Can A Realtor Represent Both Buyer and Seller?

Dual agency can strike fear into the heart of real estate agents across the country. Although I’ve not had the opportunity to complete a transaction with both buyer and seller on the same property, some of my colleagues have. Is…

Being A Good Neighbor Starts in Your Home

In talking with a friend about her recent cross country move, I was reminded of how delightful it is to give and receive service. Perhaps you had a similar experience when you purchased your home. Maybe you’ve been the helpful…

Competing Against Multiple Offers For Your Home

Home buyers everywhere are bemoaning the lack of inventory and if you happen to be in the market to buy your home, there are a few things you should know. When you find the perfect home, make an offer. Don’t…

Planning for Multi-Generational Living

Extended families living in one home are more the norm these days. When looking for a home to share with your older parents, consider that while they may be completely mobile now, in the future they may need assistance to…

Real Estate Terminology: Abatement, the First in a Series

Every industry has its own vocabulary, and real estate is no exception. If you are newly in the home-buying market, you may find yourself stumped by the lingo, acronyms, abbreviations and jargon commonly used in real estate sales materials, online…

Keeping the Old House when Buying the New

The current housing market, while picking up in most areas, has one basic problem: low supply. With many buyers choosing to keep their old home when they purchase a new home, fewer homes are on the market, driving up demand.…