Friday, November 8, 2019 / by Ariadne Gold
Wow! This has been a crazy summer for Real Estate! The market didn’t slow down as much in October of this year as it has in previous years, which is a little surprising considering it got cold much faster than normal.
We had 809 listings sold in October; this is compared to 825 in July, and 667 in October of 2018. So like I said, not much of a slow down and many more listings sold versus last year! The average sold price was $288,000, versus $300,000 in July, so a little bit of a reduction there. The average sold price in October of 2018 was $267,000; just more proof that home values are only going up!
The average list price vs. sold price came out at 99.85%; in July it was 100.46%. Not too much of a difference, but you can see a teeny bit of a reduction. In October of 2018 it was 99.74%.
The average days on market in October was 23; in July it was 29, so the days on market has actually gone down a bit! However, this may be just because there were more listi ...
Thursday, November 7, 2019 / by Andria Sanchez
What Is The Difference Between A Custom, Tract and A Spec Home?
One of the biggest decisions many of us make, is buying a home for our families. Not only the financial aspect weighs heavy – it is also about location, neighborhood, possibly even school districts. Therefore, we need to pay close attention to every detail when choosing a home.
A custom home is sort of like a one-of-a-kind clothing piece. It is a unique house, specifically designed for a predetermined buyer. These houses are constructed entirely to the liking of the client. That means full control over every detail – A custom house is advisable if you are absolutely sure about what you want, are willing to do your research, and would like to be apart of every detail from beginning to end.
Tract houses entails multiple houses built on a tract. These houses are mostly similar, being offered in only a few different models. They offer standard amenities with future homeowners having the option to upg ...
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 / by Kylene Emery
It has never been easier or more confusing to find out how much your house is worth! The easy part is finding information. The internet will give you piles and piles of information about your home and its value. All of this information can be confusing, contradictory, and misleading! So what can you do?
Most people think you realtors are professionals that you call when it is time to buy or sell a house, but really, they are more than that. They are people that can help you create and fulfill long-term financial and personal goals! A home is often your largest and longest investment. You should know what it is worth. You should know when it has peaked in value, and you should know when it’s maintenance costs may start to slow its growing value.
A realtor can help you evaluate all of these factors. Successful realtors build and maintain their business by offering th ...
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 / by Katrina Miller
Listing Your Home For Sale and Survive the Showings-
As a Realtor in Spokane, WA I am going to shed some light on how to survive the showings once you list your home.
Believe it or not, during showings people will go through your drawers and cabinets. It is important to declutter and keep your home organized. Make sure you keep your personal belongings locked up. Be extra cautious about anything of monetary or sentimental value. When in doubt, put it away and lock it up.
2. Send your pets on a vacation-
Pets are my favorite but they can make showings complicated and stinky. Some people are not dog or cat lovers. When they walk into your home they want it to smell nice and not be covered in fur when they leave. By having your pets at a different location during the showing process it makes your home more accessible. People love seeing homes right when they want. The easier to see a home the happier the buyer will be! ...
Monday, November 4, 2019 / by Connie Tracy
If you are looking to do some updates around the house before you list your home, start with the laundry room. Buyers are looking for updated and energy efficient appliances and tons of space for storage.
Here are some of the TOP FEATURES that buyers want when deciding to purchase a home:
Open Concept is still a feature many buyers look for. They want to entertain and not be compartmentalized while the big game is on the TV. Newer homes offer spacious flowing floor plans and high ceilings that older homes don't provide.
Smaller homes are becoming a trend due to the fact that HUGE homes are expensive to heat, cool, and maintain. The wide array of newer homes allow for different sizes and floor plans.
Outdoor living spaces are on the must -haves list for home buyers. The outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and areas to enjoy the longer summer days and evenings. At the very least, an area for a fire pit is desirable. Who doesn't love to roast dinners on ope ...