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Tuesday, February 22, 2022   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Fix It or Not? What to Ask When Prepping Your Home Sale

When you make the decision to sell your home, it can be tricky to know which changes would make your home sell more quickly or boost the sale price — and which would be a waste of your time and resources. Each home (and each homeowner) is different; that’s why we’ve come up with eight key questions to ask yourself before making any changes to prep your home for sale.
General QuestionsThese first three questions will help you take the temperature of the real estate market in your area and assess the competition.1. How hot or cold is the market in your area? Are homes being snapped up after the first open house, or are they languishing on the market for months? Are homes being sold at or near the asking price, or for much lower or much higher? Are open houses bustling with people, or is attendance sparse? Get a feel for the market in your area by talking with your real estate agent and checking local listings. If it’s a seller’s market, you m ...

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Thursday, February 17, 2022   /   by Capprice Kitchen

When is the Best Time to Sell my Home?

When is the Best Time to Sell my Home?

You want top dollar for your house, and you want it to sell fast too. It’s a tall order to fill, but when you know the best time to sell your house, it can happen. While the right time to sell your house is when the house is in great condition, its value is up, and the market is hot, there are certain times of year that you should and shouldn’t sell your home.

What is the Best Month to Sell my Home?

There isn’t one specific month you should sell your home, but focusing your selling efforts in the spring and early summer months usually has the best results. Most owners get the most for their homes in June and July, but most of the spring and summer months are great times to sell.

What Time of Year is the Worst to Sell my Home?

There isn’t a certain month that is the worst time to sell your home since you could sell it at any time of year, however, winter months tend to be slower no matter which part of the cou! ...

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Friday, February 11, 2022   /   by Capprice Kitchen

Seller Tip: How Do I Decide on A List Price?

Before your property goes on the market, your real estate agent (OF COURSE THAT’S ME)  is responsible for determining a price to list your property. 


I will compile a comparative market analysis (CMA) which is a review of like properties in the market area for sale, under contract and recently sold. This information is vital in determining a price point because it provides you a general idea of what Buyers will pay for your property - a competitive market price.  As a Seller, you don’t want to price the property  too high or too low.  Too low and you will more than likely lose money (however, there are some positive sale tactics to doing this, but I’ll save that for another post), too high and you will price yourself right out of the market.  Remember, competitive market price! 


Also, some real estate agents will  seek options form their peers on what a property is worth.  They might even take a poll including the; ...

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022   /   by Capprice Kitchen

What are the Costs Associated with the Sale of a Property

After years of building equity and improving your home, you’re finally ready to sell - FANTASTIC!  You may envision getting handed a big, fat check after you sell your property – but wait, not so fast. The cost of selling property can add up quickly, so you should be prepared for the costs that are associated with it. This can be overwhelming to think about and understand, so I’m breaking down what type of expenses you might see on your closing statement when all is said and done (no scary surprises). 

Staging and prep fees (anywhere from a couple hundred to a couple of thousand dollars)
Real estate agent commissions (6%)
Inspections and repairs (varies)
Closing fees (1% – 3% of the sale price)
Seller concessions (2% – 6%)
Overlap costs (1% – 2%)
Moving and relocation costs (varies)
Mortgage payoff (varies) 

So as you can see, the costs of selling a home are much more involved than getting that money and running for the hi ...

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Monday, February 7, 2022   /   by Capprice Kitchen

The Million Dollar Question - Will the Real Estate Market Crash or Boom?

Will it Crash or Boom? This is a question I get asked a lot!


It’s a smart move to want to know what’s in store for the Housing Market before diving in, so here are my predictions for the upcoming months:


For home buyers, you’ll have much to look forward to as the inventory will be on the upswing. However, the market will remain competitive. Competition means having to make quick decisions in order to win offers.


To navigate these waters, it’s important to carefully consider your budget and hone in on a list of must-haves.


For homeowners that are ready to sell, you’re in a good position, as we are in the midst of a seller’s market, meaning the seller has the upper hand.


Demand is high, and with inventory still low, sellers can set their prices higher - but not too much higher as the property must still meet the appraisal for a lender to loan on the property (don’t price yourself out of the market).


Expect to see b ...

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