neighborhood: The importance of going inside a home - 01/26/15 04:40 AM
When my clients send me a huge list of homes they would like to view, I will often tell them to drive by them first before we make an appoitment to go inside. Here is what a buyer should and what you should try to ignore when driving by.
 
Do Look At:
The commute and the condition of the streets. Is this home in a convenient location for you? Are you willing to commute to this area for years. If you use public transit where is the nearest bus stop? How are the sidewalks? What is the overall condition of the … (3 comments)

neighborhood: Pro Tip: Buy the worst house in the best area - 01/22/15 02:16 PM
A huge-beautiful house in an undesirable area isn't going to sell for as much as it would in a more desirable area. The homes around it will drag the value down. On the flip side, if you buy the worst house in the best area every penny you spend on that home in renovations you will get back.
 
For example this home is a fixer in a very desirable neighborhood. This home is PERFECT for a flip. It is structurally sound but could use some cosmetic work.
 
This Jaunita neighborhood of Copperwood is a prized cul de sac showcasing this … (1 comments)