COMING SOON...49 Cobalt Ridge Dr. S. Levittown, PA 19057
Coming Soon!...May 1, 2019! To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour in advance, call 215-757-7257 or email us at: TheSwainTeam@gmail.com.
Expanded and Well maintained! This 4 bedroom, 2 full bath home is ideally situated across from open space. Step inside to the spacious, bright and airy living room that opens to the eat in kitchen. The family room addition is highlighted by recessed lighting and a brick hearth wood burning fireplace. Just off the family room is the utility room for added storage. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the first floor. Upstairs host 2 bedrooms and and full bathroom as well. Home also features a sewer line replaced in the rear yard, newer heater (2013), central air (2013), and upgraded electric.
To learn more about this home, or to schedule a showing, contact us today at 215-757-7257, or email TheSwainTeam@gmail.com
COMING SOON...49 Cobalt Ridge Dr. S Levittown, PA 19057
April 2019 Monthly Market Update
The spring market is here! Today we are going to discuss the facts on what’s going on in the market. There is so much negative news out there. But let’s talk about what’s going on locally. It is true what Sam Khater chief economist at Freddie Mac said - “We’re in a mental recession. It’s a constant stream of negative headlines for a couple of months…it wears on you.”
Our local housing market is hot! Our listings are selling with multiple offers and FAST! Another testament to the growth in home sales this year compared to last year is how many transactions the Mortgage Bankers Association, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae are projecting for 2019.
Fannie Mae thinks we will see a slight increase, Freddie Mac thinks we will see a larger increase, and the Mortgage Bankers Association says we are going to do very well.
Last month we spoke about how to win a bidding war. This month lets focus in on how to create a bidding war. To create a bidding war, you need to be a skilled marketer who knows how to create the RIGHT demand. There are several elements involved including market knowledge, customized marketing campaigns, and strategic pricing. This ensures that you will net the most and have the negotiating leverage to make it an easier sale for you. We discuss in depth our exclusive marketing strategies at our home selling seminars.
We utilize our marketing dollars to pre-market your home BEFORE it goes up for sale. This allows us the opportunity to reach as many buyers as possible and perfect our marketing plan. By analyzing your pre-market viewing statistics, we can pinpoint a more accurate marketing strategy, therefore, decreasing your home’s days on the market and stress on you to sell your home. Your home is one of your largest assets hire The Swain Team who knows how to net you the most with our proven methods.
If you are thinking about putting your house on the market this year now is a great time to start the process and you can start it by coming to my next Home Selling Seminar at the Northampton library on May 1st. Give us a call at 215-757-7257 Or email us to register at TheSwainTeam@gmail.com
April 2019 Monthly Market Update
Another Coming Soon Success Story!
SOLD with Multiple offers BEFORE it hit the MARKET! This townhouse was preinspected and priced to sell. The sellers had the home preinspected by a certified home inspector so that the buyers would know the condition of the home before they put their offer in. The sellers were realistic and were downsizing and going into an assisted living facility. We were able to market the home in advance on our Exclusive Coming Soon Campaign a month in advance. Boy, did we accumulate a lot of interest! We planned to put it on the market on a Monday, and conducted preview showings the weekend before. And the offers started rolling in! We announced that all offers would be presented Wednesday and put the home on the market to generate more interest. We had 5 offers, some above the asking price! The sellers chose the agreement that fit their needs the best. It was a full price offer, no home inspection contingency, and the buyer would allow the seller to leave any unwanted contents in the house. And after living in the home for 30+years they had a lot of unwanted stuff. Price isn't always the driving factor for a seller. So they didn't have to worry about cleaning out the house or any repairs. They just sat back and collected their check at settlement!
Another Coming Soon Success Story!
** COMING SOON - APRIL 8, 2019** To learn more about this home, or if you'd like to schedule a tour, please call 215-757-7257, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affordable living in Neshaminy School District! Step inside to a well maintained, loved home! This charming 3 bedroom Cape is ideally located towards the end of the road where Taddei Woods Nature Area, which features a rather nice looping path with connections to the neighborhoods. The living room has hardwood floors that run throughout the first floor. The eat-in kitchen offers ample cabinet space. The home also features newer windows and storm door.Upstairs hosts storage as well as a nicely sized bedroom. The rear yard is fenced and ideal for a summer family cookout.
Bucks County is hosting five hazardous waste disposal events for residents. The first event will occur on May 11, from 9am-3pm, at the Newtown Campus of Bucks County Community College. More information about this event, which hazards you can dispose of, and future dates can be found here.
