1. Negotiating Home Fixtures: Who Gets What?

    Before buyers make an offer, they’ll want to be clear on what stays and what goes with the house, as well as what’s up for negotiation. In general, buyers keep anything permanently attached to the house. However, in some markets, there can be a gray area when it comes to appliances and custom-bu…Read More

  2. FHA Borrowers Get Help Funding Solar Panels

    A growing number of lending programs are helping homeowners pay the upfront costs of solar panels. One lender, Guild Mortgage, an independent lender, recently announced a program that allows home buyers to lump the costs of solar panels into an FHA loan. California residents will be the first to hav…Read More

  3. Why Underwater Owners Still Pay the Mortgage

      Despite the enormous gains in the housing market, and the rapid surge in home prices in recent years, nearly 2 million people still owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth. Throughout much of the housing downturn a decade ago, the plight of underwater borrowers sparked fierce deba…Read More

  4. Cities Offer Cash to Lure Relocation Buyers

    In places facing a shortage of workers, some civic leaders are taking the unusual step of offering to pay people to move to the city. City officials in Hamilton, Ohio, have launched “Relocate to Hamilton,” touting $5,000 to help pay student loans. In Grant County, Ind., civic leaders are offerin…Read More

  5. Student Debt Kills Ownership!!!

    Student loan debt is creating a barrier to homeownership. About 45 million people in the U.S. have student debt, with the average borrower owing more than $30,000, according to Student Loan Hero, a resource for managing education debt. Nearly one-fifth of borrowers owe $100,000 or more, according to…Read More

  6. Selling your home in a sellers market

    There are many reasons to sell your home, relocating, moving into something bigger to accommodate your growing family, or even a smaller home because you’re prepping for retirement. Regardless of the reason, nothing can replace the value and expertise of a Realtor. At Paradise Realty we have Realt…Read More


    Love is in the air in the Real Estate world. Last year in 2017 we hit the highest share of first-time buyers who are unmarried since 1981. There are some risk buying with an unmarried partner but if you’re comfortable and trust each other, there are precautionary steps to take to ensure the deal g…Read More

  8. Top 10 Things To Boost Curb Appeal for $100 or Less

    Give your home a little facelift this spring. Whether you’re thinking about selling or just looking to brighten your house, here are the top 10 low-cost ways to up your home’s curb appeal. 1. Paint Your Door A fresh coat of paint might just do it. It covers up smudges and dirt which helps makes …Read More

  9. Homebuilding Isn’t Keeping Up With Growth

    America’s housing shortage is more wide-ranging than cloistered coastal markets, stretching from pricey locales such as California and Massachusetts to more surprising places, such as Arizona and Utah. Some 22 states and the District of Columbia have built too little housing to keep up with econ…Read More