Janet Naisbitt-Bagley

ERA Realty Center, Cedar City, Utah

Archive for the month “January, 2013”

“Realistic Picture of a ‘Healthy’ Market”

The January 2013 DSNEWS Magazine arrived today with an article called, “Freddie Mac Paints Realistic Picture of a ‘Healthy’ Market.” This good news is quoted from Freddie Mac, “The housing market is slowly but surely getting back up to speed, but don’t expect it recover to peak levels, Freddie Mac said in its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook released in mid-November.” We are thrilled with the steady recovery we are seeing in the Cedar City, UT, area real estate market. We are happy not to see huge waves up and down after the highs and lows we experienced in the past few years. We are very much enjoying this recovery.

Also in the same magazine article is the following statement, “In the outlook, Freddie Mac’s economics team takes into account recent trends, housing indicators, and shifting demographic patterns to put together a picture of what makes a ‘healthy’ housing market.” This explains why Freddie Mac can make an educated statement like “surely getting back up to speed.” We are seeing this right now.

For example, recently we did a Broker’s Price Opinion to let one of our foreclosure companies know the value of a property. We put it on the market and received 4 offers immediately. This home will sell significantly above list price. Another home in the same subdivision also sold above what homes had sold for in the recent past in this particular area.

The turn upwards is proving the age-old saying, “Real Estate Over Time Goes Up.”

For more information on the real estate market, call the Naisbitt-Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 or email naisbitt@infowest.com.

To see free reports and current bargains in our area including foreclosures, new construction and short sales, go to http://www.homesincedarcity.com.

The Naisbitt-Bagley Team would love to help you with all of your real estate needs whether buying or selling.

What Are Your Real Estate Goals For 2013?

Going up? That is what seems to be happening to prices in the real estate world in the Cedar City, UT, area. More homes are selling quicker, and there are not as many homes on the market for sale! With low interest rates and rising home prices, buyers are facing multiple offers on the bargains available.

Now is the time to call the Naisbitt-Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 to help you make your real estate goals a reality while bargain prices make payments affordable.

Check out the foreclosures, short sales, and new construction values at http://www.homesincedarcity.com and email naisbitt@infowest.com or call 435-865-1019 for your free tour today.

Cruise, Swim, Slide, Learn, Walk Or All Five!

It is a beautiful world!  It is even better when it can be shared with family friends and neighbors!  That is the plan for a whole week of fun!

How do I dare take a whole week away from my world of real estate fun?  That is what is so perfect!  Whether I am in my office or sailing the seas, my clients get the top knowledgeable experienced service they have come to expect from the Naisbitt-Bagley Team at ERA Realty Center. 

 

 

 

Are Your 2013 New Years’ Goals Written?

I just barely finished writing my 2013 goals.  Hopefully, they are set in stone now that I can see them on this paper.  I haven’t actually signed them yet, but I do plan to build up the courage to do so.  My signature should add concrete to set them in stone.  The signature idea must be my real estate training.  Real Estate contracts must be in writing and signed by all parties.  Since I am the only party, this is a unilateral contract; therefore, my word to myself should be enough.  Right?  Even though that is probably true, I really don’t want to give myself the opportunity to change my mind.  My signature will soon be on these New Years’ resolutions of mine.

I have been thinking about my 2013 goals since before Christmas.  I have even been pondering what would help me enjoy a balanced life.  Balance is important to me but difficult to achieve.  I would also like to add a touch of simplification to my over-busy schedule, but I am not sure how to do that as yet.  There are things I want to add, but nothing I want to delete.  Therefore, for now, the signature can wait.  I want to make sure these goals feel good to me.  That may require a little prayer and meditation.  Obviously, I am taking goal-setting to a new level for me this year becauseI am very serious about achieving balance!

For sure I will continue to give top service, top experience, top knowledge and top results to all real estate clients.  I do always want to make sure the Naisbitt-Bagley Team cares about and helps every client reach their real estate goals.  This goal has actually become a habit that will continue.  It’s other things in life that are needed for balance.

I also want to purchase a rental home this year while interest rates are low and prices are bargains.  I also plan to build twin homes on one of my lots. I know excellent builders in our area that can help with that goal.  They will be good rentals, in my opinion, as well as a good investment for the future; since real estate, over time, goes up.

If your real estate goals for 2013 include real estate, please call the Naisbitt-Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center for all your real estate wants and needs.  You can also text Janet’s or Matt’s mobile’s at 435-559-7772 or 435-590-8788.  The toll free number is 800-934-3742!

Every member of the Naisbitt-Bagley Team has the knowledge, experience, integrity and caring that will benefit you in reaching your real estate goals.  All are highly trained in writing real estate contracts and negotiating on your behalf.  You need that expertise in today’s real estate market.

The Naisbitt-Bagley Team including Matt Bagley, Janet Naisibtt-Bagley, Jennifer Corral, Susan Wiley and Amanda Bagley will work hard to make your transaction fun and easy!  That’s 5 giving you top service rather than just 1!

Are your 2013 goals set in stone?  We wish you the very best happy year you could possible enjoy with lots of love, joy, success, comfort, peace, health, prosperity, and happiness. 

The Naisbitt-Bagley Team would love to help you make all of your real estate goals come true whether buying, selling, or investing in your future.  Please call 435-865-ten-nineteen today!  Please check out the free reports and great information including the MLS listings of real estate for sale including short sales, foreclosures and other bargains at www.homesincedarcity.com.

Written by Janet Naisbitt-Bagley, Naisbitt-Bagley Team, 435-865-1019, ERA Realty Center

 

 

Do You Or Anyone You Know Owe More For Your Home Than It Is Valued?

