Green Design May Help Your Home Sell

Green homes are hot right now, and even if your home wasn’t built green, there are plenty of things you can do now that will make it more eco-friendly and help it appeal more to buyers. Using natural window treatments and décor items in your staging helps a lot, especially if the window treatments are […]

The PODS are Coming!

If you are planning a move, or want to transport some large objects to your vacation home without renting or driving a truck, you might want to consider becoming a POD-person. No, we’re not talking about Invasion of the Body Snatchers, we’re referring to the increasingly ubiquitous portable storage units being used all over the […]

The Green Revolution: Greener Homes, Greener Brokers

With real world evidence mounting every day that global climate change is indeed real, the flow toward adopting “green” strategies in every business (and our personal lives) is approaching flood stage. The way in which we build, buy and sell our homes, representing one of the nations largest economic engines, is in many ways leading […]

Have questions about a 1031 exchange?

Section 1031 Exchanges can be used to defer tax on the sale of a property that was held for investment when purchasing another investment property. But, there are a lot of regulations and rules that need to be met in order to qualify for the tax benefits available with a 1031 Exchange. The Federation of […]

Selling: Surviving a Home Inspection, Part 2

In Part 1, I detailed what’s generally involved in a home inspection from the seller’s point of view. In this part, I’ve included a list of things you can do to make your home inspection go more smoothly. Start outside Repair minor things like loose steps, rotted trim, disconnected gutters, and anything else that can […]

Selling: Surviving a Home Inspection, Part 1

Most real estate contracts in the U.S. contain an inspection contingency clause, which is a provision to allow the purchasers to have the home inspected for any major defects or problems prior to signing a final purchase agreement. Inspections generally take place pretty quickly after an offer is accepted, and generally take two to three […]