Tag Archives: Rich Racine

Should You Fix Your House Up or Sell Now?

With the fall season upon us, change is in the air. For many families, children are growing up and moving out of the house, maybe leaving for college or taking a jump into the working world. Parents are finding themselves as empty nesters for the first time. The question inevitably arises: is it finally time […]

4 Inexpensive Tips to Add Value

Fall is the perfect time to begin planning and acting upon house projects that can boost the value of your home. Fortunately, not all worthwhile updates have to cost an inordinate amount of money. There are many economical actions that you can take to improve the value (and appearance) of your house. Lighting It is […]

Home Sales Expected to Continue Increasing In 2020

Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association are all projecting home sales will increase nicely in 2020. Below is a chart depicting the projections of each entity for 2019, as well as for 2020.As we can see, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and the Mortgage Bankers Association all believe homes sales will increase steadily over the next year. If you’re a homeowner who has considered […]

iBuyers: What Is the “Cost of Convenience” When Selling Your Home?

When thinking about selling their house, homeowners have many options. A relatively new option is using an “iBuyer.” What is an iBuyer? According to Jovio, the definition is: “A company or investor that uses Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) to make instant offers on homes. It allows sellers to close on a property quickly. Once sold, […]

Top Priorities When Moving with Kids

According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new academic year. With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take on a whole different approach when it comes to finding the right size, location, […]

A Great Way to Increase Your Family’s Net Worth

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic and social groups. The latest survey data covers 2013-2016. The study revealed that the median net worth of a homeowner is $231,400 – a 15% increase since 2013. At the same time, the median net worth of renters decreased […]

The Benefits of Growing Equity in Your Home

Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard quite a bit about rising home prices. Today, expert projections still forecast continued growth, just at a slower pace. One of the often-overlooked benefits of rising home prices is the positive impact they have on home equity. Let’s break down three ways this is a win for […]

Thinking of Selling Your Home? 8 Ways to Know You’re Ready

So many factors go into deciding if you’re ready to sell your home. Will local market trends make the sale worthwhile? Are you ready to part with your home and all the memories you’ve made there? To help you determine if it’s time to sell, take a look through these eight ways to know you’re […]

How to Find and Pick the Right Buyer

When you finally decide to sell your home, you must find a buyer that is willing to purchase your house. However, a lot of things can happen between finding a buyer and closing the sale. Sales often fall through with buyers getting cold feet, making low offers, or ultimately deciding to go for another property. […]

I have moved!

I’ve been invited to affiliate with one of the most productive real estate companies in the state of New Hampshire. In an effort to provide continuing quality service, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve elected to accept the position. I’ve built my business on providing quality service. In fact, over 70% of my business now […]