JODI KING's Blog Posts

Lowest Mortgage Rates in History: What It Means for Homeowners and Buyers

In July, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell below 3% for the first time in history.1 And while many Americans have rushed to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity, others

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Add Value to Your Home with These 9 DIY Improvements

Add Value to Your Home with These 9 DIY Improvements  Whether you’re prepping your house to go on the market or looking for ways to maximize its long-term appreciation, these nine

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy or Sell Real Estate?

  Traditionally, spring is one of the busiest times of the year for real estate. However, the coronavirus outbreak—and subsequent stay-at-home orders—led many buyers and

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20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget

20 Ways to Save Money and Stretch Your Household Budget  These days, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to cut costs and stretch their income further. Fortunately, there are some

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#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

#StayHome: How to Create Functional Spaces in Your Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are spending a lot more time at home.

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Prescott Real Estate Market Review - First Quarter 2020

Hello everyone! First I hope everyone is staying home as much as possible and staying as safe as possible. Take precautions and take care of yourself and your family.I am still available to you for

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Top 5 Home Design Trends for a New Decade

Whether you’re planning a simple refresh or a full-scale renovation, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest trends in home design. Sellers who make tasteful updates can generate

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2020 Outlook: Real Estate Forecast 2 min Video

Read my full Blog post on this topic. 2020 Outlook:Real Estate Market

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Take Advantage of Your Home Equity: A Homeowner’s Guide

Homeownership offers many advantages over renting, including a stable living environment, predictable monthly payments, and the freedom to make modifications. Neighborhoods with high rates of

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Prescott Real Estate Market Review 2019

Home values in the Prescott Tri-City area continued to increase in 2019 following the trend of the past five years. Home values have averaged 5.4% annual increase over the past five years.

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2020 Outlook: Real Estate Market Forecast

 We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, and economists think there’s still room to grow. A recent survey by the National Association for Business

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Gifts and Gadgets for Every Room in the House

Are you searching for new and innovative gift ideas this holiday season? If so, check out our list of the hottest home technology offerings. We’ve selected a few of our favorites for every

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5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home

5 Steps to Finding Your Next Home Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, shopping for a new home can feel daunting. In fact, 56% of buyers said that “finding the

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Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the “Instant Cash Offer”

Everything You Need to Know About iBuyers and the “Instant Cash Offer”   Technology is changing the way we do almost everything, and real estate transactions are no exception.

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National Snapshot: How's the Real Estate Market?

National Snapshot: How’s the Real Estate Market?  The U.S. unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and consumer confidence remains high. In fact, the University of Michigan’s

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Prescott Real Estate Market Review Aug 2019

Watch our short video for all you need to know about home sales in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. Did prices go up again? Watch and learn!Wondering how a specific neighborhood is

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5 Step Strategy for Downsizing Your Home

In our “bigger is better” culture, there’s an expectation that each home should be larger and grander than the last. But life changes like divorce, kids leaving for college, or

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July 2019 Prescott Real Estate Market Review

Watch our latest video for the most up to date Real Estate information. Did our prices go up? Are homes selling faster? Get the answers in our video!Want to get our updates delivered? Just click on

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Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget

Will Your Remodel Pay Off? The Best (and Worst) Ways to Spend Your Budget Most new homeowners have something about their property that they want to change. And as family needs and design

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June 2019 Real Estate Market Review

Prescott Market Review June 2019Highpoints:Inventory Levels Still Lower than Buyer DemandSold Prices Holding Steady with Slight DecreasesHomes are Selling Faster Low Interest Rates May

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Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block

Serious About Selling? 5 Steps to Make Your Home the Best on the Block We all want to be good neighbors. But when it comes to selling your home, it’s not just about “keeping up

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Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for Buyers

 Top 6 Home Organization Upgrades that “Spark Joy” for BuyersThanks to Marie Kondo and her hit Netflix series “Tidying Up,” home organization is a hot topic right now.

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April 2019 Prescott Area Market Review

New format this month for our Market Review. Please let me know how you feel about the new voiceover vs the old music only version. Don't miss a report, subscribe now and we'll!

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Top 10 Myths That Trip Up First-Time Home Buyers

If you’re thinking about buying a home, you’ve probably received your share of advice from family and friends. Add to that the constant stream of TV shows, news segments, and social

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March 2019 Prescott Real Estate Market Review

The numbers are in for March 2019. Take a look at the video and see what took place in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. The Tri-City area of Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino

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What’s Your Home Actually Worth?

