Going back as far as I can remember, there has been this image in my head of the “American Dream”. It involves a modest house in the post WW2 era. It shows a white picket fence, dog running in the yard, father washing the car, mother planting flowers and kids playing out back. Most assuredlyContinue reading “Why Homeownership Will Always Be the American Way”
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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?”
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?”
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?”