Ohio winters can be brutal; from snow and ice to bone-chilling temperatures – and let’s not forget about the round-the-clock darkness. December through March (or even April and May) can feel like a one-way ticket to Siberia.
When it comes to the lake effect snow machine in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, no Ohioan is immune from the harsh conditions brought forth by Mother Nature. For us humans, we have shelter to escape winter’s fury; unfortunately, our homes don’t have that same luxury.
Houses all across the Buckeye State, regardless of structure or building material, are vulnerable to these winter conditions, wreaking havoc and potentially causing serious damage that comes with a hefty price tag. Couple that with the fact that nearly 90% of the homes in northeast Ohio were built prior to 1990 (which was 30 years ago, by the way) and you have many homes that are going to need a little TLC.
As an agent in Ohio, you are all too familiar with this and the hesitations from buyers that come with it. Continue reading
There’s been a lot of talk about interest rates over the last few months and both current homeowners and prospective home shoppers are taking advantage of the moment by refinancing or making a buying decision.
However, it’s important to remember that interest rates will fluctuate for individuals based on a number of factors. Knowing which variables impact a mortgage interest rate can help a homebuyer better prepare for the process. Continue reading
Don’t look now, but Generation Z – better known as Gen Z
– is quickly approaching the homebuying age. This open-minded, “always on” mobile-first generation, born between 1996-2010, are becoming bigger decision-makers by the minute, as more young adults graduate college and enter the job market. As a real estate professional, you can do your part right now to make new connections and cultivate relationships with Gen Z, because when the time comes, they’ll be seeking your expertise and guidance of purchasing their first home. Continue reading