Category Archives: Comet Realty

Quote of the Day

April 2, 2012
By: cometrealty

Real estate is at the core of almost every business, and it’s certainly at the core of most people’s wealth. In order to build your wealth and improve your business smarts, you need to know about real estate.  ~ Donald Trump


Six Must Haves for Mortgage Approval

March 12, 2012
By: cometrealty

Interest rates are hovering around historical lows, and low interest rates increase affordability, making it easier for buyers to qualify. Yet stories of buyers waiting months to gain loan approval and home purchase transactions not closing on time due to lender’s strict underwriting are all too common.Some buyers are turned down for illogical reasons. For instance, if you have investments — even if they’re performing well — an underwriter might deny the mortgage because your portfolio doesn’t fall into the underwriter’s risk assessment model.One couple…
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FOR SALE: 1938 Bungalow in Downtown Templeton

February 11, 2012
By: cometrealty

This terrific 1938 bungalow is located in downtown Templeton, California at the corner of First & Main. Currently used as an office, this quaint property offers hardwood floors, coved ceilings, arched doorways, plaster walls, and a remodeled period style restroom. It has recently been painted with updated wiring and insulation. Exterior features include great visibility, custom concrete walkways and patio, landscaping, 2 beautiful heritage oak trees, garage, shed, and a large parking lot. 100 S. Main in Templeton has amazing potential. Contact your favorite Comet Realty…
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Getting Ready to Buy a Home? Lender Do’s & Don’ts

November 29, 2011
By: cometrealty

There are 4 things you should avoid doing prior to submitting a loan application, or during the loan process, according to Kevin Hauber of iMortgage. Any one of these things can greatly impact your ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, so it is critical to avoid doing any of these until AFTER your loan has closed escrow. DO NOT PAY OFF BILLSYour loan officer will advise you if it is necessary to pay off bills to help you qualify for a loan. They will…
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Tim Townley is REALTOR of the Year!

November 13, 2011
By: cometrealty

The REALTOR® of the Year award is actually one of the highest awards that can be bestowed upon a REALTOR®. The award is presented annually and the member is nominated by his peers. The criteria taken into consideration are the member’s involvement in leadership, civic affairs, participation in local, state and national committees with the California Association of REALTORS®, as well as the National Association of REALTORS®. Also taken into consideration is the member’s spirit, attitude, dedication to their clients, and business accomplishments. Comet Realty is…
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For Sale: Oasis in Arroyo Grande!

September 30, 2011
By: cometrealty

Please contact Shannon Fitzpatrick to arrange for your private tour of this fantastic home, or other Central Coast Properties.  Shannon can be reached at 805-801-5436, Shannon@CometRealty.com. www.690Monadella.com


Hayley’s Feng Shui Tip: FALL CLEANING TIPS!

September 20, 2011
By: cometrealty

Fall is in the air! Prepare for the change of season (even if you are in California!) with a few deep-cleaning tips for your home. A clean home is a happy home! Clean from ceiling to floors, starting with the most used rooms. Tackle this list over a few weeks if you get overwhelmed. I won’t tell anybody!  LIVING ROOM Dust fans, crown molding and air vents. Soak and wash glass light fixtures.  Walls and corners collect lots of dust (and dog hair, in my case!)…
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TIP: Home Improvements That Pay Off

September 13, 2011
By: cometrealty

Dian Hymer is a nationally syndicated real estate columnist, and author. The temptation is strong: Clean up the yard, declutter the house, and put it on the market without spending time and money sprucing the place up for sale. This is especially the case if you anticipate losing money on the sale. Some real estate agents recommend you do little if anything to get your home ready for sale. This could work if you price the listing to look like a bargain. However, most buyers…
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