Here’s WHY You Should BUY

Real Estate mogul, Sean Conlon, host of The Deed: Chicago on CNBC, was recently asked the question, should you buy? Or should you rent a house?   Conlon responded: “I am a true believer that you save every penny and you buy your first house… and that is still the fastest path to wealth in…

The Big Down Payment Myth

Having the spare capital to put 20 percent down on a home purchase is great, but it’s certainly not the norm. Still, many people think it is and that belief may be holding some would-be home buyers back, particularly young adults. Indeed, 39 percent of non-owners say they believe they need more than 20 percent…

Home Prices: Where Will They Be in 5 Years?

My clients make good decisions because they are well-educated… the transaction is well-executed, and the CLOSING is well-delivered! Here’s a sample of the information I provide to my clients (short & sweet, just the meat – no fillers): Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is…

Rethinking Your Christmas List This Year

This article comes courtesy of Realtor.com Getting a Down Payment as a Gift? Why NOT?? Why not give a gift that will KEEP on giving for years to come?!? The first time I talked with a mortgage broker about buying a home, he suggested I just ask my parents for help coming up with the down…

3 Simple Steps to 3%

Start today.. contact me or your lender and discuss what your first step needs to be. You may be more ready than you think! If you can gather first, last, and security deposit to rent … why not put that same cash to work as a down payment on your OWN home! Rents can be…

Amazing views – Affordable Luxury

This 4 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home in West Springfield could be just what you’ve been waiting for! Located in the highly desirable Tatham section, this 8 room home features high-end kitchen upgrades, hardwood floors, formal livingroom, dining room and family room. Marble fireplace, elegant entryway… and a large deck looking out toward Westfield…. Close…

Five Maintenance Resolutions for Your Home

Five Maintenance Resolutions for Your Home     We may be a little removed from New Year’s Day, but it’s not too late to make some new resolutions for your home.     Start a home repair slush fund: Things in your home are going to break and need to fixed. It’s just a fact…

New To Market

85 Sandy Hill Rd, Westfield MA 01085 Open House Sunday, March 6th  =====>>   Noon- 2:30 Location, charm, affordability. Built to last, this solid 3 bedroom ranch w/ large finished bonus room has all you need if you’re just starting out or preparing to down-size! Set in a great neighborhood, this quaint & cheery home is…

Rent-Lease-Own… What’s Your Best Option

There are many people sitting on the sidelines trying to decide if they should purchase a home or sign a rental lease. Some might wonder if it makes sense to purchase a house before they are married and have a family. Others may think they are too young. And still others might think their current…

Start Smart – Your 2016 Home Search

How to Assess the Real Cost of a Fixer-Upper House When you buy a fixer-upper house, you can save a ton of money, or get yourself in a financial fix. Read Keep Your Home Purchase on Track You’ve found your dream home. Make sure missteps don’t prevent a successful closing. Read 7 Steps to Take…