There is a reason "The Fundamentals" are called "The Fundamentals. Every one of the principles and actions in this article are things I discuss with and advocate for with my clients. If it's time to buy lets sit down and get the foundation of a successful transaction set!
Home ownership leads to significantly increased wealth! I've learned after 30 years in the business to not take for granted that certain things are known thus the reason for posting this article. There is a huge gap in wealth accumulation between homeowners and lifelong renters that has always been the case, to say nothing about the non financial advantages of [...]
Who knew mortgages were such a personal thing? This article does a great job of breaking down the somewhat out dated ideas that one size fits all in the mortgage world. Some of the "truisms" are couched in seeming prudence and some are flat out wrong (ie. that you need 20% down to [...]
Will the Spring Market Arrive Sooner than Later? What an interesting January we have experienced both weather-wise and in the real estate business. We have golfed and we have shoveled snow/ice this month. We have had multiple contracts on some houses, and we have had houses sitting on the market (with no showings) [...]
Out of the mainstream but still pretty cool. There is so much history around here. Here are some great places to visit, many of which are off the beaten path. One of my favorite all time series is "Justified" so I can't wait to check out the new National Law Enforcement Museum.
Wood is Wonderful! I'm seeing lots and lots of open floor plans with wood floors spilling into the kitchen. I've had it in mine for years and I love it. It's comfortable and contiguous floors create a sense of spaciousness. Here's a great article on factors to consider not just for putting wood floors [...]
Inventory, inventory, inventory! Those of you who have followed my posts for the last several years have often heard me lament the imbalance of inventory and it's distorting effects on the market. Well, we have reached a new low, so to speak. We now have a meager 2,500 homes on the market in the entire [...]
The future is now! Wasn't too many years ago that I was selling homes with recessed alcoves for folks to place their square TV's. Now we have Rolling TV Screens. What will they think of next? The TV as art. Very cool. Check them out here.
Great tips for saving on heat. But ignore #13 Who cares if real fires create a net heat loss. They are awesome! All the rest of the tips in this article are easy and effective.