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…

Home buyers have preferences

Homes can vary along a spectrum of many factors.  Size, style, location, are just the basic differences and are generally used by home buyers in their home search.  However, even similar homes in the …