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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Refi Boom Goes Bombastic

By |2019-06-25T15:59:59-05:00June 25th, 2019|

Interest rate gurus or weatherman.  Which are worse? I know everyone wants to be prescient about things that impact our lives like interest rate trends and the weather but I'd suggest to you that the last 12 months have in some ways demonstrated the folly of making declarative statements with too much gusto [...]

‘The Best Home-Selling Advice I’ve Heard, Ever’

By |2019-04-29T06:52:52-05:00April 29th, 2019|

Experience is the second best teacher! Of course the best teacher in the real estate realm would be to go to class with your favorite broker in advance!  Great advice from actual home buyers and sellers in this article that you will notice mirrors many of the topics I blog on.  When you [...]

10 House-Hunting Lessons You Can Learn from the TV Shows

By |2019-03-14T07:28:19-05:00March 14th, 2019|

Great house hunting lessons from HGTV I'm compelled to point out that they forgot the most important one:  Get an elite broker to guide you through the process!  An excellent article, and every one of these lessons are ones that I engage my clients with.  See if they jive with what you have [...]

Reasons Not to Buy Your House With Cash

By |2019-02-26T15:24:46-05:00February 26th, 2019|

Cash is King......but perhaps sometimes it shouldn't be. Deciding whether to pay cash for a property is a fairly nuanced process that requires thoughtful analysis.  When it comes to your principle residence in particular there are some non financial factors that you need to attempt to quantify.  This article does a great job [...]

Real Estate Regret: 10 Simple Ways to Avoid It

By |2019-02-18T16:38:42-05:00February 18th, 2019|

 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!