Because Hill Slowinski successfully negotiated and won their dream home! For first-time, move-up and downsizing buyers, 2020 has been a challenging year. While most housing markets have had low numbers of homes for sale for several years, in 2020, many would-be sellers pulled back from listing their homes over concern about the impact of Covid-19 … Continue reading Tips for Buyers in a Tight Housing Market
How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place
We are becoming more virtually-oriented and very proficient in helping clients with tools and technology that ease the challenges of buying or selling a home in this environment. So rest assured that staying at home doesn't mean your search for a new place needs to come to a standstill. Take a look at the infographic … Continue reading How to Test-Drive a Neighborhood While Sheltering in Place
Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Tips
Fall is officially here. Before colder weather arrives, there are a few things I recommend my clients do to prepare their homes for the upcoming season. Taking these steps now can help ensure you’ll go through fall (and winter) without any problems. Shut off outside water faucets. Close valves inside the house, then turn on … Continue reading Fall/Winter Home Maintenance Tips
Mid-Year Update: Where Are We Now?
More than halfway through 2019, for those of you who are thinking of buying or selling a home this year, you might be wondering how the real estate market has shaped up so far this year.
What To Do If You Might Buy or Sell a Home in 2019
It’s hard to believe that 2018 is soon coming to a close. With the New Year fast approaching, you may be thinking about what you should do if you might buy or sell a home in 2019. While many people wait until spring to begin their home-buying or selling process, I’m here to tell you … Continue reading What To Do If You Might Buy or Sell a Home in 2019
Demand is Rising for Properties Like Yours!
Dear Friends, The real estate market is very attractive for homeowners right now. Housing inventory is down, prices are rising and, while mortgage rates remain low, they will likely grind higher through 2018. As you know, real estate is very similar to the stock market in that you’d like to “buy low and sell high”. … Continue reading Demand is Rising for Properties Like Yours!
4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter!
Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 7.0% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 4.7% over the … Continue reading 4 Reasons to Buy a Home This Winter!
Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection
Whether you're buying or selling a home (or both), pay special attention to how a home inspection can serve your interests. A professional home inspection protects both buyers and sellers from legal action sparked by problems found after a home is sold. Buyers have long been advised to include a home inspection contingency in their … Continue reading Get the Most Out of Your Home Inspection
Winter Maintenance Must-Dos
Failure to prepare your home for the upcoming winter months can have dire consequences on your wallet, as well as pose a safety hazard for others. Even those in warmer climates will want to be careful this time of year: Everyone can benefit from an annual maintenance tune-up, and even in the South a winter … Continue reading Winter Maintenance Must-Dos
How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of the data points that has changed dramatically is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving. As the graph below shows, for over twenty years (1985-2008), the median … Continue reading How Long Do Most Families Stay in Their Home?
Online Real Estate Information Resources
Where to look? What to rely on? How to keep current? I initiated this blog years ago because my Clients need and want trustworthy and informed resources on real estate matters. My clients also get prompt access directly to me to address important questions and issues they encounter and to prepare them for the transactional … Continue reading Online Real Estate Information Resources
America’s MOST Expensive Home For Sale
The Details: 38,000 sq ft new construction home +17,000 sq ft of entertainment decks, 2 master suites, 10 oversized VIP guest suites, 21 luxury bathrooms, three gourmet kitchens, five bars, massage studio/wellness spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 85-foot glass tile infinity swimming pool, 40-seat 4K Dolby Atmos Theater, four lane bowling alley/lounge, auto gallery with cars … Continue reading America’s MOST Expensive Home For Sale
Get Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter: Helpful Maintenance Tips
Now that fall has arrived, it’s time to turn your attention to your home. The changing of the season always acts as a call to action for fine-tuning your home, and the onset of fall is no different. Below, we’ll share with you 10 tips for getting your home ready for cooler weather. Check out … Continue reading Get Your Home Ready for Fall and Winter: Helpful Maintenance Tips