The Blog ofCathy DesMarais, REALTOR

Get Organized

Get Organized

After reading her latest book, A Simplified Life: Tactical Tools for Intentional Living, I spoke with her at length about where those of us who don’t even know where to begin should start. What...

To Buy or Not to Buy

The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time.

Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?

Have You Saved Enough for Closing Costs?

Speak with your lender and agent early and often to determine how much you’ll be responsible for at closing. Finding out you’ll need to come up with thousands of dollars right before closing is...

New Construction

New Construction

New Construction Numbers: Now Versus 2005There is some thinking that the pace of the housing recovery is unsustainable and that we may be heading for another housing bubble.

Dealing with Financing

Dealing with Financing

As the events of the last few years in the real estate industry show, people forget about the tremendous financial responsibility of purchasing a home at their peril. Here are a few tips for dealing...

Preparing to Sell

Preparing to Sell

Selling your home doesn′t just mean hiring a realtor to stick a sign out front. There are a lot of preparations you should make to ensure you get the best offer possible in the shortest...

Relocating to the Big City

Relocating to the Big City

Moving from a small town or suburb to a large city can be an intimidating proposition. Here are a few tips to help make your move as painless as possible.Research before you move. It’s important to...