This is a timeless article written by Elizabeth for another publication over a decade ago. Should everyone buy flood insurance? Well, with the crazy weather patterns, we are having across the US flood insurance seems a great idea, so, ENJOY.
— JaCi Wallace
Actually, just about everybody should buy flood insurance because it can flood almost anywhere. For example, floods can happen when rivers overflow, it rains for days on end or when a dam breaks. And flood insurance is so inexpensive to buy, compared to what fixing flood damage can cost.
Thought you would enjoy another bit of advice from Elizabeth Weintraub. Enjoy and happy Monday! — JaCi Wallace.
“Some Sacramento people go crazy wild improving their back yards. Gone are the days of the Weber barbecue grill fueled by charcoal. Nowadays, buyers demand state-of-the-art appliances that can cost ten grand for the grill alone; not counting the wood-fired pizza oven nor the refreshment center.
“The question is how do Sacramento buyers put a dollar value on an outdoor kitchen? Much depends on the quality of the materials and type of improvements. So, whether the yard has water features such as a pool, fountain, spa, or all three, and whether the yard is professionally landscaped.
Should a buyer sign an exclusive buyer broker agreement? This question is as relevant today as when this article below was originally written, over a decade ago for another website, by Elizabeth. Enjoy. — JaCi Wallace
Shortly after I wrote the article linked below, a reader wrote to me to complain. He said he was looking for a definitive answer in my article, and he couldn’t find it. He wanted to know, gosh darn it, should he or should he not sign a buyer’s broker agreement! So he was quite ticked off about it, too.
This article was written by Elizabeth over a decade ago for another publication. It showcases home-buying mistakes and is still relevant information today. Enjoy.
“OK, there are a lot of mistakes buyers can make when buying a home. But rather than delve into all of them, I thought it was prudent to highlight the top three. That’s because these three are mistakes that many buyers make over and over.
“Buyers don’t set out to make mistakes. Most often it’s an innocent error or because they simply didn’t know any better. But buyers sometimes sabotage their own escrows.
This is an excerpt from an article on agent marketing written by Elizabeth over a decade ago for a publication. It is still very relevant today. Compare today’s marketing trends to a decade ago. Enjoy.
Beyond the expensive car or fancy clothing, a good listing agent lives and dies by marketing. Because marketing sells homes. Ask to review a complete copy of the agent’s marketing plan. Precisely, what is the agent going to do to sell your home? Here is the bare-bones minimum you should expect: