The Term Brokerage Explained

The Term Brokerage Explained

Whether you are a client (buyer/seller), a real estate agent, or a broker, you will likely find yourself researching a brokerage. Let’s start at the beginning: An individual wants to start a career in real estate, so they take the necessary steps to get their license....
Considering Short Term Rentals?

Considering Short Term Rentals?

Short-term rentals can be a highly lucrative investment and a fun way to make money. Some of the advantages to managing a short-term rental property include: 1. Your tenants are generally excited to be at your vacation property and may not require as much attention as...
The Term Clear Title Explained

The Term Clear Title Explained

Free and clear is what we all strive for, right? Clear skin, conscious, roadways and, definitely, the title to anything you own. Once you have a property under contract, the title company that you choose to handle your closing will do a title search as a part of the...
8 Reasons Real Estate Is The Best Investment

8 Reasons Real Estate Is The Best Investment

Real estate has long been considered a solid investment for many reasons. It is a relatively safe and an easy way for people to build wealth beginning with a smaller amount of money. If you are interested in investing in real estate, I’d be happy to help you find the...
The Term Commission Explained

The Term Commission Explained

As a real estate agent our compensation is based solely on commission. So how does this work and where does the money come from? In most cases there are two agents splitting the commission on a home purchase. With a Buyer’s Agent & Seller’s Agent, the two parties...
The Term “Comps” or Comparables Explained

The Term “Comps” or Comparables Explained

I would never recommend comparing yourself or your life to someone else’s. However, I would recommend looking up the comps on your property or a property you’re interested in purchasing!  Comps (short for comparable) are formed from the value of a recently sold...
Conventional, VA and FHA Loans Explained

Conventional, VA and FHA Loans Explained

First things first, if you think you are ready to buy a house, you need to get prequalified. Getting prequalified may tell you more than just what you can afford, but also what type of loan you qualify for. Of course, understanding what each loan is will help you...
Understanding Home Equity

Understanding Home Equity

Home equity…Everybody wants it, but what exactly is it, and how do you get it? Equity represents the degree of ownership an individual or entity has in an asset after subtracting any debts against the asset. To say someone shares equity in a company means they would...
The Term Counteroffer Explained

The Term Counteroffer Explained

Picture this: You’re getting ready to buy a home. You’ve got all of your ducks in a row. You’re prequalified. You hired a Realtor®. You’ve done your research on neighborhoods. You’ve discussed the terms of the offer in advance and you’ve...
Should You Buy and Sell At The Same Time

Should You Buy and Sell At The Same Time

Both buying and selling a home are equally stressful, but what about when you are trying to coordinate both at the same time? There are a lot of moving parts and the agents involved work together to insure the smoothest possible transactions for our clients. If you...