Summer in Big Canoe has been very active. With the higher than average temperatures the pools or lakes have been the place to be. The new additions to water features in Lake Disharoon have been a special hit. So many more activities to participate in have been played on by both kids and adults. The paddle boards are an especially popular feature. Families fishing, kayaking, and boating make for a happy time this summer.
On another subject a special note from the National Board of Realtors gives sellers important news about pricing your home to sell.
More Than Half of Homes Sold at a Discount
DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015
Prices may be on the rise, but about 63 percent of homes sold at a discount compared to the list price in May, according to the 2015 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey. The discount averaged in the 1 to 11 percent range.
Read more: REALTORS® Stay Upbeat in Market Outlook
The longer a property lingers on the market, it becomes more likely the home will end up selling at a discount. Eighty-four percent of homes that sold after 12 months were sold at a discount. On the other hand, 24 percent of homes that sold within a month sold at a premium.
Staging a home may help a listing to fetch more, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2015 Profile of Home Staging. The survey found that 32 percent of buyers’ agents say that staged homes increases the dollar value a home buyer is willing to offer by one to five percent.
Source: “Despite Rising Prices, 63 Percent of Properties Sold at Discount in May 2015,” National Association of REALTORS® Economists’ Outlook blog (July 13, 2015)