Author: Home Bay

Closing 101: A Guide for Home Bay Sellers

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The biggest difference between selling a home with Home Bay and hiring a traditional agent is we work remotely, not on-site. So what happens when it's time to close on your home sale?Here's everything you need to know. What happens after escrow? * Title paperwork is given to b

California Natural Hazard Disclosure Report 101

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SnapNHD is dedicated to providing home buyers and sellers with comprehensive natural hazard disclosure reports. In this post, you'll learn what a natural hazard disclosure (NHD) is, what the report covers, and what to look for. Understanding Your NHD Report: California law req

Seller's Guide: Preparing for Your Appraisal

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There are a number of things you can do to ensure your home appraisal goes smoothly and the appraiser's findings come out in your favor. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for your appraisal. How to prepare for your home appraisal 1. Justify your price in writing To help prov

Home Pricing Template for Soon-to-be-Retirees

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Retirees can't afford to make financial mistakes because they don't have a lifetime of work to make up for their errors. So if you're preparing for retirement and are planning to list your home, getting the pricing right is critical. This post explains exactly how you should go a

Does Home Bay advertise on Craigslist?

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We believe Craigslist is an ineffective form of advertising a home for sale . Our experience, which is backed by the data showing where buyers search, is that real buyers generally do not search Craigslist to purchase homes. Most of the activity on Craigslist consists of real es

My Lender Delayed Closing... Now What?

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There's nothing more frustrating for a seller than to expect to close escrow on a specific date, only to be told that a lender delay is pushing the date further out. It's especially frustrating if that "further out" date is yet to be determined. But what causes closing delays and

Does Home Bay handle 1031 Exchanges?

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Home Bay frequently works with sellers conducting 1031 exchanges. Though Home Bay isn't a 1031 exchange agent (also known as a 1031 facilitator), we can provide you with a referral to one. Traditional brokerages don't handle the 1031 exchange itself either, so you have to work w