By Darin Windham, RealtorKeyfinders Group RE/Max AllianceNew construction homes are becoming more popular again. But there are some misconceptions about new homes that prevent many buyers from taking the plunge.Here are some common myths behind new construction:Myth # 1: New construction homes are always more expensive.While the median price of new construction homes is typically … Continue reading New Construction Homes
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Negotiation in a Real Estate Deal or Transaction
By Darin Windham, Realtor Keyfinders Group RE/Max Alliance Have you ever asked yourself “how can I become a better negotiator?” If yes, you’re in luck, because the answer is simple: all you need to successfully negotiate on a higher level is to learn the psychology behind business negotiations. Mary P. Rowe, a professor at MIT, … Continue reading Negotiation in a Real Estate Deal or Transaction
Texting in Today’s Real Estate Market
By Darin Windham, RealtorKeyfinders Group RE/Max Alliance Many people today, especially the younger generation, prefer communicating by texting or messaging. They don’t want to take the time to talk on the phone. Just communicate with them by text, as short and concise as possible, and there is a very good chance they will respond!If you’re … Continue reading Texting in Today’s Real Estate Market
What’s The Best Way To House Hunt?
By Darin Windham, RealtorKeyfinders Group RE/Max Alliance House-hunting can be overwhelming for first-time and seasoned homebuyers alike. That’s why it’s important to address their questions early on in your relationship. Here are four topics to share with your new clients: Explain why research is essential.Advise your clients to decide what's most important to them in … Continue reading What’s The Best Way To House Hunt?
Yes…It’s Still A Good Time To Buy A Home Regardless of Mortgage Rates
By Darin Windham, RealtorKeyfinders Group RE/Max Alliance With mortgage rates beginning to go up, is it still a good time to purchase a home? And the answer is absolutely yes! Read on for some background on rates and the influence you can have on your mortgage rate! How mortgage rates have changed over timeToday’s mortgage … Continue reading Yes…It’s Still A Good Time To Buy A Home Regardless of Mortgage Rates
Should You Waive A Home Inspection In A Hot Real Estate Market?
By Darin Windham, RealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance Home inspections can make or break the decision to buy a house. They can unearth structural and equipment problems, roof issues, faulty mechanical systems and other serious defects.Yet a hot real estate market, particularly a seller’s market, has left many prospective home buyers passing up the opportunity to … Continue reading Should You Waive A Home Inspection In A Hot Real Estate Market?
HOW TO LOVE YOUR HOME MORE, RIGHT NOW!
By Darin Windham, RealtorKeyfinders Group RE/Max Alliance Here’s what I mean… Our days are busy. A lot of them consist of just getting through our to do list, getting the kids fed, bathed, and put to bed and maybe squeezing in 5 minutes to ourselves before making lunches, and cleaning up the kitchen before going … Continue reading HOW TO LOVE YOUR HOME MORE, RIGHT NOW!
When Is The Best Time To Put Your Home On The Market?
By Darin Windham, RealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance The busiest four months (May, June, July, and August) make up 40% of annual home sales volume, according to data from the National Association of Realtors. But we are currently in a Seller’s Market in our area. The volume of homes for sale is down, and the … Continue reading When Is The Best Time To Put Your Home On The Market?
How Can A Remodel Help My Home’s Value?
By Darin Windham, RealtorKey Finders Group RE/Max Alliance This fact might surprise you: The average home improvement project does not tend to have a 100% return on initial investment. You might be thinking – then why would I remodel? The reasons range from the added enjoyment you’ll get from having that brand new kitchen to … Continue reading How Can A Remodel Help My Home’s Value?
Stop Here If You Hate Your Bathroom
By Darin Windham- Realtor-Key Finders Group RE/Max Alliance Hate is a strong word, but you know the feeling you get when you go to a hotel and the bathroom is dingy, small, and filled with fluorescent lighting? It has certainly seen better days. And it doesn't make you want to soak in the tub, let's … Continue reading Stop Here If You Hate Your Bathroom