Why You Should Sell Your House Now

Why You Should Sell Your House Now

There are two very good reasons why your should sell your house now. (1) Inventory of homes to purchase is ridiculously low. Therefore the market favors the seller. If a sellers’ home has been updated in the past three to five years and is priced where similar homes have sold in the past six months, […]

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Is it Still Time to Purchase Your Next Home

Is it Still Time to Purchase Your Next Home

If you are looking to purchase your next home, now is the time. To quote Jim Cramer from Mad Money, “BUY BUY BUY”. Although inventory of homes to purchase is low, this is not the time to give up on finding your dream home. This might be the one opportunity to purchase a home in […]

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The Super Bowl and the Spring Real Estate Market

The Super Bowl and the Spring Real Estate Market

In addition to being the best day for eating wings and drinking beer the Super Bowl is a great day because it is the unofficial beginning of the spring real estate market. I have seen a pattern over the years where sellers take their homes off the market around the holidays and buyers don’t like […]

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The Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

The Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

Every buyer, especially first time home buyers, want to make a great deal and get as much value for their purchase as possible. If that is you, the best thing you can do when you begin your home search is NEVER CALL THE REALTOR ON THE SIGN. Your driving down a beautiful neighborhood and you […]

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Listing Price vs. Selling Price – What to Expect

Listing Price vs. Selling Price - What to Expect

What is a fair listing price? What is a fair selling price? Weather a REALTOR sells four homes a year or four hundred homes the rule of thumb for establishing a listing price for a homeowner or making an initial offer for a buyer is always the same. Statistics show that in a market where […]

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Recent Unemployment Spike vs Real Estate Markets

The Effect of COVID-19 On Real Estate Markets

In a recent post I indicated that because of the excessive number of unemployed people there could be an increase in short sales and foreclosures in greater numbers than we saw in 2008. This would also result in a decrease in property values. Recent economic activity seems to indicate that this hit to real estate […]

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Market Alert: Beware House Flippers

Beware House Flippers

A quick word of caution to all house flippers. Having experienced the Savings and Loan housing crisis back in the 80’s, without my asbestos underwear, when I thought I knew everything, was a painful experience. I would like to share some insights about flipping homes now because the similarities to the 80’s exist today but […]

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Medford and Shamong Residents Should Stop and Smell the Fresh Air

Medford and Shamong Residents Should Stop and Smell the Fresh Air

Usually when I go on my weekend long bike ride through Medford, Shamong and Tabernacle I always try to go faster than the previous week. Now that time seems to have stood still and there doesn’t seem to be a rush to go anywhere I slowed down and realized how beautiful and peaceful some of […]

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Why Your Zip Code Matters to Contractors

Why Your Zip Code Matters to Contractors

Let’s explore how your zip code could be impacting the price you pay for home remodeling services. First time home buyers, who are purchasing an older home, get overwhelmed when they realize that in order to maintain their dream they might have to replace or update things like the roof, mechanical equipment, hot water tank, […]

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A Silver Lining for Home Buyers and Sellers

A Silver Lining for Home Buyers and Sellers

There is a silver lining for home buyers and sellers during the COVID-19 crisis. Not with standing the seriousness of the coronavirus and everyone’s effort to mitigate the consequences, if you are able to slow down, step back and look at the big picture you might realize a great opportunity awaits you for buying or […]

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