In today’s housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they have over the last eight years (6-7%). However, they are still are above historical norms. Low supply of listed homes and high demand from buyers has pushed prices to rise rapidly.
In the mind of the homeowner, annual home price appreciation over 6% has become the new normal. This becomes a challenge when a homeowner looks to refinance or sell their home, as the expectation of what the homeowner believes the home should be worth does not always line up with the bank’s appraisal.
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Every year, Gallup surveys Americans to determine their choice for the best long-term investment. Respondents are given a choice between real estate, stocks, gold, and savings accounts.
For the sixth year in a row, real estate has come out on top as the best long-term investment! That has not always been the case. Gallup explains:
Many studies suggest one of the main reasons for the inventory shortage in today’s market of homes for sale is that older generations have chosen to “age in place” over moving.
So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call ‘home,’ and you’ve finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true!
Below are 4 steps provided by Freddie Mac to help buyers make offers, along with some additional information for your consideration:
1. Determine Your Price
Just Listed: 525 Appleberry Dr. San Rafael CA 94903
This is the perfect opportunity to live in one of San Rafael’s most sought-after neighborhoods. This single level Eichler located in lower Lucas Valley has all the elements of an easy to live at home where you can relax, entertain and enjoy life year-round. The lush level yard is a ready to use paradise with so much to offer. The front yard has multiple planters with a fresh summer vegetable garden and colorful blooming flowers. The front fence swings open for room to park a boat or RV…or use as a fire pit area!
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Lower Lucas Valley Eichler Coming Soon!
Enjoy the California lifestyle! Updated Eichler in Lucas Valley coming soon. This light-filled open concept floor plan features fresh paint inside & out, new carpets, skylights, some double pane windows and beautifully landscaped large flat wrap around yard. Close to open space, award winning schools, community center, tennis courts, park and easy freeway access. 2 car garage w/ work bench. Room to park boat or RV. Views of hills. Fun times to be had here!
Stay tuned for all the details.
Hilary Davis, REALTOR (415) 235-3133 [email protected]
Recently, we reported that many believe a recession could happen within the next two years. We explained that 70% of economists and market analysts surveyed last year believe that a recession will occur in 2019 or 2020 and that 42% of consumers currently looking to purchase a home also agree that a recession will occur this year or next.
However, the U.S. economy has performed well in the first quarter of 2019 and that has caused some experts to change their thinking on an impending economic slowdown.
Thanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now. Marie encourages her viewers to minimize their possessions and keep only those items that “spark joy.”
With spring in full bloom, now is the perfect time to do some spring cleaning and add organizational systems to your own home. Not only will you clear out clutter, your efforts can actually increase the value of your home.
Ready to give it a try? Here are six home organization ideas that will “spark joy” for you and your property value.
1. Boost Bathroom Storage Capacity
When was the last time you cleaned out your bathroom cupboards? If it’s been awhile, remove everything and take a look at each item. Toss...
So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers.
There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by condition, financing...