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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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#
As real estate professionals the public always asks us for decorating ideas. What's the latest style to update a home? Yet another hat we wear and this one offers some fun and creativity. Here are some of the latest ideas for a quick and inexpensive way to update a home. http://www.msn.com/en-us/...
What do you think about this? Brokers,MLS Services and Franchisors seek financing to launch the first national MLS- consumer- facing portal. http://www.appraisalbuzz.com/national-broker-portal-initiative-raising-seed-money/
Guiding a seller, client or just a friend about what to do to improve their property at a minimal cost is always a challenge. After all, we are considered the expert on all things real estate- a big responsibility. NAR has collaborated with Remodeling Magazine for a look at projected high ROI in ...
Yes, your client might be able to buy prior to the divorce being final, it just has to be done carefully. Here's a short video with some tips. http://youtu.be/TTAoxMKBkdU
Fireworks start when the conversation turns to the marital home in a divorce. It is a highly charged emotional discussion and also the largest financial decision most families will make. I joined the dynamic duo of Joanie Winberg and Roslind Sedacce on The Divorce View radio show to explore optio...
NAR has just released their Generational Trends Report for 2014. This is always an interesting summary of what each generation is doing in the real estate market. http://www.coloradorealtors.com/home-buyers-sellers-generational-trends-report/. More and more consumers are utilizing mobile devices ...