‘Granny Flats,’ Or Small Homes On A Main House’s Grounds, Can Add A Getaway Space — Or A Rental Income

April 14, 2021

A Room of One’s Own ― The pandemic has pushed the demand for Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADUs, like this one in Palo Alto, Calif., designed by Maydan Architects. They fill an increased need for affordable housing or a separate home office. Fortunately, more city and state regulations are allowing them. Last week, I wrote […]


Buyer Representation For New Construction Homes

March 20, 2021

Important Reasons To Hire A Buyers Agent For New Construction Homes 1) The Builder’s representative is often not a licensed Real Estate Agent … but an employee of the builder. Their legal obligations to you as a Seller Representative for New Construction Homes – are different than what the Real Estate Commission requires of licensed […]


The Building Stages and What to Expect

March 19, 2021

Building a new home? Are you aware that there are many stages in the build process that are signed off by a building surveyor throughout the build phase? I work with many clients who are building their home and one of the questions that I get asked many times over is what happens throughout the […]


What Is a Buyer’s Agent? A Trusted Guide Who’ll Help You Find a Home

February 23, 2021

Ready to house hunt? It’s a jungle out there: Prepare for a flurry of paperwork, stampedes of buyers competing for the same digs, and other challenges, before you get your hands on those house keys. We won’t lie: The process can be complex and stressful—especially if you are a first-time buyer. Having a real estate […]


Buying a New Construction? Why You Need Your Own Real Estate Agent

February 23, 2021

How to Buy New Construction Five steps to owning a newly-built home. Buying “new construction” is a bit different from buying a previously-owned home. For one, because there is no previous homeowner, you don’t have to deal with a seller’s emotional tie to the property, which typically influences the negotiating process. Whether you’re designing and […]


Contingencies: How They Work and Why They’re a Buyer’s Friend

February 13, 2021

Making The Deal Like pretty much all of life, real estate is filled with “what ifs.” What if the inspection uncovers major structural problems? What if my financing falls through? What if the bank appraisal comes in low? When you’re buying a home, the “what ifs” are handled, or at least mitigated, through contingency contracts. […]


U.S. Home Seller Profits Soar in 2020 as Prices Set New Records in Spite of Coronavirus Pandemic

February 10, 2021

 Who do you know who wants to sell a property? People choose to work with us because we make it simple and easy. We can help you soar. Rise Up!  Profits on Home Sales Increase in Nine of Every 10 Housing Markets in 2020; National Median Home Price Up 13 Percent From Last Year to […]


Bypassing the Starter Home: Delayed First-Time Buyers Are Going Big

February 3, 2021

Millennials may have delayed their first step into homeownership more than previous generations, but when they do buy, many want to go big and are skipping the traditional starter home. “In the past, people bought a modest property, lived in it until starting a family, and then traded up to a larger property,” Bradley Nelson, […]


Why Moving May Be Just the Boost You Need

January 26, 2021

As we look back over the past year, we’ve certainly lived through one of the most stressful periods in recent history. After spending so much more time at home throughout the health crisis, some are wondering if they should move to improve their mental health and well-being. This is no surprise since the U.S. Census […]


Why Right Now May Be the Time to Sell Your House

January 21, 2021

The housing market made an incredible recovery in 2020 and is now positioned for an even stronger year in 2021. Record-low mortgage interest rates are a driving factor in this continued momentum, with average rates hovering at historic all-time lows. According to the latest Realtors Confidence Index Survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyer demand across the country is […]