Greater Toledo Real Estate and Community News

March 15, 2023

Relocating? Here are the Challenges You Need to Know!


Relocating can be an exciting but challenging experience. As a real estate agent, I know the struggles that come with it. Here are the three major challenges you need to consider before moving:
  • 📝Research your new city or state to understand the cost of living, job market, schools, and transportation options.
  • 🚚📦Packing and moving can be overwhelming. Plan ahead and either hire a reputable moving company or organize a DIY move.
  • 🤔Adjusting to a new environment and building new relationships can be difficult. But keeping a positive mindset can make the transition smoother.
I can help you navigate through the challenges of selling your current home and find your dream home in your new city. Contact me to learn more about the relocation process!

👍Don't forget to share this post with anyone who's considering moving! #relocation #realestate #movingtips #newhome #callme

March 14, 2023

The Financial and Emotional Benefits of Owning a Home


Are you considering buying a home but not sure if it's the right decision for you? Homeownership is a big step, but it can bring a multitude of benefits that make it a worthwhile investment. In this post, we'll explore the financial and emotional benefits of owning a home.
















Build Equity and Financial Stability

One of the most significant financial benefits of owning a home is the ability to build equity over time. Equity is the difference between the value of your home and the outstanding balance of your mortgage. As you make your mortgage payments each month, you'll be gradually increasing your equity in the property.


This equity can be used to secure loans, finance your children's education, or even fund your retirement. In addition, owning a home provides financial stability because you have a fixed mortgage payment that won't change as long as you have a fixed-rate mortgage. This stability can make it easier to plan for the future and create a budget that works for you.


Personalize Your Living Space

When you rent a home, you're limited in terms of what you can do to personalize your living space. You may not be able to paint the walls, hang artwork, or even make minor changes without seeking approval from your landlord. When you own a home, you have complete control over your living space.


You can paint the walls, make renovations, and add your personal touch to create a place that truly feels like home. This personalization can have a significant impact on your mental health and wellbeing, as you're able to create a living space that aligns with your unique needs and preferences.


Sense of Community and Pride

Homeownership comes with a sense of community and pride that is hard to replicate in a rental property. You're invested in your neighborhood and have a stake in its success. This investment can inspire you to take care of your property, get involved in community events, and build relationships with your neighbors.


In addition, owning a home can be a source of pride and accomplishment. You've worked hard to achieve the dream of homeownership, and you should be proud of that achievement.


Tax Benefits

Finally, owning a home comes with tax benefits that can help you save money. For example, you may be able to deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage from your taxable income. In addition, if you sell your home for a profit, you may be able to exclude up to $250,000 ($500,000 for married couples) of that profit from your taxable income.




Owning a home is a significant investment, but it can bring a range of financial and emotional benefits that make it a worthwhile decision. From building equity and financial stability to personalizing your living space and creating a sense of community and pride, owning a home can enhance your life in numerous ways. If you're ready to take the leap into homeownership, contact me today to explore your options and find the perfect property for your needs.

Posted in Buying a Home
Feb. 28, 2023

Should I Buy a Home Now or Wait?

Posted in Buying a Home
Feb. 16, 2023

7 Ways to Save on Energy Bills This Winter

Posted in Home Improvement
July 31, 2017

Curious About Local Real Estate?

Receive the Latest Local Market Stats

Curious about local real estate? So are we! Every month we review trends in our real estate market and consider the number of homes on the market in each price tier, the amount of time particular homes have been listed for sale, specific neighborhood trends, the median price and square footage of each home sold and so much more. We’d love to invite you to do the same!

Get Local Market Reports Sent Directly to You

You can sign up here to receive your own market report, delivered as often as you like! It contains current information on pending, active and just sold properties so you can see actual homes in your neighborhood. You can review your area on a larger scale, as well, by refining your search to include properties across the city or county. As you notice price and size trends, please contact us for clarification or to have any questions answered.

We can definitely fill you in on details that are not listed on the report and help you determine the best home for you. If you are wondering if now is the time to sell, please try out our INSTANT home value tool. You’ll get an estimate on the value of your property in today’s market. Either way, we hope to hear from you soon as you get to know our neighborhoods and local real estate market better.

Posted in Market Updates