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Baby Boomers, I’ve Been Expecting You!

Recently, I’ve been expanding my real estate expertise to serve a specific segment of clients, and wanted to tell you about it. I’m now a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES), who can provide more – and more informed – services to individuals 50+ who are thinking of downsizing, building new, ...

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9 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Appraisal

Dear Seller – When you accept an offer on your house, and the buyer is getting a home loan from a bank, the bank sends an appraiser out to see if it’s financing a home that’s worth the money they’re putting up for it. The home will either “appraise,” meaning ...

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The Difference between an Inspection and an Appraisal

In this very hot home-buying market, where homeowners are routinely receiving multiple offers, often far above list price, buyers are doing everything they can so their offers “stand out” and are accepted, including waiving the inspection and appraisal, if possible. As a Realtor, I discourage both. Here’s why: Inspections and ...

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Covid-19 Will Change What We Value and How We Live

A fascinating article by Ukrainian architect Sergey Makhno published last month in Dezeen, an online architecture, interiors and design magazine based in London, provides insight on how our homes may change in response to the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Makhno writes, “Values ​​will change, our lives and habits will change, and our ...

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Where are all the homes to buy?

Right now, if you’re trying to buy a home in Central Indiana – or just about anywhere in the country – you need equal parts patience, persistence, and prayer. The current real-estate market is unlike any we have ever seen. Ever!  In 2020, home values shot up an astounding 17%. ...

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