real estate

Applying for a mortgage? What matters?

There are things about you and your finances that are going to be studied, legitimately, before a lender will give you a mortgage. That makes sense; they are lending you a large sum of money. But, there are some things that are none of their business, literally! Who you are – in terms of race,

By | 2016-12-28T14:01:09+00:00 October 1st, 2014|Categories: Mortgage matters|Tags: , , , , , |

Under-pricing and bidding wars, 2014

At most social occasions, I have been getting a lot of sympathy these days. “Are you OK?” they ask, expecting tales of bankruptcy and nervous breakdown. “I hear there are ten offers on every property and everything sells for $50,000 above asking price.” The stories are true, but they are not true. Some properties are

By | 2016-12-28T14:01:11+00:00 July 16th, 2014|Categories: Market data and conditions, Negotiating|Tags: , , , |