When you list with us, we offer you our full service concierge team that will be sure to take care of all of your selling needs. We want you to enjoy the time that you have left in your home and not be stressed out about the process. So, this means we will take care of hiring movers, finding storage, even garage sales and selling personal items for you. If you need a contractor, we will set it up for you. Selling and moving shouldn’t be a daunting experience, but one that is enjoyable and exciting.
We provide the Right Exposure & Effective Internet Marketing.....We focus on where the majority of buyers are searching. We have an extensive online network. Once the home hits the MLS agents are huge sources of buyers. We network to agents statewide and nationwide. American Beachside Brokers also utilizes Google AdWords technology. It is the best way to ensure that your listings gets the maximum exposure possible in the online real estate market. As a Zillow Premier Agent, American Beachside Brokers has greater exclusivity and wider reach in the online real estate market by increasing our exposure and promoting our listings without the influence of other agents.
We use the latest Cutting-edge technology. Behavioural targeting is a way of directing our marketing at homeowners who are most likely to be interested in your house.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD
Exceptional LOCAL Knowledge. With 20+ years of experience, and an understanding of current trends, I can help you navigate the market to get the best price.
Over the years, We helped hundreds sell and buy new homes. I'll help answer any questions you may have about your next sale or purchase.
We never leave money on the table! If it makes sense, we make it happen. We always find a creative way to make escrows close!
Our relationships allow us to save you money on everything from small repairs to major renovations.
If we represent you in the purchase of any listing, we will rebate part of our selling commission.
FREE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
We will manage small improvement projects at no cost to our clients. You will also have access to our list of contractors if necessary.
We have access to a list of short-term furnished rentals available for temporary relocation due to remodeling, fast escrow closings, etc..
COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE
We have a full service commercial real estate division providing solutions to property owners, investors and tenants.
Our staff knows the ins and outs of both the real estate and property management market. We are dedicated to provide great service to our owners and tenants.
Vacation Home Advice for Retirees
Right now, there are more people 65 and up in the United States than there have been at any other time in our nation's history. Currently, that figure stands at 15.1 percent. Granted, not all people in their mid-60s are retired. (According to stats from 2017, 19 percent of the 65-plus crowd are still working). Nonetheless, many people who have the chance to retire or who get older and decide it's time to cross items off their bucket list, start taking more vacations -- and many are diving into the investment of purchasing a vacation home. And that can be a very good thing. Taking a vacation has been shown to lower stress, improve your cardiovascular system, and even strengthen your marriage. If you're a retiree in the market for a vacation home, here are some tips and advice to consider.
Many of us idealize retirement as a time of globetrotting and time-sharing on beaches as soft as powdered sugar, free of all worries about money. But since 14.5 percent of seniors in the US, who should be basking in retirement, live below the federal poverty line, that story isn’t as realistic as we’d like to think. For the vast majority of us, no matter how old we are, money is still a consideration. Just because you’ve escaped the 9-to-5 daily grind doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ponder these questions when looking for a vacation spot:
Where is the best place to buy? (Think about how close it is to you or how often you’ll go there.)
Can you afford a second home?
Is this a good investment, or will your money better serve you if it’s parked elsewhere?
Square all this away, and you’ll be able to relax a lot more after you get the papers signed.
Doing Your Research
Now that you’ve got your finances in order, think about your desired area, and then do your research. As with searching for any property, it’s best to scroll through online databases, talk to a trusted realtor, or both. Expect a property’s asking price to fluctuate depending on where it is. Keep in mind that if you don’t have the cash to pay for a vacation home outright, you’ll need to take out a mortgage to get it — and if you’re already a homeowner, that won’t be your only home loan. If you can afford it, great! But if not, don’t be afraid to pull out of that plan. In the long run, you’ll feel far better in retirement if you’re not stressed out.
If you’re using a secondary property as a vacation rental, you might need to think about how to store some of your possessions. If you have heirlooms you want to be secured or anything you want to protect from accidental breakage, consider adding a storage building or garage to your property. Many people go with steel when constructing these buildings, as they are relatively easy to assemble and designed for durability. If you need more information, Armstrong Steel has an informative guide to the world of steel buildings.
Holding Down the Fort
Before you pull the trigger on buying your vacation home, read up on all the hidden costs that you’re likely to encounter. These include tax implications and stricter mortgage terms, as well as the cost of maintaining it when you’re not there. If you buy a condo or a townhouse, your homeowners association fees should cover your expenses in this regard. But if you have a single-family home, you’re on the hook for all repairs, great or small. If you hire a property management company, you’ll probably shell out at least $75 per month (not including repairs). Meanwhile, there’s also homeowner's insurance to consider.
Here are some ways to keep those costs in check:
Remember that premiums for new homes are generally lower than for old homes.
Install storm shutters, impact-resistant glass, and a fire-resistant roof.
Find and install the right security system for your needs — a step that you should take both for your safety and for your wallet.
Buying a vacation home in retirement is an investment, but it’s one that could make this next chapter of your life even more exciting. Know what you can afford, research your ideal area, and make plans for upkeep and maintenance, and you’ll be able to make the most of your new home away from home.
This Seal Beach, CA home was built in 1978 with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The home has 3,362 square feet on a 0.08 acre lot. Click here for more info.
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