Archive for May, 2013

Your Home: Is it still a good time to consider refinancing in NEJC?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Question: Should I refinance my home? How much could I save? When interest rates dropped so low, and the housing market was declining, refinances were the hot topic. Now that the market is in a state of recovery, it seems that “refis” have lost their spot in the limelight. But now is still a great […]

Your Home: Preventing the ‘usual suspects’ during a Home Inspection

Monday, May 20th, 2013

Question: What “usual suspects” that come up during inspections can a seller possibly prevent? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That is certainly the case when it comes to home inspections. As a seller, when you perform preventative or deferred maintenance on your home, you control the service provider and you […]

Your Home: How Do You Choose the Right Realtor?

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Question: How do you choose a Realtor? Aren’t they all pretty much the same? As our business has grown through the years and I have gotten better at asking good questions, I have been shocked by some of the horror stories I hear from clients concerning past real estate transactions. I’m talking stories that keep […]

You Home: Media Coverage About the Seller’s Market

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Question: Have you seen the media coverage about the seller’s market? If I had a dollar for every time I have been asked this question in the last week and a half, I would at least have 30 bucks! Hey, that’s enough for a great lunch. The article that ran last Saturday in the Star […]

Your home: How is Market Value Established?

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Question: What establishes market value? I think the best place to start is with what does not affect market value. Sellers often say things like, “I know that my neighbor’s house sold for….” or “We owe $175,000 and we have put $50,000 in to it, so we need to sell for $225,000″, or “Well, we […]