Are you thinking of selling this year? But did you know many of my 2014 buyers were looking for one thing above all else: a move-in ready home. This is a trend that I'm sure many other Realtors can attest to. But before you go spending thousands of dollars, you should think long and hard about the net gain in value you should be receiving on your investment and what move-in ready really means.Read More
With all of the talk regarding demographic changes among varying groups of people you may expect that today's first time homebuyers would look significantly more diverse than in previous years. Not so according to recent NAR statistics.Read More
You are ready to list your home for sale and buy a new one. So, you are looking for real estate agents online, you ask friends for referrals or you find an advertisement by a Realtor offering her services. After interviewing 2 or 3 of them, you really like that young, energetic agent who just got his real estate license, but did not close a single deal, yet.
What should you do?Read More
A recent study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University revealed when renters were asked why they do no plan to own in the future, financial constraints were a more common response than the perceived lifestyle benefits they may receive from renting. Today, we want to go over those financial challenges and see if we can put some fears to rest and also clear up some misconceptions. Here are the top four financial hurdles that cause renters not to buy:Read More
If you are thinking about purchasing a home right now, you are surely getting a lot of advice. Though your friends and family have your best interests at heart, they may not be fully aware of your needs and what is currently happening in real estate. Let’s look at whether or not now is actually a good time for you to buy a home.Read More