Estey Real Estate Benicia Property Management Blog

This blog features Benicia Property Management information and education from Estey in Benicia, California.  To contact Estey Real Estate, please visit our website or Contact Candy Swanson!

Eric Hoglund – 4Word, a Short Introduction

Eric Hoglund from Estey Real Estate in less than 60 seconds. See what makes Eric such an amazing realtor. “4Word” Video by Colin Pattison (Colin@ColinPattisonPhotography.com)

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Arbitration Mediation 101: Benicia Landlord Education

On our blog today, we are talking about arbitration and mediation, which are terms you will often find in your real estate contracts. We have asked Steve Gizzi, an attorney with Gizzi & Reep, to speak with us about the significance of those terms in any contract you may be preparing to sign. Mediation When […]

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What Do I Need to Know When Planning my Estate in Benicia, CA?

Estate planning is a big issue in the real estate world, and it’s something that touches everyone, regardless of whether or not you own property. On today’s blog, we’ve invited Steve Gizzi, the managing attorney at Gizzi & Reep, to talk to us about what kind of estate planning you need. There’s no simple checklist […]

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Benicia Home Repairs: Do It Yourself or Hire a Contractor?

Making repairs to your home might seem like a good idea when you want to save a few dollars, but Victor Iniguez of Remodel Plus is here with us today, and he’s going to talk about why it might be better for you to hire a licensed contractor. Sellers who think they’d be better off […]

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The FHA 203K Rehab Program Explained by a Local Lender and Property Manager

We are talking again with Alan Schwartzman of Advanced Mortgage, a division of American Pacific Mortgage, about an interesting program that can help people get a loan for properties that need to be fixed up. So many times, we see homes hit the market that need a lot work. There is real concern about whether […]

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How Property Managers Handle Termite Damage

Today we are talking about termite damage, and I’m joined by Victor Iniguez, of Remodel Plus. Sometimes, a real estate transaction will be going along just fine and then the termite report gets done. Often, sellers are shocked by what they see on that pest report, and the expenses can get huge. I asked Victor […]

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Mortgages: Understanding Jumbo and Conforming Loans

Today at Estey we are talking to Alan Schwartzman, who is a lending professional with Advanced Mortgage, a division of American Pacific Mortgage. I have asked him to join us on our blog because one of the biggest questions we hear all the time from investors who need mortgages is: what’s the difference between a […]

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How to Determine if a Reverse Mortgage is for You

We are talking today to Alan Schwartzman, who is with Advanced Mortgage, a division of American Pacific Mortgage. Alan is going to tell us how a reverse mortgage for purchase might work for you. First, it’s important to understand that reverse mortgages are not for everyone. In those circumstances where they are suitable, they are […]

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Tips on Preparing for your First Home Loan

We have a lot of first time homebuyers at Estey Real Estate and Property Management, so I’ve invited Alan Schwartzman of Advanced Mortgage, a division of American Pacific Mortgage, to talk to us about what first time homebuyers can do to get best prepared for that first home loan. A couple of things come to […]

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Maintenance Items Every Property Owner and Property Manager Can Do

Our blog topic today is how to take care of preventative maintenance issues around your house. Victor Iniguez of Remodel Plus is going to tell us about some things that every property owner can do. You will want to pay attention to these tips if you are selling your home, renting it out to tenants […]

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