Sometime I lose track of one of the most important parts of selling your house. Moving Day.
To Realtors, me included, settlement day is something that has been know about for awhile. It's written on the first page of the Contract of Sale and everyone in the process is working toward that date. The lender, the buyers, the title company. Home … [Read More...]
If you were around for the first version of the housing bubble you might see some interesting parallels.
Housing inventory is low, low, low. There just aren't enough homes to go around for all the buyers that want to purchase a home.
Mortgage interest rates are low, low, low. Back in the early 2000s a mortgage interest rate in the 5% range … [Read More...]
Selling your home is not as easy as it looks.
I know that sounds kind of self serving coming from a Realtor but it really isn't. There's lots of moving parts. Lots of things you need to keep track of as the process moves along.
The most important part, I think most people will agree, is getting a good offer on your house. After all, you want … [Read More...]
In a recent article in the Real Estate section of the Washington Post, there was a nice explanation of the pros and cons of very quick - sometimes less than one day - home sales. There was even a cutesy term for these quick home sales: "flash sales".
If you read the article a little more closely, you'll see that a lot of these … [Read More...]
Home prices are starting to move up.
The mainstream media is really starting to talk this thing up. The editorial cartoon in this Sunday's Washington Post shows a potential home buyer walking away from a house for sale because he didn't have enough for an escalation clause. Parade Magazine has a cover story in Sunday's paper called, … [Read More...]