The Spring 2017 Market is like nothing I have ever seen before. The millennial home buyers are ready to purchase, and there is a low inventory of homes for sale! This blog post provides a market update for those looking to sell in this Spring market. I also give an overview of what you should fix or update that will appeal to this market's buyers. Specific updates can bring top dollar when selling this Spring.Read More
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In this article I break down my knowledge of the housing market and advice for baby boomers on selling their homes. The best strategy is to look to the past to help create your future in the most advantageous way possible. There are two factors that will play into housing values as we move into 2017 and beyond; inventory and interest rates (inflation). My advice in this article is directed to boomers. We as 55-70 year old boomers should have a different strategy from our younger counter parts. So many clients have waited too long and then made their move under duress or circumstances never planned for, such as health changes. We want to be in charge of our lifestyle rather than waiting for other issues to decide for us.Read More
Fall means a great time to make improvements to your home to make sure you protect the equity that you possess. If you, a friend or family member are thinking about selling this year, September is the best time to enter the market. The fall market lasts from September to mid-November. That is when buyers purchase after the kids are back in school.Read More
Deciding to sell your long time home is a hard decision.
Take some time to be in the moment. Write down your feelings about moving. Sometimes seeing it on paper can bring emotions to the surface for you to understand what is behind procrastination and fear. Talk to your spouse about your future. Does your current home meet your current needs? Do you have the energy to maintain your home as you did in the past? Are you relying more and more on outside help? Do you have challenges navigating stairs, cutting grass, shoveling snow and cleaning your home? Are finances strained in maintaining your home? These are all questions that can be shared with your partner and family. A discussion of your current physical and mental wellness can be a great first step to your overall health. Maybe a move is not necessary as there are many services to help keep you at home. Maybe your home just isn’t set up for your specific needs and outside help won’t change your home’s setup. But in the end, this life is not necessarily a dress rehearsal.Read More