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When you hear a real estate talk about "Inventory", they are usually referring to actual homes that are listed for sale in the area. The balance between inventory and buyers in the market looking to buy homes drives whether the market is a "Sellers Market" or a "Buyers Market". At the moment, in ...
I noticed this morning that the paint company Behr has released the color palette for next year. Gone is agreeable grey and smoky white is in. Why, I ask, do we need to be told what colors are "In"?I worked in the fashion industry for years and remember working with designers who hung on every wo...
I recently had the pleasure of purchasing a new car. I had agonized for a while, trying to determine if I really wanted to replace my perfectly adequate 5 year old vehicle. It had never let me down. Sure, it had a few dings and scratches, but so do I!New cars are so expensive these days. The car ...
I have some clients I have been working with that cannot bring themselves to offer full price on a home. In normal times, remember those? Me neither...In normal times I am the first to tell clients I am allergic to full price offers. But these are not normal times.An agent in my office just had a...
I have a client that has been looking for just the right home for several months. We were armed with a lender pre-approval letter and all we needed was a home to buy. The stars aligned this past weekend and an offer we submitted was accepted. Yay us!The paperwork was all signed and sent off to th...
One of my favorite quotes used to be, I am allergic to full price offers. Not so much anymore. I have found that the current state off the Real Estate market demands I take some Claritin and set the old rule book aside. Don't throw it away as I am sure it will still be useful in the distant futur...
I showed homes this weekend to a long time client of mine. Great guy and wonderful family. We usually have him, his wife, and 3 kids when we view homes. This weekend was a bit different.At the first home, all was normal, just the 6 of us. As we were leaving, daughter, her husband and small child ...
Here's to everyone having a safe and fun holiday weekend! Happy 4th of July!
Yesterday I showed a home to some clients and this is what we encountered. This picture is of the master bath. It was so cluttered we could only peek in from the doorway. Unfortunately, the rest of the house was much the same. This home has been on the market for 5 days.In my professional opinion...
This is almost the very first thing a new home buyer gets asked by their agent when starting on the journey to a new home. Some buyers get defensive about this, but this process will need to be done to ensure that the homes we are looking at are within the financial reach of our client.Yesterday,...