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The challenges of moving with children
By Michelle Gillespie - In this very active spring real estate market, many families are looking to move to a larger home or relocate to another community. This brings many challenges while buying or selling a home but I can help.
Do I Need a Building Permit?
Gary Kelley - The ever-vigilant Diane Sabatini’s article reminder came during breakfast at Chet’s Diner. “What should I write about?” Permits said my friend the building inspector, “Too many people think permits are a bad thing…and they are there for the safety of the homeowners. “
The Big Advantage If You Sell This Spring
Thinking about selling your house? If you’ve been waiting for the right time, it could be now while the supply of homes for sale is so low.
What in the heck is going on in Real Estate this Spring?
The market has already begun to Spring into action and as of mid-April, things are both hot and cold. The number of homes that went on deposit last week is the lowest number we’ve seen in the past 20 years as well as a 53% decrease in the YOY number of homes that went under agreement the same week last year.
RECORD LOW HOUSING INVENTORY…
Michelle Gillespie, Realtor® - It is off to the races with another hot year in the real estate market. While some believed the market would slow down this year, that clearly has not been the case.
It’s the SPRING Market
Gary Kelley - It’s April 1 as this is penned, and it sure doesn’t feel like spring. It’s raining, in the 50s, and just raw. No joke!
Get Ready: The Best Time to List Your House is Almost Here
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - If you’re thinking about selling this spring, it’s time to get moving – the best week to list your house is fast approaching.
The Off-Market Listing – Why it could work for you
Judy Boyle, Realtor® - Two years ago, the Real Estate Market took an unprecedented turn when home values soared and many homeowners quickly became home sellers. Last year, more homeowners followed suit and decided to sell while the getting was good. For the third year straight, all indicators show that the market will once again favor sellers and the results will continue to be astonishing.
To sell or not to sell… that is the question of the year!
While the increased interest rates have certainly affected the number of sales on a year over year comparison causing a decrease in total number of sales to decrease consistently over the last few months, there is a more interesting trend happening here too.
Urgent…Inventory Desperately Needed!
By Michelle Gillespie - It is off to the races with another hot year in the real estate market. While some believed the market would slow down this year, that clearly has not been the case.
My last article, “Moving is a Hassle,” resonated with many. Yes, I have moved, and am surrounded by a zillion unpacked brown boxes. I can’t find a lot of things I need, and Amazon prime makes it too easy to replace/upgrade. The boxes simply multiply when I sleep.
Spring into Action: Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal with Expert Guidance
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - To sell your home this spring, it may need more preparation than it would have a year or two ago. Today’s housing market has a different feel. There are more homes for sale than there were at this time last year, but inventory is still historically low.
Fossil fuel eliminated in new construction
Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate - An update to the Building Stretch Code begins its implementation this July and becomes the new norm on January 1, 2024 when new construction homes will be required to meet lower HERS ratings thus forcing builders to build homes completely electric.
Five Tips to Make Your Bathroom Stand Out
By Michelle Gillespie - Every homebuyer has a vision of their perfect house and the rooms inside that are most important to them. Because of their relatively small size in comparison to the rest of a home, bathrooms are often overlooked in the staging process, but for many buyers, it could be the most important room of all.
Moving is a Hassle
Gary Kelley, Realtor - After nine years in my home, I am moving to a neighboring town. This will be my 11th move since college. And it is still a hassle.
The Benefits of Multigenerational Households
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - If you’re thinking of buying a home and living with siblings, parents, or grandparents, then multigenerational living may be for you.
What do building codes mean to buyers and sellers?
Lisa Y. Shaw, Broker Associate - With the dreaded Valentine’s Day coming up, love is in the air! Not feeling it this year? Well celebrate your love for the planet instead!
Sellers Needed for 2023
By Michelle Gillespie - The 2023 real estate market has arrived with some concerns about how the housing market will perform this year. We had three great years.
New Year New Me!
We are in a New Year! The gyms are packed and the credit card bills from the holidays are establishing a new high-water mark. It’s a great time to think about your next home!
What to Expect from the Housing Market in 2023
Elaine Quigley, CBR, CRS, GRI - The 2022 housing market has been defined by two key things: inflation and rapidly rising mortgage rates. And in many ways, it’s put the market into a reset position.