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THE WIND SEEMS TO BE CHANGING: THOUGHTS ON TODAY’S REAL ESTATE MARKET

There’s a different feel in the wind. We all know which way the wind was blowing in the real estate market earlier this year: it was a time of gale-force, hold-onto-your-hat currents! Houses were whipping on and off the market in (seeming) moments, and buyers were being buffeted about trying to race to the next new listing before it was gone. Prices were up, and were being bid even higher in multiple […]

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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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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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DO HOUSES SELL THIS TIME OF YEAR? A TALE OF A VERY HAPPY HOUR

I know, I know.  Someone told you that you can’t sell your house in the winter.  Or during the holidays.  Or during the winter holidays.  Or anytime except June. I want to tell you the story of a recent Friday afternoon/evening in November, from 4:00-7:00 pm.  Sounds like Happy Hour, right?  Well it was.  But not in a bar and not with drinks. It was a real estate Open House.  […]

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MOTHER’S DAY AND THE WALK-IN CLOSET

Quite a few Mother’s Days ago, when our 4 children were all very small (and had many needs), my sweet husband asked how I would like to celebrate the day. And I answered him, with the raw honesty born of extreme sleep deprivation: I wanted him to peel the kids’ 40 fingers off of my ankles, and I wanted to step into our walk-in closet, and close the door behind […]

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SPRING ARRIVED ON JANUARY 2ND??

Conventional wisdom says that the winter real estate market is slower than other times of the year. In the late Fall of 2012 (or, as I like to call it “last, last fall”) I began predicting that the “Spring” real estate market was going to begin on January 2nd. Colleagues laughed at me and told me that was much too early to see buyers and sellers turning their thoughts to […]

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