Market Trends In Tracy, CA – October, 2015

anrealestatenewsTemperatures cooling off, day light hours shorten, leaves changing colors and falling – all signs of seasonal changes. Fall is here.

Real estate market conditions around Tracy are still good – no signs of seasonal slowing just yet. Mortgage interest rates did not move too much up or down and as it seems, it will stay like this for a foreseeable future.

Her are the statistical numbers for the month of September, 2015:

As of today, 10/01/2015, 225 homes are actively listed homes for sale, combined in Tracy -Tracy Rural and Mountain House area.

In September 109 Homes have been sold. These homes have been on the market on an average of 30 days before they got sold.

The Average SOLD price in September was $423,579. This is slightly higher than it was in the month before.

List price versus Sales price is right around 100%. This means that home sales prices are holding steady.

It is a great time to sell, but at the same time, a great time to buy real estate! It remains to be seen in which direction the real estate market will be heading in the next few months – we will all be facing changes in the industry; buyers, sellers, lenders, realtors and title companies will all be affected by these changes. Contact me if you would like to hear more details!

Data have been collected and interpreted from MetroList Multiple Listing Service.

About Eva Bradley:
My home town is Tracy, Ca. I am serving the Central Valley Region – Lathrop, Manteca, Patterson, Stockton and Modesto since 1999.
ZIP Codes: 95376, 95377, 95398
Approximate Location Boundaries: Tracy, Mountain House, Rural Tracyspookycotteget2

 

 

Tips When Selling Home With Pets

What Sellers Should Know About Pets and Showings

Cigany2 Buyers and their agents need to feel welcome to look at the property at their leisure without danger or distractions. So while you adore your sweet-tempered pit bull rescue, he could turn territorial, barking and growling at potential homebuyers. And it could cost you the opportunity to sell your home.

Think of buyers as guests and work to make them feel comfortable as they consider your home for purchase. If you have a protective dog or one that isn’t well-trained, drop her off at doggie day care when you know your home is going to be shown. Or call a pet sitter on call who can take your pet for a long walk while your home is being shown.

If you must leave the dog at home, don’t expect real estate professionals to handle your dog. They are not dog trainers and should not be expected to risk a dog bite to show your home to buyers. This is where crate-training can be a huge advantage. At least your dog is secured and more inclined to relax while your home is being shown. Continue reading

Functionality – Important Factor When Buying A Home

Focus On Functionality When Buying Your Home

webheader readyYou have to live somewhere. For most of us, the choice is simply functional — we all need food, clothing, and shelter, but we also want our homes to function well for our needs and preferences.

Functionality begins with making a good decision, based on your requirements and what you can afford. Whether you rent or buy, you decide which home to choose based on affordability, availability and functionality.

Renting is a great option for the short term, when you’re building your savings and may have another move or two before settling down to a home of your own. The functions of renting are independence, affordability, and mobility. As your life matures, you may become more interested in homebuying because your ideas of functionality may change. Continue reading

Gift As Down Payment Option

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Using Gift Money For Down Payments
To take advantage of low interest rates while home prices climb higher and higher, some homebuyers need help accumulating enough money for a down-payment. To satisfy secondary market loan package purchasers such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and insurers like the Federal Housing Authority, lenders have strict rules about where down-payment money originates.

Lenders prefer that borrowers supply their own down-payment funds. It shows they have “skin in the game” and that they are good with money and can meet their financial goals. But thanks to the Great Recession and the slow road back to recovery, many homebuyers are turning to their parents, grandparents and other family or friends for help. Continue reading

Cheapest & Most Expensive Homes In Tracy CA

webheader readyToday’s Cheapest 3 bedroom and 2 full bath home for sale in Tracy is listed for $289,000. this home is 936 in Sq. ft. and situated on a 5650 Sq. ft. lot.

The most expensive home for sale in Tracy is a unique property situated right next to water with 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2700 Sq. ft. in size with many out buildings on a 5.16 acre lot. Listing price: $1,500,000.

 

Tracy CA Real Estate Trends- August 2015

anrealestatenewsSummer is the main season of the Real Estate market here in Tracy. With fall season starting in just a few weeks, conditions for selling and buying homes in and around Tracy is still in full swing, no signs of slowing any time soon. Inventory of available homes for sale have increased slightly, interest rates of home loans are holding steady in a low range still. Home prices are holding steady, increasing slightly in a slower but steady pace. Continue reading

Real Estate Trends – Tracy CA, June 2015

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Tracy home sales are at full speed with summer lurking just around the corner. Prices are climbing at a slow but steady pace. Inventory of available homes is still low, while interest rates on home loans are holding steady and in a low range. New home constructions are a good part of the market, new subdivisions are popping up on several different locations, offering a wide variety of homes in prices, sizes and elevations.

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CMA – Compareable Market Analysis

 

What Sellers Should Know About CMAs

Whether you are buying or selling a home, your real estate professional can give you a snapshot of the local market known as the competitive or comparative market analysis or CMA. These are convenient reports that help sellers choose a listing price and buyers to make competitive offers on a given home.

CMAs are generated from multiple listing service software and vary greatly depending on the search fields that are input by the real estate professional. Each quantifier makes the search increasingly specific – type of home (detached vs. attached), zip code, number of bedrooms, baths and living areas, square footage, and numerous other search criteria. Continue reading

How to Prepare Yourself for Offers

3 Key Pre-Offer Home Seller Actions

welcometulipsSellers who wait until they’re faced with a buyer’s offer to purchase before initiating three key actions, may be forcing themselves to make too many decisions at once and too quickly.

Most of us are nervous about decision making. Many lack confidence in their ability. Yet, sellers will be faced with quickly making multiple financial, legal, and lifestyle decisions when a buyer’s offer is presented to them. Continue reading