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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Know what you are getting into when you rent out a property Most of the items on the list in this article are mitigated by the last one. Fortunately in this region vacancy rates are rarely an issue. Read and grow wise!
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 [...]
It wouldn't be wrong to call this "30 things you never knew". Those of you I've worked with in the past can surely attest to the veracity of . But a great broker does more than take care of you just during the transaction. Need some trees taken down? Call Chris. Wondering about what [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!