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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 …

Is the Housing Market Cooling Down?

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It’s true what they say: what goes up, must come down. In this case, at least, “down” just means a slight plateau. (Don’t worry–this isn’t 2007.) According to the Dow Jones S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index released yesterday and an analysis from Ralph McLaughlin, Trulia’s chief economist, May 2016 marks 49 months in a row of positive home price gains. Thanks to double-digit appreciation from 2012-2014, homeowners have been successfully recouping …

NEW: Alpha Listing Search Updates!

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This week, we added some exciting updates to the MLS Alpha Listing Search, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to show our members all of the awesome new ways they maximize their search efficiency and help clients find their dream homes! The update includes: “Email Listing” and “Add to Cart” options now available on each pin in Map View Ability to choose MLS Public Records or RealTX in Settings Separate Report …

First-Time Buyers Cause Spike in Existing-Home Sales

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Over the past few years, first-time homebuyers have been inundated with bad news, bad luck, and bad everything else. Finally, though, things have taken a turn for the good. The share of first-time buyers who purchased homes in June 2016 was the highest recorded in four years (since July 2012!), according to the latest National Association of Realtors’ Existing-Home Sales report. For the first half of the year, first-time buyers made …

LA’s July Rent Report Revealed!

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Apartment List just released July’s rent report for Los Angeles–and, unfortunately, it looks like we’ve got some bad news for apartment hunters. Even though nationwide rents fell slightly, Los Angeles rents decided to buck that particular trend and grow 3.3 percent year-over-year since June 2015, which experienced rent growth of 2.2 percent over the same period of time. Fortunately for renters, there was no growth over the past month. However, Los …

How To Work Smart–Not Hard

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Stress! It’s one of those unavoidable nuisances that’s an inevitable side effect of success… right? Wrong, actually. “Success isn’t the outcome of pain and hardship,” says Stefani Shock, a Denver-based real estate coach and consultant. “True success involves being able to tackle the ups and downs with grace and smart decisions.” That isn’t to say that hard work isn’t a necessary step on the path to success. But there are ways …