Homeowner Tips Spring Is Just Around The Corner! As I drive through the neighborhoods throughout our area, I always love seeing the difference in real estate during Springtime. It’s what homeownership is all about! You’ll see families out working in the yard, meeting on the sidewalk to catch up with neighbors and countless people out for a slow stroll with their dogs. Around […]
Client's Corner Watch Out For the Creep! You’ve probably seen that interest rates are starting to slowly creep higher and higher. This can be a financial disaster for you if you are thinking you may want to sell your home in the next 2 to 8 years. There’s no question that you can sell your current house for more money and buy […]
Homeowner Tips Make It Nice – But Not TOO Nice! Most homeowners don’t realize that you can actually make your home TOO nice! This may be the most important article you’ll ever read regarding home improvements and the “money drain” that they can cause. The real estate term “over improvement” is something most people are shocked to find out about long after they’ve spent all […]
Sellers When Is The Best Time To Sell??? If you’ve ever considered selling your home, you’ve likely procrastinated about it for months and sometimes even years. It’s a big step. Is now the best time? Will the market change? Where would we move to? These are all questions that likely pop into your head. It can be too much to consider and as […]
Homeowner Tips Making Your House A Home There’s no better feeling than putting your own touches on the house you live in. It truly makes it feel like “home” with all of the personalization and creature comforts that make it warm and inviting for your family to enjoy. I’ve always loved to see the enjoyment our clients feel when they’ve added a […]
Client's Corner Should We Meet This Month? What an amazing year it was for most! Particularly in the real estate world, we experienced another 8 or 9 months of unmatched growth and appreciation followed by a few months of slow down late in the year.   This is the time of year to enjoy the Holidays, spend time with family and reflect […]
Sellers Selling Your Home During Winter Most people want to shy away from selling their homes in the winter, whether it be from the cold, the holiday craziness, or because they simply think that their home won’t sell for enough money. Although, winter may not be the most popular time to sell a home, this does not mean you need to […]
General Info Helping Out In Our Community Fall has arrived and we are nearing the Holidays quickly. You’ve undoubtedly noticed that everything is now flavored with “Pumpkin Spice” and the tastes, smells and sights are getting everyone into the Holiday spirit. Inside my real estate business, I’m involved with a Mastermind Group of agents all over the country that try to give […]
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Building Wealth This Won’t Last Forever I’ve been very happy to see that over the last 5 to 6 years, the mortgage lending guidelines have relaxed a good bit which makes homeownership more achievable for a larger number of people. With those more normalized guidelines, also comes opportunity for those that are interested to break into the investing world with very […]
Homeowner Tips To Improve or Not To Improve One of the biggest common misconceptions when it comes to your home is that all improvements will give you the value back and then some. This is TOTALLY untrue. I’ve met with homeowners that believe their home is worth $4,000 more than the others because they just replaced the air conditioner. No, your home is […]
General Info Is It Time To Rescue Your Retirement? Most of my real estate clients have been very happy with the increase they’ve seen in the value of all their investments over the past few years. When the economy is strong, nearly everything is going up in value. Stocks, bonds, real estate, 401k and more just seem to keep climbing and climbing. Do you […]
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Homeowner Tips Does Curb Appeal Really Matter THAT Much? You probably have a friend or two that’s working on some upgrades or repairs inside their home this month. It’s very common for us to want to improve the area in which our family lives. Everything from carpet to hardwood to fresh paint and sometimes even room additions or kitchen upgrades. Many times, these small […]