How a Seller’s Home Can Scare Buyers

Posted by John Grohowski // May 4, 2018

Sellers scare buyers

No matter how gorgeous your home is, it could contain an item or two that happens to scare the pants off anyone who walks through your door. That might not be a problem if you don’t like guests, but it could very well be a big problem if you’re trying to sell your place! The […]

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Get Top-Dollar Returns with these 7 Remodeling Projects!

Posted by John Grohowski // April 30, 2018

Improvement projects

Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Your home is in the perfect location, came at the perfect price, with the perfect lot. (Yay southern exposure!)  But the home itself? Perfect isn’t the adjective you’d use. But you knew that moving in, and […]

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Emotions only a homeowner understands.

Posted by John Grohowski // April 25, 2018

Homeowner emotions

Buying a home is an awful lot like falling in love: Once you’ve moved in and officially made it to this new life stage, you’re bound to feel a whole range of emotions—exhilaration, terror, pride, pain—with an intensity that might throw you for a loop. So whether you’re a home buyer who wants to know […]

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Spring brings 4.9% increase in mortgage applications

Posted by John Grohowski // April 24, 2018

Mortgage rates increase

Despite flat interest rates, mortgage refinance and purchase applications strengthened last week. Mortgage applications to purchase a home were 10 percent higher than a year ago, signaling that the spring market may be hitting its stride. Buyers have been sidelined by incredibly short supply and by high prices.   A rise in the thermometer across […]

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Mistakes people make when downsizing

Posted by John Grohowski // April 18, 2018

Downsizing mistakes

This past year, my mother downsized from our six-bedroom family home into a two-bedroom condo in a senior development. Although she was nervous to cast aside her old life, now that the deed is done, she feels elated and free—and wishes she’d done it years earlier. Now, my mom no longer worries about keeping her […]

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Tips for transforming a small bathroom

Posted by John Grohowski // April 16, 2018

Can’t knock down walls? No problem! Work a little design magic to make even the tiniest bathroom feel spacious. Small bathroom spaces aren’t found just in apartments and condos — they’re in our guest bathrooms and powder rooms, too. Since no one likes feeling crowded, here are a few tips for making any small bathroom […]

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5 Things To Know Before Buying A House

Posted by John Grohowski // April 11, 2018

Things to consider when buying a house

Buying a house isn’t like buying a Slim Jim at the corner bodega. Infinitely more money, thought, and prep work go into acquiring real estate—and given that it’s not a purchase you make often, it’s understandable if you might not be adept at wheeling and dealing. But guess what? There is someone who can show […]

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4 Things To Consider When You Are Selling A Property

Posted by John Grohowski // April 5, 2018

Selling Home

There are a handful of subtle things you should be doing if you are selling your property. Some of these are common sense but all of them can have a tremendous impact on your bottom line. Even in a seller’s market, it is not enough to list your home and wait for the offers to roll […]

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Foreclosure rates decline for 2016

Posted by John Grohowski // February 13, 2017

Foreclosures trending down. Nationally, foreclosures continued their 15 month downward trend in December 2016. This brought the foreclosure rate in 2016 to its lowest level since 2006. The current national rate is nearing pre-bubble normal levels. As with all averages, there are several states where there is still an excess of leftover bank owned (or […]

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Real Estate Lead Generation 101

Posted by John Grohowski // February 17, 2016

Generating Lead

What are the best real estate lead generation options today? Where and how can real estate agents, investors and other related industry professionals generate more leads for buying, selling and renting properties? What are some of the little known benefits, and pitfalls of common real estate lead generation channels today? Here are 12 ways for real estate […]

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