Monthly Archives: April 2016

‘Subway Tiles’ or ‘Barn Doors’

Homes with ‘Subway Tiles’ or ‘Barn Doors’ sell faster and for more money according to a recent Zillow article. Zillow research shows certain keywords referring to homes’ features, amenities and design styles impact their sale price and time on the market. See below for the top 5 keywords that sell today:
1. Barn Doors
2. Shaker cabinets (white)
3. Farm house sink
4. Subway tile backsplash
5. Quartz counter tops, both kitchens and baths
For the full Zillow article …… click here Full Zillow article on fast selling features.
We don’t see many homes in our area that feature barn doors or quartz counter tops. The biggest requests we receive are granite countertops, hardwood floors, crown molding and definitely 4th bedrooms. Most of these features are pretty standard in homes built within the past 10 years and in current remodeled homes.
And speaking of new homes, North Hampton Estates is still selling about 2 to 3 homes each month. Our inventory of Active listings is 28 homes for sale and 6 of them are from this subdivision. In the month of March we had 16 homes close escrow. That’s a lot! Normally we are running at 8 to 10 per month. This means that sometime in February (typically one of the slowest months of the year) lots of offers were being made and accepted. The Price per Square Foot is staying just about at an average of $150. One of the new homes sold for $189 PSF. Wow! Days on the Market is staying at about 40 to 50 days. We are anticipating a bump in the market toward the end of April and during May. This is the best time of the year to list and sell your home.
Don’t forget the 2nd Annual Polly Klaas Print-a-Thon on April 30th from 10 am to 2 pm at the fire station. This is FREE event is brought to you by the Kingsburg Safety Committee and includes games with prizes, free ice cream, free kettle corn, face painting, bounce houses and more. So bring your kids to this awesome 4 hour event.
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