Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Roseville and Rocklin Real Estate

Were seeing the beginning of some changes in the market.  There are some price points that are seeing some resistance and it's mostly the higher the price the less the buyer pool is.  Anything in the entry level, 300,000 to 400,000 in the Roseville / Rocklin area will go quickly.  Surrounding areas are hot too.  Take Orangevale for instance, we're seeing small 1300 sqft places going for the mid 300's.
The beginning of appraisal issues are here.  Values have been pushed where a new ceiling is being crated with every sale.  This trend cannot and will not go on much longer.  There will be a market correction coming in the near future.  I'm not calling it a bubble, but a market correction seems like a better description of what's to come.  One way or another, either supply and demand, interest rates, jobs, 10 year adjust coming due... something will come into play and reverse the values.  No one likes to take about the market going down, but it is a cycle.  The general consensus is around a 7 year cycle in california.  I think that's close when you look historically; however, the last recession was a whopper.  This time around is more like 10-11 years.
Here's my 2 cents for the day.  If you 're looking to buy or sell a home in Roseville, give me a call.

Chad Phillips
Re/Max Gold

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The color you paint your house can effect your sales price.

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Paint colors play a crucial role in successfully selling a home, having the power to influence a homebuyer’s decision to make an offer or move on—and the best colors, according to a new Zillow analysis, are blues and grays.
Homes with bathrooms that have soft blue walls (e.g., periwinkle, powder blue), specifically, sold for $5,440 more than expected in the analysis, as well as homes with a “greige” (beige/gray) exterior, which sold for $3,496 more than homes with brown or tan stucco exteriors. Homes with dark navy blue and/or slate gray front doors also sold for more: $1,514.
Certain colors, though, have the opposite effect, lowering sale prices by a few thousand dollars or more. In fact, homes with bathrooms that have white walls sold for $4,035 less than expected, while homes with darker walls (e.g., brick red, terracotta) sold for $2,031 less than expected.
“Color can be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, especially in listing photos and videos,” says Dr. Svenja Gudell, chief economist at Zillow. “Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray, not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space. Incorporating light blue in kitchens and bathrooms may pay off especially well, as the color complements white countertops and cabinets—a growing trend in both rooms.”
The analysis considered over 32,000 photos of sold homes across the U.S.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

low inventory effecting housing prices

I try to get a monthly update out about our local real estate market.
The Sacramento area is seeing inventory around 30 days on the market, and Placer is showings zip codes of less then 30 days.  I often wonder where the jobs are and whats driving the crazy train; however, when you look at the state of the economy as a whole then you start go get a clearer picture. I was a little surprised to find out that our area is actually in the top 10 cities for finding a job.  This coupled with the bay area prices is fairing well for us here in the valley.  The builders know it, that's why they've vaped up production.  Recently I went to check out a couple of the new communities in Rocklin and Lincoln.  They are selling houses before they're even built.  We're talking 6 months out!
Most of us went from little to no equity, to having some change in our pockets again.  As long as the loan programs stay within reason we should see continued growth for several years.
Great time to sell, especially for the move up buyers.  If you're thinking about buying or selling in the roseville area, give me a call.  We can look closer at the situation and find the best coarse of action.  My cell phone is always on!

Chad Phillips
Broker Associate - Re/Max Gold
BRE # 01405825

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sacramento / Placer Real Estate

Here we are already past tax time.  This year is going as predicted by most in an upward trend, somewhere in the 4-5% appreciation.  Overall things are looking healthy for the economy and our real estate market.  There are certain factors that shouldn't be ignored in this optimistic view point.  Jobs!  Are we seeing an increase in jobs, salaries?  Is it duel income making up the difference in a families household income.  How long can prices continue to climb before a simple 3 bedroom 2 bath houses costs more than 48% DTI?  I like to be optimistic, but also realistic.  I think we have a correction coming in the next year.  Another factor to keep in mind is the interest rate.  The Feds keep threatening to raise rates but they don't want to upset the economic balance.  The rates are artificially low and raising them would in theory be a good thing.  Rates in my opinion should be around 5-6%.  That should encourage people to save and help combat inflation.
When it comes to buying or selling in our area, clearly now is a great time to sell.  We're seeing values in some areas above what the where before the market crash in 08.  On the flip side, is it a good time to buy?  It depends!  With rents sky high, I think it's still a good idea for people to buy a primary residence.  Now, investment property I wouldn't recommend right now.  I'm looking to buy a rental myself, but I'm thinking I'll wait until I find a good deal. 
In other areas there are signs too.  The values around San Diego are declining.  Property values around San Francisco are so crazy that they're running into appraisal problems.  Thanks to the bay area values, our niche market will hold longer than other cities and states. 

