BUYING BEFORE THE SCHOOL BELL RINGS

BUYING BEFORE THE SCHOOL BELL RINGS Just because summer is here does not mean it’s too late to get in before the school year begins. It does mean time is of the essence to find the perfect family home and get your kids enrolled in a great school! RIGHT SCHOOL Buying the right home is more than square footage and amenities, for many young families it’s also about being in...

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CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ FOR PROPERTY INVESTORS

The “California Housing Market Report and Predictions” article released by Gord Collins of Manage Casa, explored the key factors that will drive the California market for the years ahead. Below are key excerpts from the article. CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ California is a special place to live and rent, and to buy and sell a home. The market diversity is hard to comprehend. And the battle for homeowners hanging onto proposition 13...

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Should you buy a second home? Predictions for the 2019 market.

In view of the healthy economy, you may be thinking of buying a second home as a vacation getaway, as housing for family members or as an investment property. That could reap great benefits, but you should only proceed with insight into this year’s secondary home market. A few predictions from real estate specialists: In general you can expect a buyer’s market, according to Bloomberg. Costs may be attractive in...

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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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