21 Things That Make Any House Feel Old and Outdated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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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 [...]

14 Insanely Easy Curb Appeal Projects You Can Do in a Day

By |2019-04-09T13:11:37-05:00April 9th, 2019|

Time to up your Curb Appeal game! It's amazing how many clients form some level of opinion about a property before the front door even opens.   Over the years I've become a big believer in all things exterior, both personally and professionally.   Blame my friend Cathleen at DesignScapes.  She got me started.  Here's [...]

The 10 Most Common Defects Found in Home Inspections

By |2019-04-05T16:10:58-05:00April 5th, 2019|

The ten most common defects on Home Inspections are...not a big deal! This article reveals and my 30 years of doing these can confirm that the majority of issues on home inspections are common and easy to remedy.  From a sellers perspective most are also easy to identify in advance and thus would [...]