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Feeling “Stuck in Place?” There’s Options!

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You Aren’t Alone … And There’s Hope! Whether you are a renter who is searching for your dream home or a homeowner who feels like your only option is to renovate, you may have at least one thing in common: feeling stuck in place.According to data from the National Association of Realtors’ Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers, the average amount of time …

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Preparing For a Home Appraisal

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Selling a home can be stressful. The added weight of a home appraisal and the impact it can have on the successful sale of your home can feel like a make or break moment in your home selling process. If a buyer is obtaining a mortgage, an appraisal is a mandatory part of the process, so it’s most likely a reality …

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Why Now Is A Good Time To Move Up To A Luxury Home

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If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study recently found that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control. The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds those searching to purchase these properties in many …

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How To Get The Most Money When You Sell Your Home

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Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are three keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible. 1. Price it a LITTLE LOW  This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many …

5 Reasons To Buy This Fall

5 Reasons to Sell This Fall

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The reasons to sell your home may be based off of a combination of individual needs, the right season for a move, or the current real estate market. Let’s take a look at why the current market conditions may be pointing you in the direction of joining the strong local “Seller’s Market” this fall. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic …

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 …

Boomerang Buyers Boost Seller's Market

Boomerang Buyers Boost Seller’s Market

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You’ve  likely heard that the current housing climate is a strong seller’s market. Inventory is low and buyer demand is high, often giving sellers a large pool of buyers and multiple offers when they choose to list their home. Still, many homeowners can remain on the fence about whether or not now is the time to put their house on the …

Hey, Millenial Homeowners- It May Be Time to Sell

Hey, Millennial Homeowners- It May Be Time to Sell

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Contrary to what many believe, Millennials are not the ‘renter’ generation. Millennials purchased a larger percentage (34%) of homes in the U.S. than any other age group in 2017 and the most recent Census Bureau report shows that the homeownership rate among Millennials is finally on the rise. Many Millennials took advantage of post housing crash prices and the First-Time Homebuyers’ Tax Credit and jumped …

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Setting the Stage for a Speedy Sale

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You’ve seen the reality TV shows where homes are perfectly staged, yet when it comes time to put a home on the market, some sellers look at the laundry list of to-dos and wonder, “Do I really need to stage my home to sell it? Will buyers really care?” The answer is yes. In fact, 62% of listing agents believe …

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Summer 2017 Real Estate Market Update

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Homes in Southern California are selling like hotcakes, with record selling times and prices in some local markets. After watching prices climb for five years, some home buyers are feeling that they may miss out on an opportunity to purchase if they don’t act fast; as a result, homes that are attractive and priced well are frequently selling with multiple offers …