Excuses, Excuses.

Posted on Nov 24, 2022

Moving in the winter sucks.
Christmas is coming and you don't have time to look for a house.
You're not sure what you'll get for your place.
You haven't had a chance to talk to a mortgage specialist yet.
These are all excuses that I would make to talk myself out of buying right now.
But higher interest rates?
That's not on my list of excuses.
If the house...

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Posted on Oct 31, 2022

Your home's listing needs to be so compelling it's impossible for buyer's to ignore it.
It's not staging or even remembering to close all the toilet seats.
But when you get it right, our shrinking pool of picky buyers will suddenly develop a collective fear of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).
And they will line up to see your home.

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September Shake-Up?

Posted on Sep 23, 2022

I don't know if you're the same, but September finds me shaking things up a home. At least a little bit. 

This year's September shakeup victim was my 15 year old son. I'm not normally that Mom who goes in and makes the kids' beds, or picks up their laundry. They're expected to take care of that stuff themselves.

But eventually it all becomes too much...

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Armchair Experts

Posted on Aug 26, 2022

Armchair real estate experts are all over my listing ads lately.
Mostly people who have zero plans to ever own a home. Or who haven't bought one since the year of our Lord 1995.
YES, the pimple in our real estate market has popped. But we're not in a crash.
If you've been waiting for homes to become more affordable, then this is the market you've been...

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Was this the Year?

Posted on Aug 12, 2022

Were you planning to buy a new larger home?

If you're like many, the summer is dragging on and you've been too paralyzed by news of interest rate hikes to do something about it. Its time to do something about it! 

The Quite region real estate market grew a giant "pimple" between November 2021 and February 2022. Prices climbed to unbelievable heights...

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022

Such a boring term for a world that's conditioned to click on the most sensational or scary headlines.

Here are some normal facts for you about our normalizing real estate market. Real estate markets are cyclical. 

The last 2 years we've been an upward cycle and we reached the top of it in February.
A correction isn't a crash. 

Inflation is running hot...

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