Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Author Archives: Bob and Donna McWilliams

Realities of Real Estate | Inspect this idea: Every house ‘as is’

Ask just about any agent, and they’ll tell you the toughest part of getting a contract to settlement is the home inspection. Nearly every transaction involves some sort of inspection. In fact, we can’t even remember the last time we had a sale where there wasn’t one.

Read More »

Realities of Real Estate: Key components in a Contract of Sale

When a buyer is making an offer, or a seller is reviewing one that has been received, everyone puts the focus on page one. That’s the place where you’ll find the offering price, as well as the date of settlement, two key components that are clearly a big part of making the deal.

Read More »

Realities of Real Estate: The pause that softens real estate market

Especially in this area, real estate has been showing a fairly steady recovery for quite some time now. Since the bubble burst, we’ve gotten back on track with improving prices, a fairly significant reduction in the average time it takes to sell a house and an overall stabilization of the market with trends returning to historical patterns.

Read More »

Realities of Real Estate: Remember, house is a home

People buy homes for all sorts of reasons, and what’s important to them in a house can vary substantially from one buyer to the next. Furthermore, what we need in a home and the property characteristics buyers rate as important can change depending on an individual’s stage in life, as well as over overall economic conditions and how one sees the future unfolding.

Read More »