Residential Properties

Three Tips for a Successful Final Inspection

The appraisal has been ordered.  Things are moving forward.  You can see the closing table in the distance!  Your Realtor calls and tells you that the appraisal came back just fine.  Good news!  Not so fast, though.  There are repairs, and you're going to have to fix them.  Here's a list of a few things [...]

Three Tips for a Successful Final Inspection 2018-11-30T20:18:16+00:00

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring

Spring is finally here!  Well, technically.  We’ll still probably get some snow in a week, but hey – birds are chirping and grass is growing!  What better time to start thinking about getting your home ready to sell than the spring?  Here are just a few tips for getting your home ready to show to [...]

5 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell in the Spring 2016-03-22T21:54:46+00:00

Does Your House Measure Up, Part 2: Manufactured Homes

In our last post, we discussed in the importance of accurate measurements, and how there can sometimes be large discrepancies between what public records show, versus what actually exists.  Now, it Part Two, we will look at how this applies to manufactured homes. Manufactured homes are a big part of the real estate industry in [...]

Does Your House Measure Up, Part 2: Manufactured Homes 2015-03-18T21:53:57+00:00

Brick or Brick Veneer: Does It Matter?

In the Greater Owensboro Realtor Association October Newsletter, local Realtors and Affiliates read that The MLS has requested that SEI change “brick veneer” to “brick”. Once the word veneer is deleted the change is “irreversible”, and every occurrence (listing) that included the term” brick veneer”, will now read “brick”. […]

Brick or Brick Veneer: Does It Matter? 2015-01-27T01:43:47+00:00

You Mean I CAN Tear Down My House That’s Listed on the National Register?

Recently, I took part in a meeting with the Kentucky Heritage Council, during which we discussed the National Register of Historic Places and its affect on homeowners.  It goes without saying that there is much confusion surrounding the National Register — what it means, and what it doesn’t — thus, this post.  I hope the [...]

You Mean I CAN Tear Down My House That’s Listed on the National Register? 2015-01-27T01:43:47+00:00

Owensboro Real Estate Market 2013: A Look Back

Whenever we consider how strong, or weak, the real estate market is, it’s never good to only look at the last months’ sales and come up with an opinion.  Sometimes, it’s helpful to look at the BIG picture.  That’s what I’ve done here:  I’ve taken a few of the more common factors when thinking about [...]

Owensboro Real Estate Market 2013: A Look Back 2015-01-27T01:44:15+00:00

What is a manufactured home?

I’ve been appraising a lot of manufactured homes lately, so I thought a post on this topic might be helpful. What exactly is a manufactured home? There are plenty of wrong ideas floating around out there when it comes to manufactured homes, so let’s start with what doesn’t matter. If your home came in on [...]

What is a manufactured home? 2015-01-27T01:43:47+00:00