Open House Secrets

The first secret of Open Houses is that they seldom “sell” a house.  Depending on the market in your area, most open houses are held as a component of an overall marketing strategy, and definitely, not a Silver Bullet.  In fact, many brokers feel that the purpose is to assure sellers that they are receiving … More Open House Secrets

Home mortgages being delayed due to Experian breach

Financing a home is often the biggest hurdle in the home purchasing process.  First the home buyer(s) must qualify, the home must appraise and the lender has to follow their processes in order to out the needed financing in place. Along with the typical frustrations in this process, there is a fresh wrinkle: Slow downs … More Home mortgages being delayed due to Experian breach

“I’d like to sell my house furnished” WTH??!!

Over the last couple of weeks I have spoken to two different sellers that wanted to sell their home with pretty much all of their belongings.  Needless to say, that is very unusual and can be very problematic.  Why? It is not “customary” in North America to sell a home fully furnished.  Occasionally, there is … More “I’d like to sell my house furnished” WTH??!!

Be patient with agents when setting up homes to see.

In this crazy and fast-paced market, buyers are desperate to get into homes and beat the crowd in getting their offers in.  Many new buyers, especially, have their offers beaten out – the frustration level is high.  Some agents are cutting corners to get their clients in – I’ve heard stories of homeowners coming out … More Be patient with agents when setting up homes to see.

Buying property “Subject to tenant’s rights”

Regardless of if you are buying an investment duplex or single family home, if the property is rented, the tenant has rights that must be respected.  Your use and enjoyment of the property will be impacted, so make sure you are okay with the situation. Example #1:  Bill and Mary are buying their first home … More Buying property “Subject to tenant’s rights”