How a Realtor Prices your Home

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How is the Market Value of my Home Determined? Realtors use a handful of methods to determine the value of a home.  The most common method is the Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).  A CMA is an in-depth evaluation of recently sold “comparable” homes in the past 6-12 months.  A CMA alone, however, isn’t a crystal ball that determines what a home will sell for. A …

For Sale by Owner

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Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons you Shouldn’t FSBO In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here …

Dip in Interest Rates

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Is the Recent Dip in Interest Rates Here to Stay? Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. After the first week of 2019, rates have …

De-Stress with Adult Coloring

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It may seem silly to suggest that, at such a busy time, you need to take care of yourself and de-stress a bit by taking the time to do it. But it can be worthwhile to actually do it. You may find it will not only help you to feel better, but it may help avoid stressful interactions with your …

Remodeling? How to Calculate Costs

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We’re always keeping a look out for tools and resources that our buyer and seller clients may find useful.  This week, we have discovered a wonderful website that can be an indispensable tool for for sellers looking at ways to update up their homes before putting them on the market. It can be very difficult to estimate costs when several projects …