Real Estate Tips

Why You Should Buy a Bigger House Than You Need

Why You Should Buy a Bigger House Than You Need
February 15, 2017 No Comments »

While tiny homes might be all the rage right now, you’re probably better off avoiding one. It’s hard enough to live with your lovely and always understanding spouse in a one-bedroom apartment… But seriously, your thinking should be on the ... Read More »

Don’t List Your Home for Less Than What You Paid

Don’t List Your Home for Less Than What You Paid
January 3, 2017 No Comments »

Here’s another quick and painless listing tip to avoid unwanted scrutiny when selling your home. And it’s an easy one to follow. In short, don’t list for less than you paid for it. That’s right. Just list the property for ... Read More »

How to Make Your Real Estate Listing a Hot Home

How to Make Your Real Estate Listing a Hot Home
December 19, 2016 No Comments »

Redfin’s Hot Home Feature Can Make Your Listing Fly Off the Shelf If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, you’ve likely come across a “Hot Home” or two while browsing properties on online real estate brokerage ... Read More »

Don’t List Your Home Above a Key Price Threshold

Don’t List Your Home Above a Key Price Threshold
July 26, 2016 No Comments »

I’ve already written about coming up with the right listing price (what should I list my house for), but I wanted to touch on a specific issue I’ve seen a lot of lately. For whatever reason, home sellers seem to ... Read More »

How to Tell If a House Has Good Bones

How to Tell If a House Has Good Bones
July 20, 2016 No Comments »

What the Heck Are Good Bones? If you’ve been searching for a home recently, you may have heard a real estate agent tell you that the “house has good bones.” Or maybe the phrase was right there in the listing. ... Read More »

Offering a High Price for a Home and Hoping for Inspection Savings

Offering a High Price for a Home and Hoping for Inspection Savings
June 28, 2016 No Comments »

Real estate agents have all types of tricks up their sleeves to negotiate a better price for their buyers or sellers, but some are a little less savory than others. In today’s competitive housing market, you’ll often be told that ... Read More »

House Hacking: What Is It, and Should You Partake?

House Hacking: What Is It, and Should You Partake?
June 9, 2016 No Comments »

You may have stumbled across the term “house hacking” lately, a curious term that was supposedly invented by this guy. Well, he claims to have come up with the phrase, perhaps not the practice itself. Anyway, in short, house hacking ... Read More »

Does Listing High Make Sense?

Does Listing High Make Sense?
June 8, 2016 No Comments »

The age old question in real estate – do you list high or low? On the surface this is perhaps a tough one to answer, though most real estate pros will probably tell you to list low and hope for ... Read More »

The 4% Real Estate Commission Pitch

The 4% Real Estate Commission Pitch
May 25, 2016 No Comments »

You may have seen ads for “4% real estate commission” on billboards or on television, wondering if you can save a buck or two (or a lot more) when it comes time to sell your home. The usual real estate ... Read More »

Should I Let My Bartender Sell My Home?

Should I Let My Bartender Sell My Home?
May 24, 2016 No Comments »

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably wondering what the heck I’m getting at. Well, it’s actually based on a true story, so what you’re about to read isn’t fiction. A friend of mine frequents a local fine eatery that ... Read More »