2019 Real Estate Forecast: What Home Buyers, Sellers And Investors Can Expect

There’s no doubt about it: the 2018 housing market has seen its ups and downs. The year started with sky-high home prices, historically low mortgage rates and a definitive upper hand for sellers. In recent months though, home price growth has faltered, rates have risen to their highest point in nearly eight years, and favorContinue reading “2019 Real Estate Forecast: What Home Buyers, Sellers And Investors Can Expect”

Predicting The Future Of Real Estate: Transacting In 2025

I’m no Nostradamus, but I’d like to take a stab at what the world of real estate transactions might look like in the year 2025. Yes, it’s only six or so years away, but with the speed at which technology is changing our world, to make predictions any further in the future would be purely speculation.Continue reading “Predicting The Future Of Real Estate: Transacting In 2025”

What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?

Home prices are at the top of everyone’s minds. Can they maintain their current pace of appreciation? Will rising mortgage rates negatively impact home values? Will the next economic slowdown cause prices to crash? Let’s try to answer these questions based on what has happened in the past as well as what we know aboutContinue reading “What Does the Future Hold for Home Prices?”

How To Use Your Subconscious Mind Power To Negotiate The World

Most of us are aware of the existence of a “subconscious” mind — but we don’t necessarily know what it is, what it does or how we master it. The truth is, your subconscious mind power is an amazing ally when you master it, yet if it stays untamed, it can drive the direction of your lifeContinue reading “How To Use Your Subconscious Mind Power To Negotiate The World”

6 Must do’s for Brain Health!

Lifestyle has a profound impact on your brain health. What you eat and drink, how much you exercise, how well you sleep, the way you socialize, and how you manage stress are all critically important to your brain health. YOUR BODY: GET MOVING. People who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.Continue reading “6 Must do’s for Brain Health!”

What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a House?

If you’re in the market to buy a home, knowing what kind of shape your credit score is in can give you an idea of whether you’ll qualify for a loan and what kind of interest rate you’ll pay. Loans are necessary for most future homebuyers because they cannot afford to pay cash upfront. WhileContinue reading “What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a House?”

The 6 Best Home Flooring Ideas and Options

1. Hardwoods Costs: Depending on the type of hardwoods you go with, it could cost you anywhere from $3 to $12 per square foot. Engineered wood will cost you a little less. On top of the cost of materials, you will need to pay to get it installed which will likely run you in the hundredsContinue reading “The 6 Best Home Flooring Ideas and Options”

Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes

Mistake 1: Falling in Love With a House You Can't AffordOnce you've fallen in love with a particular home, it's hard to go back. You start dreaming about how great your life would be if you had all the wonderful things it offered — the lovely, tree-lined streets, the jetted bathtub, the spacious kitchen withContinue reading “Top 8 House-Hunting Mistakes”

5 Ways to Deal With Difficult Clients

1. Listen “When I have a difficult client, my biggest priority is listening. I let them talk until they finish. This serves two purposes: One, they get their concerns off their chest and they know I care. Two, I find out if any of their concerns are legitimate. Many times the concerns have no ground,Continue reading “5 Ways to Deal With Difficult Clients”

How to handle unrealistic seller pricing on a home for sale

As agents, in the course of preparing to meet with a homeowner, we can sometimes spend hours running comps to put together an accurate comparative market analysis (CMA) on the property. So, we get pretty good at determining a list price on a home for sale that’ll generate offers quickly, yet not so low asContinue reading “How to handle unrealistic seller pricing on a home for sale”