Real Estate

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Does a Pool Add Value to a Home?

If you asked for my opinion on whether installing a pool on your property would increase the valuation of your home in 2019 or prior, my answer most likely would have been "It depends. The cost to install and maintain can outweigh any increase in value".  My opinion today is in stark contrast to my pre-pandemic professional opinion. Back then, space, layout, community, and amenities were prioritized...

Will the Housing Market Bloom this Spring?

Spring is here, and many are wondering what it will bring for the housing market. Even though the pandemic continues, it’s certain to be very different from the spring we experienced at this time last year. Here’s what a few industry experts have to say about the housing market and how it will bloom this season. Danielle Hale, Chief Economist, realtor.com: “Despite early weakness, we expect to...

Owning a Home is Still More Affordable Than Renting

If spending more time at home over the past year has made you really think hard about buying a home instead of renting one, you’re not alone. You may be wondering, however, if the dollars and cents add up in your favor as home prices continue to rise. According to the experts, in many cases, it’s still more affordable to buy a home than rent one. Here’s why. ATTOM Data Solutions recently released...

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home? With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is the best option for you and your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones: 1. Lower Your...

Buyer Agents, Listing Agents & Commissions. Oh my!

Buyer Agents, Listing Agents & Commissions. Oh my! Real Estate transactions can be intimidating and confusing. There are a lot of terms and after a while, everything sounds the same. All agents are REALTORS®, right?  Actually, all Licensed Real Estate Agents are not by default REALTORS®. The word Realtor is a trademark referring to someone who's an active member of the National Association of...

Selling your home? Here is the first step.

Step One: Decide whether or not you'll be working with a real estate agent. Almost 87% of the homes sold in any market are bought and sold through an agent. Consider allowing a licensed agent over to perform a Real Estate Review before you get started to help determine the best path to help you reach your goals. A good agent will provide multiple options, market data, recommendations and answer...

Real Estate Investing – A Strategic Approach

Folks often ask me for advice on how to maximize their Real Estate (RE) investments or alternative ways to enter a competitive Real Estate market. There is not a one size fits all answer to this question, especially when you have limited investment capital. However, I will say that the most common or best way to build your wealth and Real Estate Investment portfolio is much like any other investment...

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