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Monthly Archives: March 2016

    The Top 5 Reasons You Should Not For Sale By Owner

    By Marco Manumbas | March 28, 2016

      In today’s market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising, some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five of those reasons:... Read More

    3 Charts That Scream ‘List Your Home Today’

    By Marco Manumbas | March 23, 2016

    In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise. SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 4.4-month supply. This is considerably lower... Read More

    The Main Reason to Use a Real Estate Professional when Selling Your House

    By Marco Manumbas | March 16, 2016

    Every homeowner hopes to accomplish five goals when selling their home: Sell it for the best price Sell it within a predetermined time Sell it with the least amount of hassles Close on the sale the same day they move into their new home The fifth reason is the most obvious and the most important:... Read More

    Study Again Finds Homeownership to be a Better Way of Producing Wealth

    By Marco Manumbas | March 10, 2016

    According to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index homeownership is a better way to produce greater wealth, on average, than renting. The BH&J Index is a quarterly report that attempts to answer the question: Is it better to rent or buy a home in today’s housing market? The index examines the entire US... Read More

    WHEN THE DREAM HOUSE IS A MONEY PIT

    By Marco Manumbas | March 2, 2016

    Buyers that fail to pay attention might find that the dream house is a money pit. The vast majority of agents have little to no experience evaluating a home. Seller’s disclosures? Please, we’ve written repeatedly that home buyers should not put much faith in seller disclosures. Home inspectors should always be consulted but a good 75%... Read More

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