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.
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 →
Often times, I encounter buyers that have not obtained a pre-approval or even spoken to a lender because they do not want their credit to be adversely affected by an inquiry. Unfortunately, most agents will not take buyers around that have not been pre-qualified. Time and gas are expensive, and few agents will invest in... Continue Reading →
My colleague and I have long pondered the uncanny similarities between the housing market and the dating market. Let’s face it, in our neck of the woods, both are dog-eat-dog, and both are rife with broken promises and disappointment. If you can’t relate, then you have not been in the game, either housing or dating,... Continue Reading →