Happy Living, Helpful to Homeowners, Just For Fun, Pets

An Essential Guide for Managing a Move and a New Home When You Own Pets

If you have been reading my blogs, first of all thank you! You may have noticed that I like to cover topics that include more than just real estate.  My family and I love animals. We have a cat, a dog and a bird.  Over the years, we have found that having pets is part… Continue reading An Essential Guide for Managing a Move and a New Home When You Own Pets

Appraising, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Homeowners, Home Repairs

How Cost To Cure Works

On a regular basis, I appraise homes that need some type of repair. It may be as simple as replacing an outlet, or as complicated as renovating a home. In the appraisal process, the appraiser has to estimate a cost to cure many types of repairs. Why do appraisers use the term, cost to "cure",… Continue reading How Cost To Cure Works

Appraising, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Homeowners

Is It Gross Living Area or Not?

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?

Appraising, Cleveland Area, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful Info For Agents, Helpful to Homeowners, Market Activity

The Snowy Tree Crickets of Real Estate

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

Appraising, Helpful for FSBO, Helpful to Home Owners, Helpful to Homeowners

Looking To Sell Your Home During COVID-19? Follow These 6 Tips For Success

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