One out of 20 Households – By, Jim Clifford

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 Millionaires don’t live where you think The top 10 states with the highest concentration of Millionaires are Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, Hawaii, Alaska, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia, Delaware and California. All have over 6.6% of household millionaires. The study was conducted by Phoenix Marketing International. To be a millionaire household means having more than a million dollars in investments like …

Was It The Chicken or the Egg? By, Jim Clifford

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Many people think that selling a home is as simple as putting the “right price” and waiting for the buyer to write the offer. If it were that simple, then the real estate industry as we know it would have gone away a long time ago. You can obtain an online home value (see last month blog about online valuations), …

The Value of a Really Good Real Estate Agent – By, Rick Jusenius

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    The Value of a Really Good Real Estate Agent Where does one begin on this very large topic? From the consumers perspective they really have no idea about what makes a really good Real Estate Agent. I reflect back to the Horse and Buggy days when my career in Real Estate began when some attributes still hold true …

What Makes a House More Valuable? By Dan Hunt

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  Is it Location, Condition, immediate neighbors, upgrades, improvements?  The short answer is: all of the above! Ask yourself these questions: Location:  Is the home in a “safe” (a relative term) neighborhood?  Are the neighboring homes in good condition?  Is there an “active” HOA keeping the home values up by maintaining set standards for all?  Close to schools and services, …

Is Your Home Value Secure? By Jim Clifford

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Is Your Home Value Secure?   As a person that believes in home ownership, not only for my own place to live but also as a property owner of rental homes the long-term value of homes is very important to me. That is why when Fannie Mae put out a report titled “The Coming Exodus of Older Homeowners” http://www.fanniemae.com/portal/research-insights/perspectives/older-homeowner-exodus-myers-simmons-071118.html      I …

How do Computers Estimate your Homes’ Market Value? By, Jim Clifford

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    Many people have heard the story of the CEO of Zillow selling his home for a about 40% less than the “Zestimate” that Zillow published. https://www.geekwire.com/2016/zillow-ceo-spencer-rascoff-sold-home-40-less-zestimate-1-75-million/ While that happened two years ago the CEO of Zillow now believes you should ask a real estate what your home is worth https://www.marketwatch.com/story/even-the-ceo-of-zillow-thinks-you-should-ask-a-real-estate-agent-what-your-home-is-worth-2016-09-15 Computer home value estimates started off using very …

What is My Home Worth? By, Dan Hunt

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Home values! Lots of opinions on this subject. Homeowners that keep a close eye on their neighborhood have an opinion, the tax assessor has an opinion, Zillow has an opinion, talk to 3 different Real Estate professionals and I’ll bet you will get 3 more opinions! In all this confusion of opinions, the question comes up “who sets the values …

The Value of Having Your Real Estate Professional Perform an In-depth Analysis of Your Real Estate, By Rick Jusenius

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Wait a minute. That’s what a Zestimate from Zillow is for. Better yet I’ll just take my appraised value from the County Assessor and add 20 percent. Both of the above solutions will not provide a very accurate result. For most of us our home is one of our most valued assets and you shouldn’t roll the dice in determining …

Home Value Reports By Jason Clifford

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    Lots of real estate agents and real estate tech companies offer home owners market valuation reports, also called market analysis or comparative market analysis.  The reports can be confusing to non-real estate professions so here are some things you should know for how to make sense of property valuation reports. The basic idea is to find comparable properties …