Interest Rates Have Nowhere to Go but Up

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Even as prospects for the American economy brighten, consumers are about to face a new financial burden: a sustained period of rising interest rates. That, economists say, is the inevitable outcome of the nation’s ballooning debt and the renewed prospect of inflation as the economy recovers from the depths of the ...

4 Costliest Mistakes Sellers Make

Monday, July 14th, 2008

As the real estate market continues its downward spiral with no end in sight, homeowners who must sell now are finding the going tough and getting worse. For those homeowners, committing the most common mistakes are amplified and can cost thousands of dollars. If you find yourself having ...

10 Things to Ask When Selecting a Buyer’s Agent

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

What's a Buyer's Agent? You'd be surprised how common that question is. Most people barely understand the process involved in buying real estate. Few know what agency representation and fiduciary duty is. When it comes to buying real estate, most buyers spend more time deciding what to eat ...

Things to Do Before You Buy

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Before you start looking for a home, there are several things you should get in order. 1.  Get yourself financially prepared.  For the first time buyer, this may be the single largest purchase.  Evaluate your financial situation and create a budget.  This will determine how much mortgage payment you can afford. ...

8 Quick Fixes to Increase Your Home’s Value When Selling

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

In a buyer’s market, sellers must up the ante to convince a dwindling number of buyers that their property offers what all buyers want most - top value for their dollar. Homes that show the best, sell first and for top dollar. Here are eight quick fixes: 1. Buff up ...