For the latest in our series of blogs looking in detail at staging your home for sale, we thought it might be a good moment to consider five common mistakes that sellers make when preparing their home for listing. Never ignore small details - It really is imperative to sweat the details when you're prepping your … Continue reading Elements of Home Staging: Part 4 – Five Common Mistakes
Regular readers of our Romero Team blogs will already know that, as well as reflecting on the monthly housing market reports published by The Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® (GAAR), we also like to take a look at the quarterly figures issued by GAAR, in order to observe more sustained trends in the Albuquerque area, … Continue reading First Quarter Albuquerque Real Estate Market Trends Bring More Good News
We're all familiar with the saying: "You never get a second chance to make a first impression". In truth, it's a phrase that means everything when it comes to presenting your home for sale. It's reckoned that a massive 63% of home buyers will drop by a home if they like what they see in … Continue reading Elements of Home Staging: Part 3 – The Critical Importance of Curb Appeal
One of the big questions in real estate at the moment is when will the recent falls in mortgage rates stop? As ever, there's no silver bullet answer, but we have seen lowering rates for some weeks now. And last week saw rates falling to the lowest levels so far in 2017. There are a … Continue reading Mortgage Rates Now at the Lowest Levels of the Year – A Great Opportunity!
For the next part of our look at tips to help you to stage your home for sale, today we're focusing on the importance of correct decor in the process. It pretty much goes without saying that, to achieve top dollar, your home needs to be presented to an immaculate standard. The good news is … Continue reading Elements of Home Staging: Part 2 – The Power of Neutral Decor
The latest real estate statistics (for March) have just been released by The Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® (GAAR), emphasizing the fantastic start to the year in our area for home sellers. As we move into mid-April, pending sales are currently at a 14 year high! - a big 22.7% year-on-year increase compared with March … Continue reading The Albuquerque Area Real Estate Market Is Blossoming This Spring!
For the next few weeks, we'll be devoting our Friday blog to providing tips that will help you to stage your home for sale. And where better to start, we thought, than addressing what is often a big challenge for many home sellers - decluttering. It's really difficult to overstate the importance of letting go … Continue reading Elements of Home Staging:Part 1 – Letting Go of Your Stuff!
As we've been reflecting in recent blogs, mortgage rates have been falling lately. While it's far too early to know if this will be a sustainable trend, it's likely that many buyers will see this as an even better current opportunity to lock in a low rate, even though rates have remained amazingly competitive on … Continue reading Preparing for Your Home Loan Application
It all started as a bit of fun on our Facebook page yesterday. A member of our team uploaded a humorous spoof post of someone talking on the telephone to a friend who has just received a home price from one of the generic home pricing websites, asking "And when exactly did they come look … Continue reading Why You Should Never Rely On Generic Home Pricing Websites
While it's far too early to call it a consistent trend, mortgage rates have started to fall again. They've ended the last two weeks lower, following a pretty sustained upward path that can be traced back to last November's election. The certainty that an election result inevitably brings with it, plus a real feel good … Continue reading Which Way Now? – Understanding Current Mortgage Rate Trends