Home Selling Tips

May 20, 2020

Housing Market Positioned to Bring Back the Economy

All eyes are on the American economy. As it goes, so does the world economy. With states beginning to reopen, the question becomes: which sectors of the economy will drive its recovery? There seems to be a growing consensus that the housing market is positioned to be that ...

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May 4, 2020

COVID-19 Aftermath: Good News for Normal Buyers

 

For Buyers:

The kickoff of 2020 was developing into a nightmare for normal buyers who just wanted to find a place to live. Extreme competition for homes between wholesalers, cash buyers, vacation rental investors and traditional buyers depleted supply and created an environment consisting of multiple offers, appraisal waivers ...

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March 24, 2020

Spring 2020 Phoenix Valley Real Estate Market Update

The chart below quickly outlines and compares the general Phoenix valley (Maricopa County) real estate market between 2019 and 2020.  If you have more questions about a specific market, contact Silver Alliance Reatly (602) 615-8470.  We are always available to help our clients. 

Affordability for Buyers has Improved Thanks ...

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Sept. 10, 2019

4 Things You Might Not Know About Home Staging

The National Association of Realtors conducted a survey of active agents to research the benefits and disadvantages of staging a home. Here is a look at four statistics taken from this survey that suggest that staging your home is a good idea.

1. Staging Your Home Increases the Selling Price ...

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Aug. 16, 2019

iBuyers: Is Convenience Worth the Cost?

 

On average, sellers are likely to make 13% - 15% LESS with an iBuyer versus a traditional broker (source: Sklarz & Miller, 2019).  While technology has influenced and in a lot of ways improved the real estate industry, the iBuyer phenomenon (such as Open Door, Zillow Offers, OfferPad, etc.) might need ...

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July 12, 2019

July 2019 Real Estate Review

The seasonality in the Maricopa County real estate market couldn’t be more obvious, or consistent. Lots of sales in April, May and June; not as many in December, January and February.

The highs have risen slightly higher each year, but the lows have gotten lower as well. Overall volume per ...

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July 12, 2019

Housing Inventory Increases as House Prices Moderate

After years of an inventory shortage in the housing market, conditions are finally improving. This all adds up to buyers having more choices when looking for homes. Yet sellers will also have to adapt to the new market conditions, as an increase in inventory often leads to a slowdown in ...

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June 18, 2019

Anticipating a Move? Read These Seven Tips

Moving is a chore that everyone loves to hate. It is time-consuming, fraught with difficult decisions, and physically demanding. But it’s also unavoidable.

Here are some great tips to make your move more efficient and less stressful:

1. Weed Out the Clutter.

Before you start packing, honestly survey your belongings ...

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May 9, 2019

Looking to Sell? Don’t Make These Three Home Improvement Mistakes

It might seem obvious that home improvements are a good investment and will increase a property’s value. Unfortunately, that’s not always true. Many improvements don’t raise a home’s value enough to repay their costs, leaving you out of pocket. Even worse, some projects can actually lower your home’s value.

If ...

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April 25, 2019

Positive Signs for the National Housing Market

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), sales of existing homes climbed in February; what’s more, month-over-month sales recorded the highest increase since December 2005. According to Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the NAR, several factors led to the impressive rise in sales including “a powerful combination of lower ...

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