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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

Friday, November 30, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

Home Prices Up 6.34% Across the Country!

Some Highlights:





The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index report.






In the report, home prices are compared both regionally and by state.






Based on the latest numbers, if you plan on relocating to another state, waiting to move may end up costing you more!

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  real estate, home ownership, buying, solari team, solari group, solano county, napa valley, housing market, market trends, level up realty

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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  real estate, home ownership, homebuyers, homes for sale, solari team, solano county, market update, mortgage rates, napa valley, selling tips

Wednesday, November 28, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

7 Reasons to List Your House for Sale This Holiday Season!

Every year at this time there are many homeowners who decide to wait until after the holidays to list their homes for the first time, while others who already have their homes on the market decide to take them off until after the holidays.


Here are seven great reasons not to wait:





Relocation buyers are out there. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays and need their new employees in their new positions as soon as possible.






Purchasers who are looking for homes during the holidays are serious buyers and are ready to buy now.






You can restrict the showings on your home to the times you want it shown. You will remain in control.






Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.






There is minimal competition for you as a seller right now. Inventory of homes for sale traditionally slows in the late fall, early winter. Let’s take a look at listing inventory as compared to the s ...

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  real estate, home ownership, real estate agent, realtor, finances, solano county, for sale, holiday, holiday season, home buyers, home selling, new construction

Tuesday, November 20, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

Are Homeowners Renovation to Sell or to Stay?

Over the past few years, two trends have emerged in the housing market:





Home renovations have shot up






Inventory of homes available for sale on the market has dropped





A ‘normal’ housing market is defined by having a 6-month supply of homes for sale. According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, we are currently at a 4.4-month supply.


This low inventory environment has many current homeowners worried that they would be unable to find a home to buy if they were to list and sell their current houses, which is causing many homeowners to instead renovate their homes in an attempt to fit their needs.


According to Home Advisor, homeowners spent an average of $6,649 on home improvements over the last 12 months. If that number seems high, it also includes homeowners who recently bought fixer-uppers.


A new study from Zillo ...

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  real estate, home ownership, real estate agent, solari group, interest rates, winter, home renovation, home sales, level up

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