Trading a Home for a Home, or a Boat, or a Plane, or ? Every Realtor has heard a variation on the story of a buyer coming to them with an offer that goes beyond a creative financing proposal. Occasionally it is a straight trade for property elsewhere but on occasion the buyer might propose a trade for an airplane, a time share plus cash, and in at least one case I know of a race horse. While these deals … Continue reading Trading Houses? With the Difficulty in Securing Jumbo Loans Folks are Making Trades.
I took some clients to the Santa Lucia Preserve this weekend to look at both lots and finished homes for sale. It is a truly beautiful place. To most folks “The Preserve” brings to mind the award winning Tom Fazio golf course and the exceptional homes that are found behind the Preserve gate. However, for those with homes and lots within the 20,000 acres “The Preserve” describes much more. A Bit of History Before the arrival of the Spanish missionaries, … Continue reading The Santa Lucia Preserve, A Brief History
My grandfather was a thoroughbred race horse trainer and obsessive trader. There were times he would head off to the track in a given truck and return later that night having traded it for an older model truck…and a colt. (As in horse, not beer or gun.) Trading is back in style in the current real estate market. A colleague of mine recently completed a trade of a large lot for a house. Another client considered a trade for a … Continue reading Trading Real Estate
As most of my clients know I drive a Toyota Prius. I enjoy new technology and over the last couple of years have especially enjoyed the gas mileage. As a Carmel and Pebble Beach Realtor and with the number of miles I put on the car, a Prius is a nearly perfect vehicle for showing my clients homes and land for sale on the Monterey Peninsula. Of course, there are limitations. I also represent properties in Carmel Valley and have … Continue reading Getting to Know Carmel Valley, Four Wheeling in a Prius