Buyer Beware: There Are Downsides to Buying a FSBO

Purchasing a For Sale by Owner (FSBO) property may seem like a good idea; the seller isn’t paying sales commissions and that should be reflected in the price. However, caveat emptor—buyer beware—there are downsides. According to research conducted by the National Association of Realtors, fewer than 10% of FSBOs are actually sold. Why? There are … Continue reading Buyer Beware: There Are Downsides to Buying a FSBO

Happy 70th Anniversary-Parade of Homes!

photo source: mbaonline.org Happy 70th Anniversary-Parade of Homes! Since the 1940’s, the Metropolitan Builders Association has sparked the interest of potential home buyers, home builders and the general public of those who are interested in home decorating and design. This year’s event, showcasing 25 beautiful homes from 21 different builders at 3 different locations, will offer … Continue reading Happy 70th Anniversary-Parade of Homes!

House Hunting Red Flags

Buyer beware! Here are some house hunting red flags to watch out for… Rotting wood: Unless you specifically look for it, rotting wood is one home maintenance issue that can easily go unnoticed. When viewing a home, make sure to look for this red flag along the exterior of the home as well as the … Continue reading House Hunting Red Flags