Real Estate


Fixtures: Take it or leave it?

If you are listing your home for sale with a realtor, you will likely encounter a one-page disclosure that is important yet often neglected. The purpose of the “Inclusions/Exclusions Disclosure and Ad…

An ongoing housing shortage

A common complaint from home buyers is that there is lack of quality homes for sale.  A fact that most overlook is that home sale inventory has been relatively low since 2011.  The shortage has been a…

Stay calm and start saving

The current U.S. economy just hit a milestone by becoming the longest stretch of economic growth in our Nation’s modern history.  The expansion is now in the 121st month. The previous expansion record…

Everyone gets into the pool

Wouldn’t it be nice to beat the summer time heat in a swimming pool? Besides cooling off, the idea of having a swimming pool is attractive to many home owners for many reasons, including entertaining …

Downsizing myths

Downsizing was once thought of as a rite of passage for empty-nesters and retirees.  It was considered the next stage of homeownership after enjoying the big house and puttering in the yard.  But ever…

Vacation summarization

Did you know that the AAA estimates that there will be about 100 million Americans who will take a family vacation this year ? If you’re one of those millions planning a trip this summer, you’re likel…

Buyer agent commissions

One of the hottest controversies in real estate that you have yet to hear about is who should pay buyer agent commissions.  Real estate broker commission controversies have been around in one form or …

Mixed signals, mixed market

This week’s National Association of Realtors press release (nar.realtor) sends mixed signals about the housing market. Reports of sluggish home sales and slowing home price appreciation is not what yo…