location

Urban or Suburban: How to Choose

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

By Rona|2020-05-22T09:07:14-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Happy Home Ownership, House Hunting|Tags: city, country, Covid-19, location, space, suburb|

Creating an effective house-hunting search

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.

By Rona|2017-01-23T08:46:52-05:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: buying process, House Hunting|Tags: condition, effective search, house hunting, location, MLS, price, search, size|

Choosing location, location, location

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

By Rona|2016-12-28T14:01:08-05:00January 14th, 2015|Categories: House Hunting, Schools|Tags: businesses, busy streets, highways, location, market conditions, noise in yard, schools, seller's market|

Smarter house searches

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

By Rona|2016-12-28T14:01:09-05:00September 24th, 2014|Categories: House Hunting|Tags: computer search for houses, condition, house hunting, house search, location, planning, size|