Today I’m answering the question, “How accurate is the the Zillow estimate for my home?” Zillow’s home value estimator computes an estimated market value for your home based on a proprietary formula using public and private data – they call it a Zestimate (that’s a fun word to say!). In Febuary, the Zillow’s CEO sold his home – how close do you think his Zestimate was? … More How Accurate Is My Zillow Estimate?
Today I’m answering the question “What appliances are included when you buy a home?” This is an important question for two reasons. First, the appliances can make or break a home for some buyers. A home with new appliances, maybe stainless steel, gas appliances, can really stand out to buyers. A home with old, outdated … More What Appliances Are Included When You Buy a Home?
Taxes. Nobody likes them; everybody pays them. I’m sure when you considered buying a home you heard about the potential tax savings. Now you own a home and pay your own property taxes. You want to pay as little as you have to, because who would want to pay more? The good news is that you can … More Homestead Exemptions: Everything You Need to Know
You want to buy a home but for every good story you have heard you have probably heard another horror story from a friend who had a terrible experience buying a home. I have people tell me those stories all the time. How do you avoid those pitfalls? Where do you get answers? What are … More Buying a Home – Make the First Right Step
The Holidays are the WORST time to sell your home! This is something I’ve heard many people say and is a common belief for two reason. First, people do not want to deal with the hassle of showing their home during the holidays. With parties, meals and family visiting, having your home ready for buyers … More The Holidays…The Worst Time to Sell?
This is what I like to call a Search Engine Smack Down where I start to type a real estate question into Google, let Google auto-finish the question however it wants and then answer that question. Here I’m going to start by typing “When selling my house…” One of the first ways that Google finishes this … More What Taxes Do I Pay On The Sale Of My Home?
Today I want to share with you the answer to the most common I get from home buyers, especially first-time homebuyers. I really feel bad for so many buyers I encounter who don’t know the right answer to this question because the answer brings so much hope and helps people own their own home much … More How Much Downpayment Do I Need to Buy a House?