Real Property VS Personal Property

In the real estate world there are two types of property. There is the real property from which real estate gets it's name: all land, structures, firmly attached and integrated equipment (such as light fixtures or a well pump), anything growing on the land, and all "interests" … [Read more...]

Selling Your Home And Living In The Past

If it's been awhile since you've sold a home, I have news for you.  Things are a little different nowadays. For one thing, there is this really cool thing called The Internet. It's amazing. It links people together and it provides massive amounts of information in almost real … [Read more...]

Why The MLS Is Your Friend

The MLS or Multiple Listing Service - known as MRIS in this area - is a resource that can be absolutely invaluable when it comes time to sell your home. It's also a pretty good friend when you're buying a home. Of course, there's a catch to it. The catch is your Realtor. The … [Read more...]

“But, I Put In New Ceiling Fans”

This blog post might be the start of some mini-rants from situations I run into from time to time. This first one is about how people, trying to increase the value of their homes, really grasp for straws tying to justify why their home should go for a much higher price than a … [Read more...]

What is a “Carpet Allowance”?

Carpet allowance. Painting allowance. My house needs some upkeep allowance. Whatever you want to call it, the idea is that the home owner doesn't want to spend the money to replace the carpet or paint or do whatever. Instead, they want to provide the potential home buyer with … [Read more...]