Every now and then I like to write about gross living area. (GLA) There are several reasons for this. First, it is often the sole metric by which people, who are not appraisers, use to estimate the value of their home. Second, while appraisers adjust for other features of a home, gross living area is… Continue reading Is It Gross Living Area or Not?
What’s the weather like in your area? Are temperatures cooling or warming? Just stepping outside, it’s usually easy to feel the changes. As temperatures change, so do the behaviors of animals. Take for example, the Snowy Tree Cricket. It's an amazing little creature. As temperatures change, so do the sounds of their chirps. Check out… Continue reading The Snowy Tree Crickets of Real Estate
Right now, the anxiety level for many is high. Pets can help reduce anxiety. Jessica Brody reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in her writing a piece that offers some tips on what it takes to successfully adopt a cat. How can I say no?! Jessica is awesome, and I'm… Continue reading 5 Things You Need to Know About Adopting Your First Cat
Real estate professionals have had a very busy year. Homes are selling, often within days, with multiple bids. This is largely due to an extended period of a shortage of home listings. This shortage has driven home prices up across the country. You can see this happening in my graph below, which reflects the relationship… Continue reading Closing The Gap Between Yesterday’s Prices & Today’s Values
I write two articles a month. My next article will be out next week. This week I am posting an additional article from a guest blogger, Maddi Arcurio from HomeLight. Welcome Maddi! Thanks for sharing your insights here. If you’re one of the many homeowners planning on selling this summer, you may be feeling… Continue reading Looking To Sell Your Home During COVID-19? Follow These 6 Tips For Success