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.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
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 ...
Please listen to this fast paced informative radio interview I did with Joanie and Ros of Divorce View Talk Show about "Should you Divorce the House Along with your Spouse".www.DivorceView.com
Video has become a must in marketing and it's easier and more affordable than you think. Plus, it's fun and creative. We are always interested in effective ways to spend our marketing budget and increase our ROI, and video could be it.A study by the research firm Forester, http://www.forrester.co...
Wow, the market is moving so fast it’s hard to stay on top of all the activity. There are many multiple offers on homes and, interestingly, lots of homes going under contract and then coming back on the market. It appears the majority of these transactions fall apart following the inspection. We ...
A young Portland widow named Nellie Young received the first version of a reverse mortgage in 1961. It enabled her to stay in her home. Without this generous unique loan from her neighborhood Savings and Loan, Ms. Young would have been forced to sell the family home. Through the ensuing years, a...