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20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale This Spring

  • When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!
  • There are many small projects that you can do to ensure this happens!
  • Your real estate agent will have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market and is a great resource for finding local contractors who can help!

Leisure Village Activities Calendar

Leisure Village Residents …. Did you know I’ve compiled a calendar of all the Leisure Village Activities? Scroll down on the home page of my website or go to the About Leisure Village page.

I’d truly love to give you a tour of our wonderful community, Leisure Village, Camarillo CA. Please call me, Sharon Parker, at 805-443-1998 or visit my website www.ILoveLeisureVillage.com.

Thinking of moving to Leisure Village, Camarillo CA.? Here are the current homes for sale: www.iloveleisurevillage.com/homes-for-sale-leisure-village-camarillo/

To learn more about me, please visit:
www.iloveleisurevillage.com/leisure-village-camarillo-ca-sharron-parker-realtor/ and www.iloveleisurevillage.com/about-sharron/

For more information, please contact me, Sharron Parker at 805-443-1998 or visit my website www.iloveleisurevillage.com.

So many fun things to do – Every Day!

Amateur Radio

Arts

Basketball

Big Band

Billiards

Bingo

Bocce Ball

Bridge

Caregivers Support

Ceramics

Chess

Crafts

Duplicate Bridge

Gardening

Horseshoes

Mahjong

Mavericks

Men’s Golf

Music

Needle Works

Paddle Tennis

Pet

Photo

Pickle Ball

Ping Pong

Pinochle

Players Guild

Quilters

Racquet

Rock, Jewelry & Craft

RV

Self-Awareness

Sewing

Showtyme

Shuffleboard

Singles

Surviving Loss

Tennis

Veterans

Water Volleyball

Wine Tasting

Women’s Golf

Woodshop

Writers

18-Hole Par-3 Golf Course (no fees)

Bicycle Paths

Billiard Room

Bocce Ball

Ceramics Shop

Fitness Center

Horseshoe Pits

Lapidary Shop (Stone & Rock Polishing)

Library

Meeting Rooms

Olympic-sized Swimming Heated Pool & Spa

Picnic Area w/ Built-in Barbeque

Recreation Center

RV parking

Sewing Room

Shuffleboard

Social Hall

Table Tennis

Tennis & Paddle Tennis

Walking Paths

Woodshop

Hope this is helpful!

Leisure Village, Camarillo CA – Sharron Parker, Realtor

Leisure Village, Camarillo CA – Sharron Parker, Realtor

Hi I’m Sharron Parker and I’m your Leisure Village real estate expert. I’ve enjoyed being a Realtor and Homeowner since 2000.

In this time, I’ve helped over 450 clients buy or sell their Leisure Village homes.

I help Sellers manage the many details to get their home on the market for top dollar, including the coordination of repairs, upgrades, cleaning and donations.

I give prospective Buyers a tour of the wonderful amenities and show them homes for sale. By listening to their needs, I then help them find and close escrow on the perfect home.

I am knowledgeable as to the many Leisure Village rules and regulations and have an excellent relationship with Leisure Village staff.

I am committed to building a relationship that’s based on trust and honesty, giving you a straightforward approach to all your questions and concerns.

I think communication is key. My team and I make every effort to respond to phone calls, emails and texts in a very timely manner. In addition, we will keep Buyers and Sellers up-to-date on all real estate market activity and all the details throughout the escrow process.

Marketing your home with the most current technology is essential. When you list your home with me, it will be photographed by a professional photographer and will then be showcased on multiple websites, social media posts and blogs for the best exposure possible.

Learn more about all of the activities that Leisure Village, Camarillo CA has to offer: www.iloveleisurevillage.com/leisure-village-camarillo-ca/

Check out the calendar of activities in Leisure Village, Camarillo CA.: www.iloveleisurevillage.com/leisure-village-activities-calendar/

Thinking of moving to Leisure Village, Camarillo CA.? Here are the current homes for sale: www.iloveleisurevillage.com/homes-for-sale-leisure-village-camarillo/

To learn more about me, please visit the “Meet Sharron” page on my website: www.iloveleisurevillage.com/about-sharron/

For more information, please contact me, Sharron Parker at 805-443-1998 or visit my website www.iloveleisurevillage.com.

I look forward to meeting you!

Leisure Village, Camarillo CA – Sharron Parker, Realtor

Leisure Village, Camarillo CA

Hi I’m Sharron Parker, Realtor and Homeowner in Leisure Village, Camarillo CA since 2000. I’d like to show you our lovely recreation area and tell you about the many fun things to do which are enjoyed by our 3,000 plus residents.

One of the most popular activities is our 18-hole par 3 golf course. Residents love that there are no fees to play and you can start anywhere on the course.

We have a beautiful Olympic-sized swimming pool heated to approximately 84 degrees year-round for swimming, water aerobics, volleyball or just relaxing.

We’re very proud of our fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment. We appreciate the convenience of working out right in the village at anytime. There are also fitness classes such as yoga, stretching and Tai Chi. And you’ll almost always find residents bicycling or walking on our flat and well-lit streets for exercise. Even Rover enjoys getting outside.

There are many outdoor games to play while enjoying the beautiful Camarillo weather such as bocce, oversized chess, horseshoes, shuffleboard, pickleball, paddle and regular tennis.

Take a look at our beautiful landscaping with a gazebo picnic and barbecue area these can be reserved for private parties.

Many residents thoroughly enjoy planting vegetables in our farmers’ garden here in Leisure Village, Camarillo CA.

Our Recreation Center has designated rooms for billiards, ceramics, sewing and quilting, library and woodshop.

