Build Your Own Equity

Giving some consideration to building vs. buying your next home? Here are some tips to make sure your investment grows: There is a difference between custom builders & large builders such as Lennar, Pulte, Capstone, etc. Do your research first. Visit model homes. Talk to custom builders. They will be more expensive but you will…

Selling Your Smart Home

Planing on selling your smart home with all of your smart devices? This presents a whole new set of concerns for buyers. Their first thought on seeing your Ring doorbell or security camera may be, “oh, cool!”. But if their agent hasn’t warned them prior to this, it is a great time to address electronic…

2019 Home Design Trends

The home trends for 2019 are here. My advice is to choose a few that you love and that fit into what you already have. – Artisan lighting fixtures from local artists and small businesses – Street-inspired art – Fresh, natural materials such as granite, copper,stone, concrete – Velvet furniture (and I expect corduroy to…

Who Pays Closing Costs When Buying a House?

Doesn’t the seller always pay the buyer’s closing costs? The best answer is, “it depends.” I usually prepare my sellers that most buyers will at least ask. If they write an otherwise clean offer, it may be worth it to the sellers to pay them. But remember, the sellers are also paying the commission for…