The numbers are in: California housing prices slipped during the first quarter of 2019, removing the doubts that the price curve is adjusting and we’re now in buyer’s market. After flattening out last July, the house prices began to slowly slide in the fall. Some areas fared better than others since then, with a few … More 2019 Q1: Welcome to Buyers’ Market!
Whether you are looking for your first home, downsizing, or moving areas for work or other reasons, buying a new home always starts with financial considerations: We must know what we can afford in order to shop intelligently and not waste precious time and effort. With the new year, the loan limits (above which a … More New Loan Limits and Down Payment Assistance Information for 2019
You spend a lot of time, effort, and resources on making sure your house is in tip-top shape before showing it to the buyers. Everything is cleaned up, fixed up, and some upgrades are done – you are ready!.. But guess what? After all that, your home itself is NOT the first thing the buyers … More Landscape Rescue and Curb Appeal
C’mon, admit it. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear of rehabs? Drug and alcohol programs, right? Spoiler alert: I have no personal confessions to make along those lines. A “rehab” I’m talking about is a term that investors use for a dilapidated property that needs more than “some love” – … More Doing Rehab and Bragging About It!
Happy New Year!! In the first part of this blog topic I shared the FAQs about the recent changes in the Real Estate market, but I know that for those like me who are detail and fact-oriented, it comes down to seeing the math and charts behind it. Here they are. According to RedFin’s Median … More 2018 – A Year in Review – Part 2: Charts, Numbers, and Making Sense of It All
Real Estate market is cyclical. While it would be great for our property values to gain ground and then stay on top, most of us are aware that the prices and home values fluctuate with the market cycles. Starting in July 2018, the current market had leveled off and had entered the downswing phase. Since … More 2018 – A Year in Review: How the Real Estate Market Had Changed and Why You Should Care – Part 1
Some things about homes we cannot change: we are most likely not going to move its location or drastically change the style of architecture. The good news, however, is that drastic changes are often unnecessary, and some efforts in the following categories can go a long way toward making your home more sell-able and helping … More Seven Ways to Make Your Home More Appealing to Buyers