closing costs when buying a home

Closing Costs When Buying a Home

Closing costs when buying a home are a fact of life. While buyers cannot avoid these significant fees, they can ask the seller in the contract offer to cover some or all on settlement day

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Making an Offer on a Condo

Making an Offer on a Condo: The Top Four Things to Know

Making an offer a condo can be quite different from buying a house. There are many extra considerations that can be overwhelming and sometimes nerve-wracking.

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2019 real estate market

New Year, More of the Same: 2019 Market Trends

New Year, More of the Same: 2019 Market Trends New year, hot market! After a weaker than usual fall market of 2018, the 2019 market came in with a bang! Sales are robust, buyers are…

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Buying a Home Sight Unseen

Buying a Home Sight Unseen

Living overseas with plans to move back to the States and buy a house? Read on for Susie best tips for a smooth house hunt, contract, and closing.

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Advice for Selling a Home

Advice for Selling a Home: My Top Tips

In my 25+ years selling real estate, I’ve learned a thing or two about selling a home quickly and for top dollar. So here is my best, tried and true advice, for selling a home.

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Home warranties - are they worth it

Home Warranties – Are They Worth It?

Home Warranties – Are They Worth It? Home warranties – are they worth it? Time and again, we hear this question from clients. Buyers want to know if home warranties are worth the additional cost…

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using a local lender

Using a Local Lender: Why It’s So Important

As a house hunter seeking a mortgage, you have probably heard time and again to use a local lender. Why is everyone telling you this? Allow us to explain.

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Defaulting on a Real Estate Contract

Defaulting on a Real Estate Contract

While defaulting on a real estate contract is extremely rare, it does happen and can expose the parties involved to significant legal and financial risks.

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