Monday, September 27, 2010

PV Brokers Residential Real Estate

Silver Spur Fall Fundraiser
 
PV Brokers Residential Real Estate will be a sponsor at the Silver Spur Fall Fundraiser on Nov. 5th at Trump International.  PV Brokers Realtor, Cathy Cleveland, is a Co-Chair for the silent auction.  We are looking forward to participating in this annual event which always has a great impact on the school and its students.
 
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                                   Bart Cleveland
                                         Broker
                          Registered Investment Advisor
                                  310.872.0778  cell 
                                  310.684.3156  office       

 

              

                Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                                  DRE #01858787

Silver Spur School Family Social

PV Brokers Residential Real Estate will be a sponsor for the Silver Spur Elementary Family Social Event and will provide bottled water to all guests  The event is this friday and we hope to have a large turnout to support the children.  Should be fun !

 

 

 

 

                             Bart Cleveland
                                   Broker
                    Registered Investment Advisor
                            310.872.0778  cell 
                            310.684.3156  office       

 

                        Residential Real Estate 

            Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                              DRE #01858787

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                                   Bart Cleveland
                                         Broker
                          Registered Investment Advisor
                                  310.872.0778  cell 
                                  310.684.3156  office       

 

              

                Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                                  DRE #01858787

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Picked Best Palos Verdes Real Estate Realtors Palos Verdes Residential Brokers

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PV Brokers has established a live web cam on our website to capture the scenic views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  You can tie into out Twitter and Facebook pages to receive updates.  Updates will include the spectacular Palos Verdes sunsets,as well as, whale sightings and many other unique views of the Palos Verdes coastline.  Please visit our website at www.pvbrokers.com or give a call any time at (310)684-3156 for any of your Real Estate needs. We are very excited about showing our customers and friends live footage of beautiful Palos Verdes.

 

 

                             Bart Cleveland
                                   Broker
                    Registered Investment Advisor
                            310.872.0778  cell 
                            310.684.3156  office       

 

                        Residential Real Estate 

            Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                              DRE #01858787

Monday, September 20, 2010

PV Brokers Selling Residential Real Estate in Palos Verdes

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GETTING YOUR HOUSE READY TO SELL
Disconnect Your Emotions

When conversing with real estate agents, you will often find that when they talk to you about buying real estate, they will refer to your purchase as a "home." Yet if you are selling property, they will often refer to it as a "house." There is a reason for this. Buying real estate is often an emotional decision, but when selling real estate you need to remove emotion from the equation.
You need to think of your house as a marketable commodity. Property. Real estate. Your goal is to get others to see it as their potential home, not yours. If you do not consciously make this decision, you can inadvertently create a situation where it takes longer to sell your property.
The first step in getting your home ready to sell is to "de-personalize" it.


Uncluttering the House

This is the hardest thing for most people to do because they are emotionally attached to everything in the house. After years of living in the same home, clutter collects in such a way that may not be evident to the homeowner. However, it does affect the way buyers see the home, even if you do not realize it.
Clutter collects on shelves, counter tops, drawers, closets, garages, attics, and basements.  You want as much open clear space as possible, so every extra little thing needs to be cleared away.
Take a step back and pretend you are a buyer. Let a friend help point out areas of clutter, as long as you can accept their views without getting defensive. Let your agent help you, too.

Kitchen Clutter

The kitchen is a good place to start removing clutter, because it is an easy place to start.
First, get everything off the counters. Everything. Even the toaster. Put the toaster in a cabinet and take it out when you use it. Find a place where you can store everything in cabinets and drawers. Of course, you may notice that you do not have cabinet space to put everything. Clean them out. The dishes, pots and pans that rarely get used? Put them in a box and put that box in storage.
You see, homebuyers will open all your cabinets and drawers, especially in the kitchen. They want to be sure there is enough room for their "stuff." If your kitchen cabinets, pantries, and drawers look jammed full, it sends a negative message to the buyer and does not promote an image of plentiful storage space. The best way to do that is to have as much "empty space" as possible.
For that reason, if you have a "junk drawer," get rid of the junk. If you have a rarely used crock pot, put it in storage. Do this with every cabinet and drawer. Create open space.
If you have a large amount of foodstuffs crammed into the shelves or pantry, begin using them – especially canned goods. Canned goods are heavy and you don't want to be lugging them to a new house, anyway – or paying a mover to do so. Let what you have on the shelves determine your menus and use up as much as you can.
Beneath the sink is very critical, too. Make sure the area beneath the sink is as empty as possible, removing all extra cleaning supplies. You should scrub the area down as well, and determine if there are any tell-tale signs of water leaks that may cause a homebuyer to hesitate in buying your home.

