Triple threat! Three homes, three months, one street!

Just sold three properties in three months on the same street by PREMIER REALTOR KRISTEN JUREVICH

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Moving Checklist: RealtorKJ

The whirlwind of moving can quickly take on the effects of a hurricane when you add in kids, pets, or special circumstances. As is the case with most things in life, planning is key!

Whether you have six months, or six days to get it all done, just take a deep breath, prepare and let’s get planning!

Once you have decided to move, and established a loose timeline, its time to prep, prioritize and pack. Knowing what you touch and use daily as opposed to items in closets, storage and in the very back of cupboards makes it easier to start packing early on. If you are able to spread the work out, you, your family, and your pets will all feel at ease.

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New Years Resolutions for Your Home -PART TWO

If you missed the first post, check it out here.

Kids are back in school, work has resumed, and life is in full swing. 2017 can be just like every other year where you resolve to make changes and then lose steam a few weeks or months in, OR you can take the necessary steps to set yourself up for success. Having a plan, set goals and defined timeframes is a surefire way to stick with these resolutions. The benefits of a healthy, efficient home far outweigh the initial time investment it takes to implement them. Read below to find five more resolutions as they pertain to your home:

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Eat Healthier

You are what you eat! In your diet and in your home. Think of gas or electric as the food you eat. It gives you energy to do the things you need, and want, to do. Energy consumption in the home is something we can control through some simple efforts.

  • Fan/space heater in one room instead of heating/cooling entire home
  • Make sure your home doesn’t allow heat to escape
  • Adjust thermostat seasonally
  • Plug entertainment devices into a power-strip and turn it on and off
  • Investigate if gas or electric is most cost-effective for you

The debate of gas versus electric is as long lasting as it is long winded. In order to know which option is best for you, take note of the rates for each in your area. This information should be easily accessible on your bill, or on the provider’s website. Once you have all the information you can re-evaluate your appliances and heating

 

Drink Less. 

Laying off the libations is great for your waistline and your wallet! In your home, especially in California, consuming less water is a necessity. We all know the typical tricks, like reducing shower time, turning off the tap while you brush your teeth and lather your hands, but what can you do to reduce water use in your home?

  • Check for leaks, and fix them promptly
  • Switch to timed watering systems in your yard
  • Reduce lawn space, or better yet, switch to dryscapes
  • Update fixtures. Switching to low-flow toilets or aerated faucets can potentially off rebates as well!

 

Exercise More

Do you have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to “Someday I’ll do This….” but you haven’t done any of it? Exercise your DIY muscle! Why not tackle one of those projects? Repurpose that old outdated furniture. Move it into a new space. Transition your backyard from pile of stuff to haven of rest. You live in California, take advantage of it! There are so many resources, YouTube tutorials, How-To books, and guides to give you step-by-step of any project! Houzz.com is a great place to gain inspiration on larger projects, while Pinterest can give you thousands of ideas from quick and inexpensive to huge and costly. You get to take on whatever you want AND you get to benefit from your handiwork! Hop to it!

 

Family Time

Time is our most precious resource and the only thing can never get more of. Setting a space within your home for family time can be as simple as designating a movie night where family members rotate picking the film, or setting a game closet that kiddos can easily access. Other fun ways to enjoy your home with those you love are:

  • Plant an Herb garden
  • Invite the kids (or significant other) to help you cook
  • Tackle a house project together
  • Makeover the kids bedroom as a family, rework the furniture and it can feel like a new space!
  • Plant a family tree!
  • Install a swing
  • Build a sandbox

 

Reduce Stress

In our homes, just as in our personal lives, many things contribute to added stress. Your heater and air conditioner may have it’s work cut out for it if you’re not taking care to insulate your home properly. Checking window and door seals can be a quick and inexpensive way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. If you have the ability to update old windows, or take on larger, more expensive projects– think about spraying insulation into existing walls. Not only will it help the comfort of the space, but it serves as a noise barrier as well. Local energy companies will often do free in home analysis’ providing you with suggestions on how to cut costs, usage, and how to maximize heating and cooling efforts.

Other items in your home that may not be standing up to the stress of regular wear and tear are flooring, fixtures, appliances and lighting. Changing out one of all of these can provide you an updated look, energy-efficiency and potential cost savings in the long run.

