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Friday, May 13, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

Should You Update Your House Before Selling? Ask a Real Estate Professional.

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If you’re deciding whether you should make updates before you sell your house, lean on your trusted real estate advisor to be your guide.
In today’s sellers’ market, buyers have limited options and may be more willing to take on repairs themselves.
If you’re thinking about selling your house, connect with a real estate professional so you have expert advice that’s customized to your home and local area. ...

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Friday, April 29, 2022   /   by Nicole Solari

Give Your Curb Appeal a Boost Before You Sell

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If you’re thinking about selling your house this season, focusing on a few quick and easy updates outside can help your home look its best.
78% of real estate agents polled say poor landscaping affects property values. As a seller, that means your yard could impact your bottom line.
When getting your house ready to sell, lean on your agent for advice to make sure your house shows well and catches the eyes of more potential buyers. ...

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Monday, October 25, 2021   /   by Nicole Solari

Experts Agree: Homeownership Provides a Path to Long-Term Wealth

A recent survey from LendingTree.com found there are multiple reasons why Americans would choose to purchase a home instead of renting. Some of the most popular non-financial reasons given include:

The flexibility to make the space your own
The pride homeownership offers
The sense of stability

In the same survey, 41% of respondents say they’d rather own a home than rent because of the unique way homeownership builds wealth over time.
And experts agree – the home you own is an important tool for building your net worth. Here’s what many of those experts have to say about building long-term financial stability through homeownership.
According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR):

“Homeowners who purchased a typical single-family existing-home 30 years ago at the median sales price of $103,333 with a 10% down payment loan and who sold the property at the median sales price of $357,700 in 2. ...

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Friday, October 22, 2021   /   by Nicole Solari

What’s Causing Today’s Competitive Real Estate Market?

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Today’s strong sellers’ market is the direct result of high demand and low supply.
Low mortgage rates and generational trends have created an increased demand for homes. Meanwhile, the slower pace of new home construction and homeowners staying in their homes longer have both led to today’s low supply.
If you’re thinking of selling, work with a trusted agent to understand your local area and how you can take advantage of today’s housing market. ...

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Monday, September 20, 2021   /   by Nicole Solari

Is It Time To Move on to a New Home?

If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 years. The housing industry refers to this as your tenure.
To really explore tenure, it’s important to understand what drives people to make a move. An article from The Balance explores some of the primary reasons individuals choose to sell their houses. It says:

“People who move for home-related reasons might need a larger home or a house that better fits their needs, . . . Financial reasons for moving include wanting a nicer home, moving to a newer home to avoid making repairs on the old one, or cashing in on existing equity.”

If you’ve been. ...

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