November 6th, 2014
By Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
It’s only natural to make the home you bought more comfortable and functional for your household. But before you put in a hot tub or convert the garage into a bedroom, think about whether or not these improvements will add or subtract perceived value from your home someday.
October 31st, 2014
Here are the real estate ads for the October 31 edition: Open publication – Free publishing
October 30th, 2014
By Karen Scopetski, V.P. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
1. Basing the asking price on needs or emotion rather than market value. Many times sellers base their pricing on how much they paid for or invested in their home. This can be an expensive mistake. If your home is not priced competitively, buyers will reject it in favor of other larger homes for the same price. At the same time, the buyers who should be looking at your house will not see it because it is priced over their heads.
October 23rd, 2014
By Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc., and an agent for REMAX Professional Associates
What if I could only give you one series of tips, to get top dollar for your home? Well, I would have to say that the best piece of advice I have always given my clients has been not to “rush” the home onto the market, instead of taking the time to prepare a property. For this, a pre-marketing team is an essential value-added service for an agent to bring to the table, and is the second thing you should ask a potential listing broker (right after the obvious question of how many homes he or she has sold.)
October 16th, 2014
Here are the real estate ads for the October 17 edition: Open publication – Free publishing
October 16th, 2014
Michelle Gillespie, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Autumn winds blow a chilly reminder that winter is fast approaching. Perform the following maintenance tips each fall to protect your property’s value and prevent major repairs.
October 9th, 2014
By Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Prudential Prime Properties
I often hear buyers proclaim that a condo fee is “too high” yet these same buyers don’t seem to know exactly what determines a condo fee. It is impossible to assess if the fee is “too high” without knowing the history of any “special assessments”. A community that defers maintenance and keeps the fee artificially low will eventually have a large special assessment.
October 5th, 2014
Here are the real estate ads for the October 3 edition: Open publication – Free publishing
October 2nd, 2014
Elaine Quigley, Realtor, CBR, CRS, GRI, Prudential Prime Properties
So you missed the boat on the summer buying season, huh? If you’ve got kids in school, you probably think you have to stay put now for another year.
September 26th, 2014
Here are the real estate ads for the September 26 edition: Open publication – Free publishing