All posts by Thierry Roche

Vacation and Second Home Sales Up

vacation and second home sales up

Based on sales during the July to September period, the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) says vacation home sales are up 44 percent year-over-year. Not only are they selling faster than last year but the number of units is up. Across the nation, 72 percent of existing vacation homes that closed in October were on […]

Home Inspections and the Inspector

home inspections and the inspector

Many times, a sales contract on a home will include a provision that allows the buyer to have inspections done to discover any issues with the home not readily apparent or disclosed by the seller. A home inspector is one of many key professionals involved in real estate transactions. You must have a qualified individual […]

First Things First

first things first

The first time you make a specific meal it is essential to have the recipe so hopefully it turns out just as you are expecting. By following the recipe, you know the ingredients and the preparation instructions can guide you through the process. When it comes to buying a home, it is basically like following […]

More Time in our Homes

More time in our homes

In this year of Jumanji Level 11, we have been hit with not only a pandemic but several orders to shelter in place and stay at home. Depending on how many people are in your family, your home now operates as a home office, a gym, a virtual classroom and your kitchen has prepared more […]

You Can Cut Your Housing Costs in Half

you can cut your housing costs in half

Cutting prices or offering sales prices will generally bring people buying anything out of the woodwork that may have not been serious buyers before. In today’s market, renters can easily lower their monthly housing costs by half or more by buying a home with all the financial benefits that it brings. A renter’s mortgage payment […]

Selling or Buying Smart Homes

selling or buying smart homes

The smart-home device market is rapidly growing. It may begin with a video doorbell, maybe lights and it often progresses to other devices like Alexa®. More and more homeowners are employing smart home technology in their homes. Forbes research expects it to grow from $55 billion in 2016 to $174 billion in 2025. When selling […]

Investment Alternatives to the Stock Market

investment alternatives to the stock market

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that investors have rarely been this flush with cash. According to Refinitv Lipper, the economic uncertainty due to the pandemic and the volatility of the stock market has caused assets in money-market funds to increase to approximately $4.6 trillion, the highest level on record. If you are one of […]