the real mccoy

The Real McCoy: Should buyer bide time for better deal?

Dear Kari: We are finally ready to buy a home and we want the best deal. Some friends of ours just bought a home and they paid full price after the home was on the market for thr ...

The Real McCoy: Why do I have to pay more taxes in Mello-Roos?

Dear Kari, I am completely in the dark when it comes to Mello-Roos and why should I pay for it? Answer: A Mello-Roos is when a home is in an area where a special (extra) tax ...

To disclose or not to disclose?

Dear Kari: We know about some cracks at our ceiling wall line. Should we paint over them, leave them or disclose them? One time when it rained, water got in that area. Next time i ...

The Real McCoy: Selling a home isn’t as easy as it looks

Did you know that many Realtors’ listings come from individuals who thought they had sold their homes? Sellers who try to sell their own home learn the hard way that selling a ...

Our offer was accepted, now what do we do?

Dear Kari, We are really excited about our new home purchase. Our real estate agent suggests we have a Home Inspection that will cost $275 to $550. However, we feel the home is i ...
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