Top Reasons People Want to Move

Top Reasons People Want to Move

DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS |

One in three U.S. households say they plan to move in the next five years, according to a survey conducted by the Demand Institute of 10,000 households’ current living situations. And it’s the location of the home that will be driving most of those moving decisions β€” more so than the physical home itself.

Seventy-five percent of the households surveyed cited one or more location-related reasons for why they were moving. The top reasons were the desire for a safer neighborhood (30%); being closer to family (27%); a change of climate (26%); being closer to work (25%), and moving for a new job (23%).

More than half β€” 59 percent β€” of households say they don’t plan to go too far, with most indicating a move within 30 miles of their current home.

For those seeking a location for climate reasons, the Western and Southern U.S. continue to be the top destinations.

The following were the top location characteristics identified as β€œvery important” by those surveyed:

  • Amenities/services in walking distance (39%)
  • Good school district (34%)
  • Close to work (32%)
  • Diverse neighborhood (26%)
  • Near public transit (25%)

Many movers say they’re eyeing more walkable communities. Indeed, walkable communities have been reporting stronger home-price growth compared to less walkable communities, according to the Demand Institute’s report. Those who reside in walkable communities also are more likely to report that their quality of life has improved in the past few years due to their change in residence.

As such, Americans are desiring more amenities near them. Of those surveyed, the following places were identified as what home buyers would most like to have near their future home:

  • Grocery stores (63% say short drive OK; 22% want it within walking distance)
  • Restaurants and cafes (56% short drive; 20% walking distance)
  • Parks and green space (40% short drive; 35% walking distance)
  • Healthcare services (62% short drive; 10% walking distance)

Retail (57% short drive; 12% walking distance)

 

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Designer Living At Its Best!

For Sale – Stunning Atrium Style Condo in San Mateo

OPEN HOUSE – Saturday 6/20 from 1:30-4:00pm

Are you looking for a place to call home? Come visit The Caton Teams newest listing at 1919 Alameda de las Pulgas, Unit 144 in San Mateo. This stunning home is move-in ready. Featuring 2 bedrooms and 1 bath on a ground floor, atrium style condo. The kitchen as been beautifully updated with granite countertops, quartz tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances that overlooks the atrium courtyard. This unit also has inside laundry with the washer and dryer in the kitchen. The bath has updated with designer touches, glass tile backsplash, newer fixtures, mirrors and medicine cabinet. The master bedroom (currently used as the office) has a private entrance to the bath, while the second bedroom has glass sliding doors to the atrium. The atrium has a lovely tree planted at the heart of the space, a small water fountain and tiled flooring with drain. The afternoon light is divine, trickling through the tree. The atrium courtyard is private, with access from only the bedroom and living room and is a private space. This condo has dual paned windows, sliding doors, crown molding, laminate flooring in the living and dining room, tile in the kitchen, vinyl flooring in the bath, wall to wall carpeting in both bedrooms and designer lighting fixtures throughout. The Gardens condo complex has easy access to Highways 92/101/280, Silicon Valley and SFO. The Gardens is a gated community and its amenities include, lush landscaped common areas, 2 swimming pools (one indoor and one outdoor), exercise & community rooms. This unit is divine and a must see. If you cannot make our open house this weekend, we will also be open on Sunday 6/28 from 1:30-4:00 unless we get a spectacular offer. For a private showing, more information or questions please call Susan Caton at 650.568.5539 or email us at Info@TheCatonTeam.com

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Open House for our Rental on McLellan in San Mateo

Open House Saturday 6/13 from 1-3pm

Look no further. Β This charming two-bedroom detached house is perfectly situated in a cute San Mateo Village neighborhood. Β Walk to CalTrain, Hillsdale Mall and Bay Meadows area restaurants and shopping. Β Easy access to Hwy 101. Β A commuter’s dream location. Β The house has beautiful hardwood floors throughout the living areas and wall to wall carpet in the bedrooms and hallway. Β There is a spacious updated bath with shower over tub and large vanity. Β The kitchen features plenty of counter space, cabinets and newer appliances. Β A small family room adjoins the kitchen. Β An enclosed patio with laundry area expands the living space considerably. Β The extra large yard is perfect for summer fun and entertaining. Β A large detached storage building is available for all your extra storage needs. Β Newly painted inside. Β All new double pane windows. Β Gardener included. Β Tenant pays all utilities. Β No Pets. No Smoking or Drugs. Β Must have excellent credit.

