Californians look for homes elsewhere

Californians look for homes elsewhere Posted by Carrie B. Reyes | Jun 22, 2017 | Home Sales, Real Estate News | 0 | California saw the highest share of homebuyers looking outside the state for their next home in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017, according to Redfin. In Los Angeles, 88% of residents searched … Continue reading Californians look for homes elsewhere

Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

~ As prices rise and inventory drops, make sure you work your Realtor in pricing your home correctly ~ Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations Quicken Loans released its May National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) on Tuesday, which showed that, on a national average, homeowners estimated their house’s worth at a higher value … Continue reading Falling Short: Appraisals Not Meeting Homeowner Expectations

What’s on Home Shoppers’ Wish Lists

~ In reality these things haven't changed much, but it good to know for you sellers out there and also for the buyers so you know what your competition is looking for ~ What’s on Home Shoppers’ Wish Lists Daily Real Estate News | Thursday, April 13, 2017 <!-- --> A new realtor.com® survey reveals … Continue reading What’s on Home Shoppers’ Wish Lists

Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth

  Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth A plaintiff in a lawsuit against online real estate company Zillow claims its popular valuation system Zestimate has hampered her efforts to sell a property. (Chris Goodney/Bloomberg) By Kenneth R. Harney By Kenneth R. Harney Real Estate May 10 It was bound to … Continue reading Zillow faces lawsuit over ‘Zestimate’ tool that calculates a house’s worth

Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos

  Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos Improve your home’s shot at a sale by maximizing light, removing clutter and refreshing plants before the photo shoot   A house hunter’s first view of your property is often online, and if the photos accompanying your home’s listing don’t impress, you probably won’t … Continue reading Selling? How to Make Your House Look Great in Photos

How an agent can help alleviate stress

How an agent can help alleviate stress Purchasing a home can be a stressful experience, whether you're a first-time buyer or you've been through the process before. But that's one of the reasons that working with a real estate professional is so worthwhile. With your agent's guidance, buying a home should be enjoyable, rather than … Continue reading How an agent can help alleviate stress

Sellers’ Biggest Hurdle? Finding Another Home

  Sellers’ Biggest Hurdle? Finding Another Home The greatest challenge for home sellers this year appears to be finding another home to buy. That’s according to a new survey by Redfin, which found that for almost 66 percent of sellers, the biggest concern they have is finding a new property. “It’s a seller’s market, but … Continue reading Sellers’ Biggest Hurdle? Finding Another Home

The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells

~ Especially when you are selling your house these are great things to look for and assess so you can list your home in it's best light! ~ The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells By Margaret Heidenry | Mar 30, 2017 Tim Platt/Getty Images There are two definitions of funky: 1) something that’s cool, … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Funky Home Smells

32 Unexpected Places You Should Be Cleaning In Your Home

32 Unexpected Places You Should Be Cleaning In Your Home 1. Lampshades creeklinehouse.com They can collect dust like nobody’s business and dim your lamp’s light output. Make a few passes with a lint roller about once a week to de-fuzz them and brighten the room. Get a five-pack of disposable lint rollers from Amazon for $15.53. … Continue reading 32 Unexpected Places You Should Be Cleaning In Your Home

Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade

  Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade The typical U.S. house for sale was on the market for just 50 days in January, down from 64 days a year earlier. (Alan Diaz / Associated Press) Associated Press Americans shrugged off rising mortgage rates and bought existing homes in January at the … Continue reading Americans buy existing homes at fastest pace in a decade