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3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying A Home Come True

February 27, 2019

Some very good advice here for people working to buy their first home.  The automatic saving plan is always a good idea.  If the money never appears in your account you won’t be tempted to spend it!  Don’t look at your savings account for a while and see how quickly the money accumulates.  When you […]

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House

February 15, 2019

When I meet with sellers to list a home they often ask me if they should do upgrades.  The items mentioned below are definitely the top four that buyers will look for but in the long run, I think it is better to take this money off the price and let the buyer upgrade how […]

The Cost Across Time

February 14, 2019

  Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is […]

The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

February 6, 2019

I thought this article was very timely as I have two listings at the moment for families who are moving out of state and need to do some major decluttering!  One of the families have lived in the house for 14 years so their job is very large.  Even if you are not moving I […]

Is Student Loan Debt A Threat to Homeownership? No!

January 30, 2019

Student loan debit is a big conversation these days.  Education costs more each year and our younger generation have to borrow more money to pay for the education they believe will help them get a good job in the future.  Many students have extremely high debt but if you are paying off consistently each month […]

Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

January 25, 2019

With all the new construction currently taking place in our area, it is easy to get caught up in the sizzle of the model homes and think you must have a brand new home.  BUT, what about the time needed to build that home, the fact you don’t have the gorgeous furniture the models have, […]

What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy?

January 23, 2019

Thinking that you would like to save money for another year before buying?  Take a look at the figures below and see where that will actually cost you money if the statistics are right!  The Naples area is enjoying a buyer’s market with lots of inventory.  Your new home is waiting for YOU!  Let’s find […]

Homeowners Aged 65+ Have 48x More Net Worth Than Renters

January 21, 2019

This article is good news for many of my customers and something I keep telling my younger clients.  Renting will not build net worth and not help build to your retirement.  Congratulations to all the over 65 people who were smart enough to invest their hard earned money in a home years ago.  Now it […]