One Of Today’s Home Buyer Mistakes – Not Having the Agent Work For YOU

“Robert, I have been looking for a home for some time now and we just can’t seem to have any luck finding either finding a place, or getting our offers accepted. We look and look and when we find homes that we like, we immediately call the listing agent and have them show it to us and our agent is quick to respond with an offer but we keep getting beat out. Any... (more)

2015 Scotts Valley SF Home Average Sales Price Up $54,865 YTD Versus Same Time in 2014

The Scotts Valley real estate market continues to thrive with a wave of buyers from Silicon Valley and beyond snatching up available homes at a pace that could lead a record breaking year in home appreciation. Single Family Closed Sales YTD – As of this writing, May 13th 2015, the average list price for closed single-family homes is $799,606 and the average sales... (more)

2014 a Strong Year in Scotts Valley Real Estate - What to Expect in 2015

2014 was another banner year for the Scotts Valley real estate market as the average sales price of single family homes went from $749,325 in 2013 to $809,229, an increase of $59,904. There was also an increase in closed sales from 125 to 138 from 2013 to 2014 which represents a 10% increase. The sales price to list price ratio was 99%, meaning the sales price... (more)

Robert Aldana's Appearance on Best of the Bay TV Show A few years ago, I was asked by the Association of REALTORS® to appear and speak on behalf of the industry on the importance of asking questions when you are a consumer, because it truly is extremely important to always know what you are signing and doing when buying,... (more)

Scotts Valley New Listing Inventory Dries Up in November, Average SP to LP Drops

New Listing Inventory Drying Up November’s real estate activity in Scotts Valley, specifically in the 95066 zip code showed a lot less new homes on the market with more closings than new listings by a higher than 2-to-1 ratio as there were only 7 new residential listings that came on the market compared to 15 closings. New Listings Of the 7 new listings, 3 were... (more)

Home LP to SP Ratio Down Second Month in a Row in SV – Rates Down Again

Up and down, up and down. That is how the housing market goes according to the time of the year, and according to what interest rates are doing. As we go into the last quarter of the year, it appears that new inventory could be on the decline as 8 new listings have come on the market since October 1st. As of today, October 16th, that represents .50 listings per... (more)

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