Welcome to my blog. It will be mostly about real estate and everything that goes with it. I have lots of ideas and I intend to indulge them, so most of the posts will be real estate related, but if a topic really interests me and I think that it might interest you too, please… Read More Welcome
Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of homeownership have less crime and more civic engagement. Additionally, studies show that homeowners are happier and healthier than renters, and their children do better in school.1 But one of… Read More Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide
We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business Economics found that experts believe the U.S. economy will remain positive throughout 2020.1 Still, given that recessions are a natural (and necessary) part of a business… Read More 2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast
We hope 2020 is a great year for you, both personally and professionally!
Happy holidays! I’d like to give you the gift of less stress this season. Before you let your to-do list overwhelm you, check out the tips below to have a healthy and stress-free holiday. You will find little hacks on how to beat the germs, navigate your holiday shopping and re-energize your spirit. Cheers to… Read More Ten Tips for a Healthy, Stress-Free Holiday
Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology offerings. We’ve selected a few of our favorites for every room in the house. These smart systems and devices add comfort, convenience, and a “cool factor” that will delight your friends and… Read More Gifts and Gadgets for Every Room in the House
Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the right property” was the most difficult step in the home buying process.1 Buying a home is a significant commitment of both time and money. And a home purchase has… Read More 5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home
Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception. In fact, a new crop of tech companies wants to revolutionize the way we buy and sell homes. iBuyer startups like Opendoor, Offerpad, and Properly are rapidly expanding into new territories, and now established players, like Zillow, are starting… Read More Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the “Instant Cash Offer”
The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s latest Surveys of Consumers found that Americans have their most positive personal finance outlook since 2003.1 However, if you follow national news, you’ve probably heard speculation that we could be headed toward a recession. Global… Read More National Snapshot: How’s the Real Estate Market?
In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or even the simple act of growing older can prompt us to find a smaller home that better suits our shifting needs and lifestyle. In fact,… Read More 5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home
Some Highlights: Interest rates are projected to increase steadily heading into 2020. The higher your interest rate, the more money you will end up paying for your home and the higher your monthly payment will be. Rates are still low right now – don’t wait until they hit 5% to start searching for your dream home!