SMARTmoves | February 2021 | www.carlosfcamargo.net
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5 Ways to Thrive in a Seller’s Market
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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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,
“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.”
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.
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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.
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
🚚 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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