Lending process takes huge toll on Mother Nature

Homebuyers complain so much about the “mounds” of paperwork they have to deal with at closing that perhaps the term should become a certified, government-approved measurement …

What it takes to get your housing cooperative offer accepted

First-time homebuyers often look for easy ways to alleviate the sticker shock of buying an apartment or townhouse, especially in New York City …

What it takes to get your housing cooperative offer accepted

First-time homebuyers often look for easy ways to alleviate the sticker shock of buying an apartment or townhouse, especially in New York City …

How to get that millennial buyer in a home before 30

I know — buying a first home before 30 is a crazy idea. First of all, who wants to buy a new home right now? The market prices are inflated, the mortgage interest rates are rising, who knows what’s going on with the government…all of these factors contribute to an overall sense of hesitation for any age of homebuyer …

5 ways to humanize the homebuying experience

Real estate professionals know that the road from first contact to close can be a rollercoaster ride. Here are five ideas for keeping your focus on the client, rather than the transaction …

5 surprising luxury real estate marketing mysteries unraveled

Luxury real estate agents around the world try to unravel the mystery of marketing high-end real estate. Truth be told, there is no mystery. Here’s how you do it — plain and simple …

How luxury real estate agents can connect with the top 1%

Luxury real estate always has its admirers and those willing to invest in the market. This upscale sector is consistently popular with the UHNWI (ultra high-net-worth individual) category including the globe’s wealthiest people. This group controls a s…

Survey highlights agents’ influence on clients’ mortgage lender selection

Real estate agents are great at referring clients to their lender partners — and that’s a good thing, because fielding mortgage-related questions from homebuyers seems to make them a bit nervous, according to a recent survey by government-sponsored en…

What do wealthy homebuyers desire the most?

The Luxury Portfolio 2016 Global Report notes that 2017 should be a seller’s market in luxury real estate. Almost one-quarter of the U.S. affluent will want to buy high-end property, but just 18% are looking to sell their luxury homes …

Home ownership costs in Leesburg, Loudoun VA

A Cost to Consider Homeownership, part of the American Dream: a home of your own where you can feel safe, raise your family, share with your friends and enjoy life. The benefits are easily recognizable but maintenance is just a real and should be considered. Property taxes and insurance are two of the largest expenses… Read More