WARNING: You’ll want to watch all the Fall movies after reading this! After a long day of Realtor-ing, nothing beats coming home, getting cozy, and watching movies under your coziest blanket. On these movie nights, I always have homemade popcorn with a lot of melted organic butter and Himalayan salt, and something cold to … [Read more...] about Movie Night at Home: Fall Edition
Pricing your home can be a tricky science sometimes. There is a lot to consider such as the updates you've done, the neighborhood you live in, the size of your home and the location. What the value of your house looks like on paper might not always match the market value of your home. Ultimately the market is going to determine … [Read more...] about Pricing Mistakes to Avoid When Listing Your Home For Sale
You’re getting ready to put your home up for sale soon which has you making endless to do lists of things that need to get done. There’s the deep cleaning, minor repairs to take care of, and giving your walls a fresh coat of paint. But what about once the for sale sign is up? One thing you might not have thought much about yet … [Read more...] about How to Stage Your Home for a Successful Open House
You might ask yourself – when is it appropriate to try and "time the market?" The short answer is never. One problem with attempting to time your purchase just right in tandem with economic patterns is that no one can really predict with any degree of accuracy – the future. Many reports get published, predictions are made and … [Read more...] about Trying to “Time the Market”?
For most people, changing employers will not impact the ability to qualify for a mortgage loan, especially if you are going to be earning more money. For some homebuyers, however, the effects of changing jobs can spell disaster when it comes to your loan application. Make sure you discuss in great detail with your lender and … [Read more...] about Changing Jobs and the Effects it has on Buying a Home
People who already have a home usually need the funds from the closing to secure their next purchase. If a "move-up" buyer wants to buy a home during a depressed market, that means they usually have one to sell themselves. Timing becomes very important and negotiations become more involved so neither party is forced into … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Wait!
When talking with real estate agents, you'll often find that when they speak to you about buying real estate, they refer to buyer's purchasing a "home" and the sellers putting their "house" on the market. Why the play on words? The reason is psychological. Buying and selling real estate is one of the most involved and emotional … [Read more...] about Getting Your Home Ready to Sell