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Market Trends for Ventura County

2018 Inventory and Sales

As we begin 2018 we are starting off the year with a larger inventory of properties than at the beginning of 2017.  Overall, we are in a much more balanced market which has a little over 3 months of inventory.  This is based on how fast properties are currently selling.  Additionally, we start off the year with a higher conforming loan limit.  Watch todays video to find out more.

 

 

How You Can Help Your Kids Buy a Home

Have you ever wondered if there's a straightforward way to help your kids buy a home? Well, there is, and it's one of the oldest programs available: An FHA loan.

 

Your best bet is to work with a local mortgage lender to walk you through the specifics, but here's how it generally works: 

            A parent and child can be co-borrowers on a FHA loan, even though the parent won't live in the home. Normally, FHA would require a 25% down payment for what is called a "non-occupying co-borrower" loan.

            Together, co-borrowers who are related by blood, law, or marriage are eligible for 100% of the maximum FHA loan they qualify for with the low-down payment features of the FHA loan.

How Color Psychology Can Help Sell Your Home

We use color to describe our emotions: she's feeling blue, he's red-faced, we're green with envy. Researches say that colors play into human psychology and can even impact how we react to what we see, and what we want to buy.

 

How can color psychology help you sell your home? 

  • Soft yellow is associated with happiness and lit, making it a great color for family gathering areas, such as kitchens 
  • Light blues can create a feeling of tranquility, like the ocean waves: relaxing and calming, terrific for bathrooms
  • Greens are associated with nature, used to convey a feeling of peace and quiet and versatile for almost any room in the house
  • Gray is a neutral color, best used to connect spaces, such as hallways.

 

Colors to leave off your walls? Avoid reds and oranges, color experts recommend.

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Harold Powell
RE/MAX Gold Coast Realtors
5720 Ralston St. Ste. 100
Ventura CA 93003
(805) 339-3516