Monday, December 2, 2019 / by Charlotte Rose
Existing Home Sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.46 million.
The inventory of existing homes for sale remains below the 6 months needed for a normal market and is now at a 3.9-month supply.
Inventory remains low due to high demand from buyers who are still looking for a house to buy!
Monday, November 25, 2019 / by Charlotte Rose
7 Reasons to List Your House This Holiday Season
Around this time each year, many homeowners decide to wait until after the holidays to list their houses. Similarly, others who already have their homes on the market remove their listings until the spring. Let’s unpack the top reasons why listing your house now or keeping it on the market this winter may be the best choice you can make.
Here are seven great reasons not to wait:
Relocation buyers are out there now. Many companies are still hiring throughout the holidays, and they need their new employees to start 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 days and times that are most convenient for you. You will remain in control.
Homes show better when decorated for the holidays.
There is minimal competition for you as ...
Monday, November 18, 2019 / by Charlotte Rose
Lately there has been a lot of talk about Ibuyer and the advantages versus using a Realtor but…what is an Ibuyer? A search of the internet for a definition of Ibuyer comes up blank but it is believed to stand for instant or internet buyer. It refers to a technology based company that uses an automated system to determine the value of homes they in turn make offer on to purchase. These are companies like Offerpad, Opendoor, and Zillow offers.
The pros to using these companies are that you have control and convenience. Control to say when you want to move. Convenience of not having to make the home ready for showings and time on the market.
The cons are that these are investors so their offer is dependent on what they think they can make a return for their investors. After all, they are going to place the home back on the market and sell it for a profit. The price offered is not the same as the price a Realtor would lis ...
Friday, May 24, 2019 / by Harvey Rosenberg
In an ideal world, you'd list your home for sale and boom, the next day you'd be moving out, cash in hand. In reality, however, selling a home takes a little more time than that. While the national average is about 68 days to sell a home, that range can vary depending on the area, time of year, and price point. Here's what you can expect when setting a timeline to sell your home.
Get a real estate agent.
You should interview a potential real estate agent to find out if they are the right fit for you. See how to choose a listing agent here. Be sure it's someone you trust, has a proven track record, and find out their rates. Using an agent to sell your home actually saves you money and gets your home sold faster.
Once you've chosen an agent, find out what the rest of your timeline is. We'll talk estimates below, but he or she will have a better idea with the current market and location you're in.
Next, start decluttering. Clear away what you don't need by donatin ...
Sunday, May 12, 2019 / by Charlotte Rose
Whatever your reasons are for relocating to a new area, the process can feel overwhelming.
Whether you’re moving across across town or across the country, you’ll be changing more than your address. Besides a new house, you may also be searching for new jobs, schools, doctors, restaurants, stores, service providers and more.
Of course you’ll need to pack, make moving arrangements, and possibly sell your old home. With so much to do, you may be wondering: Where do I start?
In this guide, we outline seven steps to help you get prepared, get organized, and get settled in your new community. Our hope is to alleviate the hassle of relocating—so you can focus on the exciting adventure ahead!
1. Gather Information
If you’re unfamiliar with your new area, start by doing some research. Look for data on average housing prices, demographics, school rankings and crime statistics. Search for maps that illustrate local geo ...