Entries by carolynoyler

Do You Know How Much Your Home Has Increased in Value?

Last year we saw headlines about a possible housing market bubble, and many wondered if Americans still felt confident about the value of their homes. Recently, the 2018 Houzz & Home Study revealed: “Homeowners with mortgages have seen their home equity more than double since 2011, increasing to a record-setting $8.3 trillion in 2017.” The average homeowner […]

Top Renovations to Complete Before You Sell Your House

If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor Bathroom Remodel – ROI: 102% What Is Included: Replacing the tub, tile surround, floor, toilet, sink, vanity & fixtures will give your outdated bathroom a […]

What if I Wait a Year to Buy a Home?

National home prices have increased by 5.4% since this time last year. Over that same time period, interest rates have remained near historic lows which has allowed many buyers to enter the market and lock in low rates. As a seller, you will likely be most concerned about ‘short-term price’ – where home values are […]

Determining Your Home Value

A Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is essential to determining the value of residential property. Location and characteristics of the property are the key elements in determining value. Therefore, the basis for valuation is assessing similar properties in your area. The market analysis takes into account the amount received from recent sales of comparable properties and […]