Save Money this Holiday Season!

It certainly is fun to both give and receive presents during the holidays, but the financial strain that some face when pressured to spend a lot of money on gifts can cause some serious stress. Try focusing more on experiences, creating memories, and spending quality time with your loved ones. And when you do go…

What Stays with the Home?

More than one seller has been surprised to find that their favorite chandelier is not theirs to take when they move. First-time home sellers might be especially confused when confronted with an exclusion form presented by their agent, but understanding what is, and is not included in the sale by statute is important to avoid…

Home Improvements During Labor Shortage

Tight labor markets are affecting industries across the country. Skilled and unskilled jobs remain unfilled as employers struggle to find prospective employees. For anyone ready to hire a contractor or handyman to perform home improvement projects, this shortage is causing frustration. As more people embrace the “staycation” and seek ways to upgrade their homes, many…

Homebuyer Compromises

First-time homebuyers are struggling to find affordable housing. Unlike recent years when inventory was high and finding a great home was easier, now buyers are faced with either postponing homeownership or making compromises. It may feel hard to compromise, but it’s important to remember that this is your first home, not your dream home.If you…

Congratulations to our 3rd Quarter 2021 Award Winners!

Every quarter Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices sends out a list of the top real estate offices from around the United States, ranking them based on their size and location. We are proud to announce that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty has 13 teams and 8 offices that have ranked in the top 100, top 30, and top 3 of their respected categories for the Third Quarter…

What Does a Pending Sale Mean?

Buying a home is a process. Once a buyer writes an offer and has it accepted, the listing is placed in a state called “pending sale.” During this stage, the principals involved perform all the elements of the contract, and once complete, the title is transferred to the new owner. Sounds simple, but this stage…

Thanksgiving Shopping Guide

As we start solidifying Thanksgiving plans for this year, one question always comes up – “How much food do I need to make?” Calculating quantities of food for various party sizes can be tricky, so we put this handy guide together to help you plan your shopping list for some of this holiday’s most popular…

Seller Pricing for a Slowing Market

An unexpected byproduct of the pandemic has been a booming housing market. As Covid-19 hit the country, the housing supply was already low, and the lockdown depressed the volume even more. As more homebuyers began looking for new homes, fueled by the ability to work-from-home and low interest rates, sellers have been experiencing a strong…

Sellers Guide to Buyer Contingencies

Every  news  article  talks  about  the  fact  that  it’s  a  “seller’s  market.”  This  means that  if  you  are  selling  your  home,  you’ve  probably  gotten  a  few  offers  from  which to  choose.  While  sales  price  is  important,  so  are  the  contingencies  attached to  the offer.  Understanding  what  these  contingencies  mean can  help  you  choose  the best …

Can You Buy a Home Virtually?

As we continue to see unprecedented activity in the real estate market, buyers often find they are too late to offer on recently listed homes. For the serious homebuyer, this can be frustrating, often causing them to make last-minute plans to run out and view homes, interfering with work and home life. As employees and…

Fall To-Do List

It’s easy to get bogged down with endless to-do lists this time of year. Not only do you have to finish making your Halloween costume, but you also need to decide what Thanksgiving plans are going to be, whether you need to go buy more seasonal fertilizer for your yard, and even what you want…

Fall and Holiday Décor Listing Tips

If you have your home on the market, it’s natural to want to create the perfect environment for potential homebuyers. This includes not only professional staging services but also time-honored tips like freshly baked treats and seasonal décor. As we transition from summer to the holiday season, however, it’s interesting to note that fall decorating…