Is a fixer upper on your list?

With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC? According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching for a home this spring are willing to consider buying a fixer-upper, with 95% believing that the projects needed will increase […]

Roberta Nopson | Apr 28, 2019

Homes for babies and furbabies.

What Makes a House a Home For You? We frequently talk about why it makes sense to buy a home financially, but more often than not the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of a home can mean different […]

Roberta Nopson | Apr 13, 2019

Home Values Stabilize

Home Value Appreciation Stops Falling, Begins to Stabilize The percentage of home price appreciation on a year-over-year basis has decreased each month for over a year. The question was how far annual appreciation would fall. It seems we may now have the answer. In a recent post on the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook Blog, it […]

Roberta Nopson | Apr 11, 2019

Finding a home for Furever Friend.

Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High Demand One of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. Whether a dog person, a cat person, or someone who prefers the company of another pet species, 99% of pet owners say that they consider their animal to be family. When finding […]

Roberta Nopson | Apr 6, 2019

Are you an Old Millennial?

Is Your First Home Within Your Grasp Now? [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: According to the US Census Bureau, ‘millennials’ are defined as 18-36-year-olds. According to NAR’s latest Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the median age of all first-time home buyers is 32. More and more ‘old millennials’ (25-36) are realizing that homeownership is within their […]

Roberta Nopson | May 22, 2018

Getting Your House Sold!

Access: An Important Factor in Getting Your House SOLD! So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At […]

Roberta Nopson | May 21, 2018

Moving Up to Your Dream Home? Don’t Wait!

Mortgage interest rates have risen by more than half of a point since the beginning of the year, and many assume that if mortgage rates rise, home values will fall. History, however, has shown this not to be true. Where are home values today compared to the beginning of the year? While rates have been […]

Roberta Nopson | May 18, 2018

A good agent will save you money…not cost you money.

Why You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream homes or if they should first try to go through the buying process on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional! You […]

Roberta Nopson | Jan 23, 2018

Thinking of selling your home by owner?  Read more….

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn’t FSBO In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the […]

Roberta Nopson | Dec 30, 2017