The Watsons: Ray & Dawna - Making Good Things Happen in Real Estate http://rayanddawna.com/rss.xml Ray and Dawna Watson are a full-time real estate team that can provide you with outstanding communication, marketing and results en Want to Sell? What are you Waiting for? http://rayanddawna.com/blog/want-sell-what-are-you-waiting <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/TIME%20TO%20SELL%20FOR%20BLOG.jpg?itok=wmEPBK8C"><a href="/blog/want-sell-what-are-you-waiting"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/TIME%20TO%20SELL%20FOR%20BLOG.jpg?itok=wmEPBK8C" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Top Seller Procrastinations</p> <p>For some, the decision to sell a home is almost automatic, with no hesitation: job change, seller’s market, need more room or need to downsize, etc. For others, there could be a number of reasons why a property owner might hesitate, or procrastinate, to sell. If you’ve thought about selling, but just can’t bring yourself to do it, you could have fallen victim to some of the most common top seller procrastinations listed below.</p> <p>#1. "I'M WAITING FOR THE VALUE OF MY PROPERTY TO INCREASE."</p></div></div></div> Sun, 29 Apr 2018 16:18:51 +0000 rayanddawna 133 at http://rayanddawna.com AVOIDING COMMON MISTAKES BUYERS MAKE http://rayanddawna.com/blog/avoiding-common-mistakes-buyers-make <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/family-looking-at-house-for-sale-58017e4c3df78cbc28251a41.jpg?itok=lWyZgtbb"><a href="/blog/avoiding-common-mistakes-buyers-make"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/family-looking-at-house-for-sale-58017e4c3df78cbc28251a41.jpg?itok=lWyZgtbb" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><div>COMMON BUYER PITFALLS TO AVOID</div> <div> </div> <div>Finding a home can be a long process for both first-time and seasoned home buyers. While it may seem like a dating game, with many different suitors before finding ‘the one,’ some people can get distracted by individual properties, preventing them from realizing they’ve found their perfect home. If you’re on the hunt for your first or even fourth home, heed the advice below and avoid these common buyer pitfalls.</div> <div> </div> <div>NOT SEEING THE POTENTIAL</div> <div> </div></div></div></div> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 01:28:18 +0000 rayanddawna 132 at http://rayanddawna.com How To Choose A Retirement Community http://rayanddawna.com/blog/how-choose-retirement-community <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/How-to-Choose-a-Retirement-Community.jpg?itok=HvHLX65u"><a href="/blog/how-choose-retirement-community"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/How-to-Choose-a-Retirement-Community.jpg?itok=HvHLX65u" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><div><strong>What To Know When Looking At Active Adult Communities</strong></div></div></div></div> Tue, 27 Feb 2018 22:57:12 +0000 rayanddawna 131 at http://rayanddawna.com The Ins-and-Outs of Buying New Construction http://rayanddawna.com/blog/ins-and-outs-buying-new-construction <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/new%20construction%20%281%29.jpg?itok=v_Kjpg7m"><a href="/blog/ins-and-outs-buying-new-construction"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/new%20construction%20%281%29.jpg?itok=v_Kjpg7m" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><div><strong>Questions to Ask When Buying New Construction</strong></div> <div>Buying a new home is exciting. Buying a brand new home can be even more so with the realization of being the first owner and possibly being able to choose your own layout and finishes. The prospect of owning new construction is definitely exciting, but it doesn’t come without its own set of questions. If you’re in the market for a new home, and considering new construction, make note of the questions below when you begin your property search.</div> <div> </div></div></div></div> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 23:17:12 +0000 rayanddawna 130 at http://rayanddawna.com Don't Let Mortgage Myths Fool You! http://rayanddawna.com/blog/dont-let-mortgage-myths-fool-you <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/mortage%20mythsimages.jpg?itok=pONcbiAl"><a href="/blog/dont-let-mortgage-myths-fool-you"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/mortage%20mythsimages.jpg?itok=pONcbiAl" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><div><strong>COMMON MORTGAGE MYTHS</strong></div> <div>For most Americans, being able to buy a home or property with cash is not a reality. Because of this, banks and other lenders offer mortgage loans to those that qualify. A mortgage loan isn't a bad thing - for millions of Americans, it's a way for them to have their own home. As with any popular subject, there are some common myths surrounding mortgage loans. While not every buyer will need a mortgage loan, it's important to discern the myths from the facts when it comes to mortgages in the United States.</div> <div> </div></div></div></div> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:04:40 +0000 rayanddawna 129 at http://rayanddawna.com Understanding Homeowners Associations http://rayanddawna.com/blog/understanding-homeowners-associations <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/hoa_0.jpg?itok=1kMN_z4C"><a href="/blog/understanding-homeowners-associations"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/hoa_0.jpg?itok=1kMN_z4C" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>HOA Basics</strong></p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 02:06:56 +0000 rayanddawna 128 at http://rayanddawna.com 5 Features NOT To Compromise On When Buying a Home http://rayanddawna.com/blog/5-features-not-compromise-when-buying-home <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/5%20comprmises_0.jpg?itok=7cl9ZJpe"><a href="/blog/5-features-not-compromise-when-buying-home"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/5%20comprmises_0.jpg?itok=7cl9ZJpe" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>What Not to Compromise on When Buying</strong></p> <p>Buying a home can be a laborious task, especially when all the little details are considered. If the search is taking forever, or multiple offers fell through, it can be very tempting to compromise on certain wants and needs in order to finally secure a new property. While some items are definitely worth compromising on, other items are not. Below are some important items that buyers should hesitate on when it comes to compromise.</p> <p><strong>Location</strong></p></div></div></div> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:46:26 +0000 rayanddawna 127 at http://rayanddawna.com Should I Downsize My Home? http://rayanddawna.com/blog/should-i-downsize-my-home <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/downsizing.jpg?itok=WlJawlNE"><a href="/blog/should-i-downsize-my-home"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/downsizing.jpg?itok=WlJawlNE" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p class="MsoNormal"><strong>The Benefits of Downsizing</strong></p></div></div></div> Sat, 30 Sep 2017 12:38:06 +0000 rayanddawna 126 at http://rayanddawna.com JOINT HOME BUYING FACTS http://rayanddawna.com/blog/joint-home-buying-facts <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/co%20buyer%20pic.jpeg?itok=l1_x5aAP"><a href="/blog/joint-home-buying-facts"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/co%20buyer%20pic.jpeg?itok=l1_x5aAP" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p class="MsoNormal"><strong> </strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Buying a Home with a Non-Spouse</strong></p></div></div></div> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:10:06 +0000 rayanddawna 125 at http://rayanddawna.com Closing Day- Helpful Information to Know http://rayanddawna.com/blog/closing-day-helpful-information-know <div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" rel="og:image rdfs:seeAlso" resource="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/Closing-Day-1024x683_0.jpg?itok=APUAi74Q"><a href="/blog/closing-day-helpful-information-know"><img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://rayanddawna.com/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/field/image/Closing-Day-1024x683_0.jpg?itok=APUAi74Q" width="630" height="247" alt="" /></a></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Closing Day Surprises</p> <p>For many buyers, closing day can't come fast enough. Once the offer is made and accepted, the time between can seem like eternity. For many, closing day goes smoothly. For others, there may be some unexpected surprises that pop up. While closing day problems are not usually anticipated by a buyer, they are not unheard of, and depending on what kind come up, some can be minor while others can impact the entire deal. Here are some of the most common closing day surprises.</p> <p>Walk-Through Surprises</p></div></div></div> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:32:30 +0000 rayanddawna 124 at http://rayanddawna.com