December Real Estate Article Round Up

December 15, 2014

To many people the end of the year provides a time of reflection of the year past (can you believe it is mid-December?) as well as a look to the future. If your future planning includes the purchase of a new home or selling of an old home please keep an eye out for the many valuable articles written to demystify this important decision. Here are some of my top, must-read articles now:


Five Reasons Why You Still Need a Real Estate Agent: The proliferation of services that help homebuyers and sellers complete their own real estate transactions is relatively recent, and it may have you wondering whether using a real estate agent is becoming a relic of a bygone era. While doing the work yourself can save you the significant commission rates many real estate agents command, for many, flying solo may not be the way to go–and could end up being more costly than a realtor’s commission in the long run.


These Are 2 Rooms that Really Sell Homes: If you’re planning to put your house on the market, you likely want to maximize your very limited time and extra cash.  That’s why Trulia suggests zeroing in on what we call Buyer Hot Spots: the ‘make it or break it’ focal points of a home.  As a seller with a tight time line (and budget), you’ll want focus on these rooms first.


10 Things You Absolutely Need to Get a Mortgage: Here is the "laundry list" of docs you will need to start a mortgage application. Photocopies only, no originals.


Please make sure you give me a call for any or all of your real estate needs. My contact info is here and I am available 24/7 to help you buy or sell your dream home and help make your vision for 2015 a reality.






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