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Understanding Comparative Market Analysis

You may have heard the term comparative market analysis. You may have also been the target of emails, ads, or mailers that promise to do a free comparative market analysis to find the value of your home.

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Should I Fix Up My House Or Sell It As Is

If you have been thinking of selling your home and dreading all the costly repairs that need to be done before you sell, you may wonder what it would be worth selling “as is” versus paying someone to do the repairs.

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How to Get the Best Value for Your Home

You’ve decided it’s time to sell your house. It’s been a great home for you and your family, but now it’s time to upsize, downsize, move for work, or make way for some other upcoming lifestyle change.

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How to Stage a House
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How to Stage a House to Sell

Preparing a home for sale is no small feat. and it’s often overwhelming to clear spaces that have been lived in for years. Most homeowners typically have too much furniture, too many picture frames, and a half dozen family souvenirs crammed in every room. Don’t even get us started on the stained carpet, chipped wall paint, and scratched floors that come with everyday wear and tear.

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Santa Clara December 2018 Home Sales

The Santa Clara market tightened up for the last month of the year, as home inventory dropped, which is typical for the holiday season.  There were very little new listings and many homes that had been sitting on the market were finally sold and will be closing in January.  Moving forward to expect home inventory to expand.  Generally buying activity is pretty hot in the beginning months of the year, as inventory is ramping up.  

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Market Update: December 2018

The current conditions in the Santa Clara housing market: Mortgage rates are still hovering around their 7-year highs and expected to climb more in 2019. Values of homes in Santa Clara have been dropping since June, and are expected to drop more in 2019. The stock market has experienced lots of volatility in the last few weeks and is at a 14 month low. Seasonal inventory for the holiday has dropped, but are at the highest levels in the last 6 years.

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