Why do some homes sell faster than others?

Why do some homes sell faster than others? Everyone buying or selling seems to think they have the answer. One always hears location, location, location. We also hear schools, schools, school. Beyond that, are there many good reasons why your home is not selling as quickly as your neighbors? Hedstrom & Stamm’s home solutions team did some research to tally up what most experts say.

5 Secrets to Selling Your Home #4

              Secret # 4- Get rid of clutter!   Let’s face it, we all have a special place in our homes where we like to collect “junk”. After time, it seems that the “junk” area has grown into a small room and possibly has made it’s way to the […]

5 Secrets to Selling Your Home #3

       Secret # 3 – Get your floors and carpet clean!   When a buyer is touring your home you want them thinking about how they could imagine themselves living there. As they are walking from room to room imagining how they would decorate or how awesome a certain area is for entertaining […]

5 Secrets to Selling Your Home #1

Secret # 1- Kitchen and Bathrooms sell Houses! Think about when you purchased your home. What are the things that stood out to you and made you “have to” buy it?   If you are like most people, the kitchen and bathrooms were a major part of your decision. And this is what I find with […]

First phase of housing recovery slows

#113456532 / gettyimages.com WASHINGTON – Aug. 8, 2014 – Americans‘ attitudes toward the housing market remain mixed, although a steady improvement in their personal financial outlook may bode well for housing in the coming months, according to Fannie Mae‘s July 2014 National Housing Survey. “The continued cautious sentiment expressed across the range of consumer indicators […]

20% of Fla. home shoppers could enter the market soon

#98158278 / gettyimages.com CHICAGO – July 30, 2014 – A conducted by Pollara survey and released by BMO Harris Bank found that 68 percent of Florida homeowners believe the value of their home will go up over the next 12 months, and 13 percent expect the value of their home to go down. Over the […]

Home prices continue to rise – but at a slower pace

#179992256 / gettyimages.com WASHINGTON (AP) – July 29, 2014 – U.S. home prices rose in May from a year earlier at the weakest pace in 15 months as sales remain modest in the spring buying season. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 9.3 percent in May from 12 months earlier. […]

Double-digit price increases sign of a bubble?

#73304991 / gettyimages.com On June 17, 2014 – The dreaded “B” word – bubble – escaped the lips of some top real estate analysts at the four-day National Association of Real Estate Editors’ annual conference, which wrapped up this weekend. While most agreed that homes across the nation are still underpriced, in some markets – […]

After bubble and rebound, market seems stabilizing

#139800249 / gettyimages.com On June 6, 2014 – Nationally, the number of single-family homes for sale and their prices continues to rise, revealing a healthier real estate marketplace than a year ago and strong seller confidence, according to the April 2014 National Housing Trend Report released by realtor.com. While last April’s list price gains were […]

Why is listing inventory so low? Five reasons

#78377853 / gettyimages.com   LOS ANGELES – April 28, 2014 – Low inventories plague housing markets across the country. It’s giving buyers limited options and sparking more bidding wars, though with sale prices rising, inventory seems to be growing a bit. However, many current homeowners can’t or won’t sell, with some estimates suggesting that more […]