What will rising mortgage interest rates do to the housing market? Is a crash imminent? – Realtor Training!

Who’s freaking out about rising mortgage rates? Will this lead to a housing market crash? Falling prices, fewer sales…. We’ll take a look at past data, what has happened when rates rise more than 1% in less than a year. The data may surprise you! So whether you’re an agent trying to figure out how your career will be affected …

Think You Know About Insurance? Think Again! – Our Latest PODCAST

Make Sure You Have the Right Coverage – Don’t Get Stuck with Unnecessary Costs!   On our most recent podcast Mike and Tony were joined by Collin Doyle from State Farm Insurance in Mayfield Village ([email protected] or 440/646-2530). There are many types of insurance; be sure to always discuss with your agent what is covered specifically in your policy. Do …

Your Rental Portfolio is a MESS! Now What?!? – Tips for Real Estate Investors and Property Managers

Your Rental Portfolio is a MESS! Now What?!? Normally, the biggest complaint investors have is that they are not making enough money on their real estate investments. Owners often don’t understand the repair costs; especially in a market like Cleveland! Many homes in NE Ohio are around 100 years old, no matter how much you update these homes, there are …

Down Sizing Tips

So Long, Adios, and Good-bye!   YOU WANT TO MOVE TO SOMETHING SMALLER AND YOU NEED HELP FROM THE 21 MIKE TEAM Saying good-bye to a lifetime of possessions isn’t easy. It can feel like you’re throwing away memories. So, we have listed some tips to help make it easier. Set aside a few hours each day. Eliminate the emotional …

Buying A Home During Covid-19, Selling A Home During Covid-19

Home Buying and Selling During Covid-19 Home Buying and Selling During The COVID 19 Pandemic doesn’t have to be stressful or a source of worry. Here at Century 21, we’ve made some innovative adjustments to help you with your real estate transactions even during the crisis. Home Buying & Selling Using Government Guidelines For Health Safety In early March, as …

Real Estate Q&A: #1

You ask, we answer. We get a lot of questions on a daily basis here at the office. We decided to start a new blog series where we answer common questions that we receive from buyers, sellers, and agents. If you have a question you would like answered, leave it in a comment below to be featured in the next …

Importance of Listing Photos

Helpful tips for perfecting listing photos. Buying a home is one of few instances where it is socially acceptable to judge something based off of looks. Most of the time, a potential buyer’s first impression of a house is formed when they look at pictures of it online. The layout of real estate apps and websites ensure that the pictures …

Garage Sale 101

A way for your neighbors to find deals and for you to make a profit. Garage sales can be a fun and rewarding way to declutter your household: especially for those who are looking to move. About 50% of movers are said to have hosted garage sales of their own before putting their house on the market. Many of us …

Sellers’ Guide to Multiple Offers

The exciting but stressful situation of receiving multiple offers on your house. You put your house on the market: anxious to begin receiving offers or nervous that you won’t receive any in the time that you’re expecting. Finally, you receive an offer! …And another! Maybe even a third. For some, it will be clear which offer they want to choose …