How to Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time

Buying and selling a home at the same time can be extremely stressful. But if you plan well in advance, you can make it happen smoothly. Here’s how to buy and sell…

Don’t Buy on Emotion or Risk Overpaying For Personal Features

When I sit down with sellers to discuss their home’s price, the discussion usually turns to its features. A spectacular view, a cool garage workspace, and a one-of-a-kind garden are the sort…
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How to Sell a Home Remotely

Are you an ‘accidental landlord’—someone who had to move many miles away but couldn’t afford to sell your home due to the low home values in recent years? If so, you might…
should you buy a foreclosed home?

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Foreclosures and Short Sales

Often, buyers automatically avoid foreclosures and short sales. They see them as risky, dumpy real estate remainders. But housing inventory is tight in many areas. At the same time, the poor economy…

Don’t Lose Money on Your Home’s Features

When I sit down with sellers to discuss their home’s price, the discussion usually turns to its features. A spectacular view, a cool garage workspace, and a one-of-a-kind garden are the sort…

Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Real Estate Myths

Avoid These 3 Real Estate Myths New buyers and sellers often come into the real estate market with assumptions about how it works. They may get their ideas from TV reality shows,…

Rent Back Agreement in Real Estate, What is it?

What is a Rent Back Agreement in Real Estate?  Found a home you love but ten others love it to?  Work with your real estate agent to find creative ways to make your offer…

Why Do Short Sales Take So Long?

Why do short sales take so long? It’s a question I often hear from clients who are considering buying a property in a short sale. Short sales happen because the loan amount…

Homeowners Association Rules: What You Should Know Before You Buy

Homeowners association rules are designed to protect home values and the quiet enjoyment of the homeowners. But they can be excessive, too. In Indiana, for instance, the president of an HOA recently…

What to Do Before Closing on a House

You searched for homes over the course of months or even years. You endured a series of offers and counter offers, property disclosures, inspections and reports. Finally, after so much excitement, stress and anxiety, the…