March 2016

Found 4 blog entries for March 2016.

cheap home renovationsFive Cheap home renovations with the most value when it comes to selling your home

1. Update the Kitchen

The kitchen is a major selling point of any home and just by doing something like replacing the faucet, replacing the cabinet door handles or updating the lighting fixtures can have a huge impact on prospective home buyers.

If you have somewhat of a larger budget, new cabinets and countertops always make for a huge improvement.

2. Get a new Front Door

We all know the importance of a good first impression and one of the first things people looking at your home will see is the front door. Whether you get a nice new one or simply repaint the existing front door, it will definitely go a long way in making a good impression. And it won't

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Sacramento real estate stats Feb. 2016After a fairly sluggish January, Sacramento homes sales have picked up the pace.

According to the latest stats from the Sacramento Realtors' Association, February saw sales volume ramp up by 12.3% from January, with 1,082 homes sold. Last month 963 homes were moved.

February 2016 sales were down ever so slightly from a year ago, when there were 1,098 homes sold.

Pending sales went up 13.9% from 1,098 to 1,251. Compared with February 2015, the current number is up .3% (1,247).

Meanwhile, the median sales price jumped up 4.9% from January this year, going from $284,900 to $299,000. This is also a 5.6% jump from February last year, when the median sales prices was $283,000.

And the good news for those thinking of selling their homes, is the

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New home sales in Sacramento reach highest numbers in eight years

New Homes Sales SacramentoLooks like the new homes real estate market in the Sacramento area is picking up steam.

According to the North State Building Industry Association, some 447 new homes were sold in the Sacramento area in February. That's the highest monthly total since 2008 when the recession began, and only 59 new houses were sold that February.

New home are being built in some 123 subdivisions in the region, the most in seven years, including West Roseville.

These numbers come at a time when new homes are still fairly expensive compared to resale or older homes. The average new-home sales price in the Sacramento region last fall was $478,000, just 5% less than it was during the height of the

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Tips to quickly sell your Sacramento homeMany people put their homes on the market during the spring season. It's a good time because many folks are looking for a new home. Check out these tips to separate your home from the rest and help it sell quickly.

  • Make A Great First Impression - The most important thing is for your home to make a good first impression. A potential buyer doesn't want to drive up and find the front lawn unmowed and full of weeds, with unkept landscaping. Buyers don't want to see paint flaking off the front door, so make sure the first thing a prospective buyers sees with your home makes a good impression.
  • Declutter and Clean everything - This is very important. When someone walks into your home, they don't want to see your stuff lying around everywhere, so clear
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