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If you are planning to sell your home,curb appeal is key. Buyers see front yard and your home’s exterior. Make your house as attractive as you can. The 2015 Remodeling Cost vs. Value report by the National Association of Realtors®, reports that home buyers are big on curb appeal. some pointers to get the outside of your home looking as good as the inside.
Entry door replacement will .provide Buyers the safety and energy efficiency buyers want. Out with your dingy old door get a new steel entry door and you will get 102% return on investment, According to NAR.. Attractive,colorful doors for median- to lower-priced homes, below $200,00, range in price from is $99 to $500.. High-end homes, doors need front doors reflecting the neighborhood grandeur.
Other items to consider in curb appeal are garage doors, and new or clean windows to show took care of your home. Repair,paint and replace items outside. Do not forget to plan flowers and clean fresh welcome mat, and get ready to take advantage of the better prices..
Open Houses Are Needed To Sell A Home
The third real estate myth, one that will inevitably rile up many other real estate agents, is that open houses are needed to sell a home. Open houses are NOT needed to sell a home!
Did you know that less than 5% of homes are sold as a result from an open house? There are many PROS and CONS to open houses, but the truth is there are more CONS. A home can be sold without open houses if it is priced correctly and the proper marketing is used. I always ask sellers (and other real estate agents) who believe open houses sell homes if they honestly believe a serious buyer will skip their home because it is not open. Their answer 99.9% of the time is no and that they would contact their Realtor® to schedule a private viewing.
It is simply wrong that some real estate agents convince sellers that they will sell their home because they will hold it open every weekend. Real estate agents should explain that open houses will give some additional exposure to a home but the primary purpose of open houses is for real estate agents to prospect and potentially pick up additional buyers.
Stay tuned for the number one and second myths.
The end of month and 1915 Market Statistics show that In general, there were more sales but prices went dow.
However prices by Zip codes and city are in all ranges. Odenton remain the same for year average price, yet went down for Cec
Glen Burnie went Down as a city yet Zip code 21060 went up both for the year and December.
As usual prices are very local and depend on many issues happening in a particular area.
We could say that homes are affordable and Sellers have to be realistic when setting a sale Price. For more information. Call, me text me or email me.
If you are planning to buy or sale do not delay as in most cases waiting is not going to make a significant difference and it would just delay your goals and plans.
It’s official: Fed raises interest rates for first time in nine years
By Brena Swanson
The Federal Open Market Committee announced in its December meeting that it is officially raising the federal funds rate for the first time since June 2006.
In a statement released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve, the FOMC said that it will gradually raise the federal funds rate to a range of 0.25% to 0.50%.
“Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes for policy actions to affect future economic outcomes, the committee decided to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 0.25% to 0.50%. The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative after this increase, thereby supporting further improvement in labor market conditions and a return to 2% inflation,” the FOMC said in a statement.
All FOMC members voted unanimously.
Possible delays in home sales Process:
According to the Appraisal Institute, the number of real estate appraisers has fallen 20% from 2007 to 78,500 earlier this year. Amy Hoak of MarketWatch says the group predicts another 3% fall each year for the next decade. This reality could mean longer waits and higher fees as more appraisers cross state lines to value properties. Longer waits also affect sellers who need the equity from one sale to purchase their next home. When they can’t close on the home they’re selling, they can’t close on the one they’re buying. A shortage also means appraisals will likely cost more, which some say is already happening in rural areas.
For more information on the appraiser shortage call me or text me 908-2407792.
This is week+ old but worth reading, while the feds show lack of confidence, THIS IS GOOD NEWS FOR SELLERS AND BUYERS NO INTEREST RATES CHANGES
By Amy Caculo
Yesterday the Federal Reserve announced that it would keep short-term interest rates near zero, a forgone conclusion for industry insiders, and a decision that proved that officials still lack confidence in the US economy. Rates have remained at a near-zero level for almost seven years. Assessing the impact of a stricter financial environment, the Fed determined that the current economy lacked the strength to accommodate the change. Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen said in a news conference after the announcement from the Federal Open Market Committee that “heightened uncertainties abroad” and slow inflation has convinced the committee to wait. However, according to the Federal Reserve’s projections also published yesterday, the plan to raise rates this year still stands.
Housing analysts say that if and when the Fed decides to raise interest rates, the impact on homebuyers will be minimal. In fact, a new survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted this week by Trulia suggests that homebuyers are not concerned about a rise in rates. Nearly 69% of Americans said $250,000 is the maximum price that they would be willing to pay to buy their first or next home. At this price point, an increase in rates would not turn people off from buying a home. If anything, it may slightly lower the price range in which they are looking to buy. For example, an increase of 25 basis points on a $250,000 loan raises the mortgage payment by $35, which is likely not enough to sway consumers to refrain from buying. The next possible action on interest rates could come with the Oct. 27-28 meeting, and then the Dec. 15-16 meeting.
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Any house can be sell at any time of the year under the right conditions: The Winter is a Great time to sell for 2 good reasons, 1-less competion, 2- buyers a re more serious about buying soon. This is better if your home stands out is priced properly and marketed correctly. Want to know the sellers cardinal sins! ! Call or text me to sell, buy or invest! Cel 908-240-7792
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