Throughout my many years working in real estate sales, I've noticed a common clash within the industry between real estate agents and home inspectors. I personally don't understand why some real estate agents that are representing the seller take it personally when a home inspector's report reflects some repairs needed to the property. I have… Continue reading Real Estate Agents Vs Home Inspectors
Summertime is a fun time for most of us. Summer means longer days, warm weather, festivals, farmer's markets and road trips. One of my favorite things to do in summer is to check out community festivals...Here are some great apps that can be helpful while you're out and about this summer.
Today, we're seeing a lot of luxury apartment buildings being built in many different cities to provide the quality of living that renters desire...
Closing costs are, in my opinion, one of the most misunderstood aspects of buying a home. It's extremely common that I come across a buyer who is adamant about having the "seller pay their closing cost" as if they are getting something for free from the seller because, in reality, YOU are paying for it. I don't know where this myth began but I'm here to let you know how it REALLY works.
As we head into the spring moving market, there are numerous cities across the United States that are suffering from the lack of quality homes for sale. Inventory is tight! People who want to sell their home have to have their new home secured in a contract before they put their house on the market or they could be stuck without a place to live.
Springtime is a wonderful season. Since I live in the Midwest, I love watching the plants come back to life and the baby ducks swimming in the pond. It's a time of renewal, fresh starts, and change. Springtime is also a time when most apartment leases are expiring. There are so many times, too many… Continue reading Your Rent Is Going Up, What Are You Going To Do?
HGTV has brought the glitz and glamour of the real estate industry to the foreground. Shows like "Million Dollar Listings" highlight the million dollar homes and the realtors that list these home. HGTV's "Flip or Flop" shows us the highs and lows of what real estate agents Tarek and Christina El Moussa (also a designer) go… Continue reading So You Want To Be A Realtor?
Owning a condo or a townhome may be a great option for you. There are pros and cons to owning a condo but at the end of the day, you want to make sure what you chose to buy is in alignment with your lifestyle. Maintenance & Living Space Pros: Condos and townhomes offer a… Continue reading Benefits of Owning A Condo or Townhome
Yes, it's true. Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means, it's moving time! Most renter's leases are up between March 30 - June 30. So what are you going to do this year? Are you going to stay put and just resign your lease, even if your rent goes up,… Continue reading Put Your Home Buying Fears to Rest: Memoirs of A First Time Home Buyer
Yes, it's the most stressful time of year, when people are scurrying around to gather their W-2s, 1099s, etc. along with a mountain of receipts only to dump them in the hands of some poor tax preparer to sort thorough the mess and figure out if there's a refund owed to the person. Most… Continue reading Its Dreadful Tax Season!