What Matters to Home Buyers in 2017?

As the 2017 real estate market begins heating up, are you considering selling your home? If so, you’ll want to be up to date on what buyers are looking for. As we mentioned in our recent post on 2017 real estate trends, walkability and urban-style amenities are very popular these days. There is even a new term for urban-meets-suburban living. Get ready for a lot of discussion surrounding “surban” living this year. So, what matters to…

What Does Generation X Look for in a Home?

According to Realtor.com, the Generation X homeownership rate was 58.9% in early 2016 and is expected to rise in 2017. If you are planning to sell a home soon, be sure to consider this important demographic! Now you’re probably asking yourself: what does Generation X look for in a home? Taking a look at a demographic’s preferred pastimes is a good way to gain insight regarding which home features will be of greatest interest to a…

Is it Time to Sell Your Home?

Did you know that 56% of home owners believe we are in a sellers’ market right now? Bay Area residents have become accustomed to seeing record high real estate prices over the last few years, but is it time to sell your home? That depends on many factors, and below we detail some of the top concerns on sellers’ minds. Among those entering the real estate market, 40% are looking for a larger or nicer…

9 Home Appraisal Tips for Success

Countless factors are considered when appraising a home. Since you can’t control surrounding influences, such as the condition of a neighbor’s home, it’s important to do all you can to showcase your property’s best features. Make your home looking fabulous on appraisal day 1. Do your research Research appraisers before hiring, and be sure the person you choose has extensive knowledge of your area. Discuss your home with them in advance and let them know the…

Eco-Friendly Living is Top Priority

When you are considering a move, what is your top priority in a home? Is it the size, whether or not the home has a pool, the home’s location, or the type of dwelling? Eco-Friendly Living: Terminology Recent research indicates that eco-friendly living is top priority for today’s home buyers. Despite this common interest, wording matters. Did you know that the term “water-saving” is more palatable to home buyers than “low-flow”? The same goes for…