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To future clients of The Caton Team,

It is moments like these where all the handwork of being a Realtor pays off. Β I had to share this letter from Josh and Tina. Β It truly touched my heart, even made me cry. Β Helping our clients and friends attain their financial dreams – actually – their dreams – makes each long night worth every second! Β Thank you Josh and Tina for taking the time to write this letter to us. Β It was a beautiful way to start my day. Β And a wonderful reminder why I do what I do. Β Thank you so much – we wish you all the happiness in the world in your new home. Β Cannot wait to hand you the keys.

 

To future clients of The Caton Team,

 

The Caton Team is made up of Susan Caton and Sabrina Caton, or as I like to refer to them as the Dynamic Duo of Real Estate. They are trustworthy, honest, straight-forward, and experts in the real estate business. I might be a little biased, because of my friendship with them, but nothing will test a friendship more than the process of buying and selling a home. As everyone knows when you sell your home you want the most money for the least amount of effort and you want the process to be quick and smooth. The Caton Team will make sure you have all of the necessary information and knowledge to understand how to stage your home and what the process will be along with a realistic timeline of what you can expect. If you follow their directions and listen to what they say, your home selling experience will be painless and quick. For us this ended up being less than a week with our home selling for more than what we expected. The entire process from filling out the required paperwork to negotiating went smoothly and was overall painless on our end. At the end of the day we got more than what we wanted and were in a great position to start hunting for a new home.

This brings me to how The Caton Team helped us buy a new home for what we wanted, while making sure that we got the home that we wanted. Since we had already bought and sold our first home with The Caton Team, using them again to buy another house did not require much thought, actually required no thought. We went into the process wanting the best of the best in the best location, because who does not want that for themselves? They were kind enough to listen to our wants and desires and showed us what we could afford in the areas we were looking. It took a few homes to realize that our expectations were not in sync with the market, because currently in early 2015 homes are going like hot cakes and for more than what they are listed at by a fair amount.

This is when we sat down again and started looking at other areas that were just as nice, but we had ignored initially. The important part here is while they mentioned this information early on, they allowed us to realize it on our own that we needed to look outside of our ideal areas if we wanted our dream house. Once we realized what they were saying we expanded our search and found the home that we wanted. After our initial open house we contacted The Caton Team and informed them that we found the home that we wanted. This is when The Caton Team sprang into action, they immediately started requesting all of the disclosures from the seller’s agent and contacted the seller’s agent to gain any additional knowledge that might not be in the supplied paperwork. They then shared this information openly with us, as one would expect, and started laying down the groundwork of what we would need to do if we truly wanted this house. They supplied us with the tools necessary to make an informed decision and provided us with comparable sales (COMPS) in that particular area, so that we would have an idea of what houses were selling for and where the market was heading (spoiler alert, market was only going upwards). Their attention to detail and understanding of the market allowed us to make the best offer we could, while not overbidding or underbidding and making sure that we would have our offer accepted. As you have already guessed, our offer was accepted almost immediately and we are now homeowners of a home that we wanted in an area that is ideal.

If you have made it this far, then you realize why The Caton Team is really The Dynamic Duo of Real Estate. They make sure you are provided with the proper tools and information to make the best decision for yourself. They will work tirelessly with you and will not be a 9-5 agent, they will be honest, trustworthy, and straight-forward. You will not feel like you are getting the short-end of the deal and at the end of the day you will feel great about your decision to work with The Caton Team.

 

-The Liere Family

 

 

 

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NEW PILOT PROGRAM FOR REVERSE MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

NEW PILOT PROGRAM FOR REVERSE MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE

Keep Your Home California recently announced a new pilot program to help low- and moderate-income senior homeowners avoid foreclosure on their reverse mortgages. Senior homeowners who are at risk of losing their home to foreclosure due to delinquent property expenses associated with their Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured reverse mortgages could qualify for as much as $25,000 in assistance.

 

The Reverse Mortgage Assistance Pilot Program is intended to help financially distressed California homeowners 62 years or older who have a FHA Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM).Β  Used in conjunction with special counseling that provides services to enable senior homeowners to assess their overall budgetary health, this program is designed to help qualifying seniors manage their delinquent property expenses. These expenses include property taxes and homeowner’s insurance, as well as up to 12 months of additional assistance for future property expenses to ensure homeowners get back on their feet.

 

Senior homeowners must meet the program’s county-by-county income limits and have endured a financial hardship – such as a reduction of income, a divorce, a death in the family or extraordinary medical bills – in order to qualify for assistance. Homeowners must also reside in the home subject to the reverse mortgage and be able to make required property expense payments on a go-forward basis.

 

For More information visit: http://keepyourhomecalifornia.org

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