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Market Trends for Ventura County

Summer Market Update

Our summer real estate market is underway.  Inventory levels are one of the aspects of the market to look at when considering either selling or buying.  Today we will look at the months inventory based on closed sales for 3 different price ranges over the last 3 years. The list price ranges are broken down into $650,000 or less, $650,000- $1 million, and $1 million or more.  Definitely can see some differences with different price points. Watch todays video for the breakdown.

A Short Home-Buying Checklist for Parents

The process of finding the ideal home can be overwhelming for everyone but if you have kids, there are countless additional factors to consider. Is the home located in a good school system? Is the neighborhood family-friendly? Are there any hidden hazards, such as steep stairs or water features in the yard? As you embark on the quest for your family dream home, here are a few kid-friendly considerations to take into account.

 

Bedroom placement. While it s important to ensure that your new home has enough bedrooms for your family, you will also want to consider where the bedrooms are located in relation to each other. If you have young kids (or plan to), you will likely want bedrooms near the master suite. On the other hand, if you have teenagers, you may prefer their bedrooms to be located further from yours in order to maintain a sense of peace and privacy for all.

 

Visibility of play areas. While backyards and playrooms provide great spaces where kids can expend their energy, consider whether these areas are visible from the rooms in which you ll spend most of your time particularly if your kids are young and need more supervision. For example, if you plan to work from a home office, it would be helpful if it has a view of the yard where your kids will play.

 

Neighborhood features. The area in which your home is located will have a significant impact on your satisfaction so when you find a home you like, it s crucial to thoroughly research the neighborhood. Visit during the daytime and at night on different days of the week in order to get a comprehensive idea of traffic, noise levels, and what the neighbors are like. Additionally, consider proximity to schools, parks, and other places that you will likely frequent with your kids.

Tips for Sellers

When preparing your home for sale, a number of simple cosmetic changes often provide the biggest return on investment. Here are three tips to upgrade your house without breaking the bank:

  • Bring in the light. The right light creates the right mood. Adding lights to dark rooms can make your home feel warm and inviting. Bring outdoor light inside by opening curtains and installing economical suntubes.
  • Create Space. Many of today's buyers are looking for open rooms. Consider removing unwanted walls to make your home feel more spacious. Buyers will often pay a premium to get a bit of extra room.
  • Replace Flooring. Get rid of that old carpet in the den and replace it with today's newer hardwoods and laminates. You don't have to spend a lot to make a big impression!

These simple tips can help you sell your home and take advantage of today's market. Please contact us if you have any questions about selling your home. We are here to help!

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