Mid 2019 Real Estate Market Performance Was Better Than Expected

It's always easier to assess past performance of the real estate market than it is to predict future performance (thanks Captain Obvious!). However looking at recent and current market data is one of many important factors in making predictions that are likely to be on point. Mid-Year is always a good time to evaluate not only what IS happening, but also to help in setting expectations for the rest of the year. Additionally, it provides a lens through which we can determine how close we came to … [Read more...]

INHERITING REAL PROPERTY

If you are fortunate enough to have been born during the baby boom generation (between the mid-1940’s and 1964), then you may be among the many families who will inherit real estate in the coming years. Boomers are expected to inherit $136 trillion over the next four decades and much of that wealth will come in the form of real property. Should that time come, will you know what to do with the home or land that becomes a part of your portfolio? There are several professionals you will want to … [Read more...]

SHOULD YOU LIST YOUR HOME DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON?

  What do sellers want when listing their home? To sell quickly, painlessly and for the highest price possible. Not rocket science. We are often asked, "when is the best time to list my home?" "When is the worst?" Common sense would lead one to believe that listing a home just before or during the holiday season is a bad idea. This is not necessarily the case. Sure, many buyers have turned their attention to other things: gift giving, travel to see family, and sugar plums dancing in … [Read more...]

Avoiding Probate In The Sale Of A Home

A TALE OF TWO HOME SALES If you are a "baby boomer" (born between the the mid-1940's and approximately 1964) there is a real good chance that you will inherit real estate sometime in the not too distant future. And, like it or not, you very well could be leaving real estate to your own heirs in the decades to come. Boomers are expected to inherit $136 trillion over the next four decades with an average inheritance totaling $177,000. In many cases, that inheritance will involve the transfer of … [Read more...]

What This Listing Agent Does To Sell Your Home

Hint: It's More Than Just Planting A Sign In Your Yard! There is a common myth out there that a listing agent is over-compensated for listing and selling homes based on a misperception of what it takes to sell your home - even in a strong sellers market. The Sharyn Younger Team recently sold a home in 2 days. What has to happen in order for that result, particularly in a $700,000 price point which garners less demand? Here's what this listing agent does to sell your home: Pricing … [Read more...]

What does an appraiser do in a home purchase?

We've been talking about the "team" you will have at your side when you purchase a home. Your Realtor is your coach and gets you on the field by helping you find the right home and negotiating an accepted purchase contract; then monitors performance to make sure everyone is playing their position to their full potential (and obligation). Your teammates will be the title/escrow officer, your lender (if you're financing), your home inspectors(s), and the appraiser. Many people get the home … [Read more...]

What Exactly Does A Home Inspector Do?

Your Realtor® will negotiate an inspection period during which time you will have the right to inspect nearly every aspect of the home, the neighborhood, the school district, etc. Whatever is a material matter to you short of tearing out walls or flooring is your right and obligation to evaluate. If you discover something during the inspection period that is unacceptable to you that the seller either cannot or will not remedy, you may cancel the purchase contract and have your earnest money … [Read more...]

Buying a new build home? Make sure you have a Realtor at your side.

Enter A New Build Home Sales Office Without A Realtor At Your Own Risk! It seems like you can’t go anywhere in the valley these days without running into construction - street widening, new commercial space and lots and lots of builders carving out parcels and putting beautiful new homes up where there once was dirt. With inventory shortages in the resale market, and prices going up, you may be tempted to stop by and browse some model homes. If you’re just wandering through for decorating … [Read more...]

Hiring A Stellar Sellers Agent

Real estate is an interesting industry. To be a successful agent you need to be incredibly organized, technologically savvy, quick on your feet to anticipate, recognize and solve problems, entrepreneurial, a marketing genius, a great listener, an influencer, an information junkie, an exceptional communicator, and possess an ability to maintain a degree of equanimity (holding steady despite magnificent swings in the market and in the life of a transaction). Despite that long list of skills and … [Read more...]

The Sharyn Younger Real Estate Team Just Got Bigger & Better

The Sharyn Younger team is proud to announce the addition of Traci Tartaglio as a referring agent. Traci has been a licensed Realtor® for four years combining her love of real estate with her business acumen derived from decades as the owner of Ahwatukee Carpets. She has helped families all over the valley create homes they love with flooring and remodeling services.  She is great at helping people identify their needs and applying just the right solutions to get them the biggest bang for their … [Read more...]