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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. 

First Home should be your First Investment Property.

I was listening to a Podcast ( Think like a CEO with Gary Keller and Jay Papason ) which I am really enjoying and it really got me thinking of first time homeowners and sellers, who are thinking about moving up to their new property. We all get so excited about the new larger home with all the details your current home doesn't have, but I think sometimes fail to think of long term opportunity that is available when we look at the home as an investment.  Especially after this Pandemic, many buyers today are looking at making a move up into a larger home that offers better functionality for their new home life. Which is totally understandable.   With the equity growth the housing market has seen over the last few years, and the low interest rates there is a really great opportunity laying in front of us and you might be surprised to hear this from an Agent... DON'T SELL YOUR HOME! (though have to say the market really needs the inventory).    If your mortgage is low on your curre