SMILE – YOU MAY BE ON (NOT-SO) CANDID CAMERA!

Surprise, home buyers! You might be on hidden camera A growing number of home sellers are using security cameras and microphones to spy on potential buyers as they tour their houses or condos. With easy, affordable access to recording devices, real estate agents should expect every home to be monitored. Educate your Buyers that the…

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HOA or No HOA?

Homeowners associations known as (HOAs) are formed by planned communities with single-family homes or multiple units, such as condominiums. Most HOA rules are well intended and carried out without any problems. In many cases, the rules will actually be more of a benefit than a hassle. Here are some advantages of having a HOA in…

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Rent vs. Buy… No Mystery Here

As rent and home sale prices continue to increase, first time home buyers living in expensive metro areas really need to weigh the pros and cons of buying versus renting. Ultimately, the answer depends on multiple factors, including your finances, your long-term plans and the real estate market in your specific area. How long do…

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Moving With Kids

For families with growing kids, a starter home can soon begin to feel a little tight. Whether you are moving across town or across the country, we all understand that moving in itself is stressful both physically and emotionally. Be sure to include your children in the process so they know it is an exciting…

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interior home construction

Thinking of new construction, so why would I need a REALTOR®?

If you are planning on buying a new construction home, do not talk to a builder’s sales agent—or sign anything!—until you have considered the following reasons for being represented by a REALTOR: 1. The builder’s sales agents represent the builder, not you. The sales agents who work for home builders can be very pleasant, friendly…

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What are Closing Costs?

Are closing costs separate than the purchase price? Buying or selling a home is very exciting for my clients. Part of how we keep it fun and positive is making sure they understand the process and managing their expectations. It is arguably the largest purchase they will make in their lifetime and they are trusting…

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Few Tips Before You Remodel…

Maybe you’ve grown tired of your 1970s avocado-green kitchen to update it to something more modern, or perhaps it’s as simple as remodeling a bathroom. Whatever the room, home renovations can test even the most patient personality through the sheer chaos and mess that are inevitable. To get through your renovation, organizing the clutter is…

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