Who won and lost in real estate in 2021?

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There is no debating that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a major affect on the entire world, including the real estate market. There was so much uncertainty about what the virus and lockdowns, etc. would do to the housing market and many experts even predicted historic losses of value, increased foreclosures and an overall major drop in real estate values. …

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 …

Some great ideas to spice up your patio!

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Often times home owners don’t put much thought or effort into their patios. It’s understandable, to a degree, as many people look beyond the patio and go right to the backyard instead. Patios are becoming more and more of a popular place to spend time. With the Covid-19 pandemic that hit us all so hard and cooped a lot of …

“Unsellable” House turns into nicest on block!

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We have all seen the “eyesore” house that stands out (in a very bad way) on a block that most certainly drives the other proud home owners crazy as it disparages the entire street with its’ unsightly or dilapidated appeal. I used to be quite active in taking many of these homes on (we would purchase many of the them …

This week’s top 10 trending homes for sale!

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If you’re anything like me, it’s always fun to keep an eye on the real estate market, both locally and on a national scale as well. There are always unique and interesting homes coming onto the market and not all of them are necessarily expensive homes either. Some are quite pricey, while others are not. Some of the “lower end” …

Top trending colors for real estate

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As we all know, trends come and go and trends in real estate are no exception, especially when it comes to paint colors. Outdated colors can turn buyers off immediately or can bring lower offers than the same house with updated, trendy colors. If you are curious as to what colors are hot, check out the below article that goes …

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 …

Do I have to leave my refrigerator when I sell my home?

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I get this question all the time, “What about my refrigerator, does it have to stay with the house when I sell?” Refrigerators are personal property and as a general rule they are not included in the sale of a home, unless the buyer and seller have negotiated for it to be included. However, there are times when a seller …

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 …

$160,000,000 mansion goes to auction!

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Ever wonder what you would buy if you hit the power ball lottery? Well, not that I would recommend spending this kind of dough, but if you really wanted to go all out, you could consider this mega mansion in California with a current asking price of $160,000,000 (yes, 160 million dollars)! However, it seems this amazing Italian themed masterpiece …