Home sale marketing tools

Some homes seem to sell themselves, while others need help. If your home needs help, understand that effective use of marketing tools can increase your home’s appeal. Also, finding ways to communicate…

Homeowners insurance checkup

Have you thought about your homeowners insurance lately? Chances are that unless you have made a recent claim, you probably haven’t given it much consideration.  If you are like most homeowners, you p…

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…

First time homebuyer hacks

First time homebuyers play a significant role in the housing market and economy.  According to the National Association of Realtors 2018 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, first time homebuyers repre…

More property information to ponder

 

Homebuyers should be happy to know there is a new resource that provides information about houses. In one report, buyers will be able to access information that is not always readily available…

It’s all about the subtext now baby

“Buyers are liars” is a saying that many real estate agents seem to verbalize when things don’t work out with a home buyer. It’s an insulting false aphorism that is proclaimed as an attempt to shift a…

Real life confessions in real estate

When asked about their real estate agent, consumers logically list characteristics such as savvy, sharp, and knowledgeable. Some may even describe their agent as efficient, or someone who made the pro…

And now the inevitable market freeze

Two seemingly mundane and unrelated news items were reported over the last couple of days without much attention, but could be a warning that housing activity is slowing. First are reports of disappoi…

Halloween and living with your ghost

TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures may have glamorized the paranormal, but they may have also made us more aware about the possibility of other-worldly activity in our homes. Increasi…