So, I got this caricature done on Fiverr. You know. The place that does all kinds of things for $5 except that anything on Fiverr is rarely five bucks.
I always liked caricatures. I don't know why. Maybe it's because I know they're a distortion of what I look like and not what I really look like in, say, a photograph or the … [Read More...]
We Realtors hear a lot of crazy stuff. It amazes me that I hear a lot of the same phrases over and over. Of course, the individual home seller thinks they're being original and clever.
To be honest, it took awhile for me to be able to crack the code.
"Can You Give Me A Ballpark Number?"
This usually comes in the form of a phone call. The home … [Read More...]
When is a good time for your home sale?
Believe it or not, this is not a blog post about NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL. I know you hear enough of that. All you have to do is turn on the TV or radio or go to virtually any real estate website and they'll be telling you NOW IS THE TIME TO SELL.
Only it might not be.
Really the only time to sell … [Read More...]
Ah. The good ol' days.
It used to be people would want to meet with Realtors if they were interested in selling their house. They'd have a conversation about what they wanted to do and the time frame they had in mind. Part of the process involved the Realtor looking at the house, live and in color, to get a good idea about the physical condition … [Read More...]
My financial adviser guy says it's not smart to pay off a mortgage and, in fact, if he could get a 1000 year mortgage he would.
He puts into the terms of the time value of money. Today's $500,000 is not going to be the same as $500,000 twenty five years from now. Even low inflation will erode the value of money.
That may be logical and it may … [Read More...]