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SMARTmoves | February 2021 | www.carlosfcamargo.net

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+ Homeowner Tip: Tile and Grout Maintenance

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Posted on February 5, 2021 at 3:39 PM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Credit & Home Finance, Home Care & Maintenance, Newsletter-CFC, Real Estate Market Update |

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Posted on February 3, 2021 at 11:43 PM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Investment Property, Selling a House |

Ways to Thrive in a Seller’s Market | carlosfcamargo.net

5 Ways to Thrive in a Seller’s Market 

 
1️⃣ 1 Treat your hunt seriously. House hunting must be your priority, not your weekend hobby. Check new listings regularly, be prepared to drop everything to view a home when it hits the market, and be ready to make a quick decision.
 
2️⃣ 2 Bring paperwork, not promises. Want to be taken seriously by the seller? When you visit homes, bring a mortgage pre-approval letter and a “proof of funds” form from your bank showing you have enough to cover the down payment.
 
3️⃣ 3 Consider waiving what-ifs. Homebuyers often include contingencies when making an offer so they won’t lose their deposit if, for example, the home doesn’t pass inspection. Waiving contingencies could help you close a deal, but this definitely is not a move for the faint-hearted. To gauge your risks, consult your Realtor® and check www.realtor.com/ advice/buy/what-really-happens-when-you-waive-contingencies.
 
4️⃣ 4 Don’t play hardball. This isn’t the time to try to lowball on price. Bid aggressively—while still staying within a monthly budget you can afford.
 
5️⃣ 5 Widen your search. You’ll increase your chances of finding a property if you’re willing to consider homes outside your ideal neighborhood and houses that may need some remodeling or renovations.
 
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Posted on February 1, 2021 at 12:08 AM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Buying a House, First-time Buyer |

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A HOME | Winter 2021

The housing market recovery has been nothing short of remarkable. Many experts agree the turnaround from the nation’s economic pause is playing out extremely well for real estate, so it’s framing up to be an ideal time to buy a home for those who are ready to make a purchase.

Here’s a dive into some of the biggest wins for homebuyers this season.

1. Mortgage Rates Are Low – In 2020, mortgage rates hit all-time lows more than a dozen times, falling below 3% for the first time ever. Continued low rates have set buyers up for significant long-term gains.

2. Buying Is More Affordable Than Renting – Buying a home versus renting one may be a game-changer, as it amplifies long-term savings for homeowners.

 

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Posted on December 15, 2020 at 5:06 PM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Buying a House, Credit & Home Finance, First-time Buyer, Glossary of Housing & RE Terms |

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELLING YOUR HOUSE | Winter 2021

Many homeowners think selling in the spring when more buyers are in the market is the way to go. In reality, it’s more about the ratio of buyers to sellers that creates opportunities. Selling when the fewest number of homes are available to buy is what puts sellers in the driver’s seat.

With today’s high buyer traffic and low inventory, this power combination makes now the optimal time to sell – before your neighbors put their homes on the market in the spring. Here’s how it breaks down.

High Buyer Demand

Buyer demand is strong right now, and not showing any signs of slowing down. ShowingTime, which tracks the average number of buyer showings on residential properties, recently announced that buyer showings are up 64.1% compared to the same time last year. They went on to say:

“All but one of the top 20 markets with the heaviest buyer traffic recorded double-digit showings per listing in September, well above the current U.S. average of six showings per listing.”

Low Inventory of Houses for Sale

Purchaser demand is so high, the market is running out of available homes for sale. Recently,

realtor.com reported:

“Nationally, the inventory of homes for sale decreased 38.3% over the past year in October, a slightly slower rate of decline compared to the 39.0% drop in September. This amounted to 506,000 fewer homes for sale compared to October of last year.”

 


Posted on December 14, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Fair Housing, Home Care & Maintenance, Investment Property, Selling a House |

CFC’s Real Estate Staging Inspiration Guide!

Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate Staging Inspiration Guide!

Staging can transform the look of a home to generate the highest possible price in the shortest amount of time. Whether the house is new construction, an older home, or simply one that just needs a little freshening up, this guide gives you livable ideas that won’t break the bank. Our handy resource is filled with stylish products and creative tips for every room in a house. Better yet, every product featured in this guidebook is from the Better Homes and Gardens® collection sold exclusively at your local Walmart store or Walmart.com. Our  collection delivers serious style at prices anyone can afford. Remember, every Walmart store is different and what’s available changes seasonally, so check it out frequently to see what’s new and fresh!

We’ve done the trend work for you! This guidebook makes it easy to stage a house by having all furniture and accessory pieces grouped by room into 3 top home trend styles: Farmhouse Chic, Updated Classic and Modern Upgrade. You can stick with one trend style or mix-and-match pieces for a true BH&G designer look. Plus, we added extra tips and product ideas from BH&G stylists that just make the space better. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate is the only real estate company with exclusive access to Better Homes and Gardens stylists and editorial experts. Start with these styling tips to make home buyers fall in love with your listing.

Happy Staging!


Posted on December 10, 2020 at 7:53 PM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Home Care & Maintenance, Selling a House |

~~SMARTmoves Newsletter~~

DECEMBER 2020 | VOL 4 | ISSUE 12
🏠 Perfectly Practical Holiday Gifts for $30 or Less 🏠
🔥 Homeowner Tip: Keep the Home Fires Burning 🔥
🏷 5 December Home Maintenance Tips to Remember 🏷
📈 Case-Shiller 10-City Metro Home Price Index 📈
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Posted on December 4, 2020 at 6:20 PM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Real Estate Market Update |

Market Minute | Dec 03, 2020 | CA Real Estate Update

Market Minute | Dec 03, 2020 | CA Real Estate Update

Rather than slowing down for the winter, the housing market in California is showing signs of accelerating as we enter December. Both the backward- and forward-looking indicators suggest that November and December will maintain the double-digit pace in closed sales and that prices will be up by more than 10% this year. Rates remain low and several key macroeconomic indicators also improved last week. And yet, even as we near the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel for the pandemic, several key challenges remain before we can fully put this crisis in the rearview mirror. The housing market continues to be the shining star of the U.S. economy and California is enjoying the same robust surge in buyer demand that has been propelling sales for several months. However, we still face headwinds and the next few months will be critical in determining how quickly the rest of the economy can recover during the second half of 2021.


Posted on December 4, 2020 at 6:15 PM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Real Estate Market Update |

Monthly Real Estate Statistical Update (December 2020)

Monthly Statistical Update (December 2020)
+ 2020’s struggling jobs market foreshadows declining home prices in 2021;
+ A second jobs recovery is needed to sustain the housing market;
+ Californians drop out of the labor force;
+ California home prices jump with low turnover & lower interest rates
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Posted on December 4, 2020 at 6:12 PM
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🚚 SMARTmoves Newsletter 🚚 OCTOBER 2020 | VOLUME 4 | ISSUE 10

🚚 SMARTmoves | OCTOBER 2020 | VOLUME 4 | ISSUE 10

◘ Your Home’s Fall Maintenance Checklist
◘ Homeowner Tip: Maintain Your Filters and Grates
◘ Spice Up Your Front Porch with Pretty Painted Pumpkins
◘ Top 10 Fall Home Improvement Projects
◘ Social Distancing Outside of Your Home
◘ Escarole and White Bean Soup

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Posted on October 2, 2020 at 9:45 PM
Carlos Camargo | Posted in Home Care & Maintenance, Newsletter-CFC, Real Estate Market Update |