Costs of Repairs

Do not do anything expensive, such as remodeling. If possible, use savings to pay for any repairs and improvements – do not go charging up credit cards or obtaining new loans. Remember that part of selling a house is also preparing to buy your next home. You do not want to do anything that will affect your credit scores or hurt your ability to qualify for your next mortgage.

Plumbing and Fixtures

When looking at a house, prospective home buyers often do not really know what to do. So they play with things. They flick light switches. They open everything with a handle. They turn on all the faucets and flush all the toilets. Having nice shiny fixtures makes an impression.
All your sink fixtures should look shiny and new. If this cannot be accomplished by cleaning, buy new ones. If you don't buy something fancy, this can be accomplished inexpensively. Make sure all the hot and cold water knobs are easy to turn and that the faucets do not leak. If they do, replace the washers.
It sounds like hard work, but it's pretty easy -- even for the inexperienced.
Check to make sure you have good water pressure and that there are no stains on any of the porcelain. If you have a difficult stain to remove, one trick is to hire a cleaning crew to go through and clean your home on a one-time basis. They seem to be wonderful at making stains go away.  Please contact us for all your Real Estate needs.  Please give us a call at 310 872-0778 or visit our website at www.pvbrokers.net.

 

 

                             Bart Cleveland
                                   Broker
                    Registered Investment Advisor
                            310.872.0778  cell 
                            310.684.3156  office       

 

                        Residential Real Estate 

            Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                              DRE #01858787

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Buying a Home With Resale Value - the House

 
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Buying a Home With a View

Homes with a pleasant view of the horizon often sell at a premium above similar homes without the view. However, if a view is important to you, buy it mostly for your own pleasure and not as an investment. Though you may place a considerable dollar value on the view, future buyers may not be so like-minded. It may take you longer to find a buyer when it comes time to resell the house. Or you may end up dropping your price to more nearly match other sales prices in the neighborhood. In short, if you are buying a house with a view, try to pay as little extra as possible. Otherwise, you might not get your money back.

Lot and Landscaping

Even though most real estate value is usually concentrated in the building, the lot is important, too. Obviously, it should be as level as possible. Assuming the property is in a typical neighborhood, the lot should be rectangular – no odd shaped lots or oddly situated lots. Yard sizes are smaller in modern homes than in older homes, but there should still be a decently sized front and back yard. Do not buy a house where the entire back yard is taken up by a swimming pool, for example.
Do not purchase an over-landscaped property, either. You would normally pay a premium for that, which you may not be able to recover when you sell. You will get your best value if the house is moderately landscaped or under-landscaped for the area. You can always improve the landscaping during your ownership by improving the grass and adding bushes and trees. Just do not spend too much.

House Size

In each residential neighborhood, houses will vary in size and rooms, but they should not be too different. If resale value is an important consideration, you should not buy the largest model in the neighborhood. When determining market value, the homes nearest to yours are most important. If most of the nearby houses are smaller than your house, they can act as a drag on appreciation.
On the other hand, if you buy a small or medium house for the neighborhood, the larger homes can help pull up your value. This is one of those times where determining your "wants" versus your "needs" can be extremely important. Buying what you need in a more prestigious neighborhood may provide more financial reward than getting what you want in a less desirable neighborhood.

 

 

 

 

                             Bart Cleveland
                                   Broker
                    Registered Investment Advisor
                            310.872.0778  cell 
                            310.684.3156  office       

 

                        Residential Real Estate 

            Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                              DRE #01858787

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Palos Verdes Residential Real Estate Brokers Whale Watching Live Web Cam

Palos Verdes RESIDENTIAL Real Estate Brokers Whale Watching Web Cam Palos Verdes Residential REAL ESTATE Brokers Whale Watching Web Cam Palos Verdes Residential Real Estate BROKERS Whale Watching  LIVE WEB CAM          PV Brokers will be establishing a live web cam on our website to capture the scenic views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  You can tie into out Twitter and Facebook pages to receive updates.  Updates will include the spectacular Palos Verdes sunsets,as well as, whale sightings and many other unique views of the Palos Verdes coastline.  Please visit our website at www.pvbrokers.com or give a call any time at (310)684-3156 for any of your Real Estate needs.

