Diane Williams honored
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA - Diane Williams, a sales associate in the Blue Bell office of Weichert, Realtors, was recently
named part of Weichert's Top 300 in Associate Earnings, placing her in the top 10 in the region and
194 company-wide out of nearly 18,000 associates.
How to save enough money for a down payment on a home
Saving up a down payment to buy your first house can seem a pretty daunting task. If you've never had more than a few thousand dollars in the bank at any given time,
then setting aside five figures or more may seem impossible.
7 tips to close your mortgage faster
When youíre looking to buy the perfect home in a hot real estate market, timing is everything. You certainly donít want to lose out on a home because you canít get
to the closing table quickly enough for the seller.
Unfortunately, some things are out of your control. Especially when it comes to your mortgage approval, which typically includes a property appraisal, inspection and
deeper dive into your personal financial history, deadlines can come and go.
Don't fight the home inspection
Question: We are selling our house and have just received an offer to purchase. The offer contains a contingency for the buyer to obtain a home inspection report.
The buyer is asking for a general inspection contingency, but our real estate broker is advising us to use the specific inspection contingency. Can you explain the difference
and give us some assistance?
Answer: In my opinion, it is imperative for a homebuyer to obtain a home inspection after the contract for sale is signed by all parties.
Gary Cohn: 'People don't buy homes because of the mortgage deduction'óor do they?
Sep. 29 - In the midst of the mad selling and explaining and quantifying and qualifying of potentially the biggest U.S. tax overhaul in decades,
President Donald Trump's chief economic advisor stood at a White House podium and made a bold declaration: "People don't buy homes because of the mortgage deduction."
Can You Trust Zillow's Home Price Zestimate? In A Word: No.
Feb. 15 - I got an email from Zillow last week. Seems my house has gone up in value another $2,000+ dollars in the past 30 days.
And it's going to rise another 3.5% in the next year, according to their Zestimateģ. Fab!
Except that it's just speculation. When it comes to Zillow's Zestimates, you have to take the numbers with a grain of salt. Make that a big shake
of salt, right over your shoulder. And maybe a stiff drink. And a frank conversation with your real estate agent.
- How To Price Your House To Sell Fast
Feb. 12 - The primary factor in selling your home is price. Who determines if the price is right? Would it surprise you to learn that it is the buyer? In order to sell a house,
it must be priced to meet the buyer's criteria. How do buyers come up with the price range that they might be willing to pay? They shop and compare. So, we have to think like those buyers.
US Housing Market - Strong 2017 To 2020
Jan. 15 - Welcome to 2017! I hope youíre feeling good about buying, investing and selling in 2017. More real estate and investment experts
are predicting a strong year ahead for US housing in 2017 with almost no risk of a crash downturn. They see existing home sales of 6 to 6.5 million in 2017
along with 160,000 new homes being built per year up to 2024. When builders are feeling optimistic, itís a good omen.
Housing Outlook 2017: Eight Predictions From The Experts
Jan. 3 - In so many ways 2016 was an unprecedented, volatile and, for some, excruciating 12 months. And the housing market was not immune
to the yearís whims. At the start experts anticipated a pick up in building activity, instead builders are still not producing enough homes. Meanwhile, home
prices appreciated beyond expectations and mortgage rates toyed with record lows before crossing 4% for the first time in two years. "If the expectation was
that the market would transition smoothly from deep red hot recovery to normal--that certainly didnít happen," says Svenja Gudell, chief economist at real estate
data firm Zillow.
These 5 Trends Will Shape The Housing Market in 2017
Dec. 29 - If the U.S. economy is to hit escape velocity in 2017, you can expect the real estate sector to serve as its rocket fuel.
At its most broadly defined, housing can be counted on to compose 15% of GDP. It hasn't done that much heavy lifting lately, however. That's because in the
wake of the real estate bubble, lending standards have remained tight, while the cautious builders who survived the crisis have been reluctant to dive headfirst
into expanding their operations again.
Brian Turner, Jordan Mariano and Diane Williams
in Weichert's Blue Bell office. Read article
"Succeeding by Design" seminar panel
Jim Weichert presenting Diane with the Regional
Award at the Kimmel Center for top sales.
Left to Right: Fred Sherman, Alan Greenspan,
Diane Williams, Anthony Santomero
Diane (fourth from the right) at The Closing Bell of
the New York Stock Exchange.