksheets required in an editable and printable format to sell residential property in the state of California. This book is organized into three parts. Part One addresses the choices you face and reveal some of the mysteries of the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) experience. Part Two is filled with the elements every seller needs to know before, during and after the successful completion of a sale. Part Three is for trouble-shooting or to use as a reference when a task is at hand or if you find yourself facing a roadblock. This final part also includes some simple marketing techniques that all sellers should at least be aware of before beginning the sales process. In addition, the accompanying CD contains all the legal forms a homeseller needs for any phase of a transaction. Until now, finding forms to legally transfer real estate in California has been one of the greatest challenges facing those in the FSBO market. Feel free at any time to jump around in the book or to browse the CD to find anything that directly tackles your current concerns or questions.
Posted in Business & Economics

How to Buy a House in California

Author: Ralph E. Warner,Ira Serkes,George Devine

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413309232

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 7490

This bestseller provides effective strategies for buying a house in California's unique real estate market. Home buyers learn how to: find a house and choose a neighborhood; raise money for a down payment; unearth the best mortgage; take advantage of creative financing techniques, such as private mortgages and probate sales; choose and work with a real estate agent; inspect a house for physical problems and environmental hazards; and make an offer and successfully negotiate a contract go through escrow and take title. It provides detailed advice on how to use the Internet to compare mortgages and apply for a loan, find and screen houses, gather community information and much more. The updated 12th edition reflects the reality of today's buyer's market, including an expanded discussion on what to look out for when buying a foreclosed home. It also includes all the necessary real estate forms and worksheets, including offer forms and disclosure statements.
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A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples

Author: Frederick Hertz,Emily Doskow

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413325440

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 6696

Protect yourself and your loved one with sound legal planning Laws affecting LGBT couples have changed dramatically in the last decade--today, same-sex couples can get married in any state in the U.S.. However, for those couples who choose not to get married, it's essential to take the proper legal steps to define and protect your relationship in the eyes of the law. If you don't, you run the risk of being shut out of each other's lives--and the lives of the children you co-parent--in times of medical, financial or personal crisis. Fortunately, this practical guide is updated with the latest legal information to help you and your same-sex partner protect and exercise your rights and make sound decisions as a couple. A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples covers: making practical decisions about living together planning for medical emergencies--making medical decisions for one another and taking care of each other's finances when one partner is incapacitated domestic partner benefits and how to obtain them buying property together providing for each other upon death, and practical and legal aspects of having and raising children.
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Divorce & Money

How to Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce

Author: Violet Woodhouse,Lina Guillen

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

View: 1922

"Determine what you own, how much it's worth and how to divide it"--Cover.
Posted in Business & Economics

For sale by owner

Author: George Devine

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9780873371315

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8127

Posted in Business & Economics

How to Buy a House in California

Author: Ralph Warner,Ira Serkes,George Devine

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 141331595X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 5267

Buy a home in the Golden State with the most complete guide available. A thorough, practical guide to every aspect of buying a house, How to Buy a House in California will help you make informed decisions that can save you thousands of dollars. With this bestseller in hand, you'll learn how to: choose a house and neighborhood find the right agent get the most up-to-date information on mortgage options and rates take advantage of creative financing strategies - from seller financing to government loans figure out how much down payment you can afford make an offer and negotiate with confidence for the best price buy a new house in a development inspect a house for physical problems and environmental hazards juggle buying and selling houses simultaneously successfully go through escrow The 13th edition is completely updated to reflect a new housing market. You'll get the most up-to-date information on how to perform effective research before you decide on the price and terms of your offer. Plus, you'll get the lowdown on the ever-changing process of securing financing successfully.
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Book Yourself Solid

The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even If You Hate Marketing and Selling

Author: Michael Port

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119431220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 932

"Book Yourself Solid provides a true understanding of why self-promotion is a critical factor to success. It is this different and unique perspective that makes Book Yourself Solid so much more than an ordinary "how to" manual for getting more clients and raising a business profile. Michael helps the reader adopt this perspective and then provides the strategies, techniques, and skills necessary to get more clients and increase profits. Through verbal and written exercises, readers learn how to develop a strong marketing plan and brand image. In 2006, Michael published this book about marketing for the small business owner without addressing Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter--which didn't even exist at the time. The 2nd edition of Book Yourself Solid will change all of that with brand new information, including: unique, personalized online marketing strategies for service professionals new SEO rules to optimize search engine listings and traffic solid social media exposure and dominance strategies."--
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Selling Your House

