WHERE ARE HOME PRICES HEADED?
If you’re one of the many buyers who have been on the fence about buying because you were hoping prices would soften, allowing you to score a “deal” … you’ve probably been disappointed by the continued rise in prices! Last… 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
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
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
Think Vacation Homes Are Only For Other People!?
Think again! We’re seeing an increase in interest in second homes in our market. This interest is being driven by two main groups – millennials who fear they can’t afford a home in the area they want to live in… Read more
Why Being A Great Human Being Could Land You In Hot Water – (When You Need A Mortgage)
What in the world am I talking about? In short: cosigning a loan for a friend or family member. Let’s take the case of Tom and Sue. They have a mortgage on their home and weren’t planning on moving for… 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
7 Ways The New Tax Law Affect Homeowners!
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!
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?
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