If real estate were a three-ring circus – and let's face it, most of the time it is – short sales would be the main attraction. And what is a short sale? That is a question that I get asked often by buyers who see the bold “SHORT SALE” words in all caps in the... Continue Reading →
Whether buying or selling, the penultimate step in the transaction is the "walk-through," and for some, it can bring a host of drama to the closing table if all does not go smoothly. Here I will lay out what you should look for and expect as a buyer, and how to prepare as a seller.... Continue Reading →
This week we will be exploring the intricate and ever evolving multi-verse of property taxation. I have included a brief 12 minute video tutorial, in which I will walk you through the process of calculating property taxes for yourself, the method used to do it, and the websites needed to access the data. I will also show you how to translate that oft confusing assessment into the full market value per the town.
It's a new year, and a new market! That's right, folks, the Spring market is just ahead and it's time to take stock of some of the most common pitfalls that trap sellers that can cost them lots of time and money. Not checking building records prior to going live on the market tops my list of main offenders, because it is by far and way the most common, headache-inducing blunder home sellers make.
So often do I meet people in various social settings that have recently made a home purchase and, since I am a real estate agent, of course I am given a blow by blow of their usually disappointing experience. The process did not go as smoothly as they thought it should, and the finger is... Continue Reading →