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Friday, September 3, 2021   /   by Nicole Solari

An Entertainer’s Dream: Top Backyard Upgrades Your Summer Guests Will Eat Up

An Entertainer’s Dream: Top Backyard Upgrades Your Summer Guests Will Eat Up
As warm weather returns, many of us are happy to say goodbye to cold grey skies and welcome the return of outdoor living. Patio restaurants, park days, and even just evening strolls make life a little more varied and bright. When it comes to entertaining and having people over to your home, a backyard oasis really makes the experience complete, whether you’re eating dinner on the patio or relaxing with delicious beverages by the fire. If you’re hankering for a home project, here are some backyard upgrades that will offer you great options for entertaining. If you’re also selling a house this summer, they can be attractive draws for potential buyers as well.


Flocking to the Firepit
On the HomeLight's Q1 2021 Survey of Real Estate Agents, the top feature for backyard entertaining is to add a firepit. Making a firepit special really comes with the seating options, since most fire pi; ...

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Friday, May 4, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

THIS JUST IN: DATA SAYS MAY IS THE BEST MONTH TO SELL YOUR HOME

According to a newly released study by ATTOM Data Solutions, selling your home in the month of May will net you an average of 5.9% above estimated market value for your home.

For the study, ATTOM performed an “analysis of 14.7 million home sales from 2011 to 2017” and found the average seller premium achieved for each month of the year. Below is a breakdown by month:


ATTOM even went a step further and broke their results down by day.

Top 5 Days to Sell:



June 28th – 9.1% above market



February 15th – 9.0% above market



May 31st – 8.3% above market



May 29th – 8.2% above market



June 21st – 8.1% above market


It should come as no surprise that May and June dominate as the top months to sell and that 4 of the top 5 days to sell fall in those two months. The second quarter of the year (April, May, June) is referred t ...

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

EXISTING HOME SALES GROW DESPITE LOW INVENTORY

Some Highlights:


According to the latest Existing Home Sales Report from the National Association of Realtors, sales grew 1.1% in March to an annual pace of 5.60 million.



This is the strongest pace since November of 2017.



Inventory levels dropped year-over-year for the 34th consecutive month and are now 7.2% lower than March 2017 levels, representing a 3.6-month supply. ...

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018   /   by Nicole Solari

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Here's Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner!

Thinking Of Selling Your Home? Why You Need A Pro In Your Corner





With home prices on the rise and buyer demand strong, some sellers may be tempted to try and sell their homes on their own (FSBO) without using the services of a real estate professional.

Real estate agents are trained and experienced in negotiation and, in most cases, the seller is not. Sellers must realize that their ability to negotiate will determine whether or not they get the best deal for themselves and their families.

Here is a list of some of the people with whom the seller must be prepared to negotiate if they decide to FSBO:


The buyer who wants the best deal possible



The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer



The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)



The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house



The termite company if there are challeng ...

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