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Interest Rates

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, February 23, 2021

We’re currently experiencing historically low mortgage rates. Over the last fifty years, the average on a Freddie Mac 30-year fixed-rate mortgage has been 7.76%. Today, that rate is 2.81%. Flocks of homebuyers have been taking advantage of these remarkably low rates over the last twelve months. However, there’s no guarantee rates will remain this low much longer.

Whenever we try to forecast mortgage rates, we should consider the advice of Mark Fleming, Chief Economist at First American:

“You know, the fallacy of economic forecasting is don’t ever try and forecast intere... Read more

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What’s the Difference between an Appraisal and a Home Inspection?

Larry O. Doss Tuesday, February 2, 2021

If you’re planning to buy a home, an appraisal is an important step in the process. It’s a professional evaluation of the market value of the home you’d like to buy. In most cases, an appraisal is ordered by the lender to confirm or verify the value of the home prior to lending a buyer money for the purchase. It’s also a different step in the process from a home inspection, which assesses the condition of the home before you finalize the transaction. Here’s the breakdown of each one and why they’re both important when buying a home.

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National RE Market Projected to Keep Rising

Larry O. Doss Thursday, October 22, 2020

Home Values Projected to Keep Rising

As we enter the final months of 2020 and continue to work through the challenges this year has brought, some of us wonder what impact continued economic uncertainty could have on home prices. Looking at the big picture, the rules of supply and demand will give us the clearest idea of what is to come.

Due to the undersupply of homes on the market today, there’s upward pressure on prices. Consider simple economics: when there is high demand for an item and a low supply of it, consumers are willing to pay more for that item. That’s what’s hap... Read more

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2020 Buyer Preferences

Larry O. Doss Monday, May 18, 2020

2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC]
2020 Homeowner Wish List [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights
In a recent study by realtor.com, homeowners noted some of the main things they would change about their homes to make them more livable.
Not surprisingly, more space, an updated kitchen, and a home gym rose to the top of the list.
If you’re thinking of selling this year, having these items in your listing might make your house more desirable than ever to potential buyers.... Read more

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How Technology is Helping Buyers Navigate the Home Search Process

Larry O. Doss Friday, April 17, 2020

Some Highlights:
A recent realtor.com survey revealed that buyers are still considering moving forward with the homebuying process, even if they can’t see the home in-person.
While they still prefer to physically see a home, virtual home tours and accurate listing information top the list of tech specs buyers find most helpful in today’s process.
Let’s connect today to determine how technology can help power your home search.... Read more

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How Trusted Professionals Make Homebuying Easier to Understand

Larry O. Doss Thursday, February 20, 2020

In the spring, many excited buyers get ready to enter the housing market. Others continue dreaming about the homes they’d like to buy. The truth is, many potential buyers continue to dream longer than they need to, simply because they’re confused about the homebuying process. Thankfully, working with a trusted real estate professional can help ease those concerns and make the process to homeownership much easier to understand.

A recent survey conducted by Ipson and Freddie Mac reveals the confidence level of Gen Z and Millennial buyers regarding the homebuying process. The graph below... Read more

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Market Update August 2010

Larry O. Doss Thursday, August 12, 2010

With the summer moving on, we are moving into the busier season for Real Estate. Visitors that are considering buying are now winding down their vacations and focusing more on Real Estate. This is why we have seen more showings and offers in the past two weeks than in all of July. This has been a typical pattern for many years now.

Sellers are lowering prices in an effort attract those buyers and get an offer. With interest rates so lows and seller motivation high we are seeing a nice third quarter rally.

There is still a lot of inventory which will continue to keep prices do... Read more




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First Listing

Larry O. Doss Monday, June 7, 2010

Hi Everyone!
After 14 weeks of education and training I am finally ready to go. And good thing to because I already have a listing. 208 Melwood is a great property, especially for an investor. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths. It has been rented for an average of $850 a month, and at today’s historically low interest rates that means a nice return on investment.
I’ll be back later with some tips for 1st time homebuyers!

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Understanding Financial Risk when Purchasing a Home

Larry O. Doss Monday, January 25, 2010

The average sales price of homes in Yuba City CA for the month of Sep 09 to the month of Nov 09 was $165,000. This shows an increase of 3.1%, or $5,000, from the previous quarter. There was a decline of 6.8% compared to the year 2008. Sales prices have depreciated at a drastic rate of 38.2% during last five years in Yuba City.

It was found that the average list price for a Yuba City home on sale was $266,086, week ending Jan 13th; this is clearly a decline of 1.2%, or $3,107, compared to the decline of 4.7% during the previous week. The price per square foot on an average in Yuba Cit... Read more

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The latest on Interiors at Elk Grove homes

Larry O. Doss Friday, January 22, 2010

It would be a good thing to take a second look the next time you visit a gorgeous master bathroom. It would be easier if one had a step or two on getting in and out of a large tub. But one of the Interior designers, Adele Lampert of Page One Interiors, Inc. in Barrington, disagrees. It is much safer to sit on the deck and rotate than think of a slippery foothold. While we often think of interior design as creating pretty rooms, there can also be underlying safety issues. Educated and experienced designers like Lampert can spot them and find solutions for homeowners.

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Placer homes for sale

Larry O. Doss Thursday, January 21, 2010

Placerville makes way for the latest “evil knevils” of their time with the Placerville speedway catching momentum this year. This event normally conducted at El Dorado County Fairgrounds on a quarter mile oval. There is news of newly built cars and admission for sneak preview will happen later in the month. Apart from the speed racers, the kids also get bicycle races and other categories of races, including your police personnel, will also be conducted keeping the residents glued to all the racing action.

Chuck’s is another interesting spot for the locals and the travelers, which is... Read more

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