Overheard at a packed open house: “I want to make an offer on a home that isn’t on the market. That way I can judge the value of the home for myself.” In other words: “I want the seller all to myself, so I have the leverage.”
Thanks to a new survey by homebuilder Taylor Morrison, we now know that only 19 percent of home buyers consider shag carpeting outdated. Which suggests that a whopping 81 percent of home buyers think shag carpeting is the latest and greatest, right up there with granite, stainless steel and Ethernet ports.
A New York Times article on what makes Black Friday shoppers so aroused has me thinking that our real estate Black Friday began during the dot-com era and never stopped.
According to a recent survey by ValueInsured, home buyers complain that “tight inventory and rising home prices are causing several negative trends in the housing market”.
I’m shocked! Shocked!
Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but “San Jose”, otherwise known as the San Jose Statistical Metropolitan Area, otherwise known as Silicon Valley, was ranked the hottest market in the county this October by realtor.com. As it was in September.
One of the many charges leveled against real estate agents over the years has been that they show their buyers only homes listed with their brokerage. For example, since I’m with Coldwell Banker, I’ll show you only Coldwell Banker listings.
33 percent of 412 millennials recently surveyed listed their pet as their top homebuying motivation. 25 percent listed marriage. 19 percent listed the birth of a child.