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What Can I Do to Bring up the Value of Our Home? Feb. 02, 2021

The Real Estate Expert

What you can do to improve the value of your home is not a one-size-fits-all answer. It really depen... Read More

Today's Buyer: Less Is More Jan. 19, 2021

The Real Estate Expert

The wish list of today's buyer is quite different from what it used to be. Buyers today are looking ... Read More

Does It Make Sense to Remodel, or Will Future Buyers Just Tear My Home Down? Dec. 15, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

I am asked this question every week: "Does it make sense to put money in my house, or am I just thro... Read More

How to Know When the Market Is Turning Dec. 01, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

It's hard to imagine the market turning when, every month, properties are selling for higher and hig... Read More

Does Your Home Check All the Boxes? Sep. 15, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

Depending on which report you read and on which day of the week, you can find conflicting quotes abo... Read More

A Little Courtesy Goes a Long Way Aug. 18, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

There is no question we are currently in a seller's market. Of course, there will be another buyer's... Read More

Limitations to the Area Specialist Jul. 07, 2020

The Real Estate Expert

Selecting a real estate advisory specialist is not as easy as it appears on the surface, but one thi... Read More

8 Common Mistakes When Selling Direct to a Developer Dec. 10, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

1. Your neighbor next door or across the street sold to a developer 18 months ago. You call your nei... Read More

And They All Lived Happily Ever After Oct. 22, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

We are all in pursuit of the perfect life. Some things never change. Everyone loves the feeling of a... Read More

Shopping for a Bargain Is Not Your First Priority Oct. 08, 2019

The Real Estate Expert

The word "bargain" is not defined the same by all, and there may be reasons not initially clear as t... Read More

Should You Tap Your 401(k) to Fund Your Down Payment? Jul. 31, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: My husband and I are trying to scrape together enough money for a down payment on our f... Read More

Thinking About Taking the Plunge? Tips for a First-Time Home Buyer Jul. 03, 2019

Ask Carrie

Dear Carrie: I'm 35 and would really like to buy my first home. I've saved a pretty good chunk for a... Read More

Bank Gets Appraisal May. 26, 2019

House Calls

Dear Edith: When we applied for a mortgage, the bank charged us for an appraisal. They said it was s... Read More