Archive for November, 2015

Melbourne Homeowners Have a Range of Financial Options

Monday, November 30th, 2015

It’s because the purchase of a home involves such a substantial sum that Melbourne homeowners are often thought of as being financially constrained. With years’ worth of income bound up in a mortgage, it’s the dominant figure in many a financial statement. But there is also another way to look at it—and it’s the way […]

Melbourne Residents Find Wider Retirement Community Choices

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

  As Melbourne residents age, we grow wiser—at least we hope we will. If we take good care of ourselves, are lucky enough to have inherited good genes, and have some luck, too, we hope to be able to stay physically and mentally active long past many of the birthdays that used to mark old […]

A Melbourne Real Estate Agent’s Hybrid Kind of Relationship

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

  The relationship between you and your Melbourne real estate agent is unlike most working relationships people establish—and understanding why the difference is important can be useful when you go to buy or sell a Melbourne property. For openers, working with a Melbourne real estate agent is a hybrid kind of situation. Although you do […]

Searching for a Melbourne Home for Sale: What’s the Best Approach?

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

If you had to characterize the way future homeowners approach how they find their next home for sale, you’d likely say that they fall into a couple of major categories. Both approaches work: which is better is really about the way you tend to tackle any problem. But if I had to choose, there is […]

Recalling the First Thanksgiving—and a Notorious Lamb

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

It turns out that there is a connection between Melbourne’s Thanksgiving celebration and a notorious lamb—but it’s historical rather than culinary. The early history includes tale of one uncanny happening that befell the Pilgrims when they went ashore in in the spring of 1621. They had reached the New World the previous November because of […]

Is Listing in Melbourne in Winter a Good Idea? The Definite Answer

Friday, November 20th, 2015

  If you intend on listing your Melbourne home sometime soon, this is the time of year when you may well be uncertain about whether you should go ahead right now, or hold fire and wait. The question is whether winter is a reasonable time to enter the Melbourne listings when, after all, it’s common […]

Buy-a-Home vs. Rent-a-Home Choice has Great $ Impact

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

  The answer to the question about whether any individual or family would be better off if they rent or buy a home can differ depending upon when the question is posed as well as the particulars of the available properties in either category. Even when the financial calculations make it clear that to buy […]

Choosing a Melbourne Agent with this ‘Must Have’ Quality

Monday, November 16th, 2015

There is one overriding quality you must demand when you hire the Melbourne agent who will be your partner and representative. It’s a quality you and you alone are qualified to judge. And it should be the final determinant—the last factor you consider before you make your final agent choice. Now it’s true that in […]

Selling a House in Melbourne Can Take a little ‘Plastic Surgery’

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Suppose you finally came to an important decision—that this fall is going to be the right time for selling your Melbourne house. If you had been biding your time, watching other Melbourne houses being listed and closed throughout the summer, you may also have been getting a head start on some major maintenance or remodeling […]

Melbourne Real Estate Observers Greeted with Multiple Surges

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

If you are a Melbourne real estate observer, last week was the time of month when you typically look for the major data releases which detail how residential sales and prices performed in the previous month. Melbourne observers weren’t disappointed: last Tuesday, the key National Association of Realtors® report came in right on schedule, with […]