Archives: January 20, 2011

4 Curb Appeal Tips that Will Make Your Lake Nacimiento Home Irresistible to Buyers!

Those living in the Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch communities on Lake Nacimiento would agree on the great lifestyle that they enjoy and, for many, they know they will never leave.  But, circumstances arise and life can move in another direction, and you may find yourself with the need to sell your Lake Nacimiento home!

The best first step you can make in selling your home is to find a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent who can help you each step of the way.  Your agent will know the ins and outs of the Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market and will be able to guide you in what will sell your home to those looking to buy in Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch.  Each real estate market is different, so having a Lake Nacimiento Real Estate agent will be the key to your home selling success!

There are a few first impression items that will make your home irresistible to home buyers, and I’ve listed these four main features for you to review.  Take an objective look at your Lake Nacimiento home’s curb appeal and see if it could use a little improvement before putting it on the market.

1. Come up with a concept for your landscape– You want your Lake Nacimiento home’s landscape to be deliberate and well cared for.  Whether you have a green thumb and an eye for detail, or you would like a professional’s opinion; the difference of investing in your landscape can be the added touch that pushes your home to the forefront.  The cost can remain low if you simply add a few plants along the walkway or use mulch or stone to give a more finished look.

2. Focus on the front door– Creating a deliberate entrance to your home will give people a welcoming feel.  Make sure the entry to your home is obvious. If your Lake Nacimiento home’s main entrance is at the side of the house, use a walkway or landscaping to direct people where they need to go.  Paint the door a bright color that compliments you home’s finish and placing a welcome mat out front will set the tone of a cheery and comfortable environment.   Lake Nacimiento buyers will feel that they are arriving at a special place rather than being welcomed by a unimpressive entry.

3. Deal with the driveway– This is the first thing potential buyers will see as they approach your Oak Shores or Heritage Ranch home.  Whether your driveway is dirt or pavement, you don’t want the focus to be on this area.  You always want to draw the attention to the home.  To do this, make sure the driveway is free of clutter or anything that does not need to be there.  Lining the driveway with shrubs or creating a walkway leading up to the house will allow the buyer to focus on what matters and not be distracted by the driveway itself.

4. Pay attention to details
– Buyers may not be able to place their finger on what sets your Lake Nacimiento home apart from the competition; but those little details in the front of your home can make all the difference.  Things like brick steps or ceramic tiles that compliment the homes color will pull the look together.  Edging the lawn and colorful potted plants also add a nice touch that will draw buyers in.

While these updates may seem minor, they will make your home stand out.  Great curb appeal will give buyers insight into how you care for your home and will make them feel more comfortable that they’re getting a well-maintained Lake Nacimiento home.  If you have questions about selling your Lake Nacimiento home, about the Lake Nacimiento Real Estate market or are ready to get started with your home sale; let me know!  I can help guide you through each step of the process to get your home sold as quickly and efficiently as possible.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

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Foreclosure Update – January 2011

Year End Re-Cap
The first half of 2010 saw relatively good news for most participants in the foreclosure market. Foreclosure cancellations rose as homeowners saw more short sales and loan modifications approved. Investors quickly flipped their foreclosure purchases for solid profits as buyers hurried to take advantage of tax credits. As the tax credits expired, however, the market began to slow. Foreclosure cancellations also began to drop as the government push for loan modifications waned and short sales slowed with the rest of the housing market. Finally, in the beginning of the third quarter, the robo-signing scandal led to dramatically lower foreclosure sales, including a complete halt by Bank of America for nearly two months.

Foreclosure Starts 2007-2010

Foreclosure Sales 2007-2010

Notice of Default filings fell 16.7 percent month-over-month in California, while Notice of Trustee filings rose 1.5 percent from November. Foreclosure sales dropped slightly, with 0.7 percent fewer sales back to the bank and 8.2 perfect fewer purchased by third parties, typically investors. The time it took investors to resell properties they purchased at auction rose 6.1 percent from November and is up 51.0 percent from a year earlier to 157 days on average.

Source: ForeclosureRadar.com

Grace Borzini
Your Local Lake Nacimiento Real Estate Expert
Oak Shores Realty

Oak Shores Real Estate
View Oak Shores Listings
Visit My Website
Email Me

Oak Shores Realty specializes in Oak Shores at Lake Nacimiento properties. Please contact us today to get more information on Lake Nacimiento lake homes. Oak Shores Realty can also provide you an insiders “Lake Nacimiento Buying Guide” with great information including maps and market information.