As I've mentioned, the market is HOT, HOT, HOT...for sellers. For buyers, it's terrible, to be honest. We are indeed in the midst of a housing shortage. Here are the July stats: New listings were up +45% for the month of July versus last July, however month's supply of inventory was down -21.2% and homes... Continue Reading →
Recent studies have shown that buyer sentiment is relatively low, and yet searches on google related to the home buying process are soaring. What is going on? As of end of July, we saw bidding wars abound and a plethora of price INCREASES, the likes of which I'd never seen in my entire career. Inventory... Continue Reading →
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.