FHA Financing: Is it Right for You?

I recently closed a couple deals involving FHA financing and get questions about this loan program all the time. For those of you asking what exactly an FHA loan is, it’s a fair question. Essentially the “FHA” stands for Federal Housing Administration and these loans are a product introduced as part of the New DealContinue reading “FHA Financing: Is it Right for You?”

Is It OK to Use a Part Time Real Estate Agent?

Using part-time agents is not necessarily the worst thing in the world. As a full-time agent, I have had both good and bad experiences with them. This is not an indictment of their character or intentions, but much like any other profession it’s best to employ someone who lives and breathes their work rather thanContinue reading “Is It OK to Use a Part Time Real Estate Agent?”

Screw the Bidding Wars. Can We Just Build A House, Seth?

I’m not gonna lie, it’s tough out there for buyers. That’s no longer a secret at this point. It seems anything with four walls and a roof is selling with multiple offers in a matter of hours, not days. (this actually isn’t the reality, but I can talk about that another time). Buyers right nowContinue reading “Screw the Bidding Wars. Can We Just Build A House, Seth?”

Sellers Have Leverage Right Now, But Buyers Will Still Balk at These Things!

The worst kept secret in the real estate world right now is that it’s a seller’s market…meaning it is an environment where selling a home is not as difficult as in other markets. After all, sellers have the goods, right? There will be a line of buyers just dying to waive inspections, appraisals, pay WAYContinue reading “Sellers Have Leverage Right Now, But Buyers Will Still Balk at These Things!”

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Realtor?

You get your favorite nighttime gear and cozy up for a night of peaceful TV bliss, turn on the tube and happen upon the one and only HGTV. As you watch the agents on these shows you’ll notice they tour their clients with ease, spirits are always high & there’s never a whiff of tensionContinue reading “Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Realtor?”

OMG! My Appraisal Came in Low! What Now?

You’ve gotten the home under contract, you’ve negotiated inspections, you’ve started to call movers and plan for your next phase when all of a sudden a terrible wrench is thrown into your transaction that causes heart palpitations: “The appraisal came in low” Now to everyone out there who just read that last sentence and thinkContinue reading “OMG! My Appraisal Came in Low! What Now?”

How Do I Select the Right Real Estate Agent?

September 2020 It’s a great question. One that people grapple with often, but perhaps not enough. Most know several agents, but can make the wrong selection just based on either not knowing their background or worry over having to tell them “no”. This can be a neighborhood realtor, the relative, the old high school classmate,Continue reading “How Do I Select the Right Real Estate Agent?”

What’s It Been Like Being a PA REALTOR During COVID?

By: Seth Lejeune (no,seriously) On May 19th, 2020 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania became the last state in America to allow real estate services during COVID. Granted, most states (and countries) never discontinued this sector of their economies, but after several weeks of stalled transactions, heavy restrictions, double mortgage payments and inconvenience to many of itsContinue reading “What’s It Been Like Being a PA REALTOR During COVID?”

“How Much is My Home Worth In COVID?”

This is the “big kahuna” question these days…It’s the one you might be afraid to ask… or too angry to ask, but in times of uncertainty the question of home values are top of mind and people come to real estate pros for answers. People’s emotions are all over the place right now, so IContinue reading ““How Much is My Home Worth In COVID?””