Don’t Panic About the Market
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
You may have heard dire news about the real estate market, but it’s not as desperate as you may have been told. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. What does the future hold for buyers and sellers in our real estate market? Recently, you may have heard that the sky is falling, but it’s not. On the contrary, the future's still bright. Unfortunately, we do expect a housing shortage, and that will cause housing prices to continue to rise throughout 2020. We expect appreciation rate ..read more
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How to Know Whether to Rent or Buy
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
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2y ago
Should you rent or buy? The answer depends on your situation. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. Are you better off renting or buying? There are certain situations where you’re better off renting. For example, if you’re moving to an area you only plan on staying in for a few years, you should rent. If you’re moving to an area you plan on staying in for longer than three years, you should buy. “ You guarantee that you’ll lose money in the long term by renting, and you guarante ..read more
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Should You List Your Home Now?
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
I’m sharing why winter is a great time to sell your home, and why waiting may not be your best option. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. Today we’re going to discuss whether now is a good time to list your home. Around this time of year, we often see many people taking their houses off the market. Many sellers believe they should skip the winter and wait until springtime to sell their property. While there are some advantages to the spring market, people seem to be forgetting ..read more
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11 Reasons to List During the Holidays
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
Most homeowners think the holidays are a bad time to list their homes for sale. Here's why that's untrue. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. Here are the 11 reasons why you should consider selling your home during the holiday season: 1. People who are looking for a home during the holidays are more serious buyers. 2. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays. Less competition means more money for you. 3. There will be less demand for your home come ..read more
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Homebuyers: Follow These 4 Tips During Your Final Walk-Through
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
When the time for your final walk-through arrives, following these four tips will help the experience go smoothly. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. The final walk-through is a critical step in the real estate process, but many buyers aren’t sure exactly why this is or what they should look for when they enter the property for the last time before closing. Ultimately, the final walk-through is designed to help buyers verify that the home is in the same condition it was when t ..read more
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Home Sellers: Don’t Make These Common Mistakes
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
If you plan on putting your home on the market soon, there are six common home seller mistakes you need to avoid. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. Here are the six biggest mistakes homeowners make when selling their home that you need to avoid: 1. Picking the wrong agent. The right agent will be able to communicate with you effectively, not to mention be punctual. Timing is very important when selling your home, so communication is key. They’ll also be honest and straightforw ..read more
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The 10 Steps to Winterizing Your Home
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
Don’t open the door to a frozen home. Instead, follow these winterization tips. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. If you aren’t living in your home during the winter, you need to take steps to ensure it survives the cold unscathed. Here are the 10 steps to take when winterizing your home: Turn off the main water line to your house Drain your water lines after turning off the main line Disconnect all of your hoses and turn off the inside line that goes to the hose Pour antifre ..read more
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11 Reasons You Can Sell Quickly and for Top Dollar During the Holidays
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
There are 11 reasons why the holidays are the perfect time to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. Here are the 11 reasons why the holidays are actually a great time to put your home on the market: 1. There are more serious buyers out and about this time of year. If they’re willing to walk and drive through snow to look at homes, you know they won’t be wasting your time when they look at your home. 2. There are fewer homes to choose from ..read more
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A Quarterly Market Update for Northeast Ohio
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
Let’s take a look at the year-to-year changes in our market. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. Today, we’ll be discussing our fourth-quarter market update of the Northeast Ohio area. The market has been great over the last year. There’s been an average 6% appreciation of home values in our markets—something we haven’t seen in years! Unfortunately, interest rates have risen. In October 2017, we were around 3.8% to 4%. Now, they’re closer to 5%. Outside of increased rates, the ..read more
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How an Escalation Clause Can Help You Win the Home You Want
Northeastern Ohio Podcast with Michael Kaim
by Michael Kaim
2y ago
An escalation clause might be just what you need to get the home you want in our market. Here’s why. Looking to buy a Home in Northeast Ohio? Search all Northeast Ohio homes for sale. Selling Your Home in Northeast Ohio? Use our home evaluation tool. If you haven’t had much luck getting offers accepted in our market, I recommend using a tactic the agents on our team are implementing with our buyer clients: an escalation clause. How does it work? Let’s say you enter into a multiple offer situation and the listing agent tells you to make your highest and best offer, but you’re hesitant becau ..read more
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