Has the real estate market peaked?

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I get asked all the time if I think the real estate market has peaked or if prices will continue to rise going forward. One thing I have learned over the years is that no one has a crystal ball and trying to predict what the real estate market will do past 3 months is a very think line to …

NY Mid-Century Modern with tons of potential for sale!

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There is just something about a mid-century modern house that appeals to me. I have never owned one and chances are, I probably never will as they are not exactly abundant on the market. There are certain communities in our country that have more of them than others. This stunning, yet outdate/original, home was built in 1953 and has only …

Carpenter from Fixer Upper Lists home

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If you ever watched any of the “Fixer Upper” home remodeling shows that featured Chip and Joanna Gaines, you undoubtedly remember their go to carpenter, Clint Harp of Harp Design Company. Clint was the expert that hand crafted, designed and constructed many of Joanna’s special orders for many of her clients. From tables and chairs to mirrors, hutches and more, …

Skinny Home in Boston is on market

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A very unique and extremely skinny/narrow row-style homes is on the market in Boston’s historical district for 1.2M. The back story behind the origin of this home is interesting with two brothers that had a feud after their father passed away. It is an interesting read for sure. It’s worth taking a couple minutes to read the article and viewing …

Yard projects that even kids can do!

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If you are anything like me, you may not ask your kids too often for help while you are outside working away. This is certainly a fault of mine and my wife reminds me that when I was a kid, I was expected to help my parents out with many outdoor projects and chores, including the yard. There are so …

Snow in the Texas Hill Country!?

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While many people in Texas say we have two different kinds of weather, “hot and hotter”, this saying was debunked big time this week with historic cold weather and snow that descended upon not only the Hill Country of Texas, but all of Texas! Overnight temperatures have plummeted to close to zero degrees while daily high’s are hovering in the …

New construction industry is on fire!

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Have you been curious about what the new home construction industry looks like? Are new builds up or down? What has the Covid-19 virus done to the new home industry? Read the below linked article to get all the latest information and data on the new construction market. I will give you a hint: it is on fire! Read the …

What happens when my listing agreement expires?

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Have you ever listed your home with a real estate agent and before your home sold, the listing agreement expired? In a seller’s market, this doesn’t happen all that often, but it certainly does happen. It may have not have sold for a variety of reasons such as condition, location, price, etc., however if your listing does expire, what happens …

Home prices are on the rise yet again!

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Many people, myself included, wondered what effects Covid-19 would have on the housing market. Would the market crash, would is remain stable, would prices hit rock bottom or would prices actually increase? Well, the data is in. A recent study by Case-Shiller tracked twenty metropolitan areas within the U.S. and in nineteen of them, prices of homes increased from the …

Buying a house sight unseen, are you crazy?

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With the Covid-19 virus dominating the news and much of our lifestyle’s in 2020, more buyer purchased homes sight unseen or over the internet due to travel restrictions and health concerns. Although in the past, I have strongly discouraged this practice, making an offer on a home that you haven’t seen in person may become more common. In part, most …