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Silver Opportunities: Unique Home-Selling Strategies for Seniors

Home is where the heart is. It also tends to be where a lot of people’s money is tied up. That’s particularly true for seniors that have lived in their homes for decades. When the time comes to cash in on that hard-earned investment – to sell the beloved family homestead to finance the next…

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Know Thy Market: Understanding what buyers are looking for (and are willing to pay for) in your particular neighborhood

Like many of us (raises hand), maybe you spent a little too much time over the holiday season binge-watching HGTV makeover shows. With the spring home-selling season quickly approaching and your head full of all kinds of brilliant design ideas, you’re thinking of diving head-first into a major home improvement campaign to get your house…

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How to “De-Grandma-fy” Your Home to Fetch Top-Dollar

Did you know that the median-aged home in San Diego or Orange County was built in the mid-1970s? That’s before many of today’s first-time homebuyers were even born. The California Association of Realtors reports that 71 percent of people age 55 and older have been living in their home for 18 years or longer. Almost…

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Make December Your Home-Sale Prep Month

Are you planning to list your home in the New Year? Or has your home already been sitting on the market for a while without seeing much action? December, typically a slow month for home selling, can be the ideal time to take stock of improvements that need to be made and get your house…

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Why Selling During the Holidays is (Sometimes) a Smart Move

‘Tis the season for family gatherings, re-gifting fruitcakes and dodging contentious political debates over turkey dinners. As a result, the November-to-January holiday season has typically been considered the worst possible time of year to try to sell a home. But the times, as they say, they are a changin’. Before discounting the value of selling…

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7 Simple, But Effective, Home Staging Tips

Staging has become standard procedure for sellers getting ready to list their property. Buyers expect to see a well-organized, well-kept house. According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, 62% of sellers’ agents say that staging a home leads to a faster sale. Staging is a tedious task, but it could mean…

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Millennials and the Housing Market: Why Your Home Must Appeal to Younger Buyers and How Avenue3 Can Help

It’s no surprise that Millennials have more buying power than ever. This power translates to influence, especially when it comes to real estate—Millennials are now the largest group of home buyers, accounting for 34% of the market. This recently-released infographic from Nationwide Mortgages takes an in-depth look at how Millennials are changing the housing market.…

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