- Mark Your Calendars; Satur-YAY 10/8/2016! Join Me!
- 8 Ways to Make Your Remodel Last
- Coldwell Banker lists most expensive, affordable real estate markets in the U.S.
- It’s Eichlers vs. McMansions in growing Bay Area battle
- 10 BEST CITIES FOR FAMILY BUYERS
- Home Appraisals Continue to Fall Below Owner Perceptions
- A Designer’s Top 10 Tips for Increasing Home Value
Mark Your Calendars; Satur-YAY 10/8/2016! Join Me! 3 awesome events, 1 day only. Schedule an appointment to donate blood with the Stanford Blood Center. Donate a coat. Peruse Campbell on Sale's community garage sale and/or what Campbell's Second Saturdays has to offer
Coldwell Banker lists most expensive, affordable real estate markets in the U.S. - The annual report includes market data for more than 2,000 real estate markets nationwide, analyzing more than 50,000 similar-sized four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes ranking the most expensive and affordable markets in all 50 states. The top 10 most expensive real estate markets are in California, with Saratoga leading the way at an average price of $2.5 million for a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. Saratoga is on the western edge of the Silicon Valley, an area with six of the top 10 most expensive markets.
It’s Eichlers vs. McMansions in growing Bay Area battle - Bargains when they were built, Eichlers — like pretty much all Bay Area real estate — are worth a mint these days. Purchased for less than $30,000 in 1966, the home likely would fetch at least $1.7 million on today’s market. But it’s more than that. With their minimalist modern lines and open floor designs — way ahead of their time — Eichlers have come to be regarded as “pieces of art.” Yet Eichlers aren’t for everyone. Maintenance can be complicated. Beams can rot. Plumbing, embedded in the concrete slab beneath the house, can leak.
10 BEST CITIES FOR FAMILY BUYERS - BUILDER Magazine and Metrostudy combined their findings with recent research from WalletHub to pinpoint the best cities for families in home-shopping mode. The analysis factors in the median price of new single-family homes as well as quality education, job markets, healthcare, crime, and divorce rates. While Fremont, Calif., has a high median new home price, researchers note it had one of the lowest divorce rates at 12.2 percent.
Home Appraisals Continue to Fall Below Owner Perceptions - Quicken Loans announced appraisals across the country were an average of 1.56 percent lower than what refinancing homeowners expected in August, according the company’s national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). The Quicken Loans Home Value Index (HVI), which measures home value changes exclusively through appraisals, moved higher yet in August. Home values increased 1.73 percent over the previous month, while jumping 8.13 percent higher than August 2015, according to the national HVI.
A Designer’s Top 10 Tips for Increasing Home Value - Whether they’re about staging, adding storage or remodeling wisely, these suggestions will help your home stand out on the market. Some of my favorites: