It’s December 14th, 2020 as I write this – the year that seemed to never end is almost, finally, over. Which begs the question – what’s real estate in the New River Valley going to look like in 2021?
Category Archives: General Real Estate
Can I Cancel My Escrow Accounts?
I recently had a situation where the lender on my personal home sent a letter saying that our escrow account was short. Like, a lot short. It turns out the lender didn’t follow its normal method of contacting us, so we had no idea once our taxes were paid for 2020 that our escrow accounts were not going to have enough money remaining in it.
A Tale of Two Homes
I have buyers buying their first home tomorrow, sight unseen. Oh sure, we’ve done a couple of Facetime “visits”, but tomorrow their walkthrough will be the first time they’ve physically set foot in the house. There’s really nothing more stressful than closing day for a sight unseen buyer, I don’t think.
New River Valley Mid-Year Market Report 2020
One of the things that attracted me to Nest Realty oh so many years ago was their focus on good, accurate data. Zillow is a popular tool, but it can’t replace solid, real-world data based on live sales. And that’s where the New River Valley Mid-Year (and Annual) Market Report comes in. Every quarter (every month, really), we put together a look at what’s happening in the market, both the good AND the bad, and we just published our 2020 Mid-Year Market Report for the New River Valley real estate market.
Remembering Why We Do What We Do.
When we list a home at Nest Realty, we have a list of questions we send our client to answer about what they love about the home, and the surrounding area. We call it the Seller Scoop, and it lets prospective buyers get a feel for the home that a listing description can’t necessarily share.
Are People Getting Mortgages Right Now?
“How’s the market?”
The Art of the Handwritten Note
The Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made In Real Estate.
We recently closed a transaction that included the biggest mistake I’ve made since becoming an agent in 2004.
How to Save On Your Mortgage Payment
I use the word “save” loosely.
The Twitterati’s Real Estate Questions for the New River Valley
I can write about all things real estate, but that doesn’t always mean it’s always relevant. So I asked on Twitter, “what’s on your mind regarding real estate?”