3 Details Buyers Should Check During New Home Search

3 things home buyer forget to check

3 Things Buyers Forget to Check During a Home Search Think you’ve found the perfect home? Think again. There are three little details which can turn an ideal house into the world’s most annoying location. Before you make your offer, take into account these three small, but surprisingly important details: #1: “Let me call you back on my land-line.” Does your future dream … Continue reading...

Predicting Neighborhood Home Values

predicting neighborhood home values

How do you predict the value of a neighborhood? While no one can say for sure how home values in a neighborhood will rise or decline over time, there are big-picture economic factors that you can look for to help get handle on where they may be going.  I will discuss the top 5 in just a minute. 1. Major regional employers. If a community depends upon one or two large … Continue reading...

Relocation Visit Tips

Relocation Tips

Are you considering a move to a new city? Maybe you’re trying to make the choice between two or three potential options. If so, how you visit your future home can have a dramatic impact on which one makes the final cut. By making a few subtle shifts in how you prepare for your visit (and how you spend your time while you’re in town), you can gain more useful insight into the … Continue reading...

Evaluating Your Local Schools

Evaluating Schools

Today we are going to discuss Evaluating Schools Schools are a contributing factor for anyone buying a home. Even if you don’t have kids yourself, your next buyer might, and they might base their decision to buy on the school district which serves your home. The question remains: How do you evaluate schools? What’s the best approach for understanding if your local schools … Continue reading...

Anatomy Of A Burglary

This weeks’ topic is the Anatomy of a Burglary I came across this interesting infographic in the Washington Post recently called “Anatomy of a Burglary,” which reveals some fascinating statistics about break-ins, including a few ways to protect your valuables and deter thieves. Some interesting facts: Most burglaries occur between 10AM and 3PM. The typical house … Continue reading...

Making Good Neighbors – Can Make Where You Live A Great Place

Living next door to someone doesn’t make you a neighbor.  It makes you the stranger next door! One of the great opportunities we have in our communities is the chance to build real, meaningful relationships with the people who live closest to us. While I understand the desire for privacy, I think it’s important we realize that regular, helpful communication with our … Continue reading...