Coming Soon!...April 15, 2019! To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour in advance, please call 215-757-7257 or email us at: TheSwainTeam@gmail.com.
Step inside to the spacious bright and airy living room highlighted by a 12 foot sliding glass door leading to the rear covered patio. Enjoy your morning coffee on your covered patio as you listen to the birds sing. The kitchen has been updated with white cabinets and neutral countertop. The full downstairs bathroom has been expanded and updated! Two bedrooms complete the first floor. Let the upstairs be your oasis which hosts a large loft with walk in closet and attached private bath which is sure to please.
The home also features: an above ground oil tank, and replaced sewer line.
Contact us today for a private showing at 215-757-7257
March Local Real Estate Market Update
We still have low inventory! There have been very few people putting their homes on the market because it is winter. Many are waiting for the warmer weather. The "Spring market." But wait,
despite the colder temperatures buyers are out looking at homes. Many buyers are anxious because rates have been going up. So now is a great time to sell. I have a lot of clients telling me March or April they are going to list their home. Capitalize on the low inventory and get your home on the market now before everyone else lists. Premarketing is very effective in this market. Get your home out on our Coming Soon Campaign in advance. This will drive demand up for your home. And a high demand means you, the seller, had more leverage. It also helps to net you the most money possible.
Since there is low inventory, homes often have bidding wars on them. So if your a buyer how do you win a bidding war?
Start with hiring an expert realtor who is an experienced negotiator. Everyone thinks that the highest bidding price wins. That is not always true. You need to find out the sellers motivation. Sometimes seller's want to take the deal with the least hurdles. This means it is time to get creative! You have the right to a home inspection, do one but tell the seller you will only ask for major items so they know they won't be nickel and dimed. If it is a vacant house and a few items are left in the home, offer to let them leave the items so they do not have to discard them. The bottom line is there are many different approaches but if you really want the house keep in mind what is most important to the seller.
We still have two upcoming Home Selling Seminar dates for the spring where we teach you how to net the most when you plan in advance to sell your home. One in Bensalem on April 4th and another on May 1st at the Northampton Library. For more information visit our website: www.SwainSells.com .
March Local Real Estate Market Update
This is Christina Swain with The Swain Team of Keller Williams. Our local housing inventory is scarce. We did not see many homes come on the market in January. Often sellers want to wait till the spring to sell when really now is ideal. Think about it… If everyone is waiting for the spring to sell there will be more houses on the market then. Sell now while there is no competition and before rates go up.
We are starting to see homes values grow at a slower pace despite the low inventory. Nationwide, home prices only increased by 4.7 percent year-over-year and 0.1 percent month-over-month in December, a stark drop from the yearly average of 5.8 percent and a signal that a buyer’s market may be approaching.
In 2019 Core Logic is projecting home values to rise only 3.4%. A main factor most likely driving the decrease and the change in the market is the fact that mortgage rates have been on the rise and are around 5%.
If you are thinking about selling in the future come out to one of our upcoming educational Home Selling Seminars where we teach you how to new the most for your home. Remember there is no cost or obligation. Attendees always rave about how informative the seminar is. Even if they are 5 years away from selling.
Until next month I am Christina Swain with The Swain Team of Keller Williams
Coming Soon in March 2019! To learn more about this home or to schedule a tour in advance, call 215-757-7257 or email us at: TheSwainTeam@gmail.com.
Well maintained townhouse in desirable Judson Meadows. Step inside to the spacious Living room that opens to the dining room. Light illuminates the updated kitchen with peninsula seating through the newer sliding glass door. Step outside to the newer deck (2014). Just imagine sitting on your deck and relaxing on a warm spring evening. Have a BBQ or watch the kids play in the fenced rear yard ( fence 2014). Upstairs hosts 3 nice sized bedrooms and a full bath featuring a solar tube that amplifies the natural light and projects it into the bathroom. The main bedroom offers a large walk in closet. The basement is finished and offers more living space as well as storage space. There is also a storage room on the exterior of the house. The home also features central air, a newer roof (07), Newer siding (09), Replaced oil tank ( 09), new stucco applied to the chimney in (09) and an updated hall bath on the first floor. Ample parking!
Often we go out to a client’s home for a home salability assessment, which is where a client who is preparing the home for sale in advance and they have a broken window seal. Broken seals result in a build up of condensation between panes, creating a dirty or foggy appearance on the window.
A common misconception among homeowners is that they have to replace the whole window. That is FALSE.
As a service to our clients The Swain Team can recommend reasonable and reliable contractors that can fix a broken seal at an affordable cost.
Remember, we also offer Home Salability Assessments for those thinking about moving in the future who want to plan to net the most.
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