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Tuesday, March 10, 2020   /   by Leticia Almaro Nicolini

New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year

New Homes Coming to the Housing Market This Year

The number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will begin to come to market over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Construction Report, the number of building permits issued in January was 1,551,000. This is a 9.2% increase from December.
How will this impact buyers?
New inventory means more options. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), explained how this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy:

“More construction will mean more housing inventory for consumers in the later months of this year…Spring months could still be quite tough for buyers since it takes time to convert housing starts into actual housing compl ...

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Sunday, March 8, 2020   /   by Leticia Almaro Nicolini

Pesky Ground Hog! - March 2020 Newsletter

Who Cares if the Ground Hog got it right, Spring is STILL Coming. I promise.
Spring is Springing and Ground Hog did not see his shadows! Yay!  I just came inside from shooting a video outside and WOW!  It’s nice out!  Yes, I realize that when you get this and read it that it could be cold and rainy, but those cold days are just about over.  Everyone loves Spring, primarily because it means… summer is near!
For many across this great country though, it’s still COLD, grey, and snowy! One thing is for sure, this winter season is coming to an end.  It does every year without fail.
Just like the weather seasons come and go, so do the seasons of life. I just turned 61, my husband is retired and my dog naps all day. Are you with me when I say that these seasons seem to come and go faster and faster as well as the time? My husband reminded me last night we have shared 19 of our birthdays together.
Some of life’s seasons will be HOT and othe ...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020   /   by Leticia Almaro Nicolini

The Love Doctor - February 2020 Newsletter

“HOME”WARD Bound
Impactful Real Estate News
FEBRUARY 2020
Leticia Almaro Nicolini
The Almaro Team  



 
The Love Doctor is in…
  Not that I am the Dr. of Love or anything like that… But then again, most of my family refer to me as Dr. Lety.  After all - Love is a very splendid thing. When my husband and I were planning our wedding back in 2001 we agreed to reveal to all in attendance words that would convey our LOVE for each other.  My favorite Love Description is from 1 Corinthians 13: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.   It doesn’t matter your ‘religious persuasion’ to say “yea, that IS a great description of LOVE” ...

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020   /   by Leticia Almaro Nicolini

InHouse Winter 2020 - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

InHouse Winter 2020 - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
 

 
Direction, Not Intention, Determines Destination!
  Not too long ago I heard one of my favorite leaders say these words: “Direction, not intention, determines your destination”.  That stuck with me.  I don’t know about you but seems daily I battle keeping my mind and feet on a path toward productivity vs just activity.  You may have heard me say in past newsletters that Your Routine = Your Results.  For me to ensure the right direction of being productive and valuing others each day I need to examine my habits.  As you know, we can create and establish effective and productive habits but also develop bad habits.   So, as I began working on HOW to better help myself, my team and you as we head in to a new year, I began by looking at MY habits.  It is amazing how you can start out with a great routine of good habits but over time - drift.  To hedge ...

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Thursday, January 9, 2020   /   by Leticia Almaro Nicolini

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House

There’s a Long Line of Buyers Waiting for Your House


If you’re following what’s happening in the housing market right now, you know that many people believe the winter months aren’t a good time to sell a home. As realtor.com Senior Economist George Ratiu recently noted,

“Sellers tend to be more reluctant to list during the colder time of year when the market typically makes a seasonal slowdown.”

However, a recent report by ShowingTime reveals how this year is different. Buyer activity is way up compared to the same time last year. The report explains,

“The nation’s 12.6% growth in home showings compared to 2018 was the most significant jump in buyer traffic during the current four-month streak of year-over-year increases. The West Region saw the greatest growth in activity, with a 23.1% jump – the region’s greatest in the history of the Showing Index.”

The increase ...

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