Nolo's Essential Guide

Author: Ilona Bray

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 5708

What’s the best way to get the highest return if you want to sell your home now? With pent-up demand for homes, you hope yours will inspire multiple offers; but want to make sure to choose a solid one that will proceed successfully to closing. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide provides the practical and legal steps you'll need to take to reach your goal. Written with the current market and national economy in mind, this book goes over the specifics that homeowners need to know in order to make the sale. Whether you're selling your property because of a job change, growing family, or financial troubles, you'll get the information and guidance you need, including how to: check out your local market decide on the right price hire the best real estate professionals to help you dress up, market, and otherwise set your house apart from the pack make required disclosures, and negotiate and successfully close the sale. Selling Your House: Nolo's Essential Guide draws on input from a wide range of experts, helping you conclude a sale you’ll be satisfied with, no matter the state of your local housing market.
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Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home

Author: Ilona Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323456

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 1019

Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.
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Zillow Talk

Rewriting the Rules of Real Estate

Author: Spencer Rascoff,Stan Humphries

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455574767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 8694

THE HARDCOVER EDITION WAS PUBLISHED AS ZILLOW TALK: THE NEW RULES OF REAL ESTATE. THE NEW TITLE OF THIS BOOK IN OTHER EDITIONS IS ZILLOW TALK: REWRITING THE RULES OF REAL ESTATE. "THE NEW RULES OF REAL ESTATE" IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF FIRST TEAM REAL ESTATE-ORANGE COUNTY. How do you spot an area poised for gentrification? Is spring or winter the best time to put your house on the market? Will a house on Swamp Road sell for less than one on Gingerbread Lane? The fact is that the rules of real estate have changed drastically over the past five years. To understand real estate in our fast-paced, technology-driven world, we need to toss out all of the outdated truisms and embrace today's brand new information. But how? Enter Zillow, the nation's #1 real estate website and mobile app. Thanks to its treasure trove of proprietary data and army of statisticians and data scientists, led by chief economist Stan Humphries, Zillow has been able to spot the trends and truths of today's housing market while acknowledging that a home is more than an economic asset. In ZILLOW TALK, Humphries and CEO Spencer Rascoff explain the science behind where and how we live now and reveal practical, data-driven insights about buying, selling, renting and financing real estate. Read this book to find out why: -It's better to remodel your bathroom than your kitchen -Putting the word "cute" in your listing could cost you thousands of dollars -You shouldn't buy the worst house in the best neighborhood -You should never list your house for $444,000 -You shouldn't list your house for sale before March Madness or after the Masters Densely packed with entertaining anecdotes and invaluable how-to advice, ZILLOW TALK is poised to be the real estate almanac for the next generation.
Posted in Business & Economics

Towers of Gold

How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California

Author: Frances Dinkelspiel

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429959599

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2563

Isaias Hellman, a Jewish immigrant, arrived in California in 1859 with very little money in his pocket and his brother Herman by his side. By the time he died, he had effectively transformed Los Angeles into the modern metropolis we see today. In Frances Dinkelspiel's groundbreaking history, the early days of California are seen through the life of a man who started out as a simple store owner only to become California's premier money-man of the late 19th and early 20th century. Growing up as a young immigrant, Hellman quickly learned the use to which "capital" could be put, founding LA's Farmers and Merchants Bank, that city's first successful bank, and transforming Wells Fargo into one of the West's biggest financial institutions. He invested money with Henry Huntington to build trolley lines, lent Edward Doheney the funds that led him to discover California's huge oil reserves, and assisted Harrison Gary Otis in acquiring full ownership of the Los Angeles Times. Hellman led the building of Los Angeles' first synagogue, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple, helped start the University of Southern California and served as Regent of the University of California. His influence, however, was not limited to Los Angeles. He controlled the California wine industry for almost twenty years and, after San Francisco's devastating 1906 earthquake and fire, calmed the financial markets there in order to help that great city rise from the ashes. With all of these accomplishments, Isaias Hellman almost single-handedly brought California into modernity. Ripe with great historical events that filled the early days of California such as the Gold Rush and the San Francisco earthquake, Towers of Gold brings to life the transformation of California from a frontier society whose economy was driven by the barter of hides and exchange of gold dust into a vibrant state with the strongest economy in the nation.
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Creating Your Own Retirement Plan

