Local homeowners are among the keenest observers of town mortgage rates because they are such a large factor in the long-term investment that is their house. It’s the factor that determines if and when refinancing makes sense; the factor that plays a large part in heating (or cooling) the overall local real estate market.
For the …
Wasn’t it just yesterday that we seemed locked into a classic home buyer’s market in town? Bad economy, bad job numbers, tanked real estate values were all we heard about…until it eventually shifted. Over the past year or so, it’s become a very different landscape. If you’ve been out looking to become a local home …View full post
When you determine to sell your house, one of the first choices that comes up is tactical: do you try to sell it yourself as a local “For Sale by Owner” property—or do you enlist a real estate agent? Since your objective is to maximize your profit, you might think that most thrift-minded home owners …View full post
Yes—a town listing and a well-shot virtual tour are each important tools in this summer’s real estate marketing. But the low pressure, informal walk-through that an area open house allows can be as effective today as it ever was. Your local open house has every possibility of becoming your most direct path to engaging the …View full post
This summer, success in selling a home in our area will depend upon the same factors as always: location, quality and buyer appeal.
A home’s location—short of calling in the house movers—is pretty much what it is. The structural quality of workmanship and the level of maintenance that it’s received though the years can be gussied …