Monday, May 18, 2020 / by Stephanie Cornacchione
Friday, May 1, 2020 / by Stephanie Cornacchione
Profitable deals are possible at any point in the year for home sellers in our market, but it takes careful planning to achieve these kinds of results.
Here are three key strategies you can use to get top dollar for your home, no matter the season:
1. Sell a lifestyle. Every property has unique features and assets, so play yours up. If your home has a great back yard, perfect for entertaining under the stars, make that a selling point and do your best to target “outdoorsy” buyers. If your home has a huge kitchen, make that a key feature of your marketing. It’s all about identifying the kind of lifestyle your home facilitates, then reaching out to buyers who would be interested in that way of living.
“Every property has unique features and assets, so play yours up.”
2. Stage your home. Telling buyers what kind of life they could lead in your propert. ...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 / by Stephanie Cornacchione
We just want you to know we’re here to help…
Our team has been selling real estate for 6 years here in San Diego. We’re fortunate to know people who may be able to help you out for a trip to the grocery store, watching children, or even getting bills paid.
You’ll be surprised how many good people are here in San Diego happy to help you.
Call us, if you need anything. My number is 858-761-3036. It does not need to be about real estate. It can be a personal issue. We’ll see if we can assist in some way.
That may be you or someone you know. We have your back.
We’re here to help if you need anything. Let me know.
Again, my number is 858-761-3036.
Thank You, and Stay Safe.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 / by Stephanie Cornacchione
Despite what some may assume, short sales and foreclosures aren’t one and the same.
To give you a better idea of how these two things differ, let’s start by defining each. Foreclosure is a process by which a lender can recover the loan balance when a property is in default after the borrower has stopped making payments.
A short sale is a settlement negotiated with the lender in order to avoid foreclosure.
However, short sales and foreclosures aren’t the only options available to homeowners in distressed situations. You can also ask your lender about a loan modification agreement—which allows you to change the terms of your mortgage to compensate for financial hardship.
“Today’s lenders would much rather help you stay in your home.”
Today’s lenders would much rather help you stay ; ...
Thursday, February 27, 2020 / by Stephanie Cornacchione
First, let’s look at the Case-Shiller Home Price Index (refer to 0:32 in the video above for a visual representation), which illustrates home pricing trends over time. Prices rose sharply during the period between 2005 and 2009 (when the market crashed) and then began to stabilize in 2013, leading to a steady increase thereafter. That’s certainly reassuring, but that data itself is not the only reassuring aspect of what’s happening in our markets today.
Next, let’s look at the monthly construction starts we’ve seen (refer to 1:04 in the video above). Compared to multi-family unit construction, single-family home construction has remained relatively flat since the market crash. If we look deeper into the numbers, this tells a scarier story for San Diego’s housing.
On average, there are between 200 and 225 new single-family ! ...