Selling your Home? Stage Your Garage, Too.

Stage Your Home, Including The Garage, To Sell

garageIf you were going on an important job interview, you’d dress to impress. That’s exactly what you want to do with your home, too–dress or, rather, stage to impress and sell!

Selling your home requires a keen eye to make it appeal to a wide audience. That means you need to take time to make sure that your house is dressed up and ready to be shown off. Continue reading

Renovating This Year?

Home Renovations To Invest In And Avoid In 2015 Conventional wisdom tells us that any home renovation is a positive thing: money in is money out. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Some remodeling projects are a better investment than others, and the projects that yield the best return on investment can change from year to year. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, these five replacement projects will make the greatest percentage impact on the value of your home this year — accounting for cost-to-value ratio, the key to making smart home improvements with resale in mind: Continue reading

Tracy Market Conditions.

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  CONDITIONS  REPORT

Market Conditions for Tracy, CaliforniaReported by Eva Bradley, Broker, CDPE, ePRO, 01259238

As of February 21, 2015.


Current Market Rating: 4

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Winter time is winding down, selling homes in Tracy is speeding up. Prices are climbing at slow but steady pace. Tracy real estate market is moving along. Inventory of available homes is still low, interest rates on loans are still low. New home sales are in a full swing; a few new home builders offering a wide variety of homes in prices, sizes and elevations.
Here are the real estate statistics for the month of January, 2015: 78 homes have been sold in the Month of January. 156 homes are actively listed for sale in Tracy, Tracy rural and Mountain House.
The average days on the market for the sold homes: 52 days. This means that homes are on the market for a few days longer than in the months before.
The percentage for sales price verses sold price for the month of June is 98%. What the statistical report suggest that we still have a steady real estate market with a slight upward trend.
Data have been collected and interpreted by me from MetrolistMLS data. Please contact me if you would like to have a personalized market condition report prepared for a different Central Valley Area or City.

ZIP Codes: 95376, 95377, 95398

Approximate Location Boundaries: Tracy, Mountain House, Rural Tracy

Location Characteristics: Tracy is located in the Central Valley, California, 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 in the process of attracting big companies, like Amazon and FedEx, giving the opportunity for residents to find higher paying jobs locally.

For More Information:

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


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Keep Warmth Inside Your Home

How to Eliminate Air Leaks In Drafty Doors This Winterwinterbirdhouse

The only thing worse than cold drafts coming into your home and warm air escaping during the blustery winter season is seeing the proof on your heating bill. Whether your home is heated via gas or electric, those tiny cracks that seem so insignificant can actually have a huge impact on your wallet.

During the daytime, look for any light coming through the space between your exterior doors and their thresholds, jambs and casings. You can pretty much guarantee that where there’s light coming through, there’s air as well. If you don’t see light but can feel the cold, you can double check for drafts by holding a lit candle or lighter near the cracks and watching to see if the flame flickers. Continue reading

Roofing Solutions – Repair or Peplace

Solutions For Reroofing Your Home

 

Reroofing is necessary maintenance, depending on your roof‘s materials. Finding a roofing solution that is the most cost effective and longest lasting can be confusing – how do you find what’s best for your home and budget?

The average roof consists of three layers of material. Resting atop your rafter boards is the first layer, known as the solid decking. On top of that is a layer of felt underlay, and finally comes the roofing shingles. Extra materials include flashing, a kind of siding that extends the roofing protection to the sides of the house, eves, and chimneys, and rain gutters.

You may only need to replace the underlay and shingles, but chances are good that you may need repairs to rafters or to the decking. So, the first thing you need to know is how your roof is constructed. Continue reading

News you can use.

March  Newsletter

This Newsletter is full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter.

This month’s issue includes topics such as:

“Make Your Home Appealing to Buyers”;
“Know Your Expenses Before You Buy”;
Home Equity Use No Longer Home Equity Abuse”;
“Get Out Of Debt”;
“Incentives for Going Green”;

Plus a roundup of February real estate activity as well as much more advice and information.

I hope you enjoy this monthly newsletter. If you have any comments, please e-mail them to me. Or, if you would like to see a certain topic covered in future months, let me know that too!

Enjoy!

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September Real Estate News

Please click the link below to open my “September Real Estate Update”:

News You Can Use

This Newsletter is full of interesting and useful information that I think you will enjoy whether you are a buyer, seller, homeowner, or renter.

This month’s issue includes topics such as:

“Priced to Sell”;
“Most Homebuyers Have No Regrets”;
“Staging a Photo Ready Home”;
“Handling Neighborly Disputes”;
“Social Benefits of Housing”;

Plus a roundup of August real estate activity as well as much more advice and information.

I hope you enjoy this monthly newsletter. If you have any comments, please e-mail them to me. Or, if you would like to see a certain topic covered in future months, let me know that too!

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