Archive for June, 2013

Your home: Get off the fence and get into the market!

Friday, June 28th, 2013

I wrote last week about the overall health of our real estate market. However, there is an epidemic that is running rampant in our market — even right now as you read this column. This epidemic can have many long-term effects, yet is easily curable. All you need is a shot of “reality.” This epidemic […]

Your home: Prairie Village housing update – Where are we headed for the rest of 2013?

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Question: It is half way through the year, where is the market headed? “Crystal ball” questions are a little tricky, but I felt it was time for a more specific market update. Our MLS is divided up into several different zones. There is not a lot of rhyme or reason involved in the boundaries of […]

Your home: Can a multiple layer roof hurt my chances of selling my house?

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Question: If I have more than one layer of roofing on my home, should I be concerned about resale? The short answer is “yes.” Now for the “why.” If there is one thing that I love about my industry it is that things are constantly changing. And roofing guidelines are no exception to the rule. […]

Your Home: House Foundations 101

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Question: What are the pros and cons of each type of foundation — and how can I keep my basement dry? In light of the five-plus inches of rain we recently received, I felt it necessary to address a few questions about foundations and how to properly maintain them. As we have been showing homes […]

The Taylor-Made Team Client Appreciation Picnic

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

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Your Home: Is this seller’s market, will I be able to find a new home after I sell?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Question: We are ready to sell our home, but with inventory so low, what if we cannot find a new one? The thought of “temporary housing” or “staying with the parents for a while” will usually cause a cold chill to shoot up and down the spine of a potential home seller. And for good […]