The information contained in each post has been written to assist all consumers and realtors with the many aspects of a real estate transaction. Joan particularly wants to support individuals moving through the transitions of divorce and widowhood in terms of their financial, emotional and real estate goals.
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Today is the day! Google is making a change April 21 to assure visitors that sites are mobile friendly. More and more consumers are using their mobile devices for internet searches and Google is implementing a new ranking system based on mobile compatibility. This means that if your site isn't mo...
We are frequently called upon to counsel clients about the dilemma of buying versus renting. This conversation now includes the boomer generation which is carefully exploring their options.This RealtyTrac analysis shows that in 76% of the markets studied, buying is now cheaper than renting and ca...
The market is sizzling in most parts of the country and The National Association of Realtor's magazine has an informative article brimming with the latest trends.Not surprisingly, more inventory is needed, prices are on the rise, and interest rates are remaining stable. It is interesting to note ...
"Help! How could this happen? My four children and I are going to be homeless because I just got a call they are foreclosing on my home!" This was a desperate call I received a few days ago and unfortunately, it wasn't the first time I had been contacted with this cry for help. Here's the story. ...
Realtors love to sell homes, so it was great to receive a phone call on one of my listings from a caller who was very interested and wanted to see the home right away. He wasn’t working with a lender so I suggested one and during that conversation he revealed to the lender he was transitioning t...
Keep your clients out of hot water if they are replacing a hot water heater or negotiating a replacement due to an inspection issue. As of April, 2015, the energy efficiency requirements are changing and you can share this valuable information to help them stay on top of the new regulations. ht...
Since the 2008 downturn, home ownership has spiraled down and now settled at 63%. The one aspect of the housing industry that has remained stable and is a pillar of strength is home owners who are 65 and older. With a sense of community, lower mortgage debt due to long time ownership, and financ...
What a truly challenging time in the housing world. The low national vacancy rate makes it difficult for renters in their search for a place to live and is also driving up rental rates. http://eyeonhousing.org/2015/01/rental-vacancy-rate-at-20-year-low/?Uid=1234980753&MessageType=E The low sale i...
You know that feeling. Your buyers love the property, there are competing offers and, once again, their offer isn't chosen. You're back to square one hunting for an acceptable home so you can start the process all over again. With inventory at historic lows in many parts of the country, we have ...
How did your state fare in 2014? Good information to share with your clients! http://www.corelogic.com/about-us/researchtrends/home-price-index-report.aspx#