Monthly Archives: August 2019

Top 10 Reasons Home Buyers Prefer New Homes vs. Used

By |2019-08-27T15:18:17-05:00August 27th, 2019|

Build New, Buy Resale, or Renovate in Place This is the first in a series of posts I'll be doing discussing the pro's and con's of all of these various options.  The decision metrics on which path to choose has a lot to do with your housing goals, market forces and what stage [...]

These Are the Design Trends Realtors Recommend Skipping

By |2019-08-22T15:26:00-05:00August 22nd, 2019|

Following design trends in your renovations makes sense... up to a point. The thing to remember about design trends is that they are cyclical, so when you follow an emerging trend to it's outer margin you better be OK with the understanding that when things change you might really be out of step.  [...]

The Most Important Outdoor Tasks You Can Complete This Summer

By |2019-08-20T16:07:33-05:00August 20th, 2019|

Outside home projects (non-August edition) OK one might actually melt whilst doing some of these projects this month but here is an important list of projects that are not a big deal individually but which cumulatively, if left unattended can cost a bunch down the road.  You might even have fun playing with [...]

August Newsletter

By |2019-08-12T08:38:47-05:00August 12th, 2019|

As Summer Comes to an End...  As a real estate professional I am often frustrated by the dichotomy between today's headlines and the economic realities of our local market.  Did you know that what is being reported today and pontificated upon is the result of activity and economic decisions that typically occurred 2-4 [...]

Pros and Cons of Buying a Home With a Pool

By |2019-08-06T12:39:48-05:00August 6th, 2019|

Is it worth it to be "Home Base"? This home feature can divide a room.  A well built strategically placed pool can be a boon for many homeowners, especially with kids.  It adds another compelling element to the entertaining mix and I think the attendant costs are often over estimated.  Here's a great article [...]

11 Improvements To Your Garage That Will Add Value To Your Home

By |2019-08-02T13:16:28-05:00August 2nd, 2019|

Don't neglect your garage! If you are a garage snob like me you know how important this often overlooked structure is.  I've seen first hand the impression a well maintained and utilized garage can make on prospective purchasers.  Storage, work space, show place for that treasured automobile or motorcycle, guest or office space [...]