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First Whole Foods, Now IKEA: What Latest Amazon News Means for Homeowners

March 21, 2018

Amazon the new IKEA of the furniture industry?  Sounds like a possibility based on this article I found recently.  They have already purchased Whole Foods and is selling Kindles, Echos and Fires at those stores, now they are entering the furniture market.  It will be interesting to watch this company and see where they go […]

3 Tips for Making Your Dream Home a Reality

March 16, 2018

Here are some tips for saving for your new home.  None of us like to save, especially me!, but perhaps there are some ideas here that will make sense to you and you can put your money away for that new home.  Remember though you don’t need a lot of down payment if you have […]

Top 4 Home Renovations for Maximum ROI

March 14, 2018

Many of my customers want to update or renovate their homes when they purchase them.  Everyone has their own idea of what they like and what works for them.  Recently I came across this article about the value of home renovations for maximum return.  Of course, updated kitchens and bathrooms are always good sellers but […]

FICO® Scores on Approved Home Loans Drop Again

March 9, 2018

Worried about your FICO score and how it can effect your ability to get a mortgage?  Most recent borrowers had an average score of 684 and put 4% down.  That makes it sound easy!  It is hard work to get and mortgage and go through the process but the end result is worth everything you […]

Multigenerational Households May Be the Answer to Price Increases

March 7, 2018

Live with your parents again?  You may think this sounds like the worse nightmare you could imagine but there are definitely benefits for some families.  Child care is very expensive and you really don’t know who you are leaving your children with, live in parents can take of the child care while you earn the […]

Collier to Consider Parking Garage at Clam Pass Park to Improve Beach Access

March 5, 2018

This has become a very controversial issue since I posted this on Facebook a couple of weeks ago.  Of course, the people against it don’t want changes made because the beach will become more crowded if more people have access to it.  In Southwest Florida we are selling sunshine and beaches and our visitors should […]

Wondering If You Can Buy Your First Home?

February 28, 2018

As I have said so many times before first time buyers are among my favorite people to help buy a home.  As long as you haven’t watched too much HGTV and expect to find your perfect dream home as your first home, there are plenty of properties to meet your needs!  You will be surprised […]

712,000 Homes in the US Regained Equity in the Past 12 Months!

February 21, 2018

Hard to believe that in 2009 26% of homeowners had negative equity!  Thanks to a recent survey by Corelogic it was found that the percentage has dropped to 4.9% today.  What a great testament to our housing industry and everyone’s very hard work to get out of their negative situations.  It has been a tough […]