Location matters so much. How do you choose to house hunt in a town or city where you don’t live now? It is no simple matter, any year. In 2020, it is that much harder. I generally advise would-be house hunters to test drive the town. By doing what you normally do in an evening
Because of Covid-19, people are changing the way they think about home life. City people are now starved for outdoor space. Suburban people feel more isolated. When house hunting, how high should outdoor space be on your list of priorities? Has being home 24/7 changed your mind about what is important?location City dwellers choose walkability
The joy of computer searching is that it costs nothing but time and concentration to set up a search that yields good options for you. Work with your agent to set up an intelligent search. In 1991, when I started in real estate, it was like the Stone Age. Well, actually, it was the Paper
The most common mistake that consumers make when setting up an MLS search is to limit their search too much or too little. The ideal search yields properties that are closer and closer to the goal. Bad searches yield either too few options or properties that don’t work, in the same way, over and over.
Some houses only sell in seller’s markets. That is when buyers are willing to do their deepest compromises. Buyers who are considering entering the market need to know that we are still in a seller’s market. When buyers get desperate, they look at seriously location-impaired houses. I am talking really impaired! Stuff like a house
I started working in real estate in the Stone Age. Well, actually, it was the Paper Age. In 1991, I was the only agent I knew who read the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data at home from my computer. Now, everyone has MLS on their home computer, agents and the public. The access to listings