January 26, 2020

“Spec House,” Defined

“Build It and They Will Come” Real Estate Development “Silicon Valley Spec House Seeks $42.8 Million.” —Headline, The Wall Street Journal. For the uninitiated, a “spec” or “speculative” house is a home that a developer first builds, then tries to sell. That’s opposed to a home that’s commissioned by/for an existing client, and built according...
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Serious Home Buyers: Top 10 Signs

“The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ” but that’s the way to bet.” —Ecclesiastes (with an assist from Damon Runyon). For the benefit of non-Realtors, here’s a “Top Ten” List of ways that seasoned Realtors know that a home Buyer is serious: 10. They’re represented by a good,...
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