Thoughts About the Housing Market’s Muted Recovery

It’s unlikely the private sector will expand their hiring, until there’s more clarity on Obamacare, tax rates, additional regulations and the slowing economies in Europe and Asia. The world economy is in a precarious state and most everyone is staying conservative, including potential home buyers and sellers. The pending increase in tax rates scheduled for […]

Thinking of Selling? Here are Some Tips on Preparing the Interior.

If your goal is to sell your home quickly and for an excellent price, you will need to prepare both the interior and exterior of your home, before it is listed. Here are a few tips on preparing the interior.   1. De-clutter. You are moving, so why not get started packing? Why de-clutter? Cluttered […]

FHA Insured Mortgages & Minimum Habitability Standards

  Today’s Mortgage Market and How It Has Changed Currently, home buyers have far fewer types of mortgage products from which to choose, as compared to just two or three years ago. This reduction in choice is reflective of the increased federal regulations, which occurred soon after the subprime bust and the collapse of the […]

How to Prepare The Exterior of Your Home.

    How to Prepare the Exterior of Your Home. The preparation of the exterior of your home is as important, if not more important, than the preparation of the interior! Why? The goal during the listing period is to maximize the number of people who see your home. We want buzz, and people talking […]

Selling Your Home? Here’s How To Prepare The Inside.

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Tips On How Downsize Your Possessions.

Moving to a smaller home?  Here’s how to downsize your possessions and avoid having to make hasty, last minute decisions about what goes and what doesn’t.   Just about everyone will eventually need to move into a smaller home. While it may seem easy, it isn’t. If you’re like everyone else, you’ve accumulated all kinds […]

The Anatomy of a Short Sale

The Anatomy of a Short Sale   The following story is a true account of a short sale transaction in which I was both the listing and buyer’s agent. While every short sale  is not a nightmare, my experience is offered as an example of what can occur. Buyers should also be aware of the […]

Thoughts on Condo Living.

If you’ve decided that condominium living is for you, here are some additional tasks to undertake before writing an offer.   A. Read and understand the by-laws, master deed and the rules & regulations. Pay particular attention to the rules and regulations that address any of the following topics. 1. Leasing options, if any. 2. […]

Reasons to downsize. How much space do I need?

I’ve always wanted to share my experiences related to downsizing from a larger home to something smaller. While everyone’s situation will differ, there are some aspects of such a change that will repeat. By sharing my experiences and ideas, I hope to help you through the process and avoid some of the pitfalls I encountered. […]

Downsizing options and types of homes to consider.

Is your current home too large? Are you considering buying something smaller? I’ve already experienced this change and I hope the following commentary will help you better understand your options and avoid some major pitfalls. Assuming you want to buy another home and not rent, there are three primary types of properties you might consider: single family […]