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Friday, January 30, 2015

Home Staging on a Budget - The five Seller Musts!

Here's an excellent visual for sellers that are preparing their home for putting it on the market.  Most sellers either don't have a lot of money to put into staging/fixing up their property or don't want to.  So, here's a great guide from Moshells.com that i recently found.  Let me know your thoughts....





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Doug Reynolds
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sacramento Real Estate 2014 Year in Review

I hope your 2015 is off to a great start and may this year be filled with happiness, peace and prosperity for you and your family.

2014 Sacramento Area Real Estate Year in Review

* The median price ended the year at $268,000.  A 7.2% increase from the year before!




* 15,782 homes sold in 2014. That is 7.3% lower than the 17,029 sold in 2013. 











































* Of all the Sales from 2014: 20.9 % were CASH, 46.2% Conventional, 22.3% FHA and 5.6% VA.




























* The available housing inventory has been slowly increasing and is up to 2.8 months.  I expect that number to increase more as we continue through the winter and spring.  A “normal” or “balanced market” has been redefined over the past decade and is now considered 3—4 months.




* The homes that are priced right, show well and have a high quality marketing plan are still getting sold fairly quick.  However, the properties that are over priced are sitting with little activity until the list price is in line with the true market value.  The overpriced properties are having price reductions to try and get more attention.  The current market is the most “normal/balanced” market we have seen in the Sacramento area in over 10 years.



* 2015 is looking like another “Normal/Balanced/Healthy” market with slight appreciation.


















Here's a video with more detailed recap


And here's my "Wild Guess" predictions video for 2015


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Doug Reynolds

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sacramento Real Estate Market - Tabulation Tuesday SnapShot - 1/27/2015

I'm a stats geek and love analyzing the Sacramento Real Estate market numbers, so...

Every Tuesday i provide a quick snapshot of what's going on with the market.  Call/Email/Text/or leave a comment below if you have any questions or opinions...





ACTIVE Inventory

2,344 available homes on the market
2,391 last week
2,359 two weeks ago
2,310 three weeks ago


PENDING inventory

1,652 homes currently in escrow
1,490 last week
1,433 two weeks ago
1,369 three weeks ago


Median Price of homes sold for the Month

January - currently: $259,975
December -       $268,000
November -       $265,000
October -           $272,000
September -      $275,000
August -            $270,000



Closings for the month

January - Currently: 616
December -  1,313
November -  1,081
October -     1,375
September - 1,396
August   -     1,428


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Doug Reynolds
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Friday, January 23, 2015

FHA loans getting cheaper

Guest Blogger: Today's post is written by Sacramento Mortgage Expert, Matt Gouge.  All of his contact info and more can be found at this website: www.mattthemortgageguy.com. Thank you Matt for providing this great info for potential buyers in our Sacramento Real Estate Market.

FHA’s reduction of mortgage insurance premium – What does that mean?



When you heard the announcement that FHA will reduce its annual mortgage insurance premiums from 1.35% to 0.85% it sounded good, but perhaps you don’t know what that really translates to. Allow Matt The Mortgage Guy to simplify it.
The purpose of an FHA-insured loan is to encourage home-ownership, even among people who may have small down payments or poor credit. It does so by federally insuring the loan, which defrays some of the risk from the lending institution. With this extra risk they take on these loans they charge an annual mortgage insurance premium (MIP).

Here is an example of the change*:
Pre-change: If you borrow $250,000 using an FHA loan your annual MIP (1.35%) would be $3375  ($281/mo)
Post change: You borrow the same $250,000 with an FHA loan but your annual MIP (0.85%) is $2125  ($177/mo)

It may not seem like a huge deal but for folks buying their first home or bouncing back from the market crash, this $100/mo could be the difference between renting and buying.

This change, in my opinion, was long overdue. In order to support the housing markets recovery FHA needs to make their loans affordable to those who utilize this financing option. This is another step in the right direction and one that will help millions of homeowners in the coming years. Good on you FHA!

If you or someone you know is looking into buying and you want to know all of your options, (many of which require very little down payment), I encourage you to reach out to a mortgage professional. You may be surprised to learn that you are ready to take that exciting leap of becoming a homeowner.

*Effective January 26, 2015


Connecting people and homes, one loan at a time…
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Thanks again Matt for your guest blog post.

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Doug Reynolds
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sacramento Real Estate Market - Tabulation Tuesday SnapShot - 1/20/2015

I'm a stats geek and love analyzing the Sacramento Real Estate market numbers, so...

Every Tuesday i provide a quick snapshot of what's going on with the market.  Call/Email/Text/or leave a comment below if you have any questions or opinions...





ACTIVE Inventory

2,391 available homes on the market
2,359 last week
2,310 two weeks ago
2,402 three weeks ago


PENDING inventory

1,490 homes currently in escrow
1,433 last week
1,369 two weeks ago
1,502 three weeks ago


Median Price of homes sold for the Month

January - currently: $260,000
December -       $268,000
November -       $265,000
October -           $272,000
September -      $275,000
August -            $270,000



Closings for the month

January - Currently: 402
December -  1,313
November -  1,081
October -     1,375
September - 1,396
August   -     1,428


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Doug Reynolds
Realtor
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Monday, January 19, 2015

2014 Sacramento Real Estate year in review Video



Doug Reynolds, a Sacramento Area Realtor, provides a recap of what went on in the Sacramento Real Estate market during 2014.

2014 was one of the most "Normal" years for Sacramento Real Estate in over a decade.  It was a "Healthy" Balanced market that saw some appreciation but not an unsafe amount.  There were still cash purchases but the amount of Conventional and FHA buyers returned to a steady number.  The inventory played a large part in providing balance to the market as well.

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Doug Reynolds

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

"Wild Guess" Predictions for 2015 Sacramento Real Estate Video



Nobody has a crystal ball and especially not in real estate. But...

Doug Reynolds, a Sacramento Area Realtor, gives his "wild guess" predictions for the 2015 Sacramento Real Estate market.  In this video, Doug talks about interest rates, inventory, cash buyers, appreciation, market values, balance between buyers and sellers

Jot this info down and give Doug a call or email in one year and let him know how right or wrong he truly was :)

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Doug Reynolds

Realtor

916-494-8441



         

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sacramento Real Estate Video Market Update January - February 2015




Doug Reynolds, a Sacramento Area Realtor, discusses the latest market stats for Sacramento.

This month Doug focuses on the end of the year numbers and how inventory will be changing in the next few months to come.

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Doug Reynolds

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sacramento Real Estate Market - Tabulation Tuesday SnapShot - 1/13/2015

I'm a stats geek and love analyzing the Sacramento Real Estate market numbers, so...

Every Tuesday i provide a quick snapshot of what's going on with the market.  Call/Email/Text/or leave a comment below if you have any questions or opinions...





ACTIVE Inventory

2,359 available homes on the market
2,310 last week
2,402 two weeks ago
2,519 three weeks ago


PENDING inventory

1,433 homes currently in escrow
1,369 last week
1,502 two weeks ago
1,549 three weeks ago


Median Price of homes sold for the Month

January - currently: $267,500
December -       $268,000
November -       $265,000
October -           $272,000
September -      $275,000
August -            $270,000



Closings for the month

January - Currently: 202
December -  1,327
November -  1,081
October -     1,375
September - 1,396
August   -     1,428


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clear skies,
Doug Reynolds
Realtor

916-494-8441


doug.reynolds@BHGhome.com