One Reason New Construction Homes Cost More

December 16, 2020 - according to Realtor Magazine High lumber costs are on the rise again after a retreat from mid-September to mid-November that was welcome news to builders. Prices have now increased by nearly 20% over the past four weeks, the National Association of Home Builders reports. These higher [...]

One Reason New Construction Homes Cost More

Is ‘Starter Home’ an Outdated Term?

The term “starter home” often relates to first-time buyers or fixer-uppers, and a recent article by The American Genius for Real Estate suggests real estate pros may not want to use the phrase too much. The definition of a “starter home,” according to the Collins English Dictionary, is a “small, new [...]

Is ‘Starter Home’ an Outdated Term?

Guide to Residential Styles

Every house has a style. Sometimes it has two or more; because of renovations and new, eclectic mixes, fitting a home into one specific category can be daunting or even impossible. Thankfully, there’s no need to memorize complicated architectural terminology. REALTOR® Magazine has compiled a convenient compendium of common styles. [...]

Guide to Residential Styles

Will McMansions Trend Once Again? Big Houses vs. Small Houses

In recent years, Americans have favored smaller homes, while interest in supersized suburban homes has waned. But the pandemic may be changing those preferences, and big homes may be “in” once again. As millions of Americans may be looking at where they live with a new lens, having been more [...]

Will McMansions Trend Once Again? Big Houses vs. Small Houses

How to Minimize Your Home-Buying Stress

Know What You Want, but Be Flexible. ... Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage Loan, and not just Pre-Qualified– saves time and last minute stress trying to find documents or learn about an unpaid balance that will now need to paid. Listen and use Your Real Estate Agent. ... that is [...]

How to Minimize Your Home-Buying Stress

Don’t Buy That Fixer-Upper (Unless You Know These 4 Things)

Sure-fire ways to spot a fixer-upper that’ll fix you up financially. A few years ago, Alessandra Pollina and her husband, Ondre, were looking for a property that would need no more than some cosmetic changes and upgrades. But because the price was right, they ended up with the ultimate fixer-upper: [...]

Don’t Buy That Fixer-Upper (Unless You Know These 4 Things)

What is a CMA -Comparative Market Analysis?

Brokers use a comparative market analysis to determine the value of a property they will be going to be listing for sale or for a buyer to help determine what should they pay to purchase a home. Every Realtor uses different methods to calculate value.  All of them will use [...]

What is a CMA -Comparative Market Analysis?
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