To quote Blomquist from a recent article, “Both lenders and at-risk homeowners are realizing that short sales are often a better alternative than foreclosure.”  I believe this is true.  Costs of foreclosure and other expenses are high for banks.  Having a foreclosure on your record could haunt a seller for many years.  The short sale seems to be a good way for both to make the best of a difficult situation and move forward with as few problems as possible.

It is my opinion that if a homeowner finds himself in a hardship position where it is difficult to make the monthly payment, it would be good for the homeowner to contact the lender to find out what options are available.  If the owner prefers to keep the home, the bank may be willing to offer a refinance or loan modification.  If the owner wants to sell, the bank may be willing to take a loss and accept a short sale rather than foreclose.

The Naisbitt-Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 at ERA Realty Center are certified both by the state and nationally to market short sales.  They are trained and experienced and would work hard with you to complete the short sale of your home in a succcessful manner. 

Please call the Naisbitt-Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 or email naisbitt@inxsnet.com for your free consultation regarding selling your home today.  The Naisbitt-Bagley Team would be happy to explain how they can help you negotiate with the bank to accept less as full payment for your loan. 

We will work hard to get you top dollar quickly with as few problems as possible.  Isn’t that what you want?  Our toll free number is 800-934-3742.  Our website is www.homesincedarcity.com

is Your Home Beautifully Staged Like A Store Window?

All the world is going to see your home when you list your home for sale with the Naisbitt-Bagley team at ERA Realty Center 435-865-1019 online. You will want to make sure every room is show-perfect and charming. Call today for your free staging consultation or email naisbitt@infowest.com and allow us to help you show off your home to attract your buyer. 

January 2013 Market Update

January 2013 Real Estate Newsletter Update

Naisbitt-Bagley Team, ERA Realty Center

 

Don’t ask me how it got to be 2013, but here we are and I believe it will be a great year for real estate!

 

It is freezing outside! This is one of the coldest winters I have seen in Cedar City. Please make sure everything is winterized and prepared for low temperatures.

 

The latest Utah Association of Realtors (UAR) “Local Market Updates by County November 2012” has arrived. See attachment for statistics for all counties in Utah. Iron County closed sales YTD 2012 are up 12% as compared to 2011. The median sales price is up YTD 8.4% to $110,600 according to this report.

 

Real Estate Market Information: The inventory of homes for sale is down, interest rates are low, closed sales are up, and the median price is up. That is great news for buyers and sellers!

 

Are there still foreclosures, short sales, and notices of default? That is still the question I hear a lot. The answer is “Yes”. Is this still a bargain driven real estate market? Yes, for the most part, it is.

 

Homes are selling in all price ranges as long as they are priced for the market.

 

Homes under $150,000 are in a strong market. If these homes are priced correctly, they often attract multiple offers. Sometimes they sell above list price and appraisal.          

 

Land, acreage, and commercial properties are slow sales. It’s difficult to get loans for land. Many sellers are reluctant to part with their land at the low prices buyers want to pay compared to the past.

 

We are seeing lot sales at bargain prices. Appraisals are typically not high enough to get mortgage loans for new homes being built on lots. Even though construction costs have gone down, resale homes typically sell for less than building a home.

 

According to ERA Network News December 2012, “As this country emerges from the most significant real estate downturn in a generation, ERA brokers have noticed some post-recession behavioral shifts among homebuyers that reflect an entirely new real estate landscape.” I believe this is true. However, buyers want to own a home, and that has not changed. Investors are in the market and buyers are on the move. I will summarize the homebuyer behaviors these brokers identified as follows:

 

  1. “In the Know”: Buyers have invested a lot of time and they understand their options and preferences. They view a home as a “foundation” for life rather than an “Investment Vehicle” like many thought in the boom market several years ago.
  2. “All in the Family”: Buyers view a home as a place for multiple generations living under one roof.
  3. “Moving Up”: Buyers are looking for move-in ready homes rather than “DIY” projects. 
  4. “Sizing Down”: Buyers want the simpler life and are saying, “Do not supersize me!” They would rather have a smaller home with less upkeep so they can enjoy their hobbies, travel, and relationships.

 

For all real estate consultations, pricing, staging, concerns, or any real estate questions, please call the Naisbitt-Bagley Team at 435-865-1019 or toll free at 800-934-3742. You can text: naisbitt@inxsnet.com. You can check out homes for sale as well as free reports and valuable information at http://www.homesincedarcity.com. The Naisbitt-Bagley Team will market aggressively and work hard to get you great results!

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than First Time Happy Homeowners!

Excitement filled the air at the closing table this evening as a very excited young couple signed their closing documents and asked when they could pick up the key.  I found myself looking back to my first meeting with them and to the first house I showed them. They were so thrilled at the prospect of owning their own home.  Now their dreams and hopes have become reality. No wonder I love selling real estate!  Watching this delighted young couple look forward to moving into their new home gave me a warm fuzzy feeling of joy.

 

I find myself thinking about another couple that was middle-aged and the anticipation I saw in their faces as they contemplated selling their small home with the hope of finding their dream home and moving to a home with ample space.  It just doesn’t get any better than the feeling of satisfaction I experienced when I saw the joy in their faces after selling their tiny home and watching them move into their brand new spacious dream come true!

 

I believe selling real estate must be one of the most rewarding careers possible, and I am very happy to have enjoyed helping so many people make their real estate dreams come true.  It just doesn’t get any better than happy home owners no matter what their dreams come true!

 

 

 

 

2013 Is Off To A Fantastic Beginning For Our Family! How about yours?

WImageWow!  Amazing happy star to this new year with family gathering together

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