Common Mistakes Buyers Make on Offers

Buyers sometimes unwittingly make simple mistakes that significantly impact their chances of an offer being accepted or countered. Some of these mistakes are pretty obvious, others not so much. I have jokingly coined these mistakes the “seven purchasing sins”.  They are: Dragging your feet Offering your MAX approval amount Using an obscure lender Lowballing Waiving inspection contingency Letting others sway your … Read More

Low income housing does NOT affect property values…Really!

Recently, I have heard from friends, clients and neighbors concerns regarding low income housing developments going in next to existing single-family homes. The concern is that high density rental housing will decrease market valuesHome or neighborhood. The long story short is that this could not be further from the truth! Don’t take my word for it, check out the attached … Read More

Time to Buy or Sell?

When is the best time to buy or sell real estate? This question has a simple answer, “Now.” Why? Because there is no long or short answer since multiple factors affect our lives, real estate and activity seasons.  Consumers need to sell or buy when they do. Consumers are not ruled by the calendar or seasonal cycles. Circumstances usually dictate … Read More