Buying a Home in Mammoth Lakes

How to Bridge the Appraisal Gap in Today’s Real Estate Market

If you’re searching for drama, don’t limit yourself to Netflix. Instead, tune in to the real estate market, where the competition among buyers has never been fiercer. And with homes selling for record highs,1 the appraisal process—historically a standard part of a home purchase—is receiving more attention than ever. That’s because some sellers are finding out the hard way that a strong offer...

Homebuyers Should See an Increase in Listings Within the Next Year

There’s no denying that we’re in a tough market for buyers. With historically low inventory, high competition, and rising prices, finding a home has been a real challenge. But buyers, get ready, because it looks like things are about to get at least slightly better for people searching for a home. According to data outlined in a recent realtor.com article, about 10 percent of homeowners...

Finding a New Home for Your Next Stage of Life

Imagine the first place you lived as a young adult. Now imagine trying to fit your life today into that space. Not pretty, right? For most of us, our housing needs are cyclical.1 A newly independent adult can find freedom and flexibility in even a tiny apartment. That same space, to a growing family, would feel stifling. For empty nesters, a large home with several unused bedrooms can become...

Features Home Buyers Want Most in 2021

What buyers want in a home changes all the time. So, the question is—what are home buyers looking for in 2021? The National Association of Home Builders 2021 What Home Buyers Really Want report (outlined in a recent article from REALTOR® Magazine) explored the features that home buyers find the most desirable in 2021, including: So, what are the features that home buyers consider...

7 Tips To Be Competitive In This Hot Real Estate Market

Buying real estate in a hot market can be challenging even for those with plenty of experience. Everyone (even your unemployed cousin) offers advice on how to "win the deal." There is not one guaranteed formula for getting your offer accepted but an experience Realtor® who knows the market can provide tips to increase your odds. These are my "Top 7" Tips for buyers in a hot real estate market....

Buying A Home Sight Unseen? Avoid These Mistakes

Because of social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and other COVID-related challenges, buying a home sight unseen has become increasingly common. And when you do it the right way, you can find exactly what you’re looking for in a property—without ever actually seeing it in person. But if you do it the wrong way? It can be a real challenge. So, the question is, what are the biggest mistakes buyers...

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021. Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay down some...

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Planning To Buy A Home This Winter? Make Sure To Avoid These Mistakes

There’s no bad time of year, or perfect time of year to buy a home. But if you’re shopping for property during the winter season, there are definitely things you want to keep in mind—and mistakes you want to avoid—during the process. But what, exactly, are those mistakes? A recent article from realtor.com outlined common mistakes potential buyers make during the winter (mistakes...

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Home Insurance in Mammoth Lakes: What Buyers Should Know

Guest Post by Brian Jaegers, ChFC, Insurance Scouts Buying a home in Mammoth Lakes is an exciting move. But as soon as you dive into the process, all the contracts and logistics can feel overwhelming. I’ve had phone calls with many new home buyers in Mammoth Lakes who are stressed out once the purchase is in motion because they can’t find good insurance. Living in a rural, wildfire-prone area,...

These Pandemic-Inspired Trends Are Here To Stay

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what many people are looking for in their homes—and, as such, it’s shifted major home and design trends. And it looks like many of those trends are going to continue long after the pandemic is over. A recent article from realtor.com outlined the pandemic-related housing and design trends that are likely to stick around post-COVID, including: A shift to the...

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