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Thursday, January 31, 2019   /   by Hayley Baker

Why It Makes No Sense To Wait For Spring To Sell

Why It Makes No Sense To Wait For Spring To Sell




The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by the theory of ‘supply and demand.’ If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.
The supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2018:

Putting your home on the market now, rather than waiting for increased competition in the spring, might make a lot of sense.
Bottom Line
Buyers in the market during the winter are truly motivated purchasers and they want to buy now. With limited inventory currently available in most markets, sellers are in a great position to negotiate.

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  real estate, real estate agent, homes for sale, selling, first time home buyer, moving, market update, for sale, selling tips

Tuesday, December 26, 2017   /   by Hayley Baker

Top 5 Reasons You Shouldn't FSBO

TOP 5 REASONS YOU SHOULDN’T FSBO










In today’s market, with home prices rising and a lack of inventory, some homeowners may consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons why this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.


Here are the top five reasons:


1. Exposure to Prospective Buyers


Recent studies have shown that 95% of buyers search online for a home. That is in comparison to only 17% looking at print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you?


2. Results Come from the Internet


Where did buyers find the home they actually purchased?





49% on the internet






31% from a Real Estate Agent






7% from a yard sign






1% from newspapers





The days of selling your house by just put ...

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  real estate, home ownership, homes for sale, selling, moving, for sale, for sale by owner

Thursday, December 21, 2017   /   by Hayley Baker

Rents Are On The Rise: Don't Get Caught In The Rental Trap!

Rents Are On The Rise: Don’t Get Caught In The Rental Trap!






There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is protecting yourself from rising rents, by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage.
Don’t Become Trapped 
A recent article by Apartment List addressed rising rents by stating:

“Rents are up 2.7% year-over-year at the national level. Year-over-year growth continues to fall between the 2.1% rate from this time last year and the 3.4% growth rate from October 2015.”

The article continues explaining that:

“Despite the seasonal slowdown, rents are still up year-over-year in 89 of the 100 Largest cities.”

Additionally, the Urban Institute revealed that,

“Over a quarter of renters, or 11.1 million households, are severely cost burdened, spending at least half their income on rental housing.”

These ho ...

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  real estate, homebuyers, buying, first time home buyer, rent vs. buy

Tuesday, December 19, 2017   /   by Hayley Baker

Exemptions From Property Taxes

Exemptions From Property Taxes


What are they and who is eligible?


Even though the California Constitution states that “all property is taxable,” over the years a number of exemptions from property tax have been approved by the legislature or the voters. Reasons for these exemptions may have been







to recognize private activities that replace demands on public services [welfare/private colleges]









church and religious activities that should be separated from state intrusion [religious/church]









promotion of homeownership [homeowner]









recognition of service to state and country [veterans] and









difficulty of administering assessment of stocks, bonds, bank accounts and inventory [intangible/inventory].






In addition, counties are allowed to adopt low-value ordinances which allow assessments below a certain level (in Napa County $2,000) to be exempted because the cost of ...

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  real estate, home ownership, real estate agent, realtor, buying, selling, finances, first time home buyer, moving, property taxes, taxes

Thursday, December 14, 2017   /   by Hayley Baker

Before You Make an Offer, Here Are 4 Tips for Success!

Before You Make an Offer, Here Are 4 Tips for Success!





So, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call a ‘home,’ and you finally found it! The price is right, and in such a competitive market, you want to make sure that you make a good offer so that you can guarantee that your dream of making this house yours comes true!
Freddie Mac covered “4 Tips for Making an Offer” in their Executive Perspective. Here are the 4 tips they covered along with some additional information for your consideration:
1. Understand How Much You Can Afford

“While it’s not nearly as fun as house hunting, fully understanding your finances is critical in making an offer.”

This ‘tip’ or ‘step’ should really take place before you start your home search process.
Getting pre-approved is one of many steps that will show home sellers that you are serious about buying, and will allow yo ...

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