Archive for Pocono Real Estate

5 Questions You Must Ask Yourself Before Home Shopping

It starts innocently enough… you pass a house in a neighborhood you like, you hear someone is selling their home, you happen to look up home prices online. Before you know it, you’re knee-deep in home shopping and open house visits. This can actually be exceedingly dangerous to your financial future.   Falling in love […]

Questions You Need to Ask Sellers

When you’re about to put your hard-earned money into a home, you want to know everything you can about that home’s history. While there are common questions to ask about a home’s condition, history, and location, there are some questions buyers often overlook.   Don’t rely on sellers to volunteer this information. In some cases, […]

Here’s how to know if you’re ready to sell your home.

I love to sell homes. It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of the process. I get great satisfaction from making my living helping people move on to the next phase of their life, whether it’s upsizing, downsizing, or simply relocating to a new neighborhood.   But there is one sort of […]

Finding Resiliency in the Home Buying and Selling Process

Real estate deals are emotional roller coasters, often marred by unexpected setbacks. The dream house deal doesn’t come together. A closing fall through at the last minute. It happens. Sometimes the setback is so overwhelming we feel momentarily disoriented, unsure which direction to take next. We want to carry on, but we can’t quite muster […]

Buying a House with Less-than-Perfect Credit

Do you believe your negative credit history disqualifies you from buying a home? That might not be the case. And even if you’re not in the position to buy today, there are some simple, effective actions you can take to boost your future prospects.   If you’re like most people, buying a home means securing […]

One Handy Financial Calculator

Financial health and stability depends upon making informed decisions about loans, debt, taxes, savings, and more. Unfortunately, most people (including first-time homebuyers!) lack a true understanding of how to apply math to help them clearly understand these essential areas.   While there are many specialized calculators out there for a particular area (say debt, or […]

Top 10 Home Improvements To Help Sell Your Home Faster!

The devil is really in the details when buyers look at a home. Lots of everyday wear and tear that you don’t even notice can ding your home in the eyes of potential buyers. Here’s my list of ten simple improvements you can do to help your home sell faster:   Spruce up your baseboards: […]

Answers for first-time home buyers

Okay, first-time buyers… it’s time to turn the dream into the dirt you can stand on. Your very own home. I’m sure you have questions. In fact, I’m sure your questions are like most first-time buyers. Which is why I’ve put together this down-and-dirty answer guide for the most common questions home buyers have.   […]

What do I mean when I say “MLS”?

Odds are you’ve spent a little time online searching for homes. After all, most home searches begin online. You may have even used a broker’s website or a site like Trulia or Zillow to help you browse listings.   But where does listing information come from?   Way back in the day, prior to the […]

Here are three reasons why to keep your house listed in the Winter

While some sellers think about taking their home off the market in the winter, believing spring or summer would deliver better results, I would caution against this thinking. Here are three reasons why:   Those home shopping in the winter tend to be more qualified buyers. Often they have to buy a house, or they […]