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California Housing September 2017

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California housing market eases into fall home buying season!

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• Statewide, existing single-family home sales totaled 436,920 in September, up 2.2% from August and up 1.6% from September 2016.
• September’s statewide median home price was $555,410, down 1.8% from August and up 7.5% from September 2016.
• All the major regions experienced month-to-month and annual sales declines, with sales in the San Francisco Bay Area declining 4.2% from a year ago, the Inland Empire falling 4.0%, and the Los Angeles metro region decreasing 2.5% from September 2016.
• Statewide active listings continued to decline, dropping 11.2% from a year ago.
• C.A.R.’s Unsold Inventory Index fell from 3.5 months in September 2016 to 3.2 months in September 2017. The index measures the number of months needed to sell the supply of homes on the market at the current sales rate. A six-to-seven-month supply is typical in a normal market.
• The median number of days it took to sell a single-family home was 20 days in September 2017, compared with 18 days in August and 28 days in September of 2016.
• C.A.R.’s sales price-to-list price ratio was 99.1% statewide in September 2017, 99.5% in August and 98.6% in September 2016. At the county level, San Francisco had the highest ratio at 116.6% and Mariposa had the lowest at 92.5%.
• Mortgage rates declined further in September as the 30-year, fixed-mortgage interest rate averaged 3.81%, down from 3.88% in August but was up from 3.46% in September 2016, according to Freddie Mac.
• All information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. For tax, investment or ownership advice we suggest you contact an attorney or certified public accountant.
• Median = half more/half less.  Taken from CAR.ORG 10/24/17

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Showing Homes with a Lock Box

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WHY ARE THERE STILL COMBO LOCK BOXES ON OCCUPIED HOMES OR ANY HOME FOR THAT MATTER?? If you only realized how easily access to your home can be gained with this method…

Below is an illustration of the differences between the electronic key box and the combination lock box.  When you are selling your home- the public is being invited inside.  The best protection we can give that situation is to control and monitor the access by restricting it to persons that are LICENSED to provide that access.  And that is why we ALWAYS provide an electronic key box for our clients.

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Electronic Combo
Expensive Cheap
Purchase or Lease from the Board of Realtors Buy one anywhere
Can only be opened by a licensed agent or vendor that is a member of the Board of Realtors and is in “good standing” Anyone can open
Logs Showings with date/time and Broker/Agent information Not capable
Alerts Listing Agent when accessed Not capable
Can be programmed to restrict showings by time Can be opened whenever by whomever

Our advice is to allow the lock box to determine who gets inside (NOT YOU) because the most unsafe thing you can do is open the door yourself.  Insist that your agent provide an electronic lock box and then be gone for showings.

If you are considering a move we would love the opportunity to meet with you and go over our marketing and showing strategy for optimum results!

Call, text or email  (951) 522-0518 or april@teamgreer.com

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GARY AND APRIL GREER