We also have game rooms for Wii bowling, ping-pong, bridge and mahjong.

Our large assembly room, which holds almost 1000 people, is used for entertainment productions such as plays, comedians and singers, bingo, dance classes, board meetings and of course Saturday night dances with live bands.

The RV Club enjoys taking trips together. Members love that they can park their RVs right here in Leisure Village at no additional charge as long as space is available.

Our travel office is where we sign up for many group trips. They are quite popular whether traveling to China, a casino or to a local theater. Traveling together is a great way to have fun and meet new friends.

There’s something for everyone here at Leisure Village with almost 100 clubs such as photography and wine-tasting.

I’d truly love to give you a tour of our wonderful community, Leisure Village, Camarillo CA. Please call me, Sharon Parker, at 805-443-1998 or visit my website www.ILoveLeisureVillage.com.

Check out the calendar of activities in Leisure Village, Camarillo CA.: www.iloveleisurevillage.com/leisure-village-activities-calendar/

Thinking of moving to Leisure Village, Camarillo CA.? Here are the current homes for sale: www.iloveleisurevillage.com/homes-for-sale-leisure-village-camarillo/

To learn more about me, please visit: www.iloveleisurevillage.com/leisure-village-camarillo-ca-sharron-parker-realtor/ and www.iloveleisurevillage.com/about-sharron/

For more information, please contact me, Sharron Parker at 805-443-1998 or visit my website www.iloveleisurevillage.com.

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell

2 Reports That Say Now Is a Great Time to Sell | Keeping Current Matters

Heading into the spring buying market, there are strong trends starting to emerge.

The inventory of homes for sale has increased on a year-over-year basis for eight months in a row. Home price appreciation has continued to grow, although at a slower rate. The homeownership rate has reached heights last seen in 2014, with millennials and Generation X leading the way!

Let’s dive a little deeper into some of the recent reports that have been released and what they mean for the spring buying season!

1. National Association of Realtor’s Existing Home Sales Report

Sales of existing homes were down for the third consecutive month in January. Some of this can be explained by the natural seasonality that the real estate market experiences every year, and some can be explained even further by a lack of homes available for sale on the market.

Inventory

For the last eight months, the inventory of homes for sale has been higher when compared to the same month the year before. The challenge in the market is the mismatch of the type of home that is available for sale. First-time homebuyers looking for a starter home are often competing with other buyers to stand out, often outbidding each other.

Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, agrees that the market is still experiencing an inventory shortage.

“In particular, the lower end of the market is experiencing a greater shortage, and more home construction is needed.”

Home Prices

The median home price for homes sold in January was $247,500. This is up 2.8% from January 2018 and marks the 83rd consecutive month of year-over-year gains. The 2.8% growth in home prices represents the smallest year-over-year change since February 2012 but is a welcome change for buyers who had feared being priced out of the market.

Days on the Market

Properties that sold in January were on the market for an average of 49 days with 38% of homes on the market for less than a month.

Yun is positive about how today’s market conditions will help buyers this spring,

 “Existing home sales in January were weak compared to historical norms; however, they are likely to have reached a cyclical low. Moderating home prices combined with gains in household income will boost housing affordability, bringing more buyers to the market in the coming months.”

2. NAR’s Pending Home Sales Report

The national Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) rose 4.6% to 103.2 in January from 98.7 in December. An index score of 100 is considered normal. All four major regions of the country experienced gains in January, with the largest increase coming in the South.

“The PHSI is a leading indicator for the housing sector, based on pending sales of existing homes. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing.”

Increases in the PHSI often predict increases in the level of home sales in the coming months, which is great news for the housing market leading in to spring! Yun had this to say,

“Homebuyers are now returning and taking advantage of lower interest rates, while a boost in inventory is also providing more choices for consumers.”

Bottom Line

The housing market in 2019 will require homeowners to list their house at the right price to attract buyers. If interest rates continue to stay low while wages increase, and more inventory comes to market, 2019 could be one of the best years for home sales in recent history.

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!

According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018!

Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change from the near 5% rates seen in mid-November. At 4.32%, the second week of February 2018 was the last time rates were this low. This can be seen in the chart below.

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low! | Keeping Current Matters

Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist, Sam Khater, had this to say:

“Mortgage rates fell for the third consecutive week, continuing the general downward trend that began late last year.

Wages are growing on par with home prices for the first time in years, and with more inventory available, spring home sales should help the market begin to recover from the malaise of the last few months.”

Bottom Line

If you plan on buying a home this spring, meet with a local real estate professional who can help prepare you for today’s market before rates increase!

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers | Keeping Current Matters

Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there are even more coming!

NerdWallet’s 2018 Home Buyer Report revealed that:

“Approximately one-third (32%) of Americans plan to purchase a home in the next five years. Millennials are most likely to have such a purchase in their five-year plan (49%), versus 35% of Generation X and 17% of baby boomers.”

As we can see, buyers are optimistic! According to the report, here are the top reasons Americans plan to buy:

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers | Keeping Current Matters

The most common reason Americans prioritize buying is that they believe it’s a good investment!

If you’re a homeowner looking to sell, 2019 is the perfect year to put your house on the market. But why?

  1. Buyers want to buy
  2. No competition!

At least 3 of the renowned organizations that report on real estate market trends predict that homeowners are going to wait until 2020 to list their homes, leading to a nice increase in sales (as shown in the graph below).

2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND Sellers | Keeping Current Matters

Don’t wait for a competitive market; be ahead of the curve and sell your house at the best possible price!

Bottom Line

There are more and more buyers entering the market every day! Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a current homeowner looking to move-up to your next home, sit with a real estate professional who can help you with your real estate needs!

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