Welcome Home: 10 Tips to Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Hometown Haven

“Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better. Knowing your neighbor on a first-name basis…is a surprisingly effective first step.” – Robert Putnam, Harvard Public Policy Professor and author of Bowling Alone While advancements in technology have made it possible for us to connect with people…

Top 12 Apps for Homeowners and Renters

More than 77 percent of people own a smartphone.1 The average person checks their smartphone 46 times a day, with people under the age of 24 checking it an average of 74 times a day.1 We check it while we’re waiting in line and during our leisure time, whether we’re scrolling through social media, reading emails or getting up-to-date on…

Don’t Get Burned – Get a Home Inspection to Save Money on Your Next Purchase

Okay, you made one of the most important decisions in your life: you’re buying a home! You found your ideal home. It’s in your desired neighborhood, close to everything you love, you dig its design and feel, and you’re ready to finalize the deal. But, whoa … wait a minute! Buying a home isn’t like buying a toaster. If you…

Are You Actually Saving by Waiting?

Alright, you’d be saving $2,793 this year if you waited, or if you had 20% down I should say. But what have we just saved? The expected appreciation over the next 12 months, based on CoreLogic’s projected appreciation of 4.3% over the next 12 months is $9400. While you are waiting to save $2793, it’s costing you $9400 to wait….

What is the Market Saying for Buyer & Sellers

Existing homes sales this year started out slow but continue to climb.  There’s a momentum in the industry right now, ladies and gentlemen.  And what we know about this time of year, the buyers that are out there are not window shoppers. The window shoppers are at the mall this time of year. These are serious buyers! Here is my…

Is Text Messaging Always A Good Way an Agent to Respond?

Is you agent responding to calls from other agents by text-message or are they talking to them when they call? For the last week I have been showing property to some buyers who wanted to look at some resale homes.  In our MLS system the listing indicates to “call the listing agent to show the home.”  Some of the agents…

Setting the Listing Price for Your Home

How to Set a List Price for Your Home Setting the list price for your home involves evaluating various market conditions and financial factors. During this phase of the home selling process, your REALTOR® will help you set your list price based on: pricing considerations comparable sales market conditions offering incentives estimated net proceeds Pricing Considerations – Find a Balance…

The Basics of Making an Offer

A written proposal is the foundation of a real estate transaction. Oral promises are not legally enforceable when it comes to the sale of real estate. Therefore, you need to enter into a written contract, which starts with your written proposal. This proposal not only specifies price, but also all the terms and conditions of the purchase. For example, if…

Contact Us

Smiley face
________________________________________________