Marry the Home, Date the Rate: A Modern Guide to Homebuying
In the dynamic world of real estate, one phrase has gained traction among homebuyers and industry experts alike: "Marry the home, date the rate....
Posted by Joe Manausa on November 20, 2023
What Is A SELLER'S MARKET In Real Estate?
What is a seller’s market in real estate?
You might have heard that we have a huge seller’s market right now in real estate. Do you know ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on September 3, 2020
Pre-Marketing? How Steve Jobs Would Sell A Home
If your home was marketed like an Apple product, we would hear rumors about you selling long before you put it on the market. Several months prior to ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on July 9, 2020
Is It Time To Redefine Housing Market Equilibrium?
Since my first day in the real estate industry, I understood that the real estate market equilibrium is reached when there is six months supply of ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 3, 2018
How Closing Costs Should Impact Your Decision To Buy A Home
A common question that we have been asked by homebuyers is whether they should buy a home or lease one. Unfortunately for somebody looking for a ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on November 19, 2018
Should Real Estate Seasonality Matter To Home Sellers?
Seasonality occurs in most real estate markets, but its impact varies greatly.
Often times, home sellers think it is best to market their homes ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 29, 2018
How Effective Age Impacts Home Values
Have you ever been shopping for homes in a neighborhood and discovered two similar looking properties that were priced completely different?
Posted by Joe Manausa on April 30, 2018
Why You Must Know About Liquidity When Selling A Home
In most areas of the US today, homeowners are enjoying a seller's market.
Even with a highly active market however, sellers who do not understand ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on October 26, 2017
How Is Market Time Defined In Real Estate?
I was recently asked about the average market time (or time on the market) for homes that have sold in Tallahassee.
Now, I have written on this ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on September 14, 2015
Are You Letting A Cap Rate Rob You Of Your Real Estate Investment Return?
If you have looked at commercial or large scale residential real estate as an investment, you probably have been schooled in using a cap rate ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 12, 2014
A Layman's Guide To Real Estate Investment Terminology
I was recently analyzing a real estate investment with some of our agents and I realized I could produce an informative post about real estate ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 11, 2014
Compression Market Time For Real Estate In Tallahassee
What happens to home values when high end homes are oversupplied, mid-range homes are at equilibrium, but low end homes are oversupplied - because ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 5, 2013
Credit Repair Update - Our Case Study Continues
A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post titled Does Credit Repair For Homebuyers Really Exist? which was the first in a sequence of posts that will serve ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on May 28, 2013
Real Estate Market Cycles Explained
Real estate market cycles come, and real estate market cycles go, but are you curious at all about how to use an understanding of current market ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on May 13, 2013
What Is The Definition Of Distressed Property?
Long time readers of the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog know that we love questions from readers, and today's post is geared to answering one about the ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on January 18, 2013
Short Sale Potential - What It Means Today
Have you ever been looking at homes for sale online and seen the term "short sale potential" used with a listing?
After our recent post on how to buy ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on December 7, 2012
3 Mistakes To Avoid When Determining The Market Value Of A Home
Whenever I speak with a home seller, one of the first things they want to know is the market value of their home.
In order for them to understand how ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on August 17, 2012
How IRS Form 1099-C Addresses Cancellation Of Debt In A Short Sale
I have had quite a few conversations lately about the capital gains tax that results from a short sale or foreclosure, and what exactly what you ...
Posted by Joe Manausa on February 8, 2012