Breaking the Cycle of Long-term Renting

A decade after the 2007 housing market crash, some metros are still struggling to recover to pre-crisis housing activity.  2016 marks the highest rental rate since 1965.  Home price appreciation is causing many renters to delay home ownership.  In most metros, only about 45% of renters could afford a median-priced Read More

DIY With Dan & Mounika Sessions

Taking inspiration from HGTV, Pinterest, and YouTube tutorials, more people than ever are tackling DIY home projects.   One of our recent clients, Dan and Mounika Sessions, took ideas they had seen and used them to transform their recently purchased home from cookie cutter to uniquely theirs, on a DIY budget.  Read More

Words That Will Save You Big Time In Rehab Real Estate

Power Tip! Have you ever wanted just one phrase that you could say at the right time, and it save you hundreds, or thousands of dollars? When it comes to getting the best price from contractors, plumbers, electricians, HVAC techs, you name it, there is a simple phrase that often Read More

Our Franchise Conversion to Keller William Realty Black Hills

It has been nearly two years since we converted from Prudential Kahler Real Estate, to Keller Williams Realty Black Hills. During that time, I have been asked many questions regarding the change. Questions such as: Why did you change to a different franchise? Did you retire, or sell out? Did Read More

What compensating factors help get buyers qualified outside of FICO scores?

Your FICO credit score is an important element of qualifying for a mortgage – but maybe less important than you think. While lenders traditionally look to a high credit score as in indicator of a responsible borrower, this has started changing in recent years. There are other factors that may qualify a person Read More