Category Archives: Real Estate
Did you know that when you go to sell your house, chances are great that you will have to treat for termites? If there is any evidence of termites, even if they are not active right now, and no treatment is found, you MUST treat. It is part of the real estate contract and it is not negotiable. All loans require a termite inspection and those pesky termites are everywhere!
ValuePest.com does a great job with treatment and they are one of the least expensive out there that I have found. Check them out here if you want to be proactive and treat or you know you already have those nasty wood eaters in your house!
Check out this amazing house in Malibu…you can get it for a steal! It was originally listed at $65m and is going up for auction at $22m. You can handle that, right? Read more about it here and see a slide show of the home here! And yes, that is an aquarium that takes up the entire wall in the library! It is super cool!!!
The average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage has fallen to its lowest level on records dating to 1971.
Five years ago, the average 30-year fixed rate was near 6.5 percent. In 2000, it exceeded 8 percent.
The average rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage, which is popular for refinancing, fell to 3.36 percent, also a record low.
The average for one-year adjustable-rate loans fell to 2.86 percent, the lowest on records going back to 1984.
Different? Imaginative? Crazy? Maybe a little of each of these things! What some people can think of! They certainly are conversation pieces! Take a peek at Annie Hauser and Tabitha Sukhai’s slide show for This Old House online, World’s Wildest Houses V. Would you live in any of these domiciles? I think I’ll stick with something a little more traditional, but these sure would be fun to view. Re-sale could be tough, however!