Author Archives: Denise Zervos

    • Why It Makes No Sense to Wait for Spring to Sell

      The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases. The supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring, according to the National Association of […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Think You Should For Sale By Owner? Think Again! [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • For Sale By Owner (FSBO) is the process of selling real estate without the representation of a real estate broker or real estate agent.
      • According to the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, 36% of homeowners who decided to FSBO last year did so to avoid paying a commission or fee. But, homes sold with an agent net 6% more than those sold as a FSBO according to Collateral Analytics!
      • Before you decide to take on the challenges of selling your house on your own, let’s get together to discuss the advantages of having an agent on your side.
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • 3 Things You Need in a Shifting Real Estate Market

      Whether you are thinking of selling your house or buying a home, today’s real estate headlines can be confusing – perhaps even concerning. What is actually happening with mortgage rates? Are home values dropping or are they just rising at a slower pace? What impact will the economy have on the housing market? If you […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • The Importance of Homeownership to the American Dream

      For centuries, people in this country have seen homeownership as part of the American Dream. Whether they were born here or immigrated from another country, they wanted to own a piece of America. With so many prominent societal changes over the last few decades, it is fair to ask if people in America still feel […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Do You Prefer the Charm of an Existing Home?

      When homebuyers begin their research, they want to see all their available options! In many cases, they will include both new construction and existing homes in their search; but is a new construction home really the house of their dreams? According to a recent survey by Zillow, of the 38% of total buyers that added […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • The Difference Having a Professional on Your Side Makes

      In today’s fast-paced world, where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, with the addition of more information, comes more confusion. Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and the dozens […]
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • What is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]

      Some Highlights:

      • The cost of waiting to buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time.
      • Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 5.1% by the end of 2019.
      • CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 4.8% over the next 12 months.
      • If you are ready and willing to buy your dream home, find out if you are able to!
      Written by Denise Zervos
    • Last Chance! Homes are a Bargain Compared to Historic Norms

      A loaf of bread used to be a nickel. A movie ticket was a dime.  Not anymore. Houses were also much less expensive than they are now. Inflation raised the price of all three of those items, along with the price of almost every other item we purchase. The reason we can still afford to […]
      Written by Denise Zervos