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Tuesday, February 12, 2019   /   by Nicole Solari

How To List Your Home for the Best Price

How To List Your Home for the Best Price





If your plan for 2019 includes selling your home, you will want to pay attention to where experts believe home values are headed. According to the latest Home Price Index from CoreLogic, home prices increased by 4.7% over the course of 2018.
The map below shows the results of the latest index by state.

Real estate is local. Each state appreciates at different levels. The majority of the country saw at least a 2.0% gain in home values, while some residents in North Dakota and Louisiana may have felt prices slow slightly.
This effect will be short lived. In the same report, CoreLogic forecasts that every state in the Union will experience at least 2.0% appreciation, with the majority of the country gaining at least 4.0%! The prediction for the country comes in at 4.6%. For a median-priced home, that translates to over $14,000 in additional equity next year! (The map below shows the forecast b ...

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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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Thursday, November 29, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

Further Proof it's Not 2008 All Over Again

Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market.


However, some are seeing these adjustments as red flags and are suggesting that we are headed back to the same challenges we experienced in 2008. Today, let’s look at one set of statistics that prove the current market is nothing like the one that preceded the housing crash last decade.


The previous bubble was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. New purchasers were putting down the minimum down payment, resulting in them having little if any equity in their homes.


Existing homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refinancing and swapping their equity for cash. When prices started to fall, many homeowners found themselves in a negative equity situation (where their mortgage was higher than the value of their home) so they walked awa ...

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Thursday, August 23, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

What Does the Recent Rash of Price Reductions Mean to the Real Estate Market?

Last week, in a new report from Zillow, it was revealed that there has been a rash of price reductions across the country. According to the report:





There are more price cuts now than a year ago in over two-thirds of the nation’s largest metros






About 14% of all listings had a price cut in June






Since the beginning of the year, the share of listings with a price cut increased 1.2%






This is the greatest January-to-June increase ever reported, and more than double the January-to-June increase last year





Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas further explained:




“A rising share of on-market listings are seeing price cuts, though these price cuts are concentrated at the most expensive price-points and primarily in markets that have seen outsized price gains in recent years.”



What this DOESN’T MEAN for the real estate market…


This doesn’t mean home v ...

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Thursday, August 9, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

Supply & Demand will Determine Future Home Values!

Will home values continue to appreciate throughout 2018? The answer is simple: YES! – as long as there are more purchasers in the market than there are available homes for them to buy. This is known as the theory of “supply and demand,” which is defined as:




“The amount of a commodity, product, or service available and the desire of buyers for it, considered as factors regulating its price.”



When demand exceeds supply, prices go up. Every month this year, demand (buyer traffic) has increased as compared to last year and for the first five months of 2018, supply (the number of available listings) had decreased as compared to last year. However, a recent report by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed the first year-over-year increase in supply in three years.


Here are the numbers for supply and demand as compared to last year since the beginning of 2018:





The increase in t ...

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