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The Market is Choice

You are hearing it every day, on the news, on the radio, in the papers…. the market is changing. It is slowing down, and one of factors contributing to this slowing is that buyers are now overwhelmingly reporting that the banks are changing how much they can borrow for a home. There has never been a better time to purchase a great home - we are currently seeing more quality stock on the market than we have seen in a long time...

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What is COMO?

We are all aware of the phenomenon of Buyer F.O.M.O (Fear Of Missing Out) that we saw when there was an undersupply of homes for the amount of buyers. We are now moving into a greater balance of similar numbers of buyers to sellers and a greater expectation from buyers and banks that the homes they purchase meet a higher level of finish and condition. This has created longer time on market as buyers feel they have more time to look for the ...

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To Stage or not to Stage?

Southern Star’s 4 P’s to making homes shine: - Presentation - Preparation - Promotion - Production We know that selling a home for some can feel very stressful and often a little overwhelming. It is not uncommon to see several homes come to market at the same time in the same market with the same or similar content. Too often we see homes brought to market in a fashion that is less than de...

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Rules from my Dad and how they've helped me in real estate and balancing out life.

I was lucky growing up as my old man and my top mentor were old school and tough. You didn't spend money you didn't have buying things you couldn't afford, to my Dad that was a no no and to my mentor it was all good but with moderation. It was a case of sewing first and hoping for a good harvest. I remember being worried when my Dad bought his first new car, I was worried he'd stolen it because as far as I knew we were poor? He didn't steal...