Uncategorized Five Ways to Prevent Weeds HOMEOWNERS’ ADVICE Five Ways to Prevent Weeds According to Gilmour.com, weeds “compete with grass and garden plants for space, light, water and soil nutrients.” They germinate quickly and can carry diseases and insects that hurt your plants. Here are six ways to prevent weeds in your lawn and garden: Apply pre-emergent weed killer. Pre-emergent target specific weeds and […]
Uncategorized HOMESELLERS’ ADVICE – Do Sellers Have to Do Repair Typically, buyers include a home inspection contingency in their purchase offer that allows them to ask the sellers for repairs and get out of the contract if the seller refuses. The seller can respond in several ways. ·        They can readily agree to fix the problem, no matter how expensive. ·        They can agree to […]
Uncategorized Financial Advice FINANCIAL ADVICE Home Ownership Hedges Against Inflation According to Freddie Mac, mortgage interest rates are still hovering at all-time lows, signaling that the COVID-impacted economy is still struggling.  With interest rates well under three percent, it’s an ideal time to buy or refinance a home. Can you get an even better rate by paying points? When […]
Uncategorized Have a Home Inspection Coming Up? Make Sure To Ask These Questions The home inspection is one of the most important parts of the homebuying process—and, as a buyer, you want to make sure you understand every step of the process. But how, exactly do you do that? A recent article from realtor.com outlined the key questions you should ask an inspector before, during, and after the home inspection, […]
Uncategorized Are you a potential “Move Up” Buyer? Is now a good time for a “Move Up” home purchase?  Absolutely! And here is why:   Mortgage rates have not been this low for an extremely long time Nationally and locally, home inventory is extremely low Because demand for homes is so high, home prices will continue to rise As the economy starts to […]
Uncategorized New Listing in Bay Village! 449 Canterbury Road  Bay Village, OH 44140 Beautiful 3 bedroom cape cod in Bay Village, tastefully decorated and less than a half mile from Lake Erie! Many features and updates: Hardwood flooring throughout most of first floor, wood burning fireplace and built-in shelving in living room, large kitchen with newer laminate flooring (includes refrigerator, stove […]
Uncategorized Preparing For An Appraisal? Focus On These Projects An appraisal is an important part of the home selling process; you want your appraisal to accurately reflect your home’s value and your listing price. But if your home appraisal comes in lower than expected, it could cause issues with your home sale and put the deal at risk. Which is why, as a seller, […]
Uncategorized August Home Buyer Activity Making Up For Lost Spring Market! In normal years, Spring is the hottest homebuying season of the year. But we don’t have to tell you that 2020 isn’t a normal year—and as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns, it looks like peak homebuying season is going to hit a little late this year. According to recent data from realtor.com, pace of sales, […]
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Uncategorized Nearly Half Of Offers In The United States Are Being Made Sight Unseen   When COVID-19 first hit, much of the country was under stay-at-home orders, which made it impossible for buyers to get out and see potential homes in person. And while stay-at-home orders have been lifted in most places, many buyers are still wary about hitting open houses or touring homes in person. But, as it […]
Uncategorized 10 First-Time Home Buyer Blunders To Avoid Homeownership is one of the central tenets of contemporary life. Most of us dream of a familiar, comfortable place to call our own, and buying a home is a rite of passage into adulthood, and into our own piece of the American Dream. But until and unless you’ve been through the process at least once, […]
Uncategorized Bidding Wars Are On The Rise The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdowns across the country forced many potential buyers to put their home search on hold. But for the buyers that did make a purchase during the height of the pandemic, low inventory made for fierce competition—and as the country reopens and restrictions are lifted, that competition is continuing to heat […]
Uncategorized They Say The Door You Pick Gives Deep Insight About Your Personality. Try It And See. Analyzing personality usually makes one think of lying down on a leather couch, a therapist asking questions about your long forgotten past, the sounds of scribbling on paper, and perhaps a hefty fee soon after. However, there appears to be some ability to assess personality traits based purely on your reaction to certain things you […]
Uncategorized When And Why You Should Refer A Real Estate Agen You probably know a real estate agent or two. Are you constantly thinking about them? Are you constantly on the lookout for people you can refer to them, who are buying, selling, or renting real estate? Are you keeping your ears peeled to hear even the slightest hint of someone making a move? You’re probably […]
Uncategorized 8 Issues Sellers Should Address BEFORE The Home Inspector Does You’ve received an offer on your home and you’re thrilled at the prospect of getting the deal done. But first you need to make it through the next hurdle: the home inspection. In most real estate contracts, a home inspection contingency is in place, allowing the buyer a chance to back out should significant mechanical […]
Uncategorized 14 Before & After Photos That Prove the Power of Home Staging There’s no denying it: Homes that are staged well definitely stand out. Not only does the right amount of decluttering, organizing and accessorizing make your home more attractive, it can actually increase its value. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Home Staging Report, about one third of buyers’ agents believe their clients […]
Uncategorized 3 Reasons Your Real Estate Agent WANTS You To Bother Them Real estate agents hear this all the time… “I wish I had called you before. But I just didn’t want to bother you. I know you’re busy…” …after it is too late. There are times when you might feel like you shouldn’t “bother” the real estate agent you know. (Could be your friend, a neighbor, […]
Uncategorized 3 Common Fears Of First Time Home-Buyers… And How To Overcome Them Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. But it can also be one of the scariest. Buying real estate is a complicated process. And if you’ve never purchased a home before, the fear of all those unknown variables can make the experience stressful, frustrating, and downright terrifying. […]
Uncategorized Realtors See the Darndest Things… When you’re in and out of homes for a living, you see some pretty unusual things. From surreal artwork and outlandish furnishings to quick-fix-it jobs and animal-related issues, working as a Realtor often means you have to be ready for anything. The agents below fortunately had their phones on hand so they could share the […]
Uncategorized 8 Ways to Make Your Real Estate Agent Love You With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, there’s no denying love is in the air. Let’s think for a moment about the person who’s always there for you, helping to make your dreams come true. We’re talking about your real estate agent, of course. Just what does it take to make the agent who’s done so much for […]
Uncategorized Don’t Fall In Love With A House Before You Are Ready To Fully Commit Finding the house of your dreams might seem pretty easy. You know what you want and like. You feel like you will know the perfect house when you see it. The minute you find “the one”, it will be love at first sight. It will just feel right, like it was meant to be. Kind […]