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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 …

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 …

How Family-Friendly is Your City?

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  Moving is hard. Moving with children? Monumentally harder. When left to their own devices, buyers can find it excruciatingly difficult to determine what areas would be best for both their children and for them. Fortunately, WalletHub has stepped in. They’ve analyzed 150 U.S. cities based on population, providing scores based on qualities like the relative cost of housing, proximity to health care, school district quality, and recreational opportunities. Based on …

The Pragmatic vs. The Personal: Working With Unrealistic Sellers

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One of the most frustrating things that an agent can experience is a seller who, against the agent’s best efforts, will insist on overpricing their property. In those cases, it’s hard to know how to proceed. National Speaker for Homes.com Joe Sesso has five key pieces of advice for agents who might be experiencing this all-too-common frustration. 1. Understand where they’re coming from Says Sesso, “Selling a house is easy. Selling …

Zillow Study Busts First-Time Buyer Myths

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Everything you think you know about first-time buyers is wrong. This new info comes fresh from a recent 160-question Zillow Group survey conducted with 13,000 homebuyers and sellers who closed transactions in 2016. The results of the survey bust several prevalent first-time buyer myths wide open and are soon to be released for the general public’s access. For starters? In 2016, a whopping 53 percent of all buyer sales were to …

7 Essential Home Fixes For Selling

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As everyone knows, it’s a rare property that’s ready to sell as-is. Getting ready to sell involves a long and daunting to-do list that can seem impossible to tackle, especially for newer agents. With all of these tasks, it’s sometimes hard to know what to prioritize when getting a property market-ready. Fortunately, award-winning Broker Associate Cara Ameer has put together a comprehensive list of what sellers should focus on. Structural and …