Buying or Renting?

1031 Exchanges

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, I own a single family residence that has been a rental for many years. I purchased the house for $100,000 and I think I can sell for about…

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Sweat Equity

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, my wife and I want to purchase a home in a particular school district. The homes are pricey and pushing our price range. There are some fixer-uppers that…

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What’s Your Title?

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, my fiancée and I are buying a condo together. What do you think is the best way to take title to our new home? Answer: The manner in…

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Listen to the Market; Listen to your Realtor

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, I’m ready to put my home on the market. I had my realtor do a market analysis of the recent comparable sales in my neighborhood. She put the…

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Distressed Properties and What Are They?

By Marsha Gray

Question: Marsha, I know the Santa Barbara housing market has rebounded in the last few years and the future is rosier than it was in 2009. Knowing this, I was…

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