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June Newsletter

By |2020-06-04T15:04:08-05:00June 4th, 2020|

As Summer Rolls in... First and foremost, I trust you are staying safe and making wise decisions when going out in public, so you remain healthy! So, you may be wondering what was happening in the real estate business during the pandemic while we were on stay at home status. As I mentioned [...]

No Pool? Stock Tanks Are the Cool New Alternative

By |2020-06-01T12:45:20-05:00June 1st, 2020|

No Cannon Balls! Man there are some creative people in this country.  Want to chill out in some water in your back yard?  Don't have much space or much capital?  No problem.  I bring you the stock tank.  Here's a cool article about chilling on a budget.  I want to settle into one [...]

The REAL Market Update

By |2020-05-29T15:37:19-05:00May 29th, 2020|

Real estate markets are a largely local phenomenon, and to figure them out it's important to know what to pay attention to out there, and what to just ignore.  In today's wide ranging post we're going to talk about the relevant numbers both in comparative and absolute terms and touch on financing and [...]

Is Real Estate America’s Rock During the Coronavirus Crisis?

By |2020-05-26T15:31:48-05:00May 26th, 2020|

Real Estate:  A Port in the Storm! I have blogged extensively about how well the real estate market has been holding up in our region.  Here's an excellent article about some of the underlying reasons for that.  Look for my regular posts that discuss up to the date information on the local market [...]

What Is a No-Fee Mortgage?

By |2020-05-22T08:08:16-05:00May 22nd, 2020|

It might be time to re-fi! With all that's going on with this disruption of our lives things like paying attention to your mortgage rate might be something that slides to the back burner.  However, in particular for conforming loans (up to $510,400) we are near or at historic lows so it might [...]

Why Does My Mortgage Keep Getting Sold?

By |2020-05-18T16:01:16-05:00May 18th, 2020|

A Peek Behind the Mortgage Curtain Here is a great article that does a good basic job of explaining why who you make your mortgage payment to keeps changing.  It's particularly instructive now because it explains briefly why the massive surge of mortgage forbearance's is threatening the stability of the mortgage market.  The [...]

May Newsletter

By |2020-05-06T17:14:27-05:00May 6th, 2020|

A Different Spring Market Hopefully, you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. As previously mentioned, real estate is considered an essential business and as such, we have adapted to new ways of conducting business. Yes, homes are being purchased, sold, and leased – people need shelter. [...]

April is NOT March!

By |2020-05-01T15:34:04-05:00May 1st, 2020|

Time to share some up to the minute information on what has happened since the start of the second quarter in the local real estate market.  Things have really changed in the last month as the progression of the virus has altered our behaviors and as economic activity responded to the Governor shutting [...]