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Q4-2016 Market Climate Map: Sales Volume for Single-Family Homes

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Our Q4 stats are in for single-family homes, and we’re seeing some major growth in Bel Air-Holmby Hills, Montecito Heights, Highland Park, and Marina del Rey, respectively. A listing in Bel Air-Holmby Hills The number one spot went to the Metropolitan area, which experienced a tremendous 155% increase – but keep in mind, this was just for the sale of one home. More tellingly, Bel Air-Holmby Hills had a 153% increase …

What Do Millennial Buyers Look For in an Agent?

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Millennials, right? Everyone seems to have advice about them–how to appeal to them, what they want, how to make them stop inventing new slang–but no one really seems to know much about what makes them tick. Thanks to a comprehensive report from Zillow Group, agents now have a little more insight into that coveted 18-34 age group (at least in regards to real estate). According to the report, all of the …

Q3-2016 Market Climate Map: Sales Volume for Single-Family Homes

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The Q3 stats are in and, as per usual, our climate map has some revealing insights into Los Angeles’s neighborhoods to look out for going into the new year. The area that by far experienced the biggest overall increase in sales volume? Monterey Hills, with a whopping 138% increase in the sales volume of single family homes. The small community, which sits four miles ENE of Downtown Los Angeles, is experiencing …

Your neighborhood can affect your prosperity, says Trulia

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Dress for success? More like address for success. It turns out that the country’s priciest housing markets have appreciated two times faster than homes in the country’s least expensive markets over the last 30 years, according to a Trulia report released Wednesday. Three decades ago, the most expensive neighborhoods held an average home price of $127,058–144% higher than the least expensive markets’ average home price of $52,022. But in 2016, the …

The McMansion’s Day Has Come and Gone

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By Gail Marks-Jarvis (TNS)—When Dr. Kishin Ramani decided to sell his six-bedroom, Georgian-style home on a half-acre lot in an affluent Chicago suburb three years ago, it never occurred to him that he’d be resigned to accepting far less than he paid when he bought the home in 2005. Ramani was immediately drawn to the home, built in 2003, because “it was gorgeous and airy, with the highest ceilings I’d seen.” …

How Much Does It Cost To Move Into A Bigger Apartment?

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Sometimes, a studio just isn’t enough. But, depending on where you live, an upgrade may cost you. RentCafe crunched the numbers from apartment data firm Yardi Matrix to determine how much more a renter can expect to pay for that one-bedroom pad–and, from city to city, the results couldn’t have varied more. To upgrade from a studio apartment, the report shows renters in the U.S. can expect monthly costs to increase …