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Why Listing Your Home in Fall is Such a Great Idea

Like any industry, there are a range of popular misconceptions in real estate. Perhaps the most common one is the notion that it's better to wait until spring arrives before listing your home, if you've missed the peak summer selling season.It's difficult to know where this complete myth
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Interesting New Data on the Importance of Staging Your Home

I recently came across some interesting statistics that demonstrate the vital importance of correctly presenting, or staging, your home at sale time. The data is contained in the recently published National Association of REALTORS® 2017 Profile of Home Staging.The report, which is well worth a
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Just How Far Over Asking Price Can A Home Go These Days!

In last week's blog I reflected on the latest excellent statistics for home equity gains in our area.While those figures were amazing enough (please click here to read the blog if you missed it), nothing prepared me for an article in The Mercury News earlier this week.It focused on a very modest
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Thoughts on Exceptional Home Equity Gains in Our Area

An article concerning some very good news on home equity recently caught my serious attention.ATTOM Data Solutions recently published its Q2 2017 Home Sales Report and says that homeowners who sold in the second quarter of this year realized a national average price gain of $51,000 - the best such
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Is Downsizing Always The Best Choice?

Other than when work enforces a move, I guess that we can break down three key times in our lives when we are most likely to buy a home.The first, obviously enough, is when we're looking to become first time buyers and start climbing the home ownership ladder.Typically, the next phase in life
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Surprising New Stats Reveal a Rental Investment Opportunity

Earlier this week, my attention was drawn to a recent report produced by the Pew Research Centre that arguably reveals what a great time this is to invest in rental property.Following an analysis of Census Bureau housing data, the Center deduced that there are more households being rented than any
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Thoughts on Historically Low National Inventory Figures

This week I read an overview of the latest Corelogic US Home Price Report, which stated that unsold housing inventory of available homes for sale has reached the lowest point nationally for the second quarter of this year for over 30 years!More specifically, this means that unsold inventory
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Looking Forward To a Great End of Summer Homes Market

Many of you will already be well aware that it's almost time for school to start again. It's always a sure sign that summer will shortly be on its final few laps.And even though a lot of buyers aim to move in before school returns, not everyone has kids of school age, of course, and the
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Thoughts on Recent Moving Trends in California

Every year for the past 40 years, United Van Lines has published its National Movers' Study, which tracks migration patterns annually on a state-by-state basis.I've just looked at the highlights of the 2016 study, based on household moves handled by United within the 48 contiguous states and
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