Does anyone else ever have a spontaneous need to just clean, clean, and clean until every nook and cranny is spotless?
The on-season: Spring and summer
Pro: Bigger sale price
Unlike other markets, where more inventory means lower prices, the housing market works the opposite way: Prices are highest in the prime season, when the most homes are listed.
“It sounds counterintuitive, but it’s a function of demand being very seasonal, driven by weather and school year,” said our chief economist, Jonathan Smoke. There are also more buyers in spring and summer, as this is the most convenient time for most people to move. So relative to demand, the supply of homes is actually tighter in spring and summer than in fall and winter.
Pro: Better valuations
When your house is being valued, the appraiser will look into data for comparable homes sold in your neighborhood. But if the most recent data is from a home that sold for cheap in the winter, it can hurt your valuation. Having only bits of comparable housing data “kind of holds you hostage,” said Dana Hill, vice president of Buyer’s Edge Realty in Bethesda, MD.
With more homes selling in the on-season, the comparable data (or “comps”) are more accurate. Hill recommends waiting to be the second or third person in your neighborhood to put your house up for sale to take advantage of those comparable sales. While you’re at it, be sure your appraiser knows your neighborhood. If a home recently sold for $600,000 but it was a tear-down, while normally prices are $1.2 million, you’ll want an appraiser who understands that, said Hill.
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We made #13, but…. Some sun does sound pretty good right now.
A lot of our sellers ask for our advice on what to do when trying to get their homes ready to put on the market.
Our number one answer is always the same thing: declutter. Buyers like to see open space. They like to see floors in coat and linen closets. They like to be able to picture their own belongings in the home. With that, we’ve found some articles we feel pretty well sum up our advice on how best go get your home ready for the market!
20479 SW Tremont Way
Open Sunday, May 3rd, 1-4 pm. Amazing upgraded home in sought-after Conifer Ridge on a .54 acre lot! The best home under $600k on the market! Stunning kitchen with refaced cabinets, slab granite & stainless. Soaring vaults. Abundant travertine floors. Remodeled baths! Simply spectacular! Exceptionally private lot w sport court! A stone’s throw from Jenkins Estates & close to Cooper Mountain Vineyard & Nature Park.
16147 SW Palermo Lane
Open Sunday, May 3rd, 1-4 pm. Amazingly upgraded & perfect home! No expense spared. New gourmet kitchen w stunning cabinets, slab granite and stainless steel appliances. Hardwoods throughout main level. Spectacular new enclosed deck(not in footage). Light and bright plan with tall ceilings. The best updating of any home you’ll find…like out of Better Homes & Garden! It’s simply perfect! Great neighborhood close to Progress Ridge! New roof too!
13150 SW 22nd Street
Open House Sunday, May 3rd, 1-4. It’s that impossible-to-find single level home in a great neighborhood at an affordable price.Stunning updated kitchen open to great room. Abundant bamboo flooring throughout most of the house. Located on spacious lot just a stone’s throw to Fir Grove Park. This one is simply perfect.
15330 SW Heron Court
Open Sunday, May 3rd, from 1-4 pm. Fantastic Murrayhill home on .34 acre lot. Light and bright plan with soaring vaults and white woodwork (trim & doors). Great floor plan w main floor master (just a few steps up) and 2 bedrooms + bonus down. Huge storage area could be additional living! Spacious lot-the perfect combination of useability & privacy. Abundant hardwood. Murrayhill is the place-pools, tennis, great schools & shopping!
8956 SW 171st Ave
3012 square feet of exquisite craftsmanship. Great floor plan with 4 oversized bedrooms, and 2 1/2 baths.
Easy outdoor living with great decks for entertaining.
If you are interested, call Brian for more details.
10525 SW 161st Court
Master on the main in Murrayhill.
Approximately 2581 sq. ft. 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths.
Gorgeous gourmet kitchen with gas appliances, granite counters and cooking island.
Vaulted ceilings give light, bright, and open living.
Stunning master suite with tile flooring.
Don’t miss this one!
Call Brian to be the first in line! (503) 705-0554
11302 SW Meadowlark Lane
All Murrayhill amenities are included with this grand and elegant, yet cozy home.
Featuring gorgeous views of Mt. Hood, this home is approximately 4319 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a newer presidential composite roof.
It is a simply gorgeous home with a large shop and a hot tub with it’s own enclosed structure.
To get more information, text or call Brian at (503) 706-0554.