Selling a Home in Mammoth Lakes

Features Home Buyers Want Most in 2021

What buyers want in a home changes all the time. So, the question is—what are home buyers looking for in 2021? The National Association of Home Builders 2021 What Home Buyers Really Want report (outlined in a recent article from REALTOR® Magazine) explored the features that home buyers find the most desirable in 2021, including: So, what are the features that home buyers consider...

New Year, New Home? Set Homeownership Goals Whether You’re Buying, Selling, or Staying Put

The start of a new year always compels people to take a fresh look at their goals, from health and career to relationships and finance. But with historically low mortgage rates, increased home sales and price growth, and a tight housing inventory, the time is right to also make some homeownership resolutions for 2021. Home buyers, is this the year you work to improve your credit score, pay down some...

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Winter Real Estate Market Will Be HOT

Winter is typically a slower season in real estate—but 2020 is poised to change that in a big way. Low inventory, high buyer demand, and record-low interest rates are setting up this winter season to be one of the best seller’s markets in recent history—and if you’re thinking about selling your home, now is a great time to make a move. But how can you take advantage of this historic...

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How COVID-19 Changed The Real Estate Market For Home Sellers in 2020

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed day-to-day life in America. But how has it changed the experience and process of selling a home? The 2020 National Association of REALTORS® Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers compared home sellers before and during/after COVID-19. Some of their key findings included: Homeowners wanted to sell both before and after COVID...

These Pandemic-Inspired Trends Are Here To Stay

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed what many people are looking for in their homes—and, as such, it’s shifted major home and design trends. And it looks like many of those trends are going to continue long after the pandemic is over. A recent article from realtor.com outlined the pandemic-related housing and design trends that are likely to stick around post-COVID, including: A shift to the...

In Today’s Market, Homes Are Selling High And In Record Time—Making It The Perfect Time To Sell

When you sell your home, you want it to sell quickly and profitably—and according to those standards, there’s never been a better time to sell than right now. According to recent data from the National Association of REALTORS®, the nationwide median existing home price in September 2020 was $311,800—up 14.8 percent year-over-year.  Through October 2020 in Mammoth Lakes, the year to date median...

Preparing For An Appraisal? Focus On These Projects

An appraisal is an important part of the home selling process; you want your appraisal to accurately reflect your home’s value and your listing price. But if your home appraisal comes in lower than expected, it could cause issues with your home sale and put the deal at risk. Which is why, as a seller, you want to do everything you can to get your home ready for the appraisal. But what projects should...

Rural Real Estate Prices Are On The Rise

Urban areas have long been the hottest real estate markets in the country. But the pandemic and stay-at-home orders left many people longing for more space, both indoors and out—and now that restrictions are being lifted, many of them are leaving the cities and heading to rural destinations to find the space they’re looking for. And as interest in properties in rural areas is increasing, so are...

August Home Buyer Activity Making Up For Lost Spring Market

In normal years, Spring is the hottest home buying season of the year for most markets across the country. But I don’t have to tell you that 2020 isn’t a normal year—and as a result of the COVID-19 shutdowns, the peak home buying season hit a little late this year. According to recent data from realtor.com, pace of sales, demand, and prices in August have all surpassed data from this time last...

What Is Your Home Actually Worth?

You can easily check how much money you have in your bank accounts or see the real-time value of your stock investments, but figuring out the dollar value of your home is trickier. As a potential seller, knowing your home’s worth will help you price it correctly when you decide to sell. As a buyer, it’s important to know a home’s worth before making an offer. Even if you’re not looking to buy...

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