All you have to do is turn on the tv to find a show about flipping houses these days. TV shows tend to make everything look easy, especially DIY repairs and updates! But how does the average person decide if a fixer upper is really worth the time, effort, and MONEY? Here are a few… Continue reading Fixer – Upper : Your best bet?
This has been a record busting year for the mortgage market. A fresh report just released by government agency Freddie Mac states that for the 17th time in LESS than one year, rates have fallen yet again. This time, your typical fixed rate 30 yr. mortgage is averaging at just 2.65%, with adjustable rate 15… Continue reading Rates Hit New Low – Again!
Hello friends. Have you noticed that suddenly our market is on F I R E? I have negotiated more multiple offer situations in the past month than I have in my previous decade of work in SW Florida real estate! That is an actual fact. But why? Of course, low rates have an awful lot… Continue reading Market Update Time!
With mortgage applications at historic highs - largely due to interest rates being at historic lows - so many of my newest customers are first time buyers, wondering if they might have a chance at taking advantage of the current market. The answer is an overwhelming YES! TRY! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE?! Coming… Continue reading Mortgage Pre-Approval: Are you ready?
Lately I've been working closely with first time home buyers - something that brings SO much joy to this seasoned (but not jaded!) broker's heart! In working with those newbies, I've spent a lot of time working toward pre approvals. Nine times out of ten, credit score and the accumulation of adequate trade lines is… Continue reading Need a Boost?
Buying a home is one of those major life milestones, like graduating from college and landing your dream job. These days, though, it isn't a goal that most young people assume is going to be easy to achieve. My oldest son, who is in his early twenties, fears he may never own his… Continue reading Are These Myths Holding You Back?
It's that time again! If you know me, you know I watch statistics in our area very carefully. As ever, it is an interesting time in SW Florida real estate. Days on market are creeping back down, which is a good thing. But don't be seduced by the lack of listings and holding rates. Buyers… Continue reading Market Update Time!
Happy October, friends! While doing my weekly market updates, I came across an interesting article on my favorite Florida Realtors news site. This particular piece disseminates national real estate trends per quarter, gathering information and sorting it between generational buyers. Across the board, the news is GOOD! One of the biggest changes I've noted however… Continue reading Market Gains in Momentum, Optimism!
BIG happenings at Cape Premier Realty this weekend, folks! Not only am I hosting a GORGEOUS open house on Sunday from 11-2, but SEVERAL of our agents will be hosting opens throughout the city of Cape Coral at the very same time!!! You can find me at this stunning custom luxury home this Sunday -… Continue reading City-Wide Open House ~ This SUNDAY!!!