Selling a house ? Its about 1 buyer, not ‘# of hits’, ‘not # of showings’. Meet & Discuss Further 35 yrs as a Realtor/ Broker, always as an independent, not a franchise. Why? Those ‘online dating’ sites make you wonder what you are getting. Wow, lots of lookers! Are they potential/ qualified buyers or … More Selling a house? vs. Online dating.
Short sale? – buyers beware!! Meet & Discuss Further <|> Share Your Wish List easy, quick, predictable, a sure possibility of condition of property or title history, etc. NOT In fact, here are some excerpts from a disclosure for buyers. I think it says it best: ‘…. If you will be frustrated beyond the savings … More ‘Short Sale’
What does that tag line ‘Your Bigger Picture’ on our business card mean exactly? It includes taking a larger perspective on your home sale, first home purchase, vacation home or relocation, and your investment rentals & flips. You see, there is indeed a ‘bigger picture’. After this many years in the business I’ve accumulated many … More Your Bigger Picture, and ‘Life Changes’
When is it time to sell? For everyone its different. Frequently we begin to consider relocating when: We become ’empty nesters’ We retire A major change in health of one or more homeowners Loss of spouse New opportunities Really, there is the possibility for great strife in moving, even for young and strong. So much … More Assisting with the sale of an Elderly / Retired Person’s home.
This article is condensed but has some of the basics correct. … More Buying a house site unseen. Would you?
Market Value = house specific, current, based mainly on aesthetic appeal (new kitchen, wonderful yard, location, etc.) Assessed Value = neighborhood average, historical (old), based mainly on exterior mechanics (size/ age). Now that we have that established, lets proceed. Whether helping a seller set a price or helping a buyer write an offer, they want … More Value: Assessed, Market, ‘Zillow’, Taxable
How she made a Million Dollars recycling homes – 35 years ago! I drove to NJ in the 80’s, studied her techniques, and have shared them with clients for 3 decades. … More When to hold a rental, when to flip a house.
Are we in a bubble market ? Just read from one of my favorite bloggers who boasts: “15 flips currently in progress. 126 flips completed. 15 rentals properties. Follow me to see how I make money in any market cycle.” So here’s the excerpt & my ‘reply’: “…Low-money-down loans have been available for decades, and … More Real estate bubbles, strategies, and the current market
What kind of ROI to expect with your ‘Fixer Upper’ when you use Anibal Affiliates Inc. RealtyNetWorth a Professional Mentor. … More What kind of ‘Fixer Upper’ ROI is possible when we’re your Portfolio Brokerage Mentor?
When/ How/ If: I Should Deed My House to the Kids There can be some benefits, but also drawbacks to both the gift giver and recipient(s). (Speak to your accountant/ lawyer/ lender/ and insurance agent for specific advise – the following is excerpts from counsel received and not to take the place of paid advisers … More Passing Your Home to Your Children.
If you expect real estate should involve ROI, then there’s some basics to the outline. Acquisitions – some we have control, others not – e.g.: inheritance. Holding – short/ long/ entity/ self held/ purchase for child/ etc Approach: add value/ flip/ wholesale/ rent/ vacation/ family lease to/ residence with business inside Most properties will be … More Tax Strategies for Real Estate
According the Detroit News, there is a large inequity from property to property. This is true in most large cities in MI. Further, the local board of review personnel often doesn’t know how to or refuses to assist you, the taxpayer they work for, in the process. The article leaves out important details of interpretation. […]
So much talk of lead in the drinking water in Flint MI these days. Well, I’ve owned 2 homes in Flint. I have the same wisdom for those folks as anyone who buys a home built pre-1986. I recall when I built a home, coincidentally in 1986, that I had to switch from a lead … More Lead water in the pipes – since 1986
Jumping into investment real estate this year ? Good info with a quick easy read, my basic criteria for useful information: Here’s a huge oversimplification of the article links shown below: ROI – your rent should be at least 1% of the purchase & set-up cost of your rental. e.g: You paid $85k to buy … More Rental house ROI & Remodeling budgets
Every year I give feedback to people AFTER there has been a life changing event in their family. I strongly recommend that everyone who buys/ sells/ marries/ has children, etc, seek a consultation asap with (at a minimum): Legal counselor Insurance agent Real estate/ tax consultant Estate planner ‘Dower rights’ have changed in MI. A … More Married folks note: ‘The Demise of Dower – State Bar of Michigan’
As always, this is NOT to take the place of calling YOUR agent! What happens if: My tree falls on my house. A: my insurance should pay ” and the ins.co. had asked I remove/trim it beforehand. A: I pay My tree falls on neighbors property. A: their insurance should pay ” and the tree … More Storms/ Trees/ Insurance/ Liability
Are you one of Michigan’s thousands of ‘car persons’ ? I’ve brokered for 3 decades and owned many classics myself. If you’re a local, you seen my office just down the street from Boomers Shark Club, home of the famous huge weekly car cruise-ins, or the Dream Cruise in Flint, or the Fenton Dream Cruise … More Great Car Enthusiast Garages – ‘with attached house’ !
Remember when you first realized you need ‘something more to offer’ when friends are at a hard time ? I remember well. I felt empty that I didn’t have deeper compassion for a grieving neighbor at a time of traumatic loss in the family. It was time to turn off the entertainment and read. Here … More For your friend at a time of loss.
Let Me Share A Secret. Just read a post about ‘The secret life of Realtor Referrals’. It was something like: ‘oh let me “help” you…you’ll get nothing and I get $$!’ kind of an article. Phooey to that noise. It didn’t, so we shall, discuss ‘the better way‘. Here’s MY Secret: When using the referral … More Let Me Share A Secret. (aka: Realty Relocations & Referrals)
Its been a privilege assisting customers and clients this summer. Its not too late … Shall we grab a bite and discuss YOUR situation ?