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Friday, September 18, 2020   /   by Nicole Solari

Homes Across the Country Are Selling Fast [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights

Buyers are actively searching for and purchasing homes at a record-breaking pace. According to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), in July, 68% of homes were on the market for less than a month.

With homes moving from listing day to pending sale in an average of just 22 days, it’s a great time to sell a house.

Reach out to a local real estate professional today so you can make your move while buyers are scooping homes up faster than they’re coming to market.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020   /   by Nicole Solari

All About Virtual Home Tours Snapshot Podcast

We welcome back Nicole Solari, managing broker of Level Up Realty in Fairfield, CA, to talk about virtual home tours and how to give homebuyers the best experience. We cover the purpose of the tour, how realistic the tour should be (very!), and lots of tips for creating a virtual tour that will find the right buyer.

ITUNES: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/snapshot-139-all-about-virtual-home-tours/id1078406122?i=1000491427170
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/episode/42tcW00nazoEDbuMSqRvBB
STITCHER: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/gayle-weiswasser/the-snapshot
HOMESNAP BLOG: https://blog.homesnap.com/snapshot-139-all-about-virtual-home-tours/

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Monday, August 17, 2020   /   by Nicole Solari

How to Make Moving to California a Breeze

Most people dread moving because of the stress, expense and time commitment. However, resettling in California -- with its beautiful weather and scenery -- is sure to make the idea of moving more exciting. By following the tips below, you can avoid stress, save money and breeze through the process more quickly.

Finding a New Home
Before you can plan any of the logistics of moving, you have to have your next living arrangement squared away. Here’s how to find the perfect home in California.

       If you don’t need to move somewhere specific for work, compare a few different cities.
       Home prices can be high in some areas, so do some research if you’re on a budget.
       Find a real estate agent to aid your search, such as an expert from The Solari Group.
       No matter where you decide to move, prepare yourself for California’s high taxes.
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020   /   by Nicole Solari

Taking Advantage of Homebuying Affordability in Today’s Market

Everyone is ready to buy a home at a different time in their lives, and a health crisis or not, today is no exception. Understanding how affordability works and the main market factors that impact it may help those who are ready to buy a home narrow down their optimal window of time to make a purchase.
There are three main factors that go into determining how affordable homes are for buyers:

Mortgage Rates
Mortgage Payments as a Percentage of Income
Home Prices

The National Association of Realtors (NAR), produces a Housing Affordability Index, which takes these three factors into account and determines an overall affordability score for housing. According to NAR, the index:

“…measures whether or not a typical family earns enough income to qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home at the national and regional levels based on the most recent price and income data.”

Their methodology states:

“To interpret the indices, a value o ...

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