Fall in Love with Buying Now

According to time.com, fall is quickly becoming the hot season for buyers. “For the first time in recent history, October surpassed June as the most popular month to get married. And these autumn-loving brides may be on to something: Although the spring months are notoriously the best time to buy real estate (as well as have a wedding), fall may be the new ideal season to buy a home.” Among the reasons why fall is the time to buy are tax advantages, less competition and end-of-the-year sales. Time. com spoke with tax adviser, lawyer and personal finance expert, David Hryck. Hrych advised that both property tax and mortgage interest are tax deductible on the entire year’s income regardless of closing date as long as it falls within the tax period’s calendar year. Further more, he noted, “Any payments that are made prior to the closing of the loan are tax-deductible. This can make a serious difference in the amount you owe the government at the end of the year.” Typically, the fall brings a slower real estate season. Often this gives advantage to the buyer allowing them more confidence in making an offer without fear of a multi-offer bidding war. A slower market also allows the buyer to be more aggressive with negotiations and potentially get more for less. As silly as it sounds, end-of-the-year sales are also a major perk of moving into a house in the fall season. A new house often needs new furniture and decor which can add up quickly. Fall buyers can take advantage of these end of season sales to help soften the...

Taking Advantage of an Agent’s Knowledge

According to a quick Google search, knowledge is defined as” facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.” Knowledge is exactly what you get when you use a Doug Erdy agent. Our agents aren’t merely working in the areas we serve, we are living in these areas. This means we walk these streets, send our kids to school in these districts and mingle where you will mingle. We have the intimate familiarity of the area that proves to be invaluable to our clients when finding the home that fits their needs. Our agents’ knowledge base is constantly broadened with ongoing education opportunities. Agents attend conferences, weekly team training and are able to learn from the experience of other agents in the group. All of this allows our agents to stay atop of the real estate industry. It is more than our knowledge that makes us the best, it’s our application of the knowledge and our agents’ unstoppable desire to provide the best service. Alexander Graham Bell is credited with saying, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” If you’re looking to have a successful buying/selling experience, get prepared for the process by calling The Doug Erdy Group and teaming up with one of our knowledgeable...

The Benefit of Selling with a Realtor

Selling your house can be an emotional experience. It’s a time of transition from a home that has held many memories into a new chapter of life. Without a Realtor, there are many unknowns that can add to the stress. Realtors are able to minimize this stress with their market knowledge, negotiating skills, insight on home staging and preparations, and more. In today’s world it’s all about who you know and real estate isn’t any different. Selling with a Realtor opens doors to a vast network of potential buyers including contacts in the real estate world who may have the right buyer for the house. According to REALTORMag, “Property doesn’t sell due to advertising alone. A large share of real estate sales comes as the result of a practitioner’s contacts with previous clients, friends, and family.” The Doug Erdy Group is able to help you navigate the selling experience, market your house in the most effective way and make this transaction as easy as possible. Contact us today to get set up with one of our knowledgeable Realtors and let us get your home...

Why do I need a Realtor to buy?

Realtors are real estate connoisseurs and their expertise can be used to your advantage when buying your next home. Some may tell you, “Don’t worry about a Realtor, you can do this on your own. After all, nobody knows what you want better than you.” While the latter may be true, our Realtors are trained with the knowledge of navigating the crazy world of real estate and have the ability to take your wish list and make it into your dream home. It is often said the number one rule of real estate is, “location, location, location.” Realtors are able to guide you into the best locations for you using their in-depth knowledge of the area. According to REALTOR Mag, Realtors can provide you with information on “utilities, zoning, schools, and more.” This valuable information can help buyers further asses an area and property to determine if it is the best fit. At the Doug Erdy Group we pride ourselves in being a luxury boutique real estate brokerage. This means we have team members that specialize in many areas of expertise and always have someone to fit your needs. Whether it’s a lakefront home, an urban townhouse or a family home in the suburbs we’ve got you covered from A to Z. Keep checking back for updates on using Realtors for selling and other reasons using a Realtor is the best option for you....