Bon Maison Real Estate Blog

Stay up to date on important market information and publications for home owners as well as information for buyers and home owners.

July 5, 2017

Wine and Events

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Posted in Wine Country
July 5, 2017

3 Strategies to Finding the Perfect Asking Price

Bon Maison Real Estate in Sonoma County, North & East Bay.  Residential Sales and Income Property

Determining the perfect asking price involves psychological reasons as much as practical reasons  (For more information click here to read entire article).

Posted in Homebuying Tips
July 5, 2017

10 Questions to Ask at an Open House

Bon Maison Real Estate in Sonoma County, North & East Bay.  Residential Sales and Income Property

Visiting an open house gives would-be buyers the opportunity to speak directly to the seller's agent.  And the best way to take advantage of this personal meeting is to be prepared.  Get the inside scoop by asking these 10 questions.

1.  How many offers have been made?  The agent might have received word that an offer is coming in any minute.  If the agent has received offers, the agent will probably be eager to tell you, in hopes that you'll bid as well and drive the price up. (For more information click here to read entire article.)

Posted in Homebuying Tips
July 5, 2017

5 Mistakes First Time Homebuyers Make

Bon Maison Real Estate in Sonoma County, North & East Bay.  Residential Sales and Income Property

First timers can be eager to jump into home ownership.  But real estate experts say they see them committing the same mistakes, time and time again.  Here are some of the most common ones.   (For more information click here to read entire article)

Posted in Homebuying Tips
July 5, 2017

Bomb Scare - Be Aware

Bon Maison Real Estate.  Residential and Income Property in Sonoma County, North & East Bay.

Recently one of our Realtors had to call the police regarding a possible incendiary device/bomb left in a house after an eviction.  The police called in the bomb squad and determined that it was an incendiary device that would need to be lit to detonate, i.e., a Molotov cocktail type device.  They removed the device and searched the rest of the house.

The bomb squad gave the Realtor the following advice....(For more information click here to read entire article.)

Posted in Home Owners
July 5, 2017

The Stifling Effects of High Rents on Homeownership

Bon Maison Real Estate in Sonoma County, North & East Bay. Residential Sales and Income Property

In Latest Articles, Real Estate Newsflash: Housing Wire put their finger on the nerve of the whole rising rents crisis: it keeps the middle class from being able to buy.  This is especially true in California, where some of the hottest job markets and thus highest rents reside.  (For more information click here to read entire article)

Posted in Home Owners
July 5, 2017

Medical Marijuana Issues Hazy for Dingle-Family Homes

Bon Maison Real Estate.  Residential Sales and Income Property in Sonoma County, North & East Bay

Medical Marijuana issues hazy for single-family homes making it more difficult for landlords. (For more information click here to read entire article)

Posted in Renting
July 5, 2017

Capital Improvements

Bon Maison Real Estate. Residential Sales and Income Property in Sonoma County, North & East Bay.

Savvy investment property owners know that regular maintenance and strategic improvements are the keys to sustaining and increasing the value of their property.  That being said, it helps to know the difference between what constitutes a capital improvement and a repair.  This article will address the basic differences between the two, and shed some light on a couple of areas that are of critical importance - namely the foundation and roof of your income property. (For more information, click here to read entire article)

 

Posted in Home Owners
July 5, 2017

Don't Fence Me In

Bon Maison Real Estate. Residential Sales and Income Property in Sonoma County, North & East Bay

American poet Robert Frost wrote, "Good fences make good neighbors," and he was so right.  There are some things that will get you into trouble with your neighbors and a fence needing repair is one of them.  And when you own rental property, the last thing you need is one more headache.  (For more information click here to read entire article)

Posted in Home Owners
July 5, 2017

1031 Exchange

Just the basics:  Tax-Deferred Exchanges under IRS Section 1031

Bon Maison Real Estate.  Residential Sales and Income Property in Sonoma County, North & East Bay

Knowing some basic rules behind Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 can help investors defer paying capital gains tax on property dispositions, resulting in more money to invest in a property acquisition.  Generally, any real or personal property can be exchanged, provided it is held "for productive use in a trade or business" or for "investment" and is exchanged for property of "like-kind" that will also be held for one of these same purposes. (For more information, click here to read entire article)

 

 

 

Posted in Example Category