Jamilyn Anthony

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Paper or ???

Posted On: February 22nd, 2018 4:46PM

Today I had a woman walk in to my office and ask to see a Real Estate Book of the area.  I told her that we do not have Real Estate Books for the area, but that I knew what she was talking about.  I offered to email her some listings that fit her criteria.  "No, I do not have a computer or a cell phone."  Wow!  It really threw me off guard.  So I said "I can print some current listings for you, then you will have the most current and up to date listings that fit your criteria."  She was thrilled!  

 

It is certainly a different world than twenty years ago, and although there are some Real Estate Books out there (Like Homes Illustrated), the market moves so quickly that those listings may be sold by the time the magazine goes to print.  Also, contracts are sent and signed through email now.  Title work is emailed. Everything in a Real Estate Transaction usually happens over the internet.  

 

Does that mean you cannot buy or sell Real Estate if you do not have a computer?  Absolutely not!  We can still print out all of your documents and have you sign them with a real ink pen and give you copies.   Later will load them onto our computers and forward them as needed for the transaction. Even title companies can still print all documents and make a file for you at closing. But never fear!  We can still sell Real Estae the old fashioned way if that is your preference.

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Fall Decorating Outside!

Posted On: October 2nd, 2017 6:36PM

What a great time to show your love for fall!  The snow is not flying yet, or maybe not too hard.  
Since  picture tells a thousand words, please visit my pinterest board for ideas to make your house the envy of the neighborhood!
 
https://www.pinterest.com/jamilynanthony/outside-fall-decor-ideas/
 

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Colors that sell!

Posted On: September 19th, 2017 2:42PM

If you are thinking of selling, you will easily get 100% return on painting your house if....... you use the correct colors.

 

Zillow did some research on colors that sell, here are their findings:

 

Kitchens: 

  • Blue (light blue to soft gray-blue): home sold for $1,809 more on average
  • Yellow (straw yellow to marigold): home sold for $820 less on average

Bathrooms: 

  •  Blue/purple (light powder blue to periwinkle): home sold for $5,440 more on average
  • White/no color (off-white or eggshell white): home sold for $4,035 less on average

Bedrooms: 

  • Blue (light cerulean to cadet blue): home sold for $1,856 more on average
  • Pink (light pink, to antique rose; often found in kids rooms): home sold for $208 less on average

Dining Room: 

  • Blue (slate blue to pale gray blue; navy blue also found in dining rooms with white shiplap): home sold for $1,926 more on average
  • Red (brick red, terracotta, or copper red): home sold for $2,031 less on average

 Living Room:

  • Brown (light beige, pale taupe, oatmeal): home sold for $1,809 more on average
  • Blue (pastel gray, pale silver to light blue, periwinkle): home sold for $820 less on average

Home Exterior:

  • Gray/brown (greige — mix of gray and beige): home sold for $1,526 more on average
  • Brown (medium brown, taupe, or stucco): home sold for $1,970 less on average

Front Door:

  • Gray/blue (navy blue to dark gray or charcoal): home sold for $1,514 more on average.

Best money spent is on the right color of paint.  Of course this is for the current market and trends change.  So if you are selling in 5 years and think you should just go ahead and paint your dining room slate blue now -STOP!  The popular colors for houses may be totally different in 5 years.   

 

If you have no plans to move, paint whatever color you want!  If you do decide to sell, remember to keep paint in your budget before your house hits the market.

 

Have a great day!


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How is the Real Estate Market?

Posted On: June 14th, 2017 11:58PM

That is a good question and one that I get all of the time.  Is it a seller's market or is a buyer's market.

 

A seller's market is where home listings are scarce and sellers can keep prices high.  A buyer's market is is where home listings are plentiful and selling prices remain relatively low.

 

If you are buying and selling in the same market - you will get to take advantage of one side or the other. Meaning, if you are selling and then buying - your advantage will either be as the buyer or the seller depending on the market. So the answer if you are not going far, is that it really doesn't matter.  

 

 

When the market is more important is when you are leaving one market to go to another.  If you are leaving Denver area and moving to Grand Junction or California.  That is when a "seller's" market may benefit you. Perhaps you can sell your home for top dollar here and move to an area where it is a buyer's market.  That would be an ideal situation.   It would be important to find out what the market is like in your destination home.

 

 

 

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