Tracy, CA Real Estate News

By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
866 homes on the Market in Tracy as of 5/7/0790 are pending49 have sold in the past 6 weeks.WOW!  this does not include Mountain House or Rural listings.Buy NOW!  Now is not a "flip" time, but a 3 - 7 year investment.  California Real Estate rarely stays down for long.  Call me for your own personal market report.Susan GouldingKeller Williams209-914-5573wwww.gotTracy.com
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Are you thinking about selling your home?  How about buying a home?  You can search for FREE, 24 - 7 from my web site.  This is a comprehensive web site that allows you to search not only Tracy, California, but almost anywhere in Northern California.I belong to 3 different MLS's so that allows you to seach from North of Sacramento, south to Madera.  You can search from Monterey to Santa Rosa, and Half Moon Bay to the foothills.  WOW all those locations on one web site.Once you find the perfect house, call me, I will find you the perfect REALTOR to facilitate your transaction if it is out of my service area.Check it out, you won't be sorry.Susan Gouldingwww.SusanGoulding.com
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By Becky Fields Home Staging and ReDesign
(Becky Fields Home Staging and ReDesign )
Branding - A brand is a customer experience represented by a collection of images and ideas; often, it refers to a symbol such as a name, logo, slogan, and design scheme. Branding is a way of getting people to remember you. For example, if you see the golden arches, you immediately think McDonalds.Branding can also be used to help people remember your house. It can either be a positive brand or a negative brand. As my family and I were looking for a house, my children, unknowingly branded houses as a way of remembering them. There was the "fish stank" house, so named because it smelled like a stinking old fish tank which had not been serviced in a while. There was the BBQ house (smell of BBQ ribs in the oven), the pool house (pool in the backyard), Pottsgrove (street name), and we even ...
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By Becky Fields Home Staging and ReDesign
(Becky Fields Home Staging and ReDesign )
Have you seen or heard about home staging and would like to have your house or listing staged, but you're afraid?Afraid staging is expensive? (It's less than you think!)Afraid staging will disrupt your life? (It will actually help keep your house in a "show ready" state.)Afraid your house is not worth staging? (Any house can benefit from staging. I'll explain why.) Afraid the changes will not really make a difference? (You'll see Before and After photos)Afraid your house or style will be questioned? (A stager's goal is to help your house give a positive and lasting impression; not critique your taste.)In order to ease your fears and see what staging is about, I am offering a Free Home Staging Seminar. Sunday April 22, 20071:00pm - 3:00pmTracy Branch Library / Wadsworth Room 20 E. Eaton ...
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By Becky Fields Home Staging and ReDesign
(Becky Fields Home Staging and ReDesign )
There are two prices when it comes to selling a house.  There is the "asking or listing" price and there is the "value or worth" price.  Let me explain the difference between the two.  Have you even been to the grocery store to buy a can of something and you pick up one can and it has a dent in it?  What do you do? Most buyers will put the dented can back on the shelf and chose another can which is not dented.  Why? Although both cans have the same product in it, to the buyer they are not worth the same.  What will it take to sell that dented can?  A price reduction.  This is the same for anything on sale including houses. When listing a house, Realtors will give homeowner comparables or comps of similar homes which are presently on the market or have sold within the past few months. Ho...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
Here is a QUICK update on the Market in Tracy.As of a week ago - March 12 There were a total of 709 homes on the market104 homes were in Escrow21% of the homes on the market were between $620,000 and $635,000.Check back often - updates bi-monthly.Susan Gouldinghttp://www.gotTracy.commailto:AR@gotTracy.com209-914-5573
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By Becky Fields Home Staging and ReDesign
(Becky Fields Home Staging and ReDesign )
I go to Open House to see how homeowners are preparing their homes for sale.    I am so surprise at the way they are "marketing" the listing. Do they really want to sell? Are they really expecting the price they are asking? Many homeowners have the assumption that they can place their home on the market as is and someone will come and buy it for the price they are asking. Well that was the case a few years ago but times have changed and we are now in a buyers market. Buying a home is a big investment and buyers want the best value for their money. With so many homes on the market, buyers can pick and chose. I am based in Tracy, CA so I enjoy going to Open Houses in this area. One home I went to over the weekend, was in a nice area of Tracy, in a cul-de-sac in a newer neighborhood with P...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
I haven't seen the new craze movie "The Secret".  I do understand the premise.  If you believe in good things, good things happen.  If you give in slices your get returns in loaves.  However, is this really a new philosophy on life?  Hasn't perception always played a role in how people think and feel?  Half full or half empty?  I've spent a lot of time this week thinking about Real Estate.  The Central Valley of California is being hit hard by REO's; foreclosures and short sales.  Will this trend stay forever, I doubt it.  I'm a firm believer that California Real Estate is always a great long term investment.  However, investors who got 100% loans hoping to flip something quick and easy have been badly burned. I feel terrible for the first time home buyer who got put into home loans the...
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By Susan Goulding, Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate
(Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management)
You only have first time to write a blog once.  This is mine.  I envision this as a place to comment, gripe, praise, impart information, etc to anyone who cares.The community of Tracy is a great place to raise kids.  I've got 5; 2 are in college, 3 will be in college eventually.   I've said that one of the problems with the community of Tracy is that I can't ever go to the grocery or anywhere without make up, someone will know me.  The upside of this phenomenon is that my kids can't go anywhere without someone I know seeing them either.
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