It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

~ Supply desperately needs to meet demand ~ It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales After a brief improvement in June, home sales continued their downward slide in July, with buyers signing fewer contracts to buy existing homes. An index of so-called pending home sales, which represent closings one … Continue reading It could take a miracle to halt the recent drop in home sales

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5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

~ such great ideas! ~ 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House If you're selling your home, chances are good you're familiar with the concept of staging your home. Real estate agents recommend your home look its best to prospective buyers, and home staging is a great way … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Stage the Exterior of Your Home Before an Open House

American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

~ not any CA cities, but if you are looking to move take a look at the list, get some ideas ~ American Cities Adding the Most Jobs © Thinkstock The United States nonfarm employment increased by 222,000 in May, as the unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 4.4%. Unemployment remains close to its lowest … Continue reading American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

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