Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

Empty Nesters: Best to Remodel or Time to Sell?

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The good news: your kids have finally moved out and you and your spouse now live alone in a four-bedroom Craftsman. If it no longer meets your current needs, you have two choices: Remodel your house to fit your current lifestyle and needs Sell your house and purchase the perfect home for your current needs Based on the record amount of …

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Public Transit Is A Hot Topic

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  We talked about Walkscore last week, and how valuable it is to be close to as many amenities as possible, but this isn’t just limited to restaurants, shops, and schools. The ability to be able to commute comfortably without a car using public transit is just as much of a benefit to younger buyers who are less focused on large …

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90802 Market Update: August 2016

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90802 Market Update: Real Estate Statistics and Information for the 90802 Areas of Long Beach, CA Including the Neighborhoods of Downtown, East Village, and Alamitos Beach Home prices in 90802 have had an interesting ride so far this year, having started low in January of 2016 before rising abruptly in the spring. July 2016 showed some slowed growth after period …

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Home Equity: You May Have More Than You Think

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Do you know how much your home  is really worth and how much equity you have? CoreLogic recently released their 2015 2nd Quarter Equity Report which revealed that 759,000 properties had regained equity in the last quarter. That means that 91% of all mortgaged properties (approximately 45.9 million) are now in a positive equity position. Anand Nallathambi, president and CEO of …

Are home values at record highs

Are Home Values At Record Levels?

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Last week, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) released their Existing Home Sales Report. The report announced that the median existing-home price in June was $236,400. That value surpasses the peak median sales price set in July 2006 ($230,400). This revelation created many headlines exclaiming that home prices had hit a “new record”: Wall Street Journal:   Existing-Home Prices Hit Record …