Should I go to the Listing Agent to buy Real Estate?
There will always be people who think they are ahead by trying to buy a home by working with the listing agent. This puts the listing agent in a position called Dual Agency, or leaves the buyer without any professional representation at all. Read More
Sellers 4 Biggest Mistakes that Lead to Loss of Equity in a Sale
Surprisingly, we keep seeing the same mistakes being made by sellers no matter what the market is like. Here are a few mistakes we see on a regular basis that we hope to help you avoid: Read More
What’s the Difference Between Home Insurance and a Home Warranty?
A home warranty can cover service, repairs or replacement of your home’s major appliances and mechanical systems. Home insurance covers your house itself and your belongings in the event of sudden and accidental damage or even deliberate acts like theft. It can help pay for damage caused by fires, leaks and other common perils named in your policy. Read More
Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Water Damage?
Homeowners insurance covers certain types of water damage but not others. It depends on the cause. Read More
The Legend of the St. Joseph Statue
Whether it is luck, coincidence, or something else, many home sellers like the idea of using a statue of St. Joseph to help sell a home. If you have never heard of the St. Joseph statue legend, I thought you might enjoy this. The story goes that if you bury a small statue of St.... Read More
Are Property Values Going Down?
Will the value of my house go down in 2023? Short answer, value shouldn’t go down anytime soon. While you may need to adjust your home pricing expectations as a seller, it is doubtful you will have to sell below market value. Read More
How does a Real Estate Agent get paid on the Buyer’s side?
We often get asked why a real estate agent can claim that representation for a buyer is at no cost to them. To be clear, we get paid, we don’t work for free any more than anyone else can, but it’s not via an out of pocket expense to the buyer. Read More
How much is an apartment building worth?
Income property most often is not valued by comps (although an appraiser is often still involved in certain types of loans.) Instead, the property gets valued based on the net income it throws off. Read More
How do I Price Raw Land?
Raw land is the one classification of real estate that gets argued about the most, because it is the most subjective. There’s not a lot that is obvious for comparison. It’s honestly not easy to determine a ballpark value for a piece of land because there are so many factors to consider. Mineral rights, zoning,... Read More
How do I set a value on a home for sale?
Finding a price on a single family detached home is truly the easiest of all comparison models, and yet the most often done wrong. Try to keep these things in mind: Read More