Ten Ways to Tell if Your Home is Overpriced

If you’re selling your home, you need to understand that pricing your home correctly from the beginning is absolutely critical. The most common reason a home doesn’t sell is because it is overpriced. Overpricing a home can create damaging effects, period. The probability is that if you price your home too high in the beginning, you will likely end up with less money in your pocket, which is obviously not the goal when selling a home. When selling your home, it’s absolutely critical you do not overprice it. If you happen to make the mistake of overpricing your home, it’s important that you identify this mistake right away and make a change immediately. How does a seller know if their home is

Thinking of Selling? 5 Reasons You Shouldn't For Sale By Owner

In today's market, with homes selling quickly and prices rising some homeowners might consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). There are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers. Here are five reasons: 1. There Are Too Many People to Negotiate With Here is a list of some of the people with whom you must be prepared to negotiate if you decide to For Sale By Owner: The buyer who wants the best deal possible The buyer’s agent who solely represents the best interest of the buyer The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country) The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almo

3 Graphs That Scream List Your House Today!

In school we all learned the Theory of Supply and Demand. When the demand for an item is greater than the supply of that item, the price will surely rise. SUPPLY The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently reported that the inventory of homes for sale stands at a 4.8-month supply. This is significantly lower than the 6 months inventory necessary for a normal market. DEMAND Every month NAR reports on the amount of buyers that are actually out in the market looking for homes, or foot traffic. As seen in the graph below, buyer demand this year has significantly surpassed the levels reached in 2014. Many buyers are being confronted with a very competitive market in which they must compet

5 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home

We have reported many times that the American Dream of homeownership is alive and well. The personal reasons to own differ for each buyer, with many basic similarities. Eric Belsky, the Managing Director of the Joint Center of Housing Studies at Harvard University expanded on the top 5 financial benefits of homeownership in his paper -The Dream Lives On: the Future of Homeownership in America. Here are the five reasons, each followed by an excerpt from the study: 1.) Housing is typically the one leveraged investment available. “Few households are interested in borrowing money to buy stocks and bonds and few lenders are willing to lend them the money. As a result, homeownership allows househo

Home Prices Rising! Appraisers say WHOA!

Each month, Quicken Loans releases their national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). This month’s report revealed that the difference in appraiser home value opinions as compared to homeowner estimates is continuing to increase. Chief Economist Bob Walters explains: "Many homeowners around the country are seeing the national headlines about home value increases and they are optimistic about their equity increasing. While some areas are seeing the same level of home appreciation, or even more, there are also some areas that have slower home value increases. This can lead to homeowners and appraisers not quite seeing eye-to-eye.” Here is a chart showing the increasing difference in opinions:

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