What’s Your Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s MarketIt’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of

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February 2019 Real Estate Market Review

The list price to sales price ratio dropped back into a normal range. Last month saw a total average for the Tri-City area at greater than 100% which means some homes sold for more than the asking

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January 2019 Prescott Area Market Review

January 2019 Market ReviewThe number of new listings saw a large increase in January over December, but the number of sold homes was down. The average sold price for the Tri-City area held steady

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What’s Ahead for Real Estate in 2019?

As we begin another year, everyone wants to know: “Where is the housing market headed in 2019?” It’s not only buyers, sellers, and homeowners who are impacted. The real estate

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Happy New Year! A Look Back at 2018 Real Estate Market

Happy New Year! Take a look back at 2018!As we begin our journey through 2019 let's look back at 2018. Take time to review how the real estate market performed. By comparing the past two years we

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10 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season—Starting from Home

 10 Ways to Share the Spirit of the Season - Starting from HomeThe holiday season is upon us, and many of us have already begun to celebrate. From trimming trees to lighting candles, it’s

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November 2018 Prescott Area Market Review

For the 16th straight month the Tri-City area has less than 4 months worth of residential homes available for sale. Industry standard tells us that anything under 6 months of inventory is considered

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‘Tis the Season: 5 Reasons Why Winter is a Great Time to Buy or Sell a Home

It’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t try to buy or sell a home during the fall and winter months.This is generally considered the “offseason” in real estate. Many

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October 2018 Prescott Area Real Estate Market Review

Prescott AZ and surrounding towns had a drop in the number of newly listed homes for sale, while the number of sold homes increased in October 2018. The total months’ worth of inventory

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How's the Market? What's Ahead for Real Estate

“How’s the Market?” What’s Ahead for Real Estate While no one can predict the future with certainty, most experts expect to see modest growth in the U.S. housing market

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September 2018 Prescott Area Real Estate Market Review

Prescott AZ and surrounding towns experienced more shifts in September. We saw an increase in the months' worth of inventory available for sale to 3.21 months. This is the highest total inventory

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Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide

Are You Covered? A Homeowner’s Insurance Guide No one likes to think about disasters. Severe weather, fire, theft—or even a seemingly small issue like a broken pipe—can wreak

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August 2018 Prescott Area Market Review

The real estate market in Prescott and surrounding towns saw a slight decrease in average sold price and inventory levels for the month of August. Prescott days on market dropped, as well as

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July 2018 Prescott Market Review

Tri-City average sales price decreased by almost $6K from the June average. However, it saw a $33,000 average sold price increase compared to July of 2017.Days on market average increased, as well

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How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes

How to Avoid the Top 8 Home Inspection Mistakes  It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of buying a home. Once you’ve had an offer accepted on your dream house, you’ll

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June 2018 Prescott Area Real Estate Market Review

June 2018 Prescott Real Estate Market ReviewHomes are selling faster and for more money.  Watch the above video to see the numbers for our Prescott AZ area. Combined totals for Prescott,

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May 2018 Prescott AZ Market Review

May 2018 proves to be another month of historically low inventory levels keeps our area firmly in a "seller's market", meaning there is higher buyer demand than inventory overall. The average sold

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10 Staging Secrets from the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar

10 Staging Secrets from the Pros for a Quick Home Sale at Top Dollar Source: National Association of Realtors According to the National Association of Realtors, staging a home prior to

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April 2018 Prescott Area Real Estate Market Review

April sees a continued strong Seller's market throughout the tri-city area. Total residential inventory level for April was less than three months. Overall the average sold price saw a slight drop

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HOUSE CARE CALENDAR: A Seasonal Guide to Maintaining Your Home

From summer vacations to winter holidays, it seems each season offers the perfect excuse to put off our to-do list. But be careful, homeowners: neglecting your home’s maintenance could put

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Home Buyer's Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready

Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage Ready The Home Buyer’s Guide to Getting Mortgage ReadyDon’t wait until you’re ready to move to start preparing financially to buy

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Prescott Area February 2018 Market Review

The Prescott area residential real estate market saw an overall increase of months worth of inventory. At 3.27 months of inventory it is still well below the median 6 months indicator of a "

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