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Maybe we should just add on!?

By |2019-10-11T15:30:19-05:00October 11th, 2019|

We move into the final part of our series on potential housing solutions.  We've already mined the positives and negatives of buying new and moving up/down into a resale so it's time to address doing additions.  Sometimes we just need to blow out a kitchen, or add a sun room to the existing [...]

October Newsletter

By |2019-10-08T15:49:26-05:00October 8th, 2019|

As We Enter the 4th Quarter As the season starts to change It is hard to believe we are entering the 4th Quarter of 2019 already. It will be interesting to see what the vision of the real estate market will be in 2020. Right now, the market is very dynamic and hyper [...]

8 Reasons Buying an Older House is a Great Idea!

By |2019-10-01T06:39:49-05:00October 1st, 2019|

In my continuing series on housing options we move on from the new construction realm to the re-sale universe!  When I started putting together the list I was reminded that there are a lot of good reasons to buy re-sale. 1) Re-sale homes are less expensive than new construction.  You will typically find, depending on the location price [...]

8 Open Concept Layout Mistakes We Should All Stop Making

By |2019-09-28T11:14:13-05:00September 28th, 2019|

Where do we put the TV? I've seen a surprising number of expansive open rooms with so many doors and windows (and lack of walls) that it can be hard to make good use of them.  Here's a great article about the proper balance between open and wow and flowing and functional. Call [...]

8 Easy Tasks That Make Less Work for Your AC

By |2019-09-25T16:02:50-05:00September 25th, 2019|

I wish I would have read this article! Well my HVAC just bit the dust after 17 years of faithful service.  Who knows I might have gotten 18 or 19 out of it if I read this article about extending your HVAC's life.  Actually I did many of these so perhaps I got [...]

14 Things You Must Do When Buying New Construction

By |2019-09-20T16:00:27-05:00September 20th, 2019|

I'll bet you didn't even know there were 14 important things to do when buying new!  This is the final post in the New Construction section of my series on upgrading your living situation.  Next week we will dive into buying resales and then get to remodeling and expanding in place.  This is [...]

September Newsletter

By |2019-09-13T16:07:13-05:00September 13th, 2019|

The Fall Market My whole career I have been asked, "So, how’s the market?" Well, this year and more specifically, in the last few months, I have been asked this even more. It's a bit of a loaded question because it depends on whether you are a buyer, a seller, or if you [...]

21 Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated

By |2019-09-10T15:53:20-05:00September 10th, 2019|

Don't feel too bad if you see some stuff in your house on this list! I actually love honey oak cabinets but this is a post about what is not in demand right now in the marketplace (and conversely what is).  We often have things in our homes that we like and enjoy [...]

The 12 Biggest Downsides to Buying New Construction

By |2019-09-03T14:48:05-05:00September 3rd, 2019|

Last week you got the dessert.  This week the vegetables. Last week in the first post of my series on the pros and cons of different housing strategies I talked about the benefits of buying new construction.  This week we talk about some of the down sides.  Here's a great article about some [...]