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!
In this new age of virtual everything, experiences that are already pretty foreign and unnerving for most feel downright impossible now. Never fear! Here in Florida, the land of part time residency, mail away and virtual closings have always been a part of how we do things in the real estate business. Admittedly, we are… Continue reading How Do Virtual Closings Even Work?
If you live in a place as vacation-friendly as SW Florida, chances are you know a good number of realtors. There are currently more than 9,000 actively licensed real estate professionals in my market! WOW, right? But how can you know that you're working with the right professional for you? Not all realtors are created… Continue reading Reviews are EVERYTHING!
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?
There are so many questions amid the Covid-19 quarantine. The real estate market is especially hard hit, and we know that sellers in particular have significant concerns about how this shut down will affect market value. Real estate at its core is a relationship-driven business. It relies on person-to-person interaction, which needless to say is… Continue reading Selling During the Shut Down – What to know:
If you stopped by my tent at Pride Cape Coral this past weekend, you may have entered our drawing to win a Cozy Home Basket, courtesy of Rose Tree Realty! Today, I drew the winner! I also made several exciting announcements, including what our next community event will be - so stay tuned. . .… Continue reading We Have A Winner!
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?