Real Estate

What Happened?

You have looked and looked and looked for your “dream home” and finally found it. It is within your budget and checks off all your needs and a few other things you never thought you could get in your price range. Yes, all this in our current sellers’ market where...

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What Makes a Good Offer?

The answer to the title of this article is easy, right? The offer with the most money. If you get multiple offers over the asking price with one that is thousands over the asking price you take the that one assuming that the terms are to your liking. That word “terms”...

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Pool or No Pool?

As I write this the temperature is pushing 95 degrees and although I have no plans to leave the air-conditioned office if I did, I would immediately jump into our pool (if we had one). So, if you are thinking of buying a house with a swimming pool or installing one in...

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So You Want To Be A Landlord?

Occasionally I am asked by homeowners if they should consider renting v. selling. There are a number of considerations that need to be made in deciding if you are going to be a landlord. Here are a few tips for new landlords and some things to think about if you are...

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Think Twice

In the past I have written extensively about what a homeowner can do to increase the value of their home. Just as there are projects you can take on to improve your home’s value there are “fixes” you may be doing (inadvertently sometimes) to decrease it.  A lot of...

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Hold On!

Just a quick public service notice. Please do NOT SELL YOUR HOME to anyone claiming to pay all cash, no fees, can close quick, no showings, etc. without talking to your local REALTOR®. You have seen their ads or received their letters in the mail. Simply put they are...

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Summertime is Here!

With Memorial Day behind us and hopefully nothing but good weather…SUMMER IS HERE!!! Its been great to go places and not worry if you forgot your mask, hopefully by saying that I won’t jinx anything.  While the summer real estate season is not quite as popular as...

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Step by Step Guide to Homeownership

Over the last few weeks I have had meetings with a number of first time buyers trying to break into this seller’s market. If we have heard this once, we have heard it a million times that buying a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. Not only...

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Don’t Change

In the past I have written extensively about what a homeowner can do to increase the value of their home. Just as there are projects you can take on to improve your home’s value there are “fixes” you may be doing that inadvertently lower your home’s value.  A lot of...

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Help for Buyers

The consensus among buyers, sellers, REALTORS®, mortgage agents and anyone else who is in real estate is that it is nuts out there. There is a huge lack of inventory and lots of qualified and eager buyers. Homes are selling very, very quickly. As a seller you are...

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