Buying

Jan. 21, 2018

Market Trends January 2018

We are in a unique market.  Depending on the price point and area, you could be in a buyers’ market or a sellers’ market.   A buyers’ market is where the supply of homes is over 6 months. In a sellers’ market there is 4 months and under and a normal ...

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Jan. 21, 2018

MY LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH ZILLOW.

 A few years ago, Zillow came onto the real estate scene and has given the old tried and true Realtor.com a run for its money.  Since that time, I have learned I have a love/hate relationship with Zillow.

The hate:  Buyers and Sellers LOVE “the Zestimate” ...

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Posted in Buying, Home Tips, Selling
Feb. 4, 2016

To Stage or Not to Stage: The Million Dollar Question

 

To Stage or Not To Stage: The Million Dollar Question

If you've ever done anything with real estate, chances are you've heard the term "staging". If you haven't, here are the bullet points: staging means you are positioning/decorating/creating things to make a home look ...

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Jan. 8, 2016

Real Estate Myths and Misconceptions

Real Estate can be a tricky business. It's sort of like parenting: everyone has an opinion on the "right" way of doing things and if you don't follow all of the "rules", you're wrong. Here are some of the most common myths and misconceptions in real estate ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling
Sept. 21, 2015

Home Appraisals: What They Mean to the Whole Process

If you've ever bought or sold a home, you're probably familiar with a home appraisal. If you've never dealt with real estate (or you have but just nodded your head and smiled until the closing) hearing that term may result in your eyes getting that glazed over ...

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June 9, 2015

Is It Time To Move? 7 Questions Buyers Should Ask Before Considering a Move

Is it Time to Move?

For most homeowners, there comes a time when you might ask, “is it time to move?” Because moving can be a lot of work and there are expenses associated with moving, this is a decision that will take thought and consideration. Here are 7 questions to ask before considering ...

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April 20, 2015

Considering a Low Ball Offer? 3 Things to Consider First

Considering a Low Ball Offer? 3 Things to Consider First

Over the past few years, home prices have dropped dramatically but with the improving economy the housing marketing is on the rise and inventory is tight. With prices being so low, buyers often make low ball offers on homes in an effort to get a good deal. Well that may ...

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March 31, 2015

Waterfront Buying: 5 Tips from the Expert Real Estate Team

Want to beat the crowd?? Now is as good a time as any to buy waterfront property! We have plenty of lake homes, waiting for their next owner!

 

Waterfront Buying - 5 Tips to Consider

Buying a home is always a complicated process, but when considering waterfront property, there are many other factors that a buyer ...

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Feb. 9, 2015

Why buying a Home is Like Dating

As a buyer, we're sure you've researched every home you've liked extensively. You know the crime rate, the school district, the distance from home to work, and the list goes on and on. But just like a dating website, you won't find out the hidden quirks ...

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Dec. 23, 2014

Building your dream home? 6 Tips to Consider before Buying Land

Tips for Buying a Lot to Build Your Home

With prices at an all-time low over the last few years, now may be the perfect time to buy land for your future dream home. Before you do so, make sure to do your homework before submitting an offer. You don’t want to end up with property that is a ...

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