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.

You’ve probably already heard of (or use) an internet connected thermostat, lights or alarm system – what about your front door?  Not sure what would happen if your phone battery dies? What about hackers? Check out the research at The Lock Has Evolved: Open Doors With Your Phone  and let me know your thoughts.

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iPhone enabled lock

In the first three years of a Wealth Building Home Loan (WBHL), 77% of monthly mortgage payments pay off principal, creating huge amounts of equity. New 15-Year Mortgage With $0 Down Payment Debuts – Real Estate News – realtor.com.  Is this the right loan for you? Give me a call and I will help you find out!

Sound too good to be true? Home Listed for $1 Has One Big Catch | Realtor Magazine.

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