It makes sense to refinance a home when it will save you money or make paying your monthly bills easier. Some experts say you should only refinance when you can lower your interest rate, shorten your loan term or both. But it depends on your situation. Some homeowners may need short-term relief from a lower […]Read More When Should I Refinance?
This holiday season may be the perfect time to sell your house. Just send me an email or call 619-888-2117 to discuss how today’s buyer demand is presenting the greatest opportunities for sellers. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker West .Read More 5 Reasons to Sell Your House This Holiday Season
With all the gardening folks are doing these days to keep busy during the pandemic, it was only a matter of time until something like this happened….my clients were digging in the front yard of their Kensington home when their shovel hit something hard. They were so surprised when they pulled out a time capsule […]Read More What Would You Put in Your Time Capsule?
Buyers are still Buying and Sellers are still Selling. Despite the unusual circumstances, now is a great time to be proactive and positive when it comes to your real estate needs. If you have questions, just send me an email or call 619-888-2117. Lisa Ashkins, MA, CNE – Broker Associate, DRE#01764182 – Coldwell Banker WestRead More Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It?
From: Realtor.com When the coronavirus pandemic gutted the strongest U.S. economy, many assumed another recession would bring rock-bottom home prices along with it. Instead, home prices defied logical assumptions—and soared to new heights. Paradoxically enough, one of the biggest drivers of the double-digit price hikes is the very same record-low mortgage interest rates that put […]Read More Why Are Home Prices Rising So High? Blame Record-Low Mortgage Rates
One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) say they’re interested in purchasing a home […]Read More Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment?
Some Highlights As a seller today, you may think pricing your home on the high end will result in a higher final sale price, but the opposite is actually true. To sell your home quickly and for the best possible price, you should eliminate buyer concerns by pricing your home competitively right from the start. […]Read More Why Pricing Your Home Right Matters This Fall
Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time last year, and buyer demand continues to set records. Zillow recently reported: “Newly pending sales are up 25.5% compared to the same week last year, the highest year-over-year increase in the weekly Zillow database.” Whenever there is a shortage in supply […]Read More The Cost of a Home Is Far More Important than the Price
With so few houses for sale today and low mortgage rates driving buyer activity, bidding wars are becoming more common. Multiple-offer scenarios are heating up, so it’s important to get pre-approved before you start your search. This way, you can put your best foot forward – quickly and efficiently – if you’re planning to buy a home this season. […]Read More Three Ways to Win in a Bidding War
Interest rates are low. Inventory is low. Whether you want to Buy or Sell or both, now could be the right time for you to be proactive. Just send me an email or call 619-888-2117.Read More Mortgage Rates are Low