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Buyer Topics Buying Flipped Homes When you’re looking at buying a home, there are many things to consider. Sometimes people can be impressed by new counters and fixtures and new flooring. Those are all great things. But it’s also important to look beyond those items. When there is low inventory in a particular price range, it presents an opportunity for […]
Buyer Topics Pennington County Property Tax Assessments Homeowners in Pennington County recently received their property tax assessments (or will be receiving them shortly) and there are always some assessments that jump up significantly. Some people may want to contest their assessed value. There are quite a few things to understand before moving ahead with an appeal. First, you must be aware of […]
Uncategorized Topics Rare Disease Day – Changes to Your Home Rare Disease Day always falls on the last day of February. Rare Disease Day started in 2008 on February 29th…this year it will fall on February 29th. The goal of Rare Disease Day is to create awareness across the entire spectrum. From making individuals become more aware of rare diseases and individual struggles, to making […]
Seller Topics Selling a Home? What Should You Disclose? When you think about selling your home, you might be debating what you should disclose. Should you write about the time you left your drain spouts up and your basement got flooded? What about that small leak in the roof that was repaired? These are questions that many home sellers ask themselves when they sit […]
Buyer Topics February 2024 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for February 2024. The number of active listings on the market increased from the same time last year. The average days on the market is comparable to the same time last year. Prices are comparable to a year ago, […]
Buyer Topics January 2024 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for January 2024. The number of active listings on the market increased from the same time last year. The average days on the market has increased slightly compared to the same time last year. Prices have also increased and […]
Uncategorized Topics SMART Goals for Achieving Your Home Dreams or Anything Else Finally, 2023 is in the rearview mirror. The New Year has begun and you may already have resolutions for the year or you are still bouncing a few around in your head. Even though the term resolution means a firm decision to do something, far too often resolutions end up falling by the wayside. You […]
Buyer Topics It’s a Wonderful Life – The Importance of Home During the holidays many people watch the classic Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart (as George Bailey), Donna Reed (as Mary Hatch/Mary Bailey), and Lionel Barrymore (as Mr. Potter). On the one hand it is a story about how an angel (Clarence) shows George Bailey what the world would have been like […]
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Uncategorized Topics December 2023 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for December 2023. The number of active listings on the market increased from the same time last year. The average days on the market has increased compared to the same time last year but remains less than 30 days. […]
Uncategorized Topics November 2023 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for November 2023. The number of active listings on the market is very similar to last year. The average days on the market has increased compared to the same time last year but remains less than 30 days. Prices […]
Uncategorized Topics The Badger Hole: A Unique House in the Black Hills Everyone has their favorite spots in the Black Hills. Some may have one favorite and other may have many. The Badger Hole is one of my favorite spots. It’s far more obscure with less traffic than most spots in the Black Hills. It’s also one of the few spots where a home is the center […]
Uncategorized Topics John Wayne Gacy House With Halloween finally here I thought I would dive in a little deeper into the macabre side of real estate. In the past I’ve written about haunted houses and property disclosure statements. Here’s another aspect of it… John Wayne Gacy was a notorious serial killer who lived outside of Chicago. He was known as the […]
Uncategorized Topics Haunted Houses – What Should You Disclose? Buying or selling a home shouldn’t be scary—as long as you have a good Realtor® protecting you along the way.  But it’s that time of year when it’s fun to think about scary things. How about haunted houses? Perhaps you might remember “Poltergeist” when they find out that their home was built on a cemetery. […]
Uncategorized Topics October 2023 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for October 2023. The number of active listings on the market is down a bit compared to a year ago. The average days on the market has nearly doubled compared to the same time last year but remains less […]
Uncategorized Topics Protecting Black Cats As Halloween approaches, and you plan for trick or treaters to visit your home, you may be thinking about getting more candy. It might be to replace the candy that you had already purchased for trick or treaters but ended up eating yourself. You may be frantically thinking that you need to make a costume […]
Uncategorized Topics Negotiating a Home Sale and Dealing with Emotions A little over a year ago, negotiating a home sale was off the table. The market was filled with bidding wars where sellers didn’t need to compromise. Over the past year, the real estate market has slowed down a bit. It’s still a good market, but it is becoming a more “normal” market. New listings […]
Uncategorized Topics September 2023 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for September 2023. The number of active listings on the market has decreased almost 17% compared to a year ago. The average days on the market has doubled compared to the same time last year but remains less than […]
Uncategorized Topics Rapid City – City of Presidents This past August 19th, Don Perdue passed away at the age of 91 years old. I was fortunate to be able to meet him and visit with him years ago. He is someone who left a legacy behind and had many accomplishments. I thought I would take a moment to reflect on one of his […]
Uncategorized Topics August 2023 Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report Click here for a link to the Rapid City and Black Hills Real Estate Market Report for August 2023. The average days on the market have increased slightly compared to the same time last year. Prices have also seemed to have leveled off and are comparable to a year ago. The real estate market report […]
Uncategorized Topics Lustron Homes – Ahead of their time! At the height of the pandemic in 2020, I had the opportunity to purchase a home that many people would have overlooked. It was an odd home. It was built in 1950 and is basically an all-steel house. All steel? Well, almost. Let me first give you a little bit of history. After World War […]