My Thoughts: A Real Estate Agent’s Perspective on the NAR Settlement and Its Implications

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently settled multiple lawsuits with home sellers, agreeing to pay out $418 million and implement significant rule changes for Multiple Listing Services (MLS) and real estate agent practices. These changes, effective in August, have sparked a range of reactions—from panic to indifference. Major headlines, such as CNN’s “The 6% […]

Renting vs. Owning: Tips for 1st Time Buyers

Alright, first-time home buyers, let’s get real. Most of you don’t envision yourselves renting forever. Owning a home isn’t just about having a place to live; it’s about creating financial stability and a sense of freedom. But, let’s be honest, transitioning from renter to homeowner can seem daunting. There’s a mountain of paperwork, a need […]

Renting vs. Owning: Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Most people envision themselves owning a home eventually, as homeownership often symbolizes freedom and financial security. However, the transition from renting to owning can seem daunting due to the paperwork, savings requirements, and unfamiliar terms involved. While there are valid reasons to continue renting, homeownership offers numerous advantages. Here are some essential tips for first-time […]