About this time of the year, real estate pundits and seers start to predict next year's market. The most often prediction is that the market will drop: with a thud, a spiral, or a soft landing. In fact, they say, it's already happening. Look around and there are numerous price reductions and homes not selling.
But late Fall is usually when we see a slow down every year. Exhausted buyers are ready to take a break; sellers want to celebrate one last Thanksgiving before selling. Less inventory. Less buyers. I wouldn't base the market trend on the Fall season. It's just too early to tell. With boots on the ground, I can only say that if the house is in good condition, looks gorgeous and is in a good location, it will sell. Even in late Fall.
Compass Offers New
Bridge Loan Program
Compass will now help connect its clients with vetted lenders who can provide bridge loans more easily, giving buyers the financial flexibility to make the down payment without having sold their existing home. Working hand in hand with lending partners Better.com and Freedom Mortgage, the program will provide
competitive rates and a streamlined process. Read more from CNBC here.
DESIGN & STYLE
Top Designers Reveal
how to Create a Serene Home
These days, stress is a defining feature of modern life. This past year, 55% of Americans reported experiencing excess levels of stress on a daily basis. Like most people, I turn to my home for comfort. While good design might not be able to cure this contemporary crisis, it can certainly help to create calming spaces that help restore us. Here, Elle Decor speaks with interior designers about how they create serene homes that counter the chaos of everyday life.
Mid-Century Meets Modern
Keeping up with what's trending in home design helps to showcase my listings better and appeal to savvy home buyers.
Globe lighting is the latest style to start popping up in homes for sale. These Mid-Century fixtures add a modern twist to outdated homes, giving them a fresh, contemporary, look.
30 Chic Thanksgiving Decorations
for a Memorable Holiday
Tired of Thanksgiving decorations that are made of paper turkeys and fake leaves? Step it up this year with more creative decorating ideas that show off your style and add a sophisticated flair to your abode. From chic table setting ideas to unique color combinations, these ideas are even good enough to use year-round. Click through and get ready to kick off the holiday season in style.
Moving with Your Heart
My friend and client, Julia, worked tirelessly clearing out her family home of 40 years before putting it on the market. She boxed, sold and donated every possible item, not wanting to waste anything, even driving up to Santa Rosa to donate books to the local library that was damaged in the fire.
If you're thinking of selling, start by purging, and consider donating any unwanted items. (Do you really fit into that size 2 dress anymore?) Here are some places where to donate before moving:
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