Shining the Light on Solar

Before you get involved in Solar energy – please do your homework. Whether you are the buyer or seller in this transaction, there are important things to consider when it comes to the transfer of ownership of your home.   Do you Lease or Own the panels? OWNED PANELS: If the panels are owned by…

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…

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…

No Housing Bubble? Then What is IT??

With home prices expected to appreciate by over 5% this year, some are beginning to worry about a new housing bubble forming. Warren Buffet addressed this issue last week in an article by Fortune Magazine. He simply explained: “I don’t see a nationwide bubble in real estate right now at all.” Later, when questioned whether…

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3 Home Energy-saving Myths Revisited

Myth 1: Replacing single-pane windows is a good investment. According to the Energy Star program, replacing old single-pane windows with double-pane, low-E windows will save you money every month. While that’s true, it’s not the entire story. In an average house with 20 or more windows, it could take up to 30 years to recoup…

Are you adding to your NET WORTH or your Landlord’s??

2016: Homeowner’s Net Worth Will Be 45x Greater Than a Renter Every three years the Federal Reserve conducts a Survey of Consumer Finances in which they collect data across all economic and social groups. The latest survey, which includes data from 2010-2013, reports that a homeowner’s net worth is 36 times greater than that of a renter ($194,500 vs….

House not selling? — this may be why –

Your Home Hasn’t SOLD because… 1. …your MLS pictures are unappealing. This is an actual photo from a listing on MLS, predictably it’s been on the market for quite a while.  All of the photos are this quality. If you’re not making full use of the internet today, you’re out of business before you’ve started. …

Deal of the Century – Is it still a good time to puchase a home?

Deal of the century  (click for a printer-friendly version of this article) Recently, Freddie Mac published a blog post titled Mortgage Rates: Still the Deal of the Century. They explained that, if you are planning to purchase a home, now may be the time: “If you are in the market to buy a home, today’s…