A Guide to Keoghs & IRAs for the Self-employed

Author: Twila Slesnick,John C. Suttle

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9780873375931

Category: Individual retirement accounts

Page: 340

View: 1028

Written by bestselling authors and retirement planners, this book discusses the various retirement plan options for the self-employed. Includes information on simple IRAs, Roth IRAs, profit-sharing plans, 401(k) plans, and more.
Posted in Individual retirement accounts

Plan Your Estate

Author: Denis Clifford,Cora Jordan

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: N.A

Category: Estate planning

Page: 490

View: 1793

Covers eveything from the basics about wills and living trusts to sophisticated tax-saving stategies for all estates, large and small.
Posted in Estate planning

Nolo's Law Form Kit

Personal Bankruptcy

Author: Stephen Elias,Albin Renauer,Robert Leonard,Lisa Goldoftas

Publisher: NOLO

ISBN: 9780873374934

Category: Bankruptcy

Page: 169

View: 9782

How to fill out the forms, protect your property, and represent yourself in court.
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The Complete Guide to Selling Your Own Home in California

Author: Kathy Gottberg

Publisher: Zyrus Press

ISBN: 9781933990163

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 6355

Is it possible to sell your home yourself and save a large amount of money? Absolutely! Is it easy and simple? Not always. Fortunately, with the comprehensive information, including all the forms, explanations, disclosures in The Complete Guide to Selling Your Own Home in California, you now have everything you need to successfully accomplish the goal of selling your home yourself. Accompanying this book is a CD containing all the necessary legal forms and worksheets required in an editable and printable format to sell residential property in the state of California. This book is organized into three parts. Part One addresses the choices you face and reveal some of the mysteries of the For Sale By Owner (FSBO) experience. Part Two is filled with the elements every seller needs to know before, during and after the successful completion of a sale. Part Three is for trouble-shooting or to use as a reference when a task is at hand or if you find yourself facing a roadblock. This final part also includes some simple marketing techniques that all sellers should at least be aware of before beginning the sales process. In addition, the accompanying CD contains all the legal forms a homeseller needs for any phase of a transaction. Until now, finding forms to legally transfer real estate in California has been one of the greatest challenges facing those in the FSBO market. Feel free at any time to jump around in the book or to browse the CD to find anything that directly tackles your current concerns or questions.
Posted in Business & Economics

House Selling For Dummies

Author: Eric Tyson,Ray Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118051801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7222

New how-to details on staging and curb appeal The fun and easy way? to minimize selling hassles and get top dollar for your house Want to stand out to homebuyers in today's crowded market? America's #1 bestselling real estate authors have revised their classic guide to save you time and money as you prepare to sell your property. They'll show you when to put your house on the market, the pros and cons of FSBO, and the best ways to utilize the Internet, from online listings to digital photos. Discover how to: * Prepare your property to attract buyers * Determine your asking price * Hire the right real estate agent * Market and show your house * Negotiate for the best offer
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Built to Sell

Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You

Author: John Warrillow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101514115

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 2962

According to John Warrillow, the number one mistake entrepreneurs make is to build a business that relies too heavily on them. Thus, when the time comes to sell, buyers aren't confident that the company-even if it's profitable-can stand on its own. To illustrate this, Warrillow introduces us to a fictional small business owner named Alex who is struggling to sell his advertising agency. Alex turns to Ted, an entrepreneur and old family friend, who encourages Alex to pursue three criteria to make his business sellable: * Teachable: focus on products and services that you can teach employees to deliver. * Valuable: avoid price wars by specialising in doing one thing better than anyone else. * Repeatable: generate recurring revenue by engineering products that customers have to repurchase often.
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