Category: John L. Scott

Category: John L. Scott

Home Estimate

June 15, 2020  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

    Whether or not you’re thinking of selling your home, having an accurate market analysis from a ‘human’  expert regularly is a better alternative than wondering if the online estimate is accurate. You may have questions about the value of your home. For many homeowners, the home is often the greatest financial (and emotional) investment they own! So you may find yourself in one of these scenarios: “I think my home’s estimate on websites like Zillow is less than it’s actually worth.”  “My agent tells me my home is worth X, but the online estimate’s value is higher.”  “My recent refinance bank appraisal was lower than   I expected.” All these scenarios essentially ask the same question: “Is an online estimate trustworthy?” 

MAKING YOUR OPEN FLOOR PLAN FEEL LESS … OPEN!

May 13, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

In past years there’s been a real movement toward “open concept” living. Historically, homes were built with rooms being specified for particular purposes, and there wasn’t much crossover. Kitchens were for cooking, not entertaining and gathering. Dining rooms were for… Read more

REAL ESTATE IN A COVID-19 WORLD

May 6, 2020  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

Well, this is a post I can honestly say I never imagined myself writing! And I’m 100% sure you never imagined yourself reading it. Yet, here we are all are, trying to make sense of a world that has been… Read more

“iBUYING” PROGRAMS (AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU)

February 19, 2020  /  Home Equity  /  Marti Reeder

In recent years there’s been the beginning of a shift in the real estate industry – and it’s called “iBuying”. The “i” stands for “instant”.
Maybe you’ve heard of iBuying? Recently there’s been a lot of press around this topic (and a ton of ads on TV and online)!

2020 Market Forecast

February 5, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Did you know that we’re in the midst of an economic expansion – and it’s the longest expansion in our history? As we bustle through our daily lives, sometimes we lose sight of that fact. And economists think there may… Read more

Saying Goodbye to PMI!

October 9, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

. . . and why PMI in the first place? PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance, is the lender’s protection in case you default on your mortgage and your home goes into foreclosure. Homebuyers unable to come up with a 20%… Read more

7 Ways The New Tax Law Affect Homeowners!

September 25, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

SEVEN WAYS THE NEW TAX LAWS AFFECT HOMEOWNERS With new tax changes having come into effect in the past year, it’s a great time to revisit how some of those changes might affect homeowners. While everyone’s situation differs, there are… Read more

BEFORE YOU BUY…VISUALIZE!

September 5, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

I recently wrote about upgrades that are WORTH THE SPLURGE? , which got me to thinking about remodeling, refreshing, and rearranging your home. In the good old days, homeowners had few options when it came to “test driving” potential purchases… Read more

WILL RISING INTERESTS RATES DAMPEN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?

August 21, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Marti Reeder

One of the most common questions I am asked by both buyers and sellers has to do with upgrades to a home. Sellers want to know if the investment they make will pay off. And buyers are wondering if they… Read more

IS IT WORTH THE SPLURGE?

August 7, 2019  /  Budgeting  /  Fingerprint Marketing

One of the most common questions I am asked by both buyers and sellers has to do with upgrades to a home. Sellers want to know if the investment they make will pay off. And buyers are wondering if they… Read more

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