Tree Falls Over Property Line: Who Pays? Who Picks Up the Pieces?

The storms yesterday morning really brought to light trees and the damage they create when they come crashing down. The time to find out who is responsible is not when it falls on a car, house or fence. You even need to know who's tree it is before disaster strikes. The article below briefly details what you should know about tree ownership. We love our trees, but they sure are a mess to clean up. I am very glad there were no injuries from this horrific storm, but sorry for all those who have suffered property damage and are starting the long road of clean up and repair. previously … [Read more...]

Housing market turning around in several rural states

We all know we live in a pretty great state, but even when things are pretty darn tough around here economically, we are better than many other places and it looks like we'll rebound quicker than most states. So what does this mean for you? You may want to really jump off that fence if you're thinking about buying, homes values may be on the rise. If you're looking to sell, homes are selling. HOWEVER, not like they have before or by the same ways agents were marketing before the Real Estate Downturn in 2007. Real Estate Agents need to use more technology and resources never thought of … [Read more...]

Is Finance in the Drivers Seat in the Real Estate Transaction?

Being ready to purchase your new home is key whether you are a first time home buyer, moving up, investor or purchasing a second home. Starting the process, even if you have done it before, may be a bit over whelming. I'm here to help!! I am able to connect you with loan officers who make the process as easy as it can be, plus I'm always here if you have questions! So, if the first thing to do is get your financing lined up, the one thing to do before that, is to call me! Is Finance in the Drivers Seat in the Real Estate Transaction? (a repost from Realtor.com) Summer's about to … [Read more...]

What Are Your Outdoor Chores?

If you're like me, summertime adds so much more to your "to do" list. Even though you try to do everything, there may be things you may miss. I found this article on the website, HouseLogic with a check list of things we should be aware of and do for our outdoor maintenance. Let me know how your "to do" list is going and if there is anything you do, I don't have listed. Go out and get your chores done, but don't forget to have fun.  Also, if you have any questions or real estate needs, don't forget to contact me! Your Guide to Outdoor Maintenance Previously Posted By: Dave Toht If you … [Read more...]

What a Home Inspection Should Cover

You just found the most perfect home! It is so exciting!! It has everything you want - now it's on to closing!! You may want to wait a minute and make sure you include in your offer the option to have your home inspected by a certified home inspector. A certified home inspector will go through your home bottom to top to make sure there are no safety issues which may impede your home ownership or enjoyment. Inspections are not to nickle and dime the offer price down, it is used to make sure your home you are purchasing is safe. I do advocate home inspections and will give you a list of … [Read more...]