New Construction Trends of 2018

What’s Trending…   Housing trends come and go – some we’re happy to see sitting at the curb, others we decide to keep around longer.  Many of our buyers consider new construction homes, so we spend a good amount of time in model homes. We are finding that builders, designers and architects see these trends […]

Let’s Talk about Closing Costs

What Costs are Associated with Buying/Selling Real Estate? There are different fees associated with each side of a real estate transaction (Buying Side & Seller Side). Fees are very location-based – even within the same state, fee standards can be different. And, across America, each state has different types of fees that are applied. For […]

To HOA or to Not HOA – That is the Question

HOA: Friend or Foe Recently, my Husband and I received a ‘Friendly Notice’ from our neighborhood HOA (Homeowner’s Association) asking us to trim our maple trees. According to the neighborhood deed restrictions, trees limbs are to be 8-foot above the street and sidewalk.   We happily complied with the ‘Friendly Notice’ by calling up our tree guy, […]

How is Your Home’s Value Determined?

Join Toni for a discussion regarding home value determinations and, what items give value and what items do not. You may be surprised.  Just what is a home appraisal and why do we need one?

Is Your Home Ready for the Market?

When it comes to preparing a home for sale, the biggest obstacle a Real Estate Agent faces is the battle between a Seller’s style and taste and the Market’s style and taste. Join Toni as she discusses ways her Team approaches the act of ‘Home Ready’.    Selling Your Home? Get It Ready To Show! Home […]

How Do You Build a Custom Home?

Join Toni as she discusses the steps to building a custom home with guests, Brian Popp of Union Home Mortgage and Marcus Smith of Smith Custom Homes.  Other ‘Ask the Agent’ Articles What does a home inspection tell you? How well do you know your roof? Smith Custom Home Project in Land O’Lakes NEW CONSTRUCTION! […]

Selling Your Home? Get It Ready To Show!

You have decided to sell your home. You took your time to interview several Realtors in the area to make sure they were qualified and a great fit!  Pretty soon you will have potential buyers coming to view your home. You need to get it SHOW READY! Here are a few tips Toni and I […]

What does a home inspection tell you?

Join Toni as she discusses what a home inspection is and how it can benefit a home buyer and homeowner. Toni interviews Mitchell Rothenberg with HomeTeam Inspections to gather some insight on the process and benefit of home inspections.  Page One of Article   Page Two of Article  

Market Shifts – Is There One Coming?

Where we have been – the Seller’s Market For the longest time, we have been in a ‘Seller’s Market’ resulting from historically low inventories. The problem with low inventory began when the market plummeted leaving so many homeowners with diminished equity and thus, an inability to sell. Short Sale programs were successful in helping some […]

How well do you know your roof?

If you are thinking of selling your home and it was built before 2005, it is imperative that to check with your policyholder about the insurability of your roof.