Nearly one-third of homeowners who are ready to make a move contemplate using their current home as a short-term rental for additional income. A short-term rental is an alternative to a hotel, such as an Airbnb or a VRBO, and they have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. While it may be aContinue reading “Should I Sell or AirBnb my House?”
Author Archives: Seth Lejeune
Balancing Wants vs. Needs
It’s no secret that there is still an undersupply compared to where things were before the pandemic. In fact, the number of homes for sale is still roughly 43% lower than it was pre-pandemic. What does this mean if you are looking to make a move this spring? With the limited options on the market,Continue reading “Balancing Wants vs. Needs”
Buying a Fixer Upper… Not So Fast!
Buying a home that needs extensive renovation can be a great way to get a bargain price upfront and make the property your dream home. However, there are pros and cons to buying a fixer-upper that you should consider before making a decision. Let’s explore. Pros Lower Purchase Price: The biggest advantage of buying aContinue reading “Buying a Fixer Upper… Not So Fast!”
Making an Offer? Do These 3 Things.
Spring has sprung and you know what that means? It’s busy season in the real estate world. Although things are more balanced now than they were during the pandemic, we are still in a seller’s market. This means that when you do find your dream home, you want to come in with the best offerContinue reading “Making an Offer? Do These 3 Things.”
What NOT to Forget When Closing on a House
So you’re ready to buy a house… Most buyers’ plan is to save as much as they can for a down payment, without necessarily realizing that closing costs are included. In my experience, people tend to sometimes be surprised and annoyed by closing costs because they don’t really know what they are. Closing costs areContinue reading “What NOT to Forget When Closing on a House”
Before Buying or Selling a Smart Home, Consider This
It seems like everyone these days has some kind of newfangled piece of technology in their homes. This could be anything from a doorbell camera, a thermostat that you can control from your smartphone, or some kind of digital voice assistant that tells you the weather and reads you your recipes. Year over year weContinue reading “Before Buying or Selling a Smart Home, Consider This”
Have a 20 something still living at home? Here’s why it’s a good thing!
A record number of young adults moved back home during the pandemic. With high rents and flexibility of remote work, many young adults ages 25-34 chose to live back at home with their family. In fact, in 2020 the percentage of young adults living with their parents hit a high of nearly 18%. For context,Continue reading “Have a 20 something still living at home? Here’s why it’s a good thing!”
Single Women are Staking Their Claim on the Market
A recent analysis done by LendingTree found that single women own millions, (yes millions), more homes than their male counterparts. The same analysis also showed that single women are more likely than single men to own their home in 48 put of the 50 states, the only outlier states being North and South Dakota. That’sContinue reading “Single Women are Staking Their Claim on the Market”
Consider This Before Selling Your Second Home
Second homes became very popular during the pandemic because of the drastic rise in work-from-home flexibility. Who the hell wouldn’t want to work from the beach?! Owning a second home allowed homeowners to spend more time in their favorite places or even to spread out from their spouse or other family members who were alsoContinue reading “Consider This Before Selling Your Second Home”
How to Know If Your Home Will Increase In Value
There are many different pieces to the home value puzzle, most of which are widely known. However, there are lesser-known factors that can have a big impact on home value. Let’s take a look at the top 3: Homebuyers feel very strongly about the education of their children or future children. In a highly-rated schoolContinue reading “How to Know If Your Home Will Increase In Value”