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 …

Experiencing “new house smell” odor? Here’s how to get rid of it!

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Have you or someone you know recently bought a brand new home and smelled that very unique odor of the new house? Almost every time I have walked into a brand new, unoccupied home, I can immediate notice that smell. Unlike a new car smell, a new home smell is different. It is essentially a combination of several construction related …

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 …

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 …

Amazing mansion on 800 acres in Missouri for sale!

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The most expensive property in Missouri is now on the market. Situated on over 800 acres, this massive and amazing ranch offers multiple ponds, a private lake, multiple structures and incredible private setting. Listed for 13.5 million dollars, this incredible property and working cattle ranch will make you wonder what it would be listed for if it were located in …

Want to buy a private island?

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Have you ever dreamed of winning the mega lottery and buying your own private island? Me too! Check out this article that highlights 10 private islands for sale right now here in the US. I think my money would be on # 1 island for a cool $95,000,000! Read the Original Article Here: The 10 Most Expensive Private Islands in …

Get ready for a busy real estate winter!

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As many of us know, the winter season is usually slower than most other seasons throughout the year, primarily due to the holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s) and colder weather, however this winter could be a major exception for a variety of reasons such as historic low interest rates, pent-up demand due to the Covid-19 virus, the need to …

Why do Victorian homes have a spooky history?

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As we approach Halloween (not at the top of my holiday lists to be honest), I ran into real estate related article that explains why Victorian style houses appear in “spooky/horror”films more often than other styles. I have to admit, I never really put two and two together, but I guess I can think of a few victorian style houses …