7 Reasons to Own a Home

A quick run down of just 7 of the MANY reasons to own a home. 7 Reasons to Own A Home Tax benefits. The U.S. Tax Code lets you deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes, and some of the costs involved in buying a home. Appreciation. Historically, real estate has had a long-term, stable growth in


Where Do I Start?

So I guess my attempt at creating a blog is also an attempt to streamline “frequently asked questions” into a canonical resource, so that when friends and clients ask questions that I’ve heard before once or twice, I don’t have to re-invent the wheel.  One of the questions I hear most often from my close friends, the majority of which


Should the Listing Agent Show/Sell my Home?

I decided that a great way to start blogging about the things that an average real estate consumer wants to know was to pull questions left over at Trulia Voices and other real estate forums and respond to them here. The question from the title of this post was left very recently and seemed like one I had heard enough


Choosing a Realtor

I think that giving advice on choosing a Realtor is extremely difficult.  A person can look great on paper, have all the designations in the world, done multi-millions in sales, and still not be a great choice for you.  A great way to choose a Realtor is by word-of-mouth or referrals from friends and family.  This is the #1 way