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June 16, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH There is an old Russian Proverb that is good advice for anyone thinking about buying a flipped home.
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
The advice is: “Trust but Verify.” Ronald Regan used the dictum - without attribution - to make a political point, which interjected into the U.S. narrative. That great story is one for the history...
June 9, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
There is debate in a corner of the policymaking world about re-evaluating the role of homeownership in the American Dream.  It’s an extension of the loss of about $7 trillion in home equity during the Great Recession, which made some ask if policymakers put too much faith in the benefits of...
June 2, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
There’s a lot of discussion, confusion, and misinformation about something of big concern to homeowners who are selling this year. Buyers have a similar concern but from a different perspective.  What we are talking about is the varied calculations to the question: “What’s this home worth?”  Instead...
May 26, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH The local housing market is in its sixth year since existing sales recovered from the Great Recession. Today’s market and local economy have a different feel.
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
Several things are boosting my excitement level. One is the annual mid-year real estate forecast from the National Association of Realtors® (...
May 18, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
The local housing market shook off March’s soft performance in April with an 11.8 percent residential sales increase and a 4.6 percent single-family average price increase. Robust growth during February and April has boosted the region’s year-to-date single-family sales growth rate to 5.4 percent....
May 12, 2019
By KAREN RANDOLPH
KAREN RANDOLPH 2019 NETAR President
Homeowners who want to sell their home must give buyers a disclosure of the property’s known defects. It is the LAW. Even if you qualify for an exemption to completing the state mandated disclosure, you must disclose known defects and/or adverse facts about the home to potential buyers. Most of the...

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