In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate through the process. You need someone you can turn to who will tell you how to price your home correctly right from the start. You need someone who can help you determine what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a low-ball offer.


We are, however, in anything but a normal market right now. We are amid one of the greatest health crises our nation has ever seen. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the journey consumers take to purchase or sell a home. To successfully navigate the landscape today, you need more than an experienced guide. You need a ‘Real Estate Sherpa.’


According to Lexico, a Sherpa is a “member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet, renowned for their skill in mountaineering.” Sherpas are skilled in leading their parties through the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region – some of the most treacherous trails in the world. They take pride in their hardiness, expertise, and experience at very high altitudes.


They are much more than just guides.

This is much more than a normal real estate market.


Today, the average guide just won’t do. You need a Sherpa. You need an expert who understands how COVID-19 is impacting the thoughts and actions of the consumer (ex: virtual showings, proper safety protocols, e-signing documents). You need someone who can simply and effectively explain the changes in today’s process to you and your family. You need an expert who will guarantee you make the right decision, especially in these challenging times.

Bottom Line

Hiring an agent who understands how the pandemic is reshaping the real estate processes is crucial right now. Find that ‘Real Estate Sherpa’ to guarantee your journey is a safe and successful one.

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The benefits of Home Ownership are many - and with interest rates at amazingly low levels today - the joys of Home Ownership may be closer than you think!


Appreciation:
Home values tend to appreciate over time.  This increase becomes equity you can benefit from when you re-finance or sell.
 
Equity:
Renting has often been reffered to as paying 100% interest, but when you own a home and a mortgage is in place, a portion of your payment goes toward the principle balance of your loan. This builds your equity and acts as a savings account
 
Freedom to Make It Your Own:
Experience the joy of making your own repairs, upgrades & renovations - to ensure your space is a reflection of you.
 
Happiness:
The feeling of owning your own home is unmatched. You can fix it up, make it your own, get a dog or plant a tree if you want. Doesn't that sound exciting!
 
 
Build Wealth:
The sale of a principal residence, in the right location and at the right price, can certainly provide enough to boost, if not fully fund, your retirement and /or provide wealth to the next generation.

Put Down Roots:
People who own rather then rent stay in their homes 4 times longer. This provides an opportunity to get to know your neighbors and connect with your local community.

Check out our mortgage calculator HERE and get started planning today!
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Our current world reality has closed cinemas and handcuffed the service industry - not to mention run up one major government deficit.


Several recent forecasts have predicted everything from near-collapse to rapid house price growth once the outbreak passes.


While I am feeling more positive than negative, about our housing market I am not going to make predictions. 


Here’s what we know for sure:





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