Was this the Year?

Posted on Aug 12, 2022

Were you planning to buy a new larger home?

If you're like many, the summer is dragging on and you've been too paralyzed by news of interest rate hikes to do something about it. Its time to do something about it! 

The Quite region real estate market grew a giant "pimple" between November 2021 and February 2022. Prices climbed to unbelievable heights...

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Posted on Jul 05, 2022

Such a boring term for a world that's conditioned to click on the most sensational or scary headlines.

Here are some normal facts for you about our normalizing real estate market. Real estate markets are cyclical. 

The last 2 years we've been an upward cycle and we reached the top of it in February.
A correction isn't a crash. 

Inflation is running hot...

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Bee-ing Real.

Posted on Jun 20, 2022

I am a beekeeper. 
In the spring, the entire goal is to keep the girls healthy and with enough space to produce new bees. 
A crowded colony is going to leave to find a bigger place. And they really don’t care what interest rates are doing at the time. 

The Queen Bee lays up to 1500 eggs per day.
Things get hot and crowded FAST. 
Who decides when it’s time...

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Cherry Picker

Posted on Jun 09, 2022


[That's Dutch for cherry picker. Sort of.]

Picking the easiest and best. The tastiest. Avoiding the difficult things that make you uncomfortable.
For years I've been putting myself through some pretty hard things at CrossFit Belleville in the name of fitness.
I've figured out what I'm good at. More than once I've 'cherry-picked...

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Its A Shift Show.

Posted on Jun 01, 2022

We're in a funny spot in the local real estate market. 2 months ago homes were selling for $100,000

or more over asking price.

Now we see homes sitting on the market longer, or selling for $30-$40,000 over asking instead of $100,000+. Some are even selling with conditions or for less than asking price.

In other words, it's a shift-show. 'Scuse my Fren...

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The List.

Posted on Apr 14, 2022

Title search is one of those important dates in your home purchase agreement that you probably don’t even think about after your deal is firm.

[It’s buried there on page 3; Clause 10.]

And 99% of the time you don’t need to, because everything is 100% A-OK.

But a lawyer running a title search is sort of like the anesthetist in an operating room.


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