 

 

 

 

                             Bart Cleveland
                                   Broker
                    Registered Investment Advisor
                            310.872.0778  cell 
                            310.684.3156  office       

 

                        Residential Real Estate 

            Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                              DRE #01858787

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Palos Verdes Residential Real Estate Brokers Whale Watching Live Web Cam

Palos Verdes RESIDENTIAL Real Estate Brokers Whale Watching Web Cam Palos Verdes Residential REAL ESTATE Brokers Whale Watching Web Cam Palos Verdes Residential Real Estate BROKERS Whale Watching  LIVE WEB CAM          PV Brokers will be establishing a live web cam on our website to capture the scenic views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  You can tie into out Twitter and Facebook pages to receive updates.  Updates will include the spectacular Palos Verdes sunsets,as well as, whale sightings and many other unique views of the Palos Verdes coastline.  Please visit our website at www.pvbrokers.com or give a call any time at (310)684-3156 for any of your Real Estate needs.

 

 

 

 

                             Bart Cleveland
                                   Broker
                    Registered Investment Advisor
                            310.872.0778  cell 
                            310.684.3156  office       

 

                        Residential Real Estate 

            Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                              DRE #01858787

Palos Verdes Residential Real Estate Brokers

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     Where integrity meets experience
 
 
At PV Brokers, we can satisfy all your real estate needs.  There are many great opportunities whether you are buying or selling.  Please call us at 310.872.0778 with any question or visit our website at www.pvbrokers.net.

 

 

 

                             Bart Cleveland
                                   Broker
                    Registered Investment Advisor
                            310.872.0778  cell 
                            310.684.3156  office       

 

                        Residential Real Estate 

            Where Integrity Meets Experience tm

 

                              DRE #01858787

Friday, September 17, 2010

Real Estate Home Buying Tips

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   Home  Buying  Advantages  Part I
 
Income Tax Savings

Because of income tax deductions, the government is subsidizing your purchase of a home. All of the interest and property taxes you pay in a given year can be deducted from your gross income to reduce your taxable income.
For example, assume your initial loan balance is $150,000 with an interest rate of eight percent. During the first year you would pay $9969.27 in interest. If your first payment is January 1st, your taxable income would be almost $10,000 less – due to the IRS interest rate deduction.
Property taxes are deductible, too. Whatever property taxes you pay in a given year may also be deducted from your gross income, lowering your tax obligation.

Stable Monthly Housing Costs

When you rent a place to live, you can certainly expect your rent to increase each year – or even more often. If you get a fixed rate mortgage when you buy a home, you have the same monthly payment amount for thirty years. Even if you get an adjustable rate mortgage, your payment will stay within a certain range for the entire life of the mortgage – and interest rates aren't as volatile now as they were in the late seventies and early eighties.
Imagine how much rent might be ten, fifteen, or even thirty years from now? Which makes more sense?

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

                 Bart Cleveland

                   310.684.3156

                       Broker       
       Registered Investment Advisor
      Residential Real Estate Brokers

 

                 
                 DRE #01858787

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Real Estate Tips

 
Advantages of Buying versus Renting

As a fairly general rule, homes appreciate about four or five percent a year. Some years will be more, some less. The figure will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood, and region to region.
Five percent may not seem like that much at first. Stocks (at times) appreciate much more, and you could easily earn over the same return with a very safe investment in treasury bills or bonds.
But take a second look…
Presumably, if you bought a $200,000 house, you did not pay cash for the home. You got a mortgage, too. Suppose you put as much as twenty percent down – that would be an investment of $40,000.
At an appreciation rate of 5% annually, a $200,000 home would increase in value $10,000 during the first year. That means you earned $10,000 with an investment of $40,000. Your annual "return on investment" would be a whopping twenty-five percent.
Of course, you are making mortgage payments and paying property taxes, along with a couple of other costs. However, since the interest on your mortgage and your property taxes are both tax deductible, the government is essentially subsidizing your home purchase.
Your rate of return when buying a home is higher than most any other investment you could make.  Give us a call at 310.872.0778 or visit our website at www.pvbrokers.net.  Happy hunting !!

 

 

 

 

                 Bart Cleveland

                   310.684.3156

                       Broker       
       Registered Investment Advisor
      Residential Real Estate Brokers

 

                 
                 DRE #01858787

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                 Bart Cleveland

                   310.684.3156

                       Broker       
       Registered Investment Advisor
      Residential Real Estate Brokers

 

                 
                 DRE #01858787

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                 Bart Cleveland

                   310.684.3156

                       Broker       
       Registered Investment Advisor
      Residential Real Estate Brokers

             www.pvbrokers.com

 

                 
                 DRE #01858787

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