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WHERE DOES THE WOK GO…AND OTHER FORGOTTEN QUESTIONS OF HOUSE HUNTING

There are so many important questions to consider when looking for a new home. How long is the commute to work? Do I love the kids’ schools? Can I walk to a coffee shop? And what will it cost to replace that circa-1973 carpet in the bedroom? But then there are a slew of other questions that, honestly, are often forgotten by buyers…but may make a big difference in your […]

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SOME THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BEING A REALTOR…and a Sappiness Alert

Yesterday. I loved yesterday. The morning started with a closing…as my clients, a recently-married young couple, closed on the purchase of their first home. There are few things sweeter than buyers receiving their first set of keys! Closings involving First Time Buyers bubble like champagne. A few hours later I met with another couple, clients who had purchased their first home 5 years ago. Walking in their front door, I […]

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DEATH BY WALLPAPER? NO.

If you watch any of the house hunting shows on TV, you probably have learned that NO buyer could possibly ever purchase a house with outdated wallpaper! Or pink carpeting in one of the bedrooms. Or orange paint in the hallway. “Eewww! I don’t like that carpet/paint/wallpaper,” they say. And it is out the door and on to another house. But I am here with good news: we have no […]

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House Hunting and the Hundred Yard Dash…

Do you know where these people are going?  I’m willing to guess. I think they just heard about a house coming available in the neighborhood in which they want to live, and they are heading that way.  Are they crazy for running?  No, they’ve just come to understand that house hunting right now is kind of like being  ready to do a hundred yard dash…at any moment on any day. The […]

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First I Picked My Playground: When It’s All About “Location, Location, Location.”

First I picked my playground. No, I’m not kidding. It is an accurate description of how we ended up where we live. This playground was heaven to my kids: 3 separate play areas, a sweet little creek, paths to walk in the woods, and picnic shelters where they liked to sit down for lunch or a snack. We drove to this place nearly every day, until eventually we narrowed our […]

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SELLING INVISIBLE HOUSES

Do you see the house down the street with the For Sale sign in front of it?  Yeah, neither do I. I wish I did.  But it is not there. In many of the neighborhoods and communities in which my buyer clients would like to purchase homes, there are very few homes on the market.  Very.  Few.  Homes.  Sometimes none. An example….A few weeks ago a colleague thought I was […]

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