Buying a Home with an Easement

If  the  home  you’ve  fallen in love  with  has  an easement,  you may  be  wondering how this  affects  you.  An  easement gives  a  person  or  entity  the right to  use part of your  land,  but  only  for  a  very  specific  reason.  For  example,  a  utility  company  may have an  easement  on  your  property  to  maintain…

Can You Sell an Outdated House?

It seems  that everywhere you  turn  there are  companies  who  advertise  buying ugly  houses.  These messages  offer  to  quickly  buy  any  house,  regardless of  the condition.  The  problem  is  that  their  offers  are  often  significantly  below  market value.   If  you’re a  seller  whose home needs  some  attention, you  might  think these companies  are  your  only …

Essential Components of the Home Tool Kit

A  well-equipped  home  tool  kit  is  not  just  for  weekend  warriors  and  do-it-yourself types.  Hanging  a  picture,  tightening  a  cabinet  door,  or  assembling  a  Swedish-built cabinet  are  all  moments  when  one  might  reach  for  a  tool  kit.  If  your  toolbox consists of  duct  tape  and  a  hammer,  a  quick,  inexpensive  trip to  the  local hardware …

Hunting for a New Home? Don’t Wait Until Saturday!

House  hunting  has  become  a  contact  sport  over  the  past  year.  The  idealized  vision of  a  leisurely  Saturday  morning reviewing  open  houses  and plotting  the  day’s tours  over  lattes and  croissants is a  thing  of  the  past.  While  popping  into  the  local open  house  might be  fun for  the  casual  looker,  if  you are  serious …

Best Things To Buy In September!

It’s September! That means fall is right around the corner, and as the seasons change, various products and now out-of-season goodies go on sale to clear the storeroom for all of the new stuff. Plus! Labor Day sales provide great discounts on some special items that you should take advantage of. So, what should you…

5 Reasons Selling Without an Agent is a Bad Idea

Do-it-yourself  projects  are  in vogue  these  days.  You can find advice  online  for  everything  from investing  in crypto-currency  to  tearing  down the  living  room  wall.  When  considering  the  cost of moving,  it’s  natural  to wonder  if  real estate  commissions are  one way  to  save money, but it would  be a  mistake.  A  good  real  estate…

Congratulations to our 2nd 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 9 teams and 8 offices that have ranked in the top 100, top 30, and top 3 of their respected categories for the Second Quarter…

3 Pricing Strategies in a Seller’s Market

Real  estate  markets  across  the country  are  experiencing  a  strong  seller’s  market right  now.  For  potential  sellers, this  may  be  a  golden opportunity  to  get  top value for  their  property.  While  it  may  be  tempting  to  aim  for  the  sky  when setting  the listing  price, that  may  not  be  your  best  option.   Here  are  3 …

Landlords – 8 Amenities to Include in Your Rental Unit

The  increase  of  pricing  in the  housing  market  and lack  of  inventory  has  left  some potential  homebuyers  renting  instead of  purchasing.  As  a  result,  these renters may not  just  be  viewing  rentals  as  just a  temporary  steppingstone  to homeownership and  expect  their  rentals  to  have  nicer  amenities  than in previous decades.   If  you’re  a  landlord,…

Back-To-School Health & Safety

The new school year is rapidly approaching, and just like last year, our children’s health and safety are everyone’s focus. No matter what decisions are made from an administrative or government level, there are things we can each do to ensure our children stay healthy and happy all year long. Read below for a few…

Tips to Make Your Home both Beautiful and Kid-Friendly

Have you  ever  been  to  a  home where it’s  clear  that the kids  have taken  over  the space?  It’s  obvious  that the home has  become  more of  a  playground,  filled  with toys  and  bright-colored  plastic  everywhere.  Homes  like this  often  sacrifice style for  durability  or stain-resistance.  Maybe this  is  your  home?  The good  news  is …

10 New Real Estate Trends

Current  trends  in real  estate  include  a  mix  of  positive  and negative  developments. The market  has  been  heavily  affected  by  the Covid-19  pandemic  that  has  created a  new housing  environment  which is  expected to  alter  the  way  we  approach real estate  for  the  next  few years, and maybe  beyond.   Here are  the 10  key  emerging …