Jan. 10, 2019

How to Know What Items Stay in a Home When You Move

What household items are included in the sale of a home? Here’s a quick explanation.

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Do you know what household items are included in the sale of a home? Many people get confused when it comes to real property and personal property and what items are required to stay in a home when it’s sold.

 

Real property refers to anything that is attached to the home or that can cause damage if removed. These include the alarm system, built-in speakers, TV mounts, built-in bookshelves, and curtain rods.

 

 

  

If an item matters to you, make sure it’s written in the contract.

 

 


One big problem we see is buyers and sellers fighting over curtains. The important thing to remember is that if it matters to you, make sure you’re specific when writing a contract to make sure that both sides agree. Most of the time, curtain rods and curtain mounts stay, but not the actual curtains.

 

There is a standard that is laid out in the contract, but any seller can take items with them if they disclose any changes up front and in writing. In regard to appliances, the stove and dishwasher are considered attached, but the fridge, washer, and dryer are not. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, make sure you know what items in the house will be staying so that there is no surprise after the sale.

 

If you have any questions about this topic or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted in Home Seller
Jan. 3, 2019

Where is the Housing Market Headed 2019?

Some Highlights:

·       ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes!

·       Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% over the course of 2019 according to CoreLogic.

·       All four major reporting agencies believe that home sales will outpace 2018

Posted in Home Buyer
Jan. 3, 2019

Market Predictions 2019

Some Highlights:

·       ­Interest rates are projected to increase steadily throughout 2019, but buyers will still be able to lock in a rate lower than their parents or grandparents did when they bought their homes!

·       Home prices will rise at a rate of 4.8% over the course of 2019 according to CoreLogic.

·       All four major reporting agencies believe that home sales will outpace 2018

Posted in Home Buyer, Homeowner
Dec. 27, 2018

Our Predictions for the 2019 Real Estate Market

What will happen in the 2019 real estate market? Today I’ll discuss our predictions.

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Our industry leaders are still projecting another amazing year in real estate in 2019.. Although we’ve had a rise in inventory over the past year, we are still well below the number of homes needed for the large supply of buyers.

For anyone who is thinking about selling, it’s projected that home values will still continue to appreciate about 2% over the next couple years—not the large appreciation that we have seen over the last couple years, but a steady, consistent, and sustainable growth.

 

 

  

Although interest rates are higher than we’ve seen in the last year or so, they are still historically low.

 

 


If you’re thinking about buying a home, more inventory means more choices. Interest rates are projected to increase a little throughout the year, so if possible, buying sooner rather than later can save you a little money.

Now, although interest rates are higher than we’ve seen in the last year or so, they are still way lower than when I was selling homes in the beginning of my career, when buyers were purchasing homes with double-digit interest rates.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in 2019, or if you want more in-depth information about the market predictions for your specific area, my team and I are here to provide you with the information you need to make the best decision for your family. Simply reach out to us, and we’d be happy to help you however we can.

Posted in Market Update
Dec. 27, 2018

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

 

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition!

The #1 Reason to List Your Home in the Winter Months is Less Competition!

Housing supply traditionally shrinks at this time of year, so the choices buyers have will be limited. The chart below was created using the months’ supply of listings from the National Association of Realtors.

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House | Keeping Current Matters

As you can see, the ‘sweet spot’ to list your home for the most exposure naturally occurs in the late fall and winter months (November – February). 

Temperatures aren’t the only thing that heats up in the spring – so do listings!

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House | Keeping Current Matters

In 2017, listings increased by nearly half a million houses from December to June. Don’t wait for these listings to come to market before you decide to list your house.

Added Bonus: Only Serious Buyers Are Out in the Winter

At this time of year, only those purchasers who are serious about buying a home will be in the marketplace. You and your family will not be bothered and inconvenienced by mere ‘lookers.’ The lookers are at the mall or online doing their holiday shopping.

Bottom Line

If you have been debating whether or not to sell your home and are curious about market conditions in your area, talk with a local real estate professional who can help you decide the best time to list your house for sale.

Posted in Home Seller, Homeowner
Dec. 21, 2018

Knowing The 925 Features Hann Orthodontics

Haan Orthodontics is a family practice located in Brentwood California.  They offer many options for orthodontia work, check them out!

 

 

 

Haan Orthodontics

HannOrthodontics.com

https://www.facebook.com/HannOrtho/

 

 

100 Cortona Way, Ste 250

Brentwood, California 94513

 

 

(925) 240-2070

Posted in Knowing The 925
Dec. 20, 2018

Knowing The 925 Features Aerofly Fitness

Aerofly Fitness is a one of a kind fitness studio opening soon in Brentwood.  They offer an aerobungee workout, a trapeze yoga workout and many other types of classes.  There is something for young and old.  Check them out!

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/aeroflyfit/

 

3901 Walnut Blvd, Suite A-1
Brentwood, California
Posted in Knowing The 925
Dec. 19, 2018

Knowing The 925 Features Harvest Park Bowl

Join us on this episode of Knowing The 925 on our visit to Harvest Park Bowl in Brentwood California.  This family fun center has something for EVERYONE,  Check them out!

 

 

https://harvestparkbowl.com

 

Address

5000 Balfour Rd

Brentwood, California 94513

 

Phone

925.516.1221

 

Hours

Mon-Thu: 9am-11pm

Fri, Sat: 9am-1:30am

Sun: 9am-midnight

 

For more information contact Kari Cross at 925-584-1640 or visit www.crossgrouphomes.com (BRE 01276206)

Posted in Knowing The 925
Dec. 18, 2018

Knowing The 925 Features Club Moto Motocross Track

On this episode of Knowing The 925 we visit Club Moto, a motocross track in Livermore California.  This track is open to all ages and is a great local spot for young and experienced riders alike.

 

 

CLUB MOTO

Where are we located?

Club Moto is located on the east side of 580 in Livermore. Take the Greenville Rd exit, go east. Turn right on Altamont Pass Rd. Club Moto will be on your right.

Club Moto Hot line

The Club Moto hot line is available 24 hours a day. Please always call (925) 308-4814 before coming to the track, especially in wet weather.

http://www.clubmoto.com

Posted in Knowing The 925
Dec. 17, 2018

Knowing The 925 Features Vin Alegro

On this episode of Knowing The 925, we visit Vin Alegro.  A new tapas bar in Discovery Bay, with an extensive wine list and an elite chef using farm fresh ingredients and cooking personally for you.

 

 

 

VIN ALEGRO

1520 Discovery Bay Blvd.

Suite 300

Discovery Bay Ca, 94505

925-395-4700

https://vinalegro.com

 

 

 

Posted in Knowing The 925