buyer: They Don’t Build them Like they Used to - 03/23/17 10:54 AM
No, they don’t. And you wouldn’t want it any other way.
As much as I adore historical homes for their character and craftsmanship, they do need maintenance and upgrades to keep them in shape. Old homes, for all their charm and detail, had few of the essentials of how we live today. They had no insulation, drafty chimneys, leaky windows, and dank basements. 
What you probably don’t know is that energy efficient homes are in two categories; 1. Pre 2006 and 2. Post 2006 built. You might be surprised that in 2012 there was a 30% energy efficiency improvement over 2006, and another … (5 comments)

buyer: This Could be YOU, Kyle’s Story - 02/08/17 03:02 PM
An idea popped into Kyle’s head before she opened her eyes on a warm September morning in 2015.  She was renting part of her Grandma’s house, but it was being sold. Her mom offered that she could live with her, but this morning Kyle knew that she wanted a place of her own. Breathing in the steam of her first cup of coffee that morning, the idea started taking shape. She wanted a home with a yard for her daughter to play, bedrooms for each of them, space for a real home office, a kitchen where they could cook together, and … (5 comments)

buyer: Dear Buyer, HGTV is Not you Friend. Not a Real Friend. - 11/21/16 05:27 AM
Every buyer is hooked on HGTV for inspiration, hoping that they can make it happen for themselves. Twenty minute makeovers are seductive. The homeowners walk in and are surprised, thrilled, tears of joy spilling down their cheeks.
Who doesn’t love a good makeover? As Americans, we expect magic. We love Walt Disney, Harry Potter, and HGTV. We don’t really want to know how it works, we just want to push that EASY button.
Can we do a little fact checkin?  Starting with the Realtors on the shows, they show up all over the map, offer a client 3 homes to choose from, and … (7 comments)

buyer: What does a Real Estate agent actually do for you? - 08/11/16 07:09 AM
I'm so glad you asked.  Of course, you know the part where we say, "And here's the kitchen!'  because you can't find it on your own.
Most of what you see a Realtor doing is opening doors and pointing out details of what's great or not with a home.  That's 10% of it, here's the low down.
1. Give you an orientation of the process, what to expect and who does what. Explain that we have a fiduciary responsibility to you, your interests are in first place and always confidential. 
2. Search, select, and determine what works for your needs. You can ask me if I like … (0 comments)