SetSchedule Member Spotlight: John Fondnazio with Dudum Real Estate Group from Lafayette, CA!

Blog, Featured Members / 23.10.20170 comments

John Fondnazio

John Fondnazio
Dudum Real Estate Group

Experience: 4+ 28 years of sales and sales management experience
Specializations:  Luxury properties, investments/flips
Areas Served: San Ramon, Danville, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: The appeal of helping others achieve the American Dream of owning a home.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:   Someone fell into a pool!

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Listing of the Day: A move-in ready loft home from Stephen Carns of Engel & Völkers

Listing of The Day / 20.10.20170 comments

The Listing of the Day for October 20 is over at 1656 Britannia Avenue, Henderson, NV. Provided by Engel & Völkers.

Move-in ready! This home has been cleaned, polished, and adorned with all new paint, carpet, and blinds and is ready for its next homeowner. A delightful two-bedroom townhouse with a loft and two car garage conveniently located in The Bluffs of Henderson – right in the middle of everything. Large master suite has a balcony, and the upstairs loft has all the extra room you need. Community center, pool and playground included.

2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1287 square feet. Listed for $190,000.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Julie Ingman with CDA Properties from Salt Lake City, UT!

Blog, Featured Members / 19.10.20170 comments

Julie Ingman

Julie Ingman
CDA Properties

Experience: 5 years
Specializations: First time buyers
Areas Served: Salt Lake, Davis and Utah Counties

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: My dad has always made extra money throughout his life on Real Estate. He bought properties, held onto them for years and has either sold or rented them. I learned the value of Real Estate watching him and seeing the money he made after building equity. Even now as he is retired, his only income is from his rental houses that are paid off because others have paid his mortgage! Real estate is a great way to help families get ahead!

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:   I often bake cookies and give them to people as they leave so the house will smell amazing and feel like home to them. I accidentally burned a batch during the open house which did the opposite!

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The Ins and Outs of Escrow

Blog / 18.10.20170 comments

This blog was contributed by Lynda Dennemarck of HomeSmart Realty. See the original here.

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If you have never owned a home, you likely have no idea what ‘escrow’ means, but have certainly heard the term tossed about in real estate circles. In a nutshell, the escrow agent is simply a third party that holds the money in trust between a lender and a borrower. Their role is to ensure that both parties agree to all the terms before the funds are released.

How Is Escrow Used In Real Estate?

As a safety net for most mortgages, lenders require you to open an escrow account. The funds in this account are appropriated for property tax and homeowners insurance. Because rates on both fronts aren’t fixed, you will often see the rates change. The escrow agent’s job is to make adjustments to your escrow account to cover these fluctuations. Your job is to make the determined monthly payment each month.

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Listing of the Day: A historic property from Joanna Nowinski of CENTURY 21 Hometown Realty

Listing of The Day / 17.10.20170 comments

The Listing of the Day for October 17 is over at 8987 Curbaril Atascadero, CA. Provided by CENTURY 21 Hometown Realty.

This historic 1918 colony house sits on almost an acre in Atascadero. The beautiful property is 100% usable. An open floor plan lets lots of light throughout the house, and the huge wood-burning fireplace provides a cozy focal point. The lower level includes one bedroom and one bathroom. Upstairs, the two bedrooms include built-in storage for lots of storage throughout the whole house. Lots and lots of windows to let in plenty of natural light to highlight the wood details.

3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2064 square feet. Listed for $500,000.

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Never Say Never: What to Do When It’s Hard to Sell Your House

Blog / 17.10.20170 comments

what to do when it's hard to sell your houseEveryone lists their house with the intention of selling it in no time. Most sellers are on a race against the clock, whether it’s to get to a new job, or to move into a new property on which they’ve already closed. Unfortunately, very few houses sell as quick as we need them to.

Home sales are at an all-time high for the first time in the last 10 years, according to The Mortgage Reports. That’s great news. But it still doesn’t mean that houses are selling at exceptional speed. A buyer’s market means people have more choices, can spend more time looking at different options, or even negotiating more over the details of the contract.

While many organizations have approximation formulas for their regions as to how long the average house stays on the market, the truth there is no one exact equation to determine how long it will take to sell your house. Luck can play a role, but numbers given on different real estate websites vary from 36 days to as high as 69 days-and that’s just an average.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Nathan Horne with The Corcoran Group from Brooklyn, NY!

Blog, Featured Members / 16.10.20170 comments

Nathan Horne

Nathan Horne
The Corcoran Group

Experience: Three years
Specializations: Residential sales, commercial investments
Areas Served: All NYC boroughs

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: I think that it’s important that people use their money wisely for investment purposes and that a home can make someone more content.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:   Full ask offer where they wanted me to cancel the rest of the open house and accept.

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Listing of the Day: A Low-Maintenance One-Level Home From April Harrington of Exit Realty East Nashville

Listing of The Day / 13.10.20170 comments

The Listing of the Day for October 13 is over at 228 Myhr Grn, Nashville, TN 37221. Provided by Exit Realty East Nashville.

Highly sought-after Ashley Green property with a secluded patio, adorable back yard, and extended garage! The fenced backyard provides plenty of cozy privacy when enjoying your patio. Perfect starter home for a small family! Extras include built-in bookshelves, large master bath, fireplace, included appliances and more. The Ashley Green HOA covers basic cable, pool, and clubhouse maintenance, and as well as exterior siding, lawn care, common areas and more. As a bonus, the seller is offering a $3500 credit towards new flooring with an acceptable offer!

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1400 square feet. Listed for $232,500.

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SetSchedule Member Spotlight: Pak Leung with Star Max Realty from Rancho Cucamonga, CA!

Blog, Featured Members / 12.10.20170 comments

Pak Leung

Pak Leung
Star Max Realty

Experience: 12 years
Specializations: FHA home purchases, first time (5% down) home purchases
Areas Served: San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire (Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Fontana, San Bernardino) and Riverside areas.

Q: What made you become interested in real estate?
A: Real estate is the “essential necessity” of life! Everyone needs real estate for shelters, commerce, and business.

Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted?
A:   Got an offer on the spot!

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SetSchedule Unveils the New SetValue® Tool for Homeowners and Homebuyers

Press Releases / 11.10.20170 comments

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SetSchedule, the revolutionary on-demand real estate marketplace that connects homeowners and homebuyers with top-rated local real estate agents and brokers, is excited to announce the launch of the new SetValue® tool, which offers an estimated property value of a home based on data compiled from all corners of available resources.

The SetValue® tool applies the best of SetSchedule’s data and research abilities to help homeowners and buyers get a better idea of what they can get for their current home, or what a prospective home is worth. The SetSchedule team compares data from several different real estate websites as well as public records and local data sources to estimate for what price a home may end up selling, taking into account factors like sales trends for the area and the sale prices of comparable homes. It’s available on the SetSchedule homepage here.

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