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An Appraiser’s Open Letter to Home Buyers

Posted on: January 31, 2020


I think buyers have been conditioned to ‘consider the source’ and not always in a good way. As a Realtor, people look to me for advice and my opinion on the market. If I say something positive about it, I know that in the back of their minds, many are thinking, ‘Yeah, but he gets only makes a living if people buy, so of course he’s going to say ‘things are great!’

I suppose that industry reputation is deserved. After all it is true that we only get paid when we sell something.

Still, I try to give people the benefit of my knowledge and experience, and I do it honestly.

I was, therefore thrilled to see the article I’m about to present. It was written by Ryan Lundquist, local appraiser who is a sought after speaker and expert on the housing market and home values.

He is saying some of the things I often do, and some I wish I could.

Don’t take it from me, take it from Ryan:

An open letter to home buyers



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Folsom Housing – Sales Down – Inventory Up and Pendings Up

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Folsom Sale June 2019

Okay, here we are, half-way through the year, and it’s a good time to take a look at the Folsom housing market.

Data shows a drop in sales, a rise in inventory, and last month, a spike in pendings, which was likely caused by the drop in interest rates.

Remember last fall when the ‘experts’ predicted rates would hit over 5%, some even predicting close to 6%?


Filed under: Real Estate