Looking to buy or sell in Roseville / Rocklin?  Feel free to give me a call.

Chad Phillips
Re/Max Gold

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Roseville real estate - Market Update


Here we are in the beginning of a new year.  The housing market has been trending upwards for quite some time now, roughly 2012.  There has been some inadvertent bumps and hiccups, but we're continuing to see a positive growth in values.  Most predictions are bringing 2017 within a 4-5% increase, year over year.  So far, this year is certainly showing this to be the case.
Typically this time of year the market is soft.  Not many people are looking to move during the winter and rainy season.  The supply and demand are both low right now but the demand is still higher then the supply.  I've been telling most sellers that are thinking of selling, not to wait.  Usually I would be telling folks to maybe ride it out and wait until spring to get top dollar, but right now we're seeing properties selling fast.  There are buyers just waiting and looking at MLS daily for something new to come on.  The last house I listed in Roseville sold as soon as I put the sign in the yard.  I was still working on the marketing...
I have 8 different properties that I'm currently looking to get on the market.  They are scattered around the area from Lincoln to Fair Oaks.  If your a buyer, you might want to contact several brokers and see what new they have coming.  We have over 80 agents in our office in Roseville and we're constantly updating each other about new properties via our intranet.
2017 is already off to a good start!

Trusted Roseville Realtor since 2004

Chad M Phillips Broker Assoc. (Lic: 01405825)
RE/MAX Gold (Lic: 00983982)
2998 Douglas Blvd., #125
Roseville, CA 95661
Primary: 916-390-1476 Secondary: 916-218-7500


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Market slow down (Roseville and surrounding area)

I thought it was an odd day when I got 2 calls from sellers (not my clients) that wanted my opinion why their house isn't selling.  I took the time to dig into the situations.  One property was in Old Roseville, and the other was in South Land Park, Sacramento.
My finding is rather simple, that demand has dropped.  In both cases the properties were priced where their comparable properties have sold for.  One of my listing in Roseville right now is priced at $369,000, very closely priced to one of the callers properties and we both have had 4 showings in 1 month.  This information was helpful for me as well to see why my listing of 2200 sqft for 369K hasn't gone into contract yet.  It's the lowest price property in Roseville with 2000+ sqft.
The graph below shows the tend over the last year in Placer county.  It's a pretty predictable cycle.  Slows down in the winter and picks up in spring/summer.  I think we're going to see a bigger dip in the pending this Oct compared to last year.  It could just be an anomaly, could be we're close to election time or simply a lack of buyers.  We're not seeing low ball offers.  That would be an indication of the market pulling back.
Overall, we're fine!  Rates are good, people have to qualify for loans now.  As far as a recession, we're not out of the woods yet, but hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel.
I'll update when the Oct date comes out!
Let me know if you have any real estate questions!

-Chad @ Re/Max

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Placer County Average Price per SQFT and For Sale vs. Sold - Stats thru July 2016

Below are two graphs that illustrate what our market has been doing.  August will be similar, maybe even a spike in solds as I know there where people scrambling out there to close escrow and get their kids into school.
Values might be peaking again!  This time of year the market tends to change as we head into fall/winter.   If the feds push up rates like they probably should then that will directly effect the monthly payments of borrowers.  We're in the mist of a crazy election year.  Uncertainty is in the air.  The stock market fells like a fugazi, not putting my money there.  At least real estate is tangible and people always need a place to live.  We're still in a good market when rents will cover a mortgage payment.
Our inventory has increased.  This should help to stabilize the market.  A health market has around 3 months of inventory and we've been well below that.
I have 3 listing coming on the market next week.  1 in Roseville, priced at $379,900, 2200 sqft.  That's $172 a sqft.  1253 Cresendo Dr.
Another listing in Antelope 4229 Cougar Hills Dr.  1900 sqft priced at $339,000.  Just been updated, floors, baths, kitchen...
Lastly a nice house in Folsom, broadstone area.  450K.

If you have any real estate questions or looking to buy or sell, feel free to give me a call.

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Chad M Phillips Broker Assoc. (Lic: 01405825)
RE/MAX Gold (Lic: 00983982)
2998 Douglas Blvd., #125
Roseville, CA 95661
Primary: 916-390-1476 Secondary: 916-218-7500