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There’s snow on the ground and temps are still in the single digits, but the Spring Parade of Homes is almost here. Every spring and fall we look forward to new trends, and energy updates. 406 new homes will be open starting February 24-March 25 presented by BATC (Builders Association of the Twin...
How would you like to wake up to panoramic views of the skyline as the sun begins to peek through your bedroom windows? How about a quick trot to a Pilates studio, and then a hop into a craft coffee shop? How about checking out a charming new restaurant with great reviews just a block away? Or, i...
Its cold outside, but the real estate market is still hot. Not all the numbers are in for an end of year report, but we have through the end of November showing indicators. Listings in Lynhurst were down year over year 13%. Last year were at a 30 year low, we’re now lower yet. Sales have to be lo...
Before Gwen became a Realtor, she had a past. Realtors come from all walks of life. Gwen strode in from the cat walk, as an actress/model, and creative writer to a career real estate. After she moved to L.A she found that actresses were considered old by the time they hit puberty. She was over it...
You want your own home, don’t know where to start or who to trust. There is so much information online that it’s overwhelming. It seems daunting, even frightening. Here are 6 practical hacks to make to make you a smart buyer, and the journey a breeze. Get EducatedI’m not talking about college, it...
First, let’s define affordable. Housing affordability means that an index of 120 means the median household income was 120% of what is needed to qualify for the median-priced home. The higher number, the more affordable. The average price for 2017 was $271,900, with an index of 170. Translated, $...
The hardest part about moving isn’t the furniture. Those are big chunks. It is almost always a shock as to the amount of clutter, and unused ‘stuff’ we accumulate. “Where did I get all of this?” And then, “What do I do with it, how do I get rid of it?” It crept in piece by piece, sale by sale.A f...
All real estate is local. Every state, and even counties have particular laws and practices governing transactions, and one state doesn’t always agree with another. What’s interesting about Weltanshuung is that we are all provincial. I lived in Manhattan for over 20 years, in South America for 8 ...
If I could go back to my first year in 1996, and tell myself what I had learned, it would be different.  You’ve chosen real estate as a career. Finding a good broker can make or break your career, and it is all up to you.My first broker was a big box broker, 3 weeks of 9AM-5PM training by All Sta...
We hear the refrain gazillions of times every New Year until it is wallpaper. “Start the year with a clean slate.”  “A New Year, a New You.”  “Who do you want to be this year?”Really, I want to be Warren Buffett but somebody already took that DNA. Do we all wake up as a different person on Januar...

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