Selling your Home As-Is; Pros & Cons

Selling your home as-is offers a faster, less stressful sale by skipping repairs. You save money upfront and avoid negotiating with contractors. However, the trade-off is a smaller buyer pool and a lower selling price. As-is homes attract cash buyers or those comfortable with fixer-uppers, but financing can be trickier.

On the flip side, traditional sales might fetch a higher price but involve repairs, delays, and potential negotiation hassles.

Consider your urgency and budget. If you need a quick sale and repairs aren’t feasible, as-is might be the way to go. Otherwise, weigh the potential profit from repairs against a potentially faster sale.

How Does Selling a House As-Is Work?

When selling a house as-is, you need to be aware of what’s involved with this type of sale and how much you could potentially lose.

When you sell a home as-is you are selling it in its current condition, whether that means it simply needs cosmetic repairs or there are many costly hidden issues.

Preparing a home for sale can be stressful – especially if you’ve been putting off necessary repairs. Instead of taking on that burden, selling a house as-is can be an attractive option for sellers looking to alleviate the responsibilities and costs associated with selling a house.

What Does Selling a House As-Is Mean?

Selling a house “as-is” essentially means selling a home in its current condition. “When buyers purchase a home as-is,  they are doing so knowing that they cannot request the seller make any repairs based on what is found during the inspection process,” says Beatrice de Jong, a real estate broker in Los Angeles. WEBSITE

How to Sell a Home ‘As Is’: A No-Fuss Guide to Unloading a Lemon

Selling a home can be hard work—you have to repaint it, trim your lawn to bump up your curb appeal, maybe replace the cabinets in your embarrassingly outdated kitchen, and more. But if you’re moaning, “There’s got to be an easier way,” you’re in luck, because there is: You can learn the steps on how to sell a home “as is.”

So what is an “as is” home exactly? It’s when, rather than pouring tons of time and money into sprucing up their home, sellers do nothing at all and just put it out there, warts and all, and hope someone takes pity (or smells a bargain) and bites.

There are many reasons sellers may choose this route: Maybe they inherited an old house and want to unload it fast, or perhaps their own house needs repairs but they can’t stand the idea of living in a construction zone. Or maybe they’re just lazy.

Whatever the reason, though, selling a home “as is” is not as easy as it sounds at first blush. Here’s what you need to know about the process and its pitfalls so you can decide if it’s right for you—and pave the way to a smooth sale… WEBSITE

Ralene Nelson, REALTOR
357 Spyglass Dr, Rio Vista
2bd/2bth/1172sf/4,391sf lot

Honey, stop the car, I want this cottage-like home on the golf course at the 6th tee box & with spectacular views!! The patio is perfect for morning coffee, afternoon beverages & BBQ. The Carmel model, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home is perfect for retirement. Laminate flooring, new exterior & interior paint & light fixtures is move-in ready. The kitchen has granite counters, oak cabinets, pantry closet & overlooks the golf course. The primary bedroom has a bay window that provides an excellent sitting area & view. Amenities galore, from the 18-hole golf course, tennis/pickle ball courts, bocce ball courts, full gym, billiards, computer room, indoor & outdoor pool/spas, and library plus an aesthetician & masseuse available in the health center. Start packing!! And head to Trilogy in Rio Vista, the Active Adult Community. WEBSITE

302 Spyglass Dr. Rio Vista,
2bd/2bth/1439sqft/4805sqft lot

$430,000 – Welcome to Trilogy at Rio Vista, the active adult community, located near the Sacramento River. Do you enjoy water sports, fishing and/or tennis, golf, or bocce, This is your retirement, resort-style living. This Pebble Beach model home provides you with a 2 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 full baths. Very private backyard to enjoy your morning coffee or beverage in the afternoon, and have a BBQ. The home features a kitchen with a pantry closet, white tile counters & black splash with oak cabinets & a white electric stove & a microwave, and a dishwasher. Carpet throughout with tile entry. Trilogy offers so many amenities such as an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, 2 pools (indoor and outdoor) billiards, a computer room, a library, a full gym, & cafe in the Vista Club. The restaurant is being renovated & will be beautiful. Come join the fun!  READ MORE

FOR SALE – 212 S 7th St Apt A, Rio Vista
3 units: A-3/1, B-2/2, C-2/2 or 1/2

$805,000 – Great opportunity to own investment property, 3 homes on 1 lot; Unit A is 3/1, Unit B is 2/2, & Unit C 2/2. Lot is very private, with lots of room for BBQ & fun. Located in Core Rio Vista, walk to town, restaurants, & groceries. Large grassy area for play. Stable renters with a good payment history. Do not disturb renters in Units A & B. Unit A built in 1930 & Unit B in 1948. Unit C was a barn/garage converted with permits. With a little TLC, these units are great for tenants just starting out on their own. All 3 have single-car garages. WEBSITE

