There are several considerations when buying a historic home with the goal of restoring it. But it can be richly rewarding! By doing research, setting a big contingency budget, getting creative with funding, and curating the finished product, a renovated historic home can pay off spiritually and financially!
Sure interest rates are low, but what does that actually mean for how much a buyer can save monthly or over the life of the loan?
One way to compare offers is to look at the different contingencies listed, or terms within the contract, and determine which carry added risk to the seller.
These four letters can dramatically increase your effectiveness when it comes to leveraging your listings to get other listings! Send to between 50-100 or so neighbors when the home is listed, when it pends, and when it sells. If there were multiple offers, follow up with the Other Buyers Missed Out letters. Agents have reported that their income has DOUBLED since using this letter series. It is easy to implement, but the results can knock your socks off.
Now is a great time to upsize or upgrade. Here are some tips to share with potential sellers considering selling and moving up.
There can be a lot of pressure to have your home look a certain way. However, some of the coziest homes are those brimming with personality and are super-functional. This article encourages homeowners to follow their instinct when it comes to home design.
There are benefits to buying turnkey...and benefits to buying a fixer. Which one is right for your buyers?
All across the country housing prices are surging as buyer demand increases and available inventory of homes drops. Homeowners are relishing the increased equity month over month and buyers are eager to get onto the property ladder and watch their real estate investment grow. However, rising home values may be accompanied by rising property taxes. Here are the facts!
It seems like nothing could go wrong for a seller when houses are going under contract within days of listing and sellers have their pick amongst multiple offers. However, not t all offers are equal. This article addresses some of the guidelines to use when evaluating offers
In this dynamic real estate market, lenders are offering historically low interest rates and are facing a deluge of applications. However, in this rapidly-escalating market they are being cautious on who they lend money to and are making sure all buyers are qualified and capable of affording their loan. This article addresses steps buyers can take to have an edge.
A long-distance move is a challenging situation that nearly 5 million Americans face each year, moving interstate. Moving to a new region is a stressful process, but one that can be accomplished with effective planning and a strong team of professionals.
Warmer weather and sun that lasts well into the evening are beckoning us to come outside. It is the time of year where we focus our energy onto expanding the extension of our homes - our backyards. This article includes ideas for creating an outdoor oasis your homeowner clients can enjoy throughout the spring and summer.
Low appraisals are a concern any time in the real estate market. However, in a market where homes are steadily and rapidly appreciating in value, low appraisals become much more common. Does a low appraisal automatically kill a deal? Are there ways to work around it? This article looks into what your clients can expect when it comes to appraisals, and how to prepare and respond to one.
If you have recently learned about a long-distance relocation, your mind is likely swimming with thoughts of everything needed to prepare for the move. A great way to approach a big move is to think of it in three separate categories: Selling in your current location, buying in a new location, and the physical moving process itself.
Low mortgage interest rates plus low inventory has created a sellers’ market with multiple offers expected and sales prices soaring over asking price. These conditions equate to a very stressful environment for buyers. Your buyers can avoid buyer’s remorse by following the steps outlined in this article.
There is an opportunity for sellers to move up the property ladder. This article contains an example that you can customize for your local market conditions.
Open-concept has been all the rage for decades, but has it met its match in COVID? This article says no, but explores how functionality of spaces has changed during the pandemic, and what we may see in the future as things return to normal.
Shopping around for a mortgage that is the best fit for current and future goals can be a challenge. There are several things to evaluate - from the interest rate, points, appraisal fee, and more. The process of shopping around can literally save thousands of dollars over the life of the loan.