gloved hand cleaning out gutter

If you’re selling your home, you know that dreaded day is coming—inspection day! That’s the day when you find out just what kind of shape your home is in, and most inspectors will find at least a few things that need some repair or work. Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do…

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three 2-storey houses with fences and grass field

One of the questions I get asked most often by sellers is why they shouldn’t list their homes at a higher price than the one I’ve suggested. The truth is that there are some real consequences to listing your home too high; it isn’t as harmless as it seems. The most important factor in pricing…

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The whole world seems to be going crazy right now, but one thing is for sure— people are still moving. Whether it’s for a job, to be closer to family, or just because their housing needs have recently changed, people are still moving. Because of Covid-19, some sellers seem reluctant to list their houses and…

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nicely staged bedroom

We are beginning a busy Spring Market here in the Lafayette Area.  Homes sell quickly if they are priced right and show nicely. If you live in a show home and your house is always perfectly tidy, bless you and I hate you a little bit. For those of us with kids, pets, and spouses,…

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Kim House

On this day in which we celebrate love and romance, I can’t help but think how much I love matchmaking. In my younger years, I loved to fix up my friends romantically. It was a rush for me—putting good people in the same room, talk them up to each other, and watch the sparks fly.…

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2 story house

Last month I discussed the enormous population growth in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Doubling our population in 15 years means that we are booming metropolis! For residential real estate investors, this is good news! It means that more people are moving to the area, and these people will need somewhere to live. In the United States…

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In 2006 I was freshly engaged to a West Lafayette native and teaching high school in St Croix, US Virgin Islands.  My fiancé was sick of the heat and wanted to move back to Indiana.  I would have followed him to the moon, so as soon as the school year ended, we moved to Indiana…

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money, notes, house

I have been selling real estate for 12 years. Never have I seen a seller’s market like we are experiencing right now. The average days on market for a nicely maintained, appropriately priced home under $200,000 is less than a few days. If you are a pre qualified buyer, ready to buy, you better plan…

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I like pig butts and I cannot lie

We are located about one hour south of one of the biggest agritourism attractions in the Midwest—Fair Oaks Farms. Fair Oaks Farms isn’t just a farm, it is an educational, child friendly adventure that has more than you can do or see in just 1 day. While it is one of my favorite places to…

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