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Monday, January 14, 2019
Which Home-Remodeling Project Do Owners Most Regret Doing Themselves?
Taking a do-it-yourself approach to home improvements can save owners a significant amount of money and give them a sense of accomplishment, but those who do not have much remodeling experience should likely expect at least one misfire along the way. In fact, 63 percent of homeowners surveyed by ImproveNet regret doing at least one of the average eight renovation jobs that they have undertaken. Find out which projects went wrong . . . https://bit.ly/2RNm6bY
Friday, January 4, 2019
Homebuyers Equally Rely on the Internet and Real Estate Professionals
More than nine in ten homebuyers employed the Internet at some point in their search process and near equal amount counted on the expertise of a skilled real estate professional to seal the deal.
For professional real estate assistance, call FRITZ. https://bit.ly/2Rx1XXB
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Compass’ November 2018 Real Estate Update
East Bay homes sold in an average of 22 days in November, faster than they did anywhere else in the Bay Area. Homes in the region continued to command the largest premiums, fetching 111.9 percent of original price, slightly less than at the same time last year. https://bit.ly/2Geyk97 . For more information about buying or selling a home, call FRITZ.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Home Remodeling: How Much Can You Save by Doing It Yourself?
Nearly half of homebuyers run into unexpected repairs within the first year of ownership and those who are handy enough to do the work themselves can save enough money to put a dent in their mortgage balance. Remodeling costs are top of mind for homeowners and 80 percent say that professionals charge too much for materials and labor. Still, more than two-thirds of Americans say that they prefer to pay the pros to handle a renovation rather than do it themselves. Read all the details at: https://bit.ly/2PiIswP
Monday, November 26, 2018
Compass’ October 2018 Real Estate Update
The median sales price rose from October 2017 in most Northern California regions in which Compass does business, except for Sonoma Valley, where it was down by almost 10 percent. Elsewhere, annual appreciation ranged from 0.3 percent in Sonoma County to more than 25 percent for single-family homes in Lake Tahoe. https://bit.ly/2FJE7Df
Monday, November 12, 2018
Bay Area Cities Rank Among the Nation’s Best Small and Midsize U.S. Places to Live in 2018
|Street scene in city of Santa Clara|
Despite the Bay Area's top-dollar cost of living, the region's rapid home price appreciation and booming economy have helped land a handful of local cities on lists of the best places to live in America. Read more at . . . https://bit.ly/2OFPawt . For help to buy or sell a home, call FRITZ.
Friday, October 26, 2018
California Housing Inventory Near a 3-Year High in September
The nine-county Bay Area saw the number of homes for sale improve on both a monthly and annual basis, as the month's supply of inventory rose to 3.2. All counties posted year-over-year gains, with the monthly supply of inventory ranging from 2.7 in Alameda County to 5.6 in Napa County.
Read all the details . . . https://bit.ly/2EKqMtS
Monday, October 22, 2018
Pacific Union Quarterly Report: Q3 2018
As in the second quarter, the median home price in the third quarter of 2018 increased year over year in every northern California region in which Pacific Union operates. Get all the latest market data, plus expert commentary from Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp in out latest quarterly real estate report. https://bit.ly/2Jakxhz
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