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 →
How to Calculate Seller Net Proceeds
The biggest question sellers will have is how much they will net in their sale after all fees are paid out. So let's get right down to it and break down seller closing costs.
Getting Ready to List? Legalize Your House!
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.
Is Our Market Losing Momentum?
Word has spread recently that the housing market is suffering a decline, or at best a shift from the strong seller's market we have recently witnessed. Dozens of media publications have reported on the recent sales decline since last year. And why is that? Well, there are a number of factors. However, there is one type of property that appears to be finding strength amidst the softening market...
The Housing Market and the Dating Market
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 →