I recently ran across an article on CNNMoney that showed were homes were selling above and below their listing price.
The article lists all counties across the US and how they stack up with regard to their listing prices vs. their actual selling prices.
Some areas in California show homes selling for a third more than their asking price, while others in Florida are selling for almost half their listed price.
Now, I ask you…is this about the popularity of each location (as the article posits) OR is it about Realtors understanding their own market dynamics and actually pricing appropriately?
Hmmmm, good food for thought, no!?!
This post is a repeat from my other blog, Front Door Freak…
Recently I have seen a whole spate of ominous looking door knockers.
It got me thinking…exactly how “welcome” do guests feel using these creepy door knockers?
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Personally, I’m not sure I’d even want to knock on any of these doors…
It never fails to make me laugh and it always makes me think!
This week, my answer is…real estate is definitely killing me!
I have started every morning this week with 5am text messages from another agent with whom I am doing a deal. Without mentioning particulars, it’s not going well. Everyone involved is angry and somehow all the anger is landing on my plate.
As a result, I haven’t had the energy to get any posts out.
I think I am going to have to sign off this week because I have nothing left to give.
Please come back next week. Thanks.
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The other day I wrote a post about mortgage rates and how they really have not risen very much.
I asked how long these cheap rates could possibly last.
Well, yesterday, Janet Yellen gave me the answer…they will probably be around at least until September.
According to CNNMoney…
The Federal Reserve decided not to raise interest rates in June, but comments Wednesday suggests the long awaited rate hike could come in September.
“No decision has been made by the committee about the right timing of an increase, but certainly an increase this year is possible,” Fed chair Janet Yellen said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
If you are considering buying a house, you might want to get to it before September!
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If you are shopping for a home, whichever house you end up buying, make sure it makes you feel like this…
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Not too long ago I wrote about a new trend I spotted where homeowners were putting doggie shower/clean-up rooms in their houses.
As I mentioned, while I love my dog Edgar, we are not renovating for him!
Also, as a Realtor, I would think dedicating precious square footage to a dog would be a bit of a re-sale “limiter”.
Well, this morning, while I was looking for something else, I happened upon a Zillow blog post that said Denise Richards (ex of Charlie Sheen) had just listed her house for sale.
That’s not the point of this post…celebrities list their homes for sale everyday. More intriguing to me was the fact that she had a dog hotel in her home that was used for rescue dogs. Take a look…
Wow…that room is nicer than most people’s homes.
Again, I ask, is America going to the dogs?