I had the pleasure of working with a fellow Marin Modern colleague who had the buyer for my listing at 8 Ace Court. Located in desirable Canon Village, this light and bright 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhome backs to open space. It feels like a peaceful retreat and the best of all worlds. Surrounded by open space with biking and hiking all around, it is minutes from vibrant downtown Fairfax where live music can be enjoyed most evenings, great restaurants, the Fairfax Movie Theater, organic ice cream at The Scoop and much, much more. Public transportation stops in front of Canon Village for an easy commute East to 101 or to West Marin.
How do you select the members of your team who are going to help you make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender?
The most important characteristic that you should be looking for in your agent is someone who is going to take the time to really educate you on the choices available to you and your ability to buy in today’s market.
As Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should...
Every homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that you receive maximum value for your house? Here are two keys to ensure that you get the highest price possible.
1. Price it a LITTLE LOW
This may seem counterintuitive. However, let’s look at this concept for a moment. Many homeowners think that pricing their home a little OVER market value will leave them room for negotiation. In actuality, this just dramatically lessens the demand for your house (see chart below).
There is no doubt that the largest challenge in today’s housing market is a lack of housing inventory for sale. This challenge has been defined as an “overwhelming lack of supply,” and even a “straight up inventory crisis.”
First American just released the results of a survey which sheds light on the reasons for the current lack of supply.
The survey asked title agents and real estate professionals to identify what they believe are the top reasons for this lack of inventory in...
Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense.
1. Demand Is Strong
The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase… and are in the market right now! More often than not, multiple buyers are competing with each other to buy a home.
Take advantage of the buyer activity currently in the market.
2. There Is Less Competition Now
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Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today, instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Index reports that home prices have appreciated by 6.7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue to increase at a rate of 5.0% over the next year.
The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase
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3 Reason Staging Your Home Pays off
- A staged home looks better in pictures
- Homes that are staged typically list for a higher price and sell for a higher price
- Potential buyers will stay longer during a showing
- A staged home looks better in pictures
The old saying, “One picture is worth a thousand words” might have been coined for a staged home. Multiply that 1,000 words by the number of pictures your agent is going to post online for your listing. That is a powerful pictorial message and a strong story presented online. Literally 1000’s of words conveyed by the pictures attached to your homes listing.
Why are good...
84 Madrone Unit 19 San Anselmo CA 94960: SOLD!
Talk about a quick turnaround, within 30 days of 1st meeting the sellers, I staged, professionally photographed, blitzed the market, received multiple offers and closed the sale of unit 19 at 84 Madrone Ave. This 1 bedroom 1 bath was located on the ground level and had a private creekside patio. Being only a block from downtown San Anselmo and in a well-kept complex, this listing brought in a lot of buyers. In the end, we had 3 offers and an over bid all cash offer won.
Here is what the seller had to say on YELP about working with me:
Hilary Davis was the perfect amount of foresight, energy, professionalism and down to earth approach. Throughout the process of selling our...