Interest Rates Have Dropped Again!

Interest Rates Have Dropped Again!

Mortgage rates have dropped to their lowest level in 16 months! If you remember, interest rates climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November.  During that time, a lot of buyers lost purchasing power and the housing market saw a slight stall as buyers pulled away from the market.  If you were in the [...]

3 Habits to Start Now- so you can Buy Your Own Home

3 Habits to Start Now- so you can Buy Your Own Home

Realtor.com shared '5 Habits to Start Now if you Hope to Buy a Home.' Below are the top three from their list with a brief description. #1 - Automate Your Down Payment Savings One way to jump start your down payment savings is to automate your checking account to automatically save a small amount of [...]

Real Life Home Renovations: Removing Linoleum Flooring

Real Life Home Renovations:  Removing Linoleum Flooring

In my spare time.... I like to do home improvements and renovations (on my own home or on my rental properties when they are vacant).  Usually those renovations are planned, but in this particular case, we are undertaking a major task that we did not anticipate needing to do. I could go into the long [...]

LISTING TIP: How Complete Is the Listing Data?

LISTING TIP:  How Complete Is the Listing Data?

It's so frustrating when I'm working as a buyer's agent, and I'm looking at a listing in the RMLS and many of the fields are left blank. The other frustration is the lack of 'commentary' provided.  While the RMLS does limit the number of characters we can use to describe the home, I do my [...]

VIDEO: The Home Buying Process

VIDEO:  The Home Buying Process

Here's a quick outline of how the home buying process works.  There are certainly more steps than I could outline in this brief clip, but it's still informative for a first time  home buyer. I'm currently accepting new clients, so if you are thinking of buying a home this summer- let's talk NOW! (If the [...]