 

Understanding your home is the first step in knowing which areas need a little extra love. Implementing these resolutions could allow you to be prepared if you take the leap of listing your home, if it sells faster than you anticipate, or if you decide to purchase. Having your life organized, being educated and prepared will make the moving process far easier to handle. I am always available as a resource and am happy to answer any questions, refer you to resources, or help to navigate your next step toward homeownership. I look forward to finding your first home, an additional income property, or your forever home. Give me a call (831) 801-8206 or shoot me an email at KJurevich@gmail.com and let’s resolve to make a move in 2017!

 

Cheers to the New Year!

Pool of ‘Upside Down’ Homeowners Is Shrinking

Photo credit: Southernstatesinsurance.com

Photo credit: Southernstatesinsurance.com

Gino Blefari
Senior Vice President of HSF Affiliates
HomeServices of America, Inc

“Upside down” homeowners – or those who owe more on their mortgage than their home is worth in current market conditions – was a largely followed housing segment during the downturn and recession. Many markets and individual owners are still feeling the effects.

How deep is the problem now? Are we near more complete relief that puts more balance back into the market?

Real estate data firm CoreLogic last week released a reportshowing that about 312,000 residential homes regained equity in the first quarter of 2014. This raises the total of residential properties with equity to more than 43 million.

That leaves about 6.3 million homes – or 12.7% – with negative equity (i.e., owing more on the mortgage than the home is worth), an improvement from 6.6 million, or 13.4% in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The report went on to show that of the 43 million homes with equity, about 10 million have less than 20% equity. This is considered a risky situation for homeowners should home prices drop.

What does this mean for the market overall?

The improvement is good news for sure. For the owners with negative equity, it essentially means they either cannot sell or would have to show a hardship for short sale or even foreclose. But it’s important to note that as long as a seller is not looking to move and can afford the mortgage, there’s really no issue.

The owners with negative or short equity who need to sell or want to sell in the coming year or two will need home prices to rise to cover the value of their existing mortgage. While that may seem feasible in some markets where prices are right back at pre-recession levels, it may not in those markets that are still sluggishly pulling out of the downturn.

States with the highest percentage of negative equity homes include: Nevada (29.4%), Florida (26.9%), Mississippi (20.1%), Arizona (20.1%), and Illinois (19.7%).

CoreLogic expects another 5% increase in home prices over the next year, which would lift another 1.2 million properties out of negative equity.

Cute Home with Great Price~605 6th Street

Today, I went on the San Benito County Association of Realtor’s just listed property tour, and I just saw this home and had to share.  For under $200,000 you get this 2 bedroom, one bathroom close to Dunne Park and Sacred Heart Parish School.  Currently it is staged, so you can see the great potential!  It is 102 years old, so you really get the personality of original Hollister!  Let me know if you would like to see this home or any other home currently listed for sale 831.635.6719 or KJurevich@gmail.com!

Cute Little Hollister Home

Home Listed by Jason Noble with Nino Real Estate

Summer 2011 Interior Color Trends

Want to update your home with a little splash of color or do not know what color to paint the room next? An adventurous homeowners should take a peak at the 2011 Summer interior color trends that will make any room seem brighter and sunnier. Pick your favorite or pick two that compliment each other. Ask your designer Realtor Kristen to help!

10 Ways to Avoid Foreclosure

Contemplating the homeowners options to avoid foreclosure?  Depending on the decision a deliberating homeowner might take, a seller can find alternatives to the 7 year credit bash of a foreclosure and should seek a CPA and/or legal attorney as every choice has different consequences.
  1. Don’t change any thing on the loan and continue to pay your current mortgage
  2. Reinstate by becoming current with all payments and fees
  3. The lender allows all the missed payments and fees to be added at the end of the loan by a forbearance
  4. Find renters to pay your mortgage, if you have another place to stay while you get financially stable
  5. Renegotiate the terms by a loan modification
  6. If you have good credit and equity in the home, the lender may refinance
  7. Apply for a “short sale” and negotiate paid in full terms
  8. Give the home back to the bank with a “Deed in Lieu”
  9. File bankruptcy so the seller can eliminate debt and possibly keep their home
  10. Sell the property if the market value of the home is higher than what you owe on the property