PENDING SALE – 50 River Rd. Rio Vista
2bed/1 bath/772sqft

$150,000 – This new Skyline manufactured home, located in West Wind Mobile Park, is perfect for a starter home or your retirement home. The home has two bedrooms & one bath with a lovely kitchen with gas stove & room for small dining table, as well as, counter for bar stools. Carpet in bedrooms & laminate in remaining home, & comes with 70 TV. Carport for 2 cars tandem, awning & shed on entry door side. Home has patio area for those BBQ days. Walk to the river front & town, don’t forget to bring your fishing poles. Appliances convey with sale. Roof is cellulose, fiberglass cement siding, cashew color shaker cabinets & mini blinds. READ MORE

PENDING SALE 15967 Isleton Rd, Isleton
4bed/2bath/2,836sqft2,836 sf/1.37acre lot

$475,000 – This is an opportunity to own a home next to the river. Original home built in 1940, 1260 sq ft, then 3 stories added to home. The lot is 1.37 acres, with room to add a pool. This home has 4 bedrooms & 2 baths with lots of space for entertaining. The home is heated with 4 pellet stoves, 1 on each floor, & the natural breezes cool off the home in the summer. The boat dock is a lease with the State of California, acting through the State Lands Commission. The lease is dated 6/21/18 for 10 years. The gangplank is damaged. This home features 2 wrap-around decks. The laundry room & 2nd kitchen are located in the original house with a bedroom/sitting room. The primary bedroom is located on the 3rd floor with an elevated space for sitting & watching the boat traffic on the Sacramento River. The newer section has dual-pane windows, and the original section is single-pane. The lot provides so much space for entertaining your family & guests as well as 3 storage units. Only 1 storage unit has electricity. Home is a project waiting for your building & decorating skills and is priced to reflect that. All appliances convey with sale. WEBSITE

1.935ac Poppy House Rd. & Norman Richards Dr. Rio Vista

$410,000 – Zoned Commercial, No Cannabis. Contact Ralene Nelson at Re/Max Grupe Gold | BRE# 01503588 | 707.334.0699 | 107 Main St. Rio Vista. 4873 Lone Tree Wy, Antioch, CA

Events in Northern California this Weekend
Hello Summer Kick-Off at Nut Tree
Saturday, June 8 · 1 – 4pm
Nut Tree Plaza,1661 East Monte Vista Avenue Vacaville

Get ready to welcome summer in style at our Summer Kick-Off event at Nut Tree in The Plaza! Join us June 8th from 1-4pm for an afternoon filled with fun and excitement for the whole family! Enjoy Arts & Crafts, DJ & Live Music, a Bounce House, Facepainting, Prizes, & more!

Following the Kick-Off event and every Saturday evening from June 8th thru July 13th, experience the Sounds of Summer, Live Music in the Breezeway from 6-8pm.

You won’t want to miss this – mark your calendars and join us for an unfrogettable summer day of fun at Nut Tree Plaza. The perfect way to start your summer adventures. WEBSITE

Fairfield Cars and Coffee
Saturday 8 – 11am
Journey Coffee Co, 370 Chadbourne Rd., Fairfield

Monthly event for Fairfield Cars and Coffee. Join fellow automotive enthusiast EVERY SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH for your morning cup of coffee. Family friendly atmosphere. Please be respectful and courteous of other people as well as our awesome hosts so that we can keep this event going. Please don’t leave trash lying around. Don’t forget to like the main page for updates and reminders for each month’s event. Hope to see you out there!!! There will be no cancellation/reschedule in the event of poor weather conditions. READ MORE

Sunday June 09, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Lodi Grape Festival Grape Center, 413 E Lockeford St, Lodi

Come celebrate at the Lodi Festival Grounds for food, wine, and a good party!
At Festa Italiana, you’ll get to experience a wide range of Italian culture. Show off your skills in the pizza pie contest, enjoy live entertainment from musicians, savor tasty bites in the food court, sip some of the finest local wines, judge homemade sauce recipes, and take your bambinos to the kid’s zone for interactive projects.

Things to look forward to:

Cooking Demos, Wine Sip & Olive Oil Dip, Pizza Pie Contest, Bambini’s Stage, Mercato Italian Marketplace, Italian History Museum, Automobili Italian Auto Show, Italian Art, Bocce Ball & Salami Toss…

General Admission-$20, Kids 12 and under free with an adult. WEBSITE

Free Kids Event: Summer Fun Factory
Saturday, June 8 · 11am – 3pm
Lakeshore Learning Store, 1099 South Bascom Avenue San Jose

Who’s ready for summer? Come in stores and kick off break with cool crafts and hands-on activities featuring products that beat boredom and inspire learning! Kids can take a bubble-painting lesson, create a bouncy ball and put it to the test, design a sparkly squish bag and lots more! It’s free, it’ll be so much fun, and there are no reservations needed. See you there!

No need to make a reservation—just come in, join the fun and SAVE with an exclusive offer! Ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. WEBSITE

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