Real Estate

Real Estate Agency

Earlier in the week when sitting with a new seller I tried and did a poor job of explaining the different types of agency in a real estate transaction.  Agency can be a confusing subject for both consumers and even REALTORS®. In a nutshell there are three types of...

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Keep it or Trash it

It’s very easy for a REALTOR®, friend or loved one to tell a homeowner getting ready to sell that they need to get rid of their “stuff” to make the home more appealing to buyers.  However, that “stuff”, as it is called, may have been acquired over a lifetime and have...

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Ready for a Mortgage?

You have saved and saved and saved to buy your first home. Maybe you moved back in with your parents to save for a down payment. Maybe you are living in a rental that takes a huge chunk of your paycheck. Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to pay your mortgage v. your...

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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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Buying Young

Wouldn’t it be nice to go back and do some things over again?  I remember graduating college and wondering why my friend, who had recently graduated as well, was buying a small dumpy single family home in the next town over from where we grew up.  I asked him why and...

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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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