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If you are a home buyer that is having a new home built you might want to consider hiring your own inspector to inspect the home.  Sometime the builders’ sales personnel will discourage you from hiring your personnel inspector by stating the builder has several inspections during the building cyc...
05/15/2024
After you have closed and moved your private property to your new home there are plenty of things to do. Following are a few things you need to be aware of to establish yourself in the neighborhood:Next door neighbors - You need to meet your neighbors and say hello.  Neighbors are a source of loc...
04/16/2024
Before buying a house there are several considerations a person must consider before deciding. Here I am going to review some of those considerations:Financial – When you buy a home the buyer will have higher upfront costs that includes the down payment and closing costs. The closing costs will i...
03/19/2024
If you are thinking about selling your home in 2024 selling your home early in the year may work to your advantage. Timing makes a difference because home prices rise and fall like stocks.  Following are a few thoughts to consider when making your decision:Mortgage rates – In the past year seller...
02/20/2024
Buying a home in today’s market can be frustrating due to the highest interest rates in recent years and lack of new listings.  Buyers are wondering how they can make an affordable offer to sellers that will be attractive.  One way to make an attractive offer to sellers is an all-cash offer.  Thi...
01/30/2024
People across the nation have felt the effects of inflation. Mortgage rates have caused a slowdown in the housing market and home buyers have delayed purchasing a new one, but homes prices have remained strong during this period. Before deciding to sell your home examine the current market in you...
01/09/2024
Browsing online for a home is aways fun and exciting because you are mostly viewing elegantly decorated homes including beautiful, sculpted yards and gardens. When browsing be careful, you may not be getting the true picture. Just viewing online, it may be difficult tell if the home is close to a...
11/28/2023
Currently mortgage rates are in the 7% rate range.  Buyers are feeling a financial squeeze and need to find a solution so they can purchase a home. Many are predicting mortgage rates will begin to fall soon and some home buyers have adjusted to current interest rates and home prices. Still many c...
11/02/2023
Your house is on the market and there is a shortage of housing.  As a seller, when this happens it appears that you are on the winning side and should receive multiple offers.  At the same time, you should watch for red flags that may be present when a buyer makes an offer.  Many times, sellers t...
10/11/2023
Currently homes are not selling fast as we have experienced in the past, but homes that are priced right are selling.  Many of these homes are selling quickly and some are receiving multiple offers with a few selling above-listing price.  Your listing agent is the person who can give advice on wh...
09/13/2023
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