Category: Real Estate Advice

09 Sep 2019

Is it Time to Buy a Bigger Home?

Chances are that if you’re like most people, then when it comes to making a move in Real Estate, it can be overwhelming, especially when you already own a home and are looking to move up in the market. There are many reasons to “move up” in the world of Real Estate such as: New […]

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03 Sep 2019

Don’t Let Headlines Create Your Reality

If you’ve been online or opened a newspaper in the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen some Bold Headlines such as the following: Has the next recession begun? Millenials to be wiped out by Recession Housing Market heads toward Troubled Times Stock Market on Volatile Ground Trade Wars with China create Unstable Economy Headlines are […]

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13 Jun 2019

What Does it Take to Buy a Home?

Many people assume Home Ownership is out of reach, but that’s often due to them having misconceptions about qualifications needed. What is really needed to qualify? Credit Score – 580 Minimum Down Payment – 3% Maximum DTI (debt-to-income) Ratio – 50% What do most people think is needed? Credit Score of 650+ 10%+ for Down […]

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14 Feb 2019

What Happens to My Home in a Divorce

This is not a fun topic to discuss, but one that unfortunately comes into play sometimes. When a divorce occurs, what happens to the home? Well, there are a few ways this can play out. Hopefully the two parties involved can be amicable as that will yield the best results for all involved. Otherwise, it […]

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29 Jan 2019

Breaking Down Solar

By the Numbers: I’ve wrote about Solar before and it’s one of those technologies that just keeps evolving. I like to compare it to “big screen” TV’s back in the mid 2000’s. At that time, you would commonly see people spending $4,000 – $5,000 but today it’s $400 – $500 for the same size and […]

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10 Jan 2019

Be Careful What You Say

Hold Those Comments! With the rise of in-home technology, this has changed the way we need to act when looking at homes to buy. There are so many options out there for surveillance that chances are high you won’t know when you’re being watched or listened to. Alexa, Echo Dot, Ring, Google Home and the […]

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27 Dec 2018

Making a Move in 2019

The “Nice” List for Buyers & Sellers! As we move into the new year, if you’re thinking about making a move, here are some ways to stay on the right track. Buying a Home – The Nice List: 1. Call us for your ‘Pre-Move Consultation’. 2. Be organized with your financial documentation. 3. Have an understanding of your […]

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27 Nov 2018

Hiring the Wrong Realtor can Cost a Seller Thousands!

The title may seem broad, but I wanted to highlight an example of this where I was involved in the transaction… fortunately my Buyers got to take advantage! A few months ago, we stumbled upon a home for sale where the photography was super dark, blurry and just poor image selection. Turns out, there was […]

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08 Oct 2018

Real Estate Market is “Normalizing”… What Does That Mean?

© Heading Photo from US Media House. The headlines are starting to change a little bit… by now, you’ve probably heard about the Real Estate market cooling off somewhat. Well, let’s dig deeper into this! First of all, real estate is always local… each area will differ and price segments vary as well within the […]

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