Sunday, August 1, 2021 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
Boy it's HOT and not just outside.
You do not have to be a weather person to predict the weather this time of year. We all know… it is the hottest time of the year. But that is not all that’s hot. The economy is red hot too. By all measures the best economy in 20 years or so. This is good news for most of you reading this, however there will be some exceptions. There always are. An example is the seller who needs to sell, hit a certain number but because of their location misses their target. The buyer benefits. In most cases the seller is benefiting from the buyer paying more. Most homeowners who do NOT have to sell of course know this and will hold back on buying or selling. That will of course impact supply and demand. Results right now? RED HOT opportunities!
How does this impact you? Well, it is a HOT time to invest in real estate. Single family, multi-family, even farmland. If you did not get the memo, here is a special clause from our Buyer and Seller Agreements; ...
Monday, July 5, 2021 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
InHouse Summer - 2021
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving up to Your Next Home
Unlike the experience of buying a first home, when you’re looking to move-up, and already own a home, there are certain factors that can complicate the situation. It’s very important for you to consider these issues before you list your home for sale. Not only is there the issue of financing to consider, but you also have to sell your present home at exactly the right time in order to avoid either the financial burden of owning two homes or, just as bad, the dilemma of having no place to live during the gap between closings.
In this Summer edition of InHouse, I outline the six most common mistakes homeowners make when moving to a larger home. Knowledge of these six mistakes, and the strategies to overcome them, will help you make informed choices before you put your existing home on the market.
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Thursday, July 1, 2021 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
We assume the rights of freedom and debate its boundaries in politics, yet how often do we take time to reflect on what freedom means to us personally? Freedom is not a concept carved from stone; it is malleable and personal, always shifting shape depending on where you find yourself standing and the angle of the slanting light. My personal definition of freedom is the ability to act based on my convictions without external restriction or retribution. It is the ability to represent myself as I see myself to be, not having to hide or disguise who I am in order to pursue happiness, fulfillment, and growth. It is the power of free self-expression. Personal freedom is one of my top three values.
Of course, there are boundaries to freedom. My actions should not hurt others or restrict their personal freedoms, and so this is the dance of conscience. Will, what I want conflict with what others want or need? If so, how can I have the personal autonomy I need while respecting the freedom of t; ...
Monday, April 5, 2021 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
Give Me 30 Seconds and we'll save a life together
Welcome to the month of April. By the time you are reading this, you will be deep into it. That means I can’t play any April Fool jokes on you. Never been a fan of those anyway. When I was a kid, my favorite radio station 96 Rock in Mexico, announced they were going to be changing formats and playing elevator music, and for half the day they did that, only to announce it was a big April Fool’s Joke
Another BIG deal in April is TAX day! Yep! Deadlines for filing those personal income tax returns. I don’t think most people mind paying taxes as long as they are being put to good use. I think it’s the waste that bothers most of us citizens.
Both days I mentioned above are for sure conversation starters, one full of funny stories, the other maybe not so much, but there are a few days more memorable than the day you buy your dream home. That day is supposed to be a fun, exciting, and great feeling of accomplishment.; ...
Monday, March 1, 2021 / by Leticia Almaro Nicolini
Who Cares if the Ground Hog got it right, Spring is still coming! I Promise
Spring is Springing! Yay! I just came inside from shooting a video outside and WOW! It’s nice out! Yes, I realize that when you get this and read it that it could be cold and rainy, but those cold days are just about over. Everyone loves Spring, primarily because it means… summer is near! For many across this great country though, it’s still COLD, grey, and snowy! One thing is for sure, this winter season is coming to an end. It does every year without fail. Just like the weather seasons come and go, so do the seasons of life. I cannot believe I’m 62! My nieces are 36 and 34 with 4 children each and I still remember when they were little and I used to take them to the park and spend afternoons at the pool during the summer. Are you with me when I say that these seasons seem to come and go faster and faster as well as the time? My husband and I were reminiscing the other night how long ; ...