The cost of breaking your mortgage

Contributed by Marshall Tully Most homeowners should expect to pay a penalty if they want to break their mortgage to get a better rate, sell their home, pay down the mortgage principal more than your prepayment allows or for a complete refinance.  Homeowners in 5 year fixed mortgages often look to break their mortgage during […]

Funny thing about Real Estate

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin When the editor of this fine publication informed me that this issue would feature humour, my big ears perked up and I sat down to write about some of the funniest incidents I’ve encountered selling real estate these past 26 years.  Turns out, I drew a blank. Well, almost a blank. […]

Value of Art and how it helps to sell houses

By Duncan Fremlin   In 1987 when I was first licensed to sell real estate, the idea of staging a property consisted of clearing away the shoes in the hallway so the buyers wouldn’t trip over them.  I exaggerate of course but you get the idea.  It was a simpler time but it didn’t take […]