National home prices have appreciated by 7.0% from October 2016 to October 2017. This marks the second month in a row with a 7.0% year-over-year increase.
As only a fellow Veteran can, I thank all of my brothers and sisters for their service on this Veteran’s Day 2017.
A recent article from a reputable news source was titled: “Here’s why some homeowners still can’t sell”. In the opening bullets of the article, the author claimed, “Negative equity is one of the main reasons why there are so few homes for sale.” The article then goes on to soften that stance.
You’ve decided to sell your house. You begin to interview potential real estate agents to help you through the process. You need someone you trust enough to: Set the market value on possibly the largest asset your family owns (your home) Set the time schedule for the successful liquidation of that asset Set the fee […]
Active Duty asks, “Should I buy a home?” Here’s my long answer, with pros, cons, and personal experience.
“Young people experience a high level of anxiety when it comes time to transition to talking to a real estate agent.” Maybe, but the wording rankles me!
William had a performance this afternoon as part of the Dunedin Middle School Pipe Band for Piping in the Park, at Pioneer Park. https://youtu.be/VXC72e6QxuQ
The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.7% over last year. […]
It took longer than I could have ever expected, but the website is back up and running, rebuilt from the ground up.
Your real estate agent can fill lots of the big-picture details, but it pays to do your research before committing to a residential purchase.
The results of countless studies have shown that potential home buyers, and even current homeowners, have an inflated view of what is really required to qualify for a mortgage in today’s market. One such study by the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania revealed that many millennials have not yet considered purchasing homes simply because […]
I previously informed you about a study that revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019.
I collect my pet peeves, because I demand better of myself, especially for my clients.
And they are completely avoidable, at little or no expense.
Kenny Brooks, you’re my hero. Ferris Bueller reference aside, this guy is amazing. “Sales” as a term has a bad vibe, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Although Kenny is obviously persistent, you really do want him to stay around and give him money.
One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anything, and in […]
I never assume anyone is broke simply by how they are dressed or present themselves.
I have five pretty simple rules to make our home shopping experience as stress-free as possible.
You’ll save a lot of money, they are easy to deal with, and their job is to help you.
Your bank? Probably notsomuch…
I’m jamming to some techno music on Pandora and hammering away at a website upgrade, so pardon any dust for the next few days.
First volunteer project of 2017 – oyster domes!