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What’s the Best Day to Put Your Home on the Market?

What’s the Best Day to Put Your Home on the Market? Written by Alina Ptaszynski on May 4, 2018      When it comes to listing a home for sale, sellers don’t want to leave anything to chance, including what day they list their home. So Redfin analyzed a sample of 100,000 homes that sold in 2017 and […]

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Are You Ready to Graduate From Renting to Owning a Home?

Are You Ready to Graduate From Renting to Owning a Home? By Julie Ryan Evans | May 15, 2018 jacoblund/iStock With graduation season in full swing, many may be pondering a change in their living quarters. Some may be moving out of Mom and Dad’s house into dorms, or maybe out of dorms into their own apartments. But […]

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7 “Oh Yeahhh” Projects That Make Your Backyard Staycation-Worthy

7 “Oh Yeahhh” Projects That Make Your Backyard Staycation-Worthy But not all are equal when it comes to investing in your home. Mow the grass, weed the garden, seal the deck, rake debris. You may spend plenty of time in your backyard, but if it’s all boot camp and no getaway, you may not be feeling […]

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Why You Still Need Staging in a Seller’s Market

Why You Still Need Staging in a Seller’s Market Written by Jessie Culbert on February 22, 2018      A seller recently asked me this question: In this market, do I really need to pay to stage my home? The answer is…yes! Redfin listing specialists recommend staging for two reasons: The first is that a staged home results in better photos. […]

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6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage

6 Ways Home Buyers Mess Up Getting a Mortgage By Daniel Bortz | Feb 19, 2018   FabioBalbi/iStock Getting a mortgage is, by general consensus, the most treacherous part of buying a home. In a recent survey, 42% of home buyers said they found the mortgage experience “stressful,” and 32% found it “complicated.” Even lenders agree that it’s often a struggle. “A lot […]

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Make an Offer Like a Boss

Make an Offer Like a Boss These 10 money- and time-saving steps can help you craft a winning bid.   Cinematically speaking, this is the iconic moment — we’d forgive you if you imagined, say, putting a hand on your agent’s shoulder and whispering (in your best Vito Corleone) that you’re going to make them […]

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The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home

The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home It’s a big decision with a lot of factors, but don’t worry — you have backup. Everything has value. Especially your home. And when it comes to selling your home, assigning a price to that value is complicated. You made memories there. You’ve got […]

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Current Mortgage Rates – Mortgage Interest Rates Today

Current Mortgage Rates – Mortgage Interest Rates Today BANKRATE.COM APRIL 25, 2018 in MORTGAGES What is the current mortgage rate? The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate is 4.73%, up from 4.58% last week. 15-year fixed mortgage rates increased to 4.16% from 4.02% this week. Additional mortgage rates can be found in the chart and graph below. COMPARE […]

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Chris Lamm- Redding Lender | March 2018 Market Update

Chris Lamm- Redding Lender | March 2018 Market Update Written by Chris Lamm, March 13th, 2018 From the desk of Chris Lamm, Hope everyone’s year is off to a great start! This month I wanted to address the question that I get asked a lot which is, “are home values over-inflated?” This inevitably begs to question whether […]

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Which Bidding War Strategies Are Most Effective?

Which Bidding War Strategies Are Most Effective? redfin.com/blog/2018/01/which-bidding-war-strategies-are-most-effective.html By Rachel MusikerJanuary 18, 2018 Nearly one in four (23.6%) homes that sold in 2017 went for more than their asking price, up from 21.8 percent in 2016. These stats provide an indication of how competitive the market is, because prices are most likely to escalate when […]

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