NEWEST TREND IN LUXURY LIVING – LOW MAINTENANCE

While Millennial and Empty-Nester are decades apart in age, when it comes to home buying they often look for the same qualities: quiet sanctuary, comfort, upgrades and low-maintenance. For Baby Boomers, luxury living was commonly thought of as large homes on acreage. Today the allure of a custom home on a low-maintenance lot has both Empty-Nesters looking to downsize as well as first-time home buying Millennials in the market for...

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Should You Use a Professional Stager When Selling Your Luxury Home?

If you’re planning to put your luxury home on the market, consider staging it first. Staging is the process of “styling” a home to maximize its appeal to potential buyers. It can be as simple as eliminating clutter or reorganizing a bookcase, or staging can involve removing, replacing or re-arranging furniture, adding accessories or taking down heavy draperies that block the light. According to StagedHomes.com, which provides training and awards the...

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GETTING YOUR HOME SOLD FAST

Whether you’re selling your home to upgrade or downsize, having your house on the market can cause extra stress and cost valuable time and money. Week after week of making sure your house is presentable at all times, can cause extra stress for the entire family. And buyers are most interested in your home the first few weeks it’s on the market, which is the best opportunity to gain top...

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Beware of Wire Fraud

BEWARE OF FAST GROWING WIRE FRAUD SCHEME THE NIGHTMARE You are hours away from closing escrow on your dream home when the unimaginable happens…you receive an email from what looks like your real estate agent changing wire instructions. In your hurried, so much to do, so little time state, you follow the instructions and before you know it your down payment and ultimately your dream home are gone! FASTEST GROWING...

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SPRING CLEAN IS GREAT PREP FOR SPRING FLING

The “Spring Fling” frenzy for real estate is right around the corner! When the temperatures start to rise, the real estate market will also heat up bringing competition or home sellers who want to get top dollar. If you’re planning on selling your home in the next few months, here’s what you can do now to make your house at the top of the “hot buy” list! START PACKING We’re...

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HEARTFELT THANKS FOR A GREAT 2018!

HEARTFELT THANKS FOR A GREAT 2018! As the hustle, bustle and chaotic pace of the holidays continues, we want to just take a moment to stop and express our heartfelt gratitude and reflect on what you, our treasured customers and Hometown Realty Team mean to us! TO OUR CUSTOMERS Here at C21 Hometown Realty, it is our privilege to help you make one of the most important decisions you will...

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SLO MILLENNIALS TO TAKE THE BUYING PLUNGE

San Luis Obispo rent is steadily increasing at the highest rates in the state. Central Coast Millennials may soon follow the national trend and take the plunge into home ownership. The National Association of REALTORS® recently reported Millennials hold the highest share of home buying activity out of all other generations for the fifth consecutive year. Rents in San Luis Obispo have increased an alarming 39.42%. An increase from September...

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SEASONS CHANGE…AND SO HAS THE MARKET

You can feel it in the air! The season has changed and Fall has arrived. Historically, fall is the time when the real estate market slows down after the summer rush as families settle into a new school year. And this year is no different…or is it? In the last few weeks, we have seen a flurry of price reductions and listings are now taking longer to sell. Could this...

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Tips For Buying a House in the Fall

Surprisingly, fall is a great time to buy a home. There are still homes on the market which did not sell during the summer months, some at deep discounts. There are also homes newly listed by sellers trying to beat the slower winter months. At the same time, there are fewer buyers out searching, which makes it the perfect time to buy a home. • Fall home buyers should be...

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Cheri Wieland Awarded CRS Designation by RREC

Century 21 Hometown Realty is proud to announce Cheri Wieland, a Presidents and Centurion Producer, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). In every field, there exists a “Gold Standard” of excellence: a level of experience, advanced education, and professional performance that sets those who’ve earned it above the rest....

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