Category Archives: Real Estate

Update on my REALTOR status

I have closed Kelly Property Expert, Inc., my own company where I have worked from 2017-2022. I am now working as a real estate sales & research consultant and working under a different company structure. I am still a REALTOR … Continue reading

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Home buying contract contingencies (real estate)

Contingencies are provisions that must be met for the home sale transaction to go through, or the buyer is entitled to walk away from the deal with their earnest money. Both buyers and seller should understand how contingencies work. Here … Continue reading

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Florida’s Property Insurance Rates

“The report notes one of the big historical problems in Florida: In 2021, Florida had 6.91% of all U.S. insurance claims in the U.S. – but three out of four property insurance lawsuits (76%) were in Florida (from Fla. Releases … Continue reading

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Home sales in Ware County, Georgia in 2022

I compiled this report from information taken taken from qpublic.net, which is where Ware County Property Appraiser posts all of Ware County, Georgia, property sales information for public viewing. The file embedded below (which you can download) shows only the … Continue reading

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Florida – unaffordability & foreclosures

See the video: Foreclosure WAVE in Florida Getting BAD I have been saying over the past year (in 2022) that I was feeling like I was back in 2005 selling real estate. Back then, prices were going up by the … Continue reading

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Politics & Real Estate come together….

DECEMBER 29, 2022 What Does the U.S. 2023 Appropriations Bill Do for RE? By Kerry Smith The $1.7T spending bill that funds the federal government through Sept. covers a number of RE priorities, such as buyer assistance, fair housing and … Continue reading

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Scams hit real estate…Sellers & Landlords need to know this….

DECEMBER 1, 2022 Fake Sellers, Fake Landlords: What’s Real Anymore? By Meredith Caruso “The advice for anyone you meet in real estate? Trust but verify – which means don’t fully trust anyone who isn’t your mother. Scammers continually find new … Continue reading

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Emerging trends in real estate markets (residential-markets)

So what are the predictions in the real estate market as we enter 2023? Emerging trends are in part just the opinions of the authors. However, trends are determined by recent market activity and what history tells us that recent … Continue reading

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Commercial Real Estate Market (commercial-markets)

The commercial real estate market is not the same as the home sales market. In fact, when commercial properties are listed, the listings are not normally marketed in the same manner or on the same internet sites where homes are … Continue reading

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Six questions to ask when choosing a lender

It is extremely important that you ask the right questions of lenders you are considering for a mortgage when you are going to purchase a home. Six of the questions you should ask are listed on the flyer embedded in … Continue reading

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The ABC’s of Home Buying & Selling

Whether your are buying or selling your home, there is a whole world of real estate lingo to learn. In the flyer posted below are a few of the more common real estate abbreviations spelled out to give you a … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Sell With a REALTOR

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Homes for Sale under $100,000

Right now, homes that are in move-in condition priced under $100,000 are very hard to find. And in the past couple of years, especially in 2021, prices have been rising very fast. I don’t think that upward trend is going … Continue reading

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Question: What should landlords know about Marijuana and Rental Properties?

by Mary Kelly (1/2/2022) I am good at internet research, but I am not an attorney. This answer is based solely on internet sources that I have not verified as to accuracy. Therefore, you are advised to consult an attorney … Continue reading

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