Sellers – Read This!

6 ways home sellers will need to shift their mindsets in 2019 © Jed Share/Kaoru Share/Getty Images Big sand castle In recent years, sellers have called the shots in home-buying negotiations. They've had plenty of leverage, too, thanks to surges in buyer demand, tight inventory and soaring home prices. Lately, sellers have lost their edge … Continue reading Sellers – Read This!

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

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

U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn’t find houses to buy

U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn't find houses to buy Homebuyers faced surging prices and a shrinking number of properties for sale in June — causing the pace of sales to fall. Sales of existing homes slipped 1.8% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.52 million, the National Assn. of … Continue reading U.S. home sales fell in June; shoppers couldn’t find houses to buy

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

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

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

Homeowners and Appraisers Go Head-to-Head

  Homeowners and Appraisers Go Head-to-Head Author: Staff Writer in Data, Headlines, News February 14, 2017 0 Quicken Loan National Home Price Perception Index (HPPI) found that the gap between homeowner evaluations and appraiser opinions has expanded for the second month in a row. The HPPI revealed that the appraiser rate is at 1.47 percent below what homeowners … Continue reading Homeowners and Appraisers Go Head-to-Head