I’m a realtor. Like any industry behind closed doors, my colleagues and I talk shop about the state of the industry. Not entirely earth-shattering stuff here. However, we have started talking about how things were even just a year ago. How things have changed. How we used to have full inspections, appraisals were rarely anContinue reading “The “New Normal” of Real Estate Sales”
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Financial Freedom Through House Hacking
OK, so let’s put our real estate investment hat on for a few moments. House Hacking. You might’ve heard this term thrown around while talking with your investor buddies or on a podcast. Or maybe you’re a investor and know exactly what this terms means. If you have no earthly idea what I am talkingContinue reading “Financial Freedom Through House Hacking”
The 3 Promises I Make to All My Clients
Solid Real Estate Advice – There are a lot of realtors out there and a lot of terrific ones. However, like any occupation you have your bad apples. Now this isn’t to say “bad apples” is referring to unethical or criminal types. It simply means there are certain realtor who know more than others. SomeContinue reading “The 3 Promises I Make to All My Clients”
6 Reasons Sellers Are Forced to Move, Even When They Don’t Want To
I was recently asked what happens if people in the US just stop moving…like completely. Would that ever happen? This is a great question…is it possible that there would ever be an event which would make housing come to a total stop? Well, I would argue we just had a pretty good test with CovidContinue reading “6 Reasons Sellers Are Forced to Move, Even When They Don’t Want To”
Radon: The Threat You Barely Know Anything About
Radon. Ring a bell? Think back to when you bought your house. Do you remember paying for a radon inspection? No? OK, let me give you a refresher. I try not to be an alarmist or use hyperbole when it comes to issues of real estate, but radon is no joke. It is literally theContinue reading “Radon: The Threat You Barely Know Anything About”
So You Wanna Buy A Condo?
Buying a condo is much like any other home purchase. However there are some added features that not all agents are aware of when writing up their agreement of sale. Below are some quick tips and unexpected things that can arise when purchasing one of these homes. Things to think about… Know that you willContinue reading “So You Wanna Buy A Condo?”
S.A.V.E.R.S. – An Acronym You’ve Likely Never Heard of
So for a bit of a change of pace from the regularly scheduled real estate banter, this morning I want to talk about something that we all can relate to. Our mornings. What does yours look like? A few years back, I read a book which changed the way I looked at my mornings. MoreContinue reading “S.A.V.E.R.S. – An Acronym You’ve Likely Never Heard of”
Will You Be My Transactional Licensee?
Most topics covered here at #asksethanything are what I call “front-facing” issues. Mostly using terminology and examples which are relatable and easily to understand. Today’s topic is easy to understand, but odds are you haven’t used your realtor as a “transactional broker”. Typically, when a realtor assists a consumer with buying or selling a home,Continue reading “Will You Be My Transactional Licensee?”
Why Pre-Approvals Are All the Rage Right Now! No Seriously.
You’ve decided. You want to buy a house. Congrats. That’s awesome. It really is. I’m happy to help you from now until settlement too. But I need something from you mmmk? It’s called a “preapproval”. I once read a poll that said that couples are more reluctant to talk about their finances than their sexContinue reading “Why Pre-Approvals Are All the Rage Right Now! No Seriously.”
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?”