Check out my recent appearance on Bay News 9 talking about rental fraud and wire fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim. TIPS TO AVOID FRAUD: Don’t shop for rentals on Craigslist – and even Zillow is becoming sketchy – anywhere that allows owners to hand type in rental listings could be potentially a […]
Ask a Realtor: How Do I Know if I Have Enough Money To Buy a House?
Q: How do I know if I have saved enough money to buy a home? A: Ah this is an age old tricky question, and it’s easy to defer to one’s lender and say – let them run your numbers and tell you – and they will! According to BankRate.com, a standard rule for lenders […]
Ask a Realtor: What’s the Difference Between a Realtor and a Broker?
Q: What is the difference between a Realtor, an agent and a broker? Or are they one in the same? A: GREAT question! It can be confusing, can’t it? The real estate profession is regulated by state governments, which have different requirements for earning a license. In general, though, the titles you may come across […]
Ask a Realtor: Should I have my listing agent be present for all showings?
Q: I am listing my house and I want to request that the listing agent be present for all showings. Is this a good idea? A: It depends. It is common for luxury listings priced over $1,000,000 to require the agent to accompany on all showings. This may be a bit more understandable because these […]
Ask a Realtor: What Is Escrow Money?
Q: What is Escrow Money? A: We’re glad you asked! Escrow is a very important part of a real estate transaction and we’d love to explain further below. Understanding Escrow Money The escrow is a very normal part of the home buying and selling process and is what makes a contract a contract – the money […]
Ask a Realtor: Can I Stay in My Home After Closing?
Welcome back to my Ask a Realtor section! This is an actual question from a Seller who moved to St. Petersburg, Florida from out of state where their real estate contracts allow them to remain in the home a few days after closing and my response. Q: Can I stay in my home for a week […]
- Next Page »