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Paint Colors That Sell – And Ones That Don’t

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When planning to sell your home, paint colors play a bigger part than you may realize. Colors affect moods, feelings, and impressions of a space as well as the people in that space. To appeal to the most amount of buyers, you need to plan your color choices with this in mind. Pay attention to the interior and exterior colors …

Homebuyers’ Most Wanted Features

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If you’re considering selling your home, you want to make sure it will stand out from the other options buyers have,  and knowing what homebuyers most wanted features are will help you do that. While each homebuyer is different and will be searching for different qualities in a new home, there are a few features that have broad appeal for many …

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How Long Should It Take To Sell Your Home?

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Currently, we’re in a seller’s market with extremely low inventory and as a result, some people expect that their homes will sell in a day or two – and when that does happen, they’re super excited. But should selling your home that quickly be the goal? I heard an agent the other day talking about how excited he was because …

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Moving Up Is Now More Affordable

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If moving up to a larger home or into a different area that better suits your family’s needs is on the horizon for you, there’s good news: Moving up is more affordable than it’s been in the last 40 years, according to a recent study. Recently, Trulia researched home affordability from 1975 through 2016 and found that “Nationally, homes are …

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Housing Market Expected To “Spring Forward” in 2018

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Just like our clocks this weekend in the majority of the country, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Just like the tension in a compressed spring, the lack of inventory available for sale in the market right now is what is holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest, and traditionally they would have been …

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How Long Will Bidding Wars Continue?

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For quite some time, home buyers have been facing bidding wars on a very regular basis. Many home buyers and potential sellers are wondering how long the bidding wars are expected to last. Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, …

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Higher Home Prices, Interest Rates Ahead in 2018

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Los Angeles and Orange County home owners planning to sell in 2018 will be pleased to find that home prices are expected to continue rising this year For home buyers, the expected price increases combined with historically low inventory and an expected rise in interest rates is translating into a sense of urgency — meaning this is a really great time …

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Using Prop 60 and 90 to Transfer Your Property Tax Base

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We get asked a lot about the ins and outs of Proposition 60 and Proposition 90, two California laws designed to help senior citizens downsize and retain lower property taxes. The laws allow homeowners who are at least 55 years old to transfer their trended base value to a new property as long as the transaction meets certain criteria. This may result in …

Getting Your Garden Looking Fresh for Spring

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For many homeowners, the last item on the to-do list before putting their houses on the market is sprucing up their garden. The best thing you can do is plan ahead and begin freshening up your landscaping this winter. There are many steps you can take this winter that help make your spring garden a standout. “If homeowners want to …

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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 …