Husky Homes Blog - Blog Archive: October, 2021

There Are More Homes Available Now than There Were This Spring

There Are More Homes Available Now than There Were This Spring | MyKCM

There’s a lot of talk lately about how challenging it can be to find a home to buy. While housing inventory is still low, there are a few important things to understand about the supply of homes for sale as we move into the end of the year.

The Number of Homes for Sale Usually Peaks in the Fall

In the residential real estate market, trends generally follow a predictable and seasonal pattern. Typically, the number of homes available for sale (or active monthly listings) peaks in the fall. But in a chapter where so little feels normal, the question becomes: should we expect a fall peak this year?

If we look at the active monthly listings for 2021 (shown in the chart below),…

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The temperature is finally falling into the 60s, and while I don't want it to fall too fast, I'm embracing the cooler weather. It finally feels seasonally appropriate to do all the fall things. We are so excited to host all of our wonderful clients at Schuster's Farm at the end of the month.  Schuster's is an annual experience for our family. Since we live in Stoughton, it's a quick drive to Deerfield for all the apple cider donuts we can eat, pumpkin picking, really a full day's worth of fall fun. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Second Harvest & we'll cover your admission! We'll also have donuts & cider for you to nibble on & sip while you walk around the farm.  Schuster's has a huge corn maze, barnyard animals, silly and cute…

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Selling a home for the first time can be daunting, and it’s difficult to know where to begin and what questions to ask. The process to sell a home is far different than the process of buying, too, especially if you have only been a home buyer in the past several years when the market has so strongly favored sellers.  If you are preparing to sell a house for the first time, here are a few of our top tips that we love all potentially home sellers to know!

  1. Contact your agent (The Husky Homes Team!) as soon as you’re thinking about selling! We will help you build a personalized timeline to prepare for the sale (…and to then buy locally, cross-country move, or wherever it is that life is taking you next). No need to fret about the details at this point –…

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Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers

Early October is the Sweet Spot for Buyers | MyKCM

Are you looking to buy a home? If so, we’ve got good news for you.

While there’s no denying the housing market is having a great year, many of the headlines are focused on the perks for sellers. But what about buyers today? As a buyer, you’re likely braving bidding wars and weighing low mortgage rates versus price appreciation as you search for your dream home. If you find yourself a bit discouraged, hear this: there are clear signs buyers may have more opportunities this fall.

According to realtor.com, the sweet spot for buyers is just around the corner. In a recent study, experts analyzed housing market trends by looking at data from the past several years. When applied to the current market,…

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4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall

4 Tips To Prep for Your Home Sale This Fall | MyKCM

Even in a hot sellers’ market like today’s in which homes are selling so quickly, it’s still important to make a good first impression on potential buyers. Taking the time upfront to prep your house appropriately can bring in the greatest return on your investment.

Here are four simple tips to make sure you maximize the sale of your house this fall.

1. Price It Right

One of the first things buyers will notice is the price of your house. That’s why it’s important to price it right. Your goal in pricing your house is to draw attention from competing buyers and let bidding wars push the final sales price up. Pricing your house too high to begin with could put you at a disadvantage by discouraging…

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Almost a decade ago, I visited Madison as a prospective graduate student. I arrived skeptical of a town so far from the sunny West Coast in a state I had never visited. From the UW Madison faculty to strangers I met at The Old Fashioned, Madison locals jumped at the opportunity to tell me their favorite perks of living in Madison - sunsets at the terrace, farmers market, craft beer, and, let's not forget, cheese. I was sold.

Now, I love working with out of town buyers to show them the magic of Madison. This summer, I had the pleasure of working with out-of-town buyers, Mary and John. We toured many neighborhoods, focusing on those with proximity to biking trails and lakes- we even toured some homes on the electric city bikes!  Mary and John…

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