ARE YOU A BUYER FRUSTRATED BY TODAY’S MARKET?
If so, you’re not alone! The recent Housing Trends Report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirmed what my team and I have known for months. The simple fact is this: the search time for most buyers is continuing to grow…. Read more
STAGE A HOME TO SELL TO MILLENNIALS
If our last post got you thinking about selling your home, consider this: The largest share of home buyers are millennials – those individuals born between 1981 and 1994. Today, a whopping 38% of buyers are millennials. And even though… Read more
THE BUYER’S GUIDE TO INSPECTIONS
If you’re in the market to purchase a home, one of the most important steps in the process is a home inspection. The inspection is your opportunity to identify both major and minor issues prior to purchasing a home. In… Read more
A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN TRUST!
A message from Team Marti of John L. Scott Real Estate Over the past month, Team Marti has helped 9 families buy and sell homes with a cumulative value totaling over $4 million. It is a privilege and honor to… Read more
Signs Your Home Estimate is Wrong
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!
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
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)
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
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!
. . . 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