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143 California Court, Sold for Top Dollar in Shifting Market

We are excited to note, our listing at 143 California Court, has Sold!  Our Seller is happily in his new home in Tennessee and a lovely new buyer has new home to make her own.   We always like to share the story behind our transactions because buying and selling real estate is more than putting a sign out and hoping a buyer comes through the home and likes it.  In fact, on this transaction my sign was actually stolen.. :(.  Well at least they stole it after we went into escrow, but seriously why would anyone steal a real estate sign... I helped my client purchase this condo back in 2015, as a first time buyer.  We looked at several homes, his goal was to purchase two bedroom condo with garage. But at the time, affordability was a concern and two bedrooms with garages was over the budget or just not a great investment.   When this home came on the market, I knew instantly it was the right home for him.  Super spacious, single level with a direct access and garage in a lovely community. 

Why Owning A Home is So Important

Buying a home is a hot topic once again and a happy one at that.  Which is great to hear after a few depressing years.   Though there are hurdles to over come, the one thing that has not changed for Home Buyers is the fact that is is a very important aspect of life that brings a number of benefits to your life.   Are you sitting on the fence of homeowner ship, here are few little reminders of what owning a home brings to you! 1.   Tax Breaks :    Currently the U.S. Tax Code allows you to deduct the interest you pay on your mortgage, your property taxes and some of the cost involved in buying your home.  2.   Appreciation :  Yes we can say that word again....  Real Estate has long-term, stable growth in value. Even with the last few years decline, National Association of Realtors (R) estimates home sale prices increased 88.5% over the last 10 years. Over the next decade it is expected to rise 15% due to the high demand for housing. 3.   Equity:   Money paid for rent is