Design trends in bathrooms, LA real estate, Lauren Case

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I like Houzz.com for their great design photos but they also have some excellent articles such 14 Bathroom Trends Expected to Be Big in 2015.  If you are considering a new bathroom or just want to renovate an existing one, it might help you decide not only what looks great but where the trends are heading as well.

Holiday home selling LA Real Estate, Lauren Case Real Estate

Best time to sell your home? Now!

Are you contemplating listing your home but think this is a slow time? Think again! Inventory is low right now and yet there are plenty of ready (key word!) and willing buyers looking for opportunities in  your neighborhood. Check out Winter Is Best Time to Sell, Study Shows | Realtor Magazine.

If you are thinking of selling, give me a call for a free home valuation consultation.

House prices and rental prices are about to switch roles

via Capital Economics: 4 predictions impact renting and homebuying | 2014-12-11 | HousingWire.

You might just be surprised by 10 things real estate appraisers won’t tell you – MarketWatch.

Check out the 6 Trends Driving New-Home Designs. Some of them might surprise you such as the office nearer to the kitchen.  I have seen an increase in buyers asking for multi-generational living options in homes we are previewing.  Sellers should take some of these design ideas into consideration if they are considering ways to add sales value and desirability to their homes before selling.

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Super kitchen

Take a look at some of the pros and cons before you decide. They can really tie together transitional areas between indoors and out so if you are looking to expand your home to include outdoor entertaining areas, this might help you decide: Are Stone Floors Right for Your Home?.

 

Do you think it’s a bad time to sell? According to some, sellers are holding out for higher prices before selling (Sellers Settle Into ‘Waiting Game’ | Realtor Magazine.) However, with less competition on the market this time of year, ready and willing buyers will be out looking at limited inventory. What will make the difference in leaving money on the table? Working with an agent that understands the best way to market your home and get the most exposure out to qualified buyers. Give me a call and let me show you how at (818) 974-8722.

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