Tracy Real Estate Trend

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2015 was a good year for real estate. Home prices increased modestly in some areas, more sharply in others. Tracy real estate market was very good in 2015. Predictions in the real estate industry are that the year 2016 will be even better, although, interest rates on home loans are on the rise.

Speaking of loans: Lenders offering a wide variety of different loan programs. The best news for first time buyers is that FHA loan limits in San Joaquin County have been adjusted upward, which is what we have been waiting for a long time.
The following statistical data is for December 1st to December 31, 2015:
As of January 3rd, 2016, 141 homes are actively listed in the Tracy, Mountain House and in Tracy Rural areas.
In December 2015, 103 homes have been sold. The average SOLD price in December was $426,230 and these homes have been on the market for an average of 43 days.

Listing price versus Sales Price in December was 98% – a slight seasonal decrease in sales price.

Looking back, 2015 was an overall good year for Tracy/Mountain House real estate market: Between January 1st and December 31st, altogether 1401 homes were sold. The average sales price for the year 2015 was $414,463

To compare these to the year 2014: Homes sold: 1167. Average sales price in 2014: $380,217
That is an average, year-to-year increase of home values by 9.1%…can we repeat this in 2016 please? That would be awesome!  Wishing you all a peaceful, healthy, prosperous 2016!

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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 Tracy
Location Characteristics: Tracy is located in the Central Valley, California and 26 Miles East of the Dublin-Livermore-Pleasanton corridor. Most of Tracy population are commuting to the Silicon Valley to work. Tracy is proud of low crime rates and excellent schools. Summers are hot, winters are foggy. Tracy is doing a great job in attracting big companies to open new facilities, like Amazon and FedEx, giving the opportunity for residents to find higher paying jobs here locally.

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About Eva Bradley:
My home town is Tracy, Ca. I am serving the Central Valley Region since 1999: Lathrop, Manteca, Patterson,Stockton and Modesto..

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

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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Things to Consider Before Writing an Offer

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How to Make A Purchase Offer On A Home

You’re ready to make an offer on the home of your dreams. But before you do, make sure you’re really ready. Ask yourself and your household members if this is the home for the next five or so years. Make sure everyone is on board with commitments to make it work, from putting off the dream vacation to putting in the elbow grease to clean, paint and do the yard work.

Have your real estate agent pull up the most recent sold comparables (CMA) within a reasonable radius of the home, so you can compare the home with other similar homes in terms of location, size, features, and amenities.

Next, consider the most current market conditions, so you can choose the right offer strategy.

In a buyer’s market, discounts are common because there are fewer buyers, more properties for sale, and home prices are soft or falling so offers under list price are common.

In a seller’s market, homes sell quickly for full price or higher because there are plenty of buyers and few homes for sale.

Whether you are in a buyer’s market or a seller’s market, your goal is to buy the home at a fair price. If you were the seller, what is the lowest possible price you’d accept?

To show the seller you’re serious, include a copy of your lender’s pre-approval letter, along with a cover letter summarizing your strengths as a buyer in terms of creditworthiness, flexibility in closing, and why you love this home. Include a copy of the comparables you used to show why your offer is a fair price for the property.

If the seller’s home is offered at a reasonable price, don’t waste time. Pay asking price or close to it. A home priced to sell will sell quickly and you’ll lose it if you mess around.

Offering too little for a property is risky. If the seller feels insulted by your offer, you’ve lost the opportunity to negotiate. On the other hand, some sellers are simply unrealistic about their home’s value. Maybe your offer will be their wake-up call. The seller will probably respond with a face-saving still-high offer, but at least they’re negotiating with you.

If your offer is conditional, such as your need to sell another home before closing on the seller’s, you’ll have to find a way to sweeten the deal, such as a full-price offer. Few sellers will accept a discount and a contingency.

Your real estate professional will help you draft the offer with a price, estimated closing date and terms, including earnest money (a guarantee that you’ll perform as a buyer in good faith,) final approval by your lender and your right to have an inspection. Your earnest money check will be forwarded to the escrow agent when your offer is accepted.

You’ll have a brief period to get your home inspections completed. Your home inspector will go through the home with you and point out the condition and potential lifespan of all systems and appliances. You should only renegotiate when a problem wasn’t obvious before, or when a system is found to be unsafe or not functioning.

Once you and the seller have agreed to terms, your offer is now a binding contract and you’re on your way to owning a home! anundercontract

Written by Blanche Evans


Wondering About the Value of Your Home? — Call, text or email Eva today to find out! 209-914-0683, eva@evabradley.com. Or visit www.EvaBradleyRealtor.com

Chose Your Location – Gain Value.

Three Foolproof Ways To Choose Your Neighborhood And Up Your Value

Deciding where to buy a home can be one of the most difficult decisions to make. If you have a built-in reason to choose one area over another (it’s close to work; it’s where you grew up and you’re emotionally tied to it; there’s a rumor about a professional football team coming soon), it can be easier. But for the rest of us, a multitude of factors can make the choice challenging.

So how do you know where to buy if you’ve got value in mind? Here are a couple schools of thought. Continue reading