Selling During The Holidays

The Holiday Season has arrived and many home sellers are concerned it’s the wrong time to list their homes. The truth is that the holidays can be a great time to sell your home. Not only does your home look more beautiful dressed up for the holidays, but buyers are often more emotionally tied to the home because of it. There is no need to wait for the hectic New...

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Purposefully Give Thanks

Did you know Thanksgiving wasn’t celebrated regularly until President Abraham Lincoln declared the fourth Thursday of November a national holiday? A little-known fact is that Sarah Josepha Hale campaigned to recognize the day for 17 years prior to it being made a federal holiday. Here are some ideas to help us remember that the holiday is about more than a table of delicious food, football and parades; it’s a day...

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SLO MILLENNIALS TO TAKE THE BUYING PLUNGE

San Luis Obispo rent is steadily increasing at the highest rates in the state. Central Coast Millennials may soon follow the national trend and take the plunge into home ownership. The National Association of REALTORS® recently reported Millennials hold the highest share of home buying activity out of all other generations for the fifth consecutive year. Rents in San Luis Obispo have increased an alarming 39.42%. An increase from September...

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Get More ROI From Your Kitchen Renovation

In addition to being one of the most popular renovations homeowners complete, the kitchen often nets the highest return on your investment (ROI) relative to other areas in your home. While many homeowners give the kitchen a minor update to keep it modern, others choose a full remodel to improve the style and function of the space, enjoy it more and make it more attractive to potential buyers. 5 popular...

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SEASONS CHANGE…AND SO HAS THE MARKET

You can feel it in the air! The season has changed and Fall has arrived. Historically, fall is the time when the real estate market slows down after the summer rush as families settle into a new school year. And this year is no different…or is it? In the last few weeks, we have seen a flurry of price reductions and listings are now taking longer to sell. Could this...

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Cheri Wieland Awarded CRS Designation by RREC

Century 21 Hometown Realty is proud to announce Cheri Wieland, a Presidents and Centurion Producer, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Residential Real Estate Council, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR). In every field, there exists a “Gold Standard” of excellence: a level of experience, advanced education, and professional performance that sets those who’ve earned it above the rest....

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Client Appreciation 2018

“Feeling gratitude, and not expressing it, is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” –William Arthur Ward It’s that time of year again when we take a moment to reflect and give thanks to the people who are most important to us. The Nichols Real Estate Team could not exist without the amazing people we are privileged to call our clients. That’s why we recently hosted a dinner in...

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CENTURY 21 SALUTES FIVE CITIES “DREAM TEAM”

History was recently made by a “Dream Team” of 13 year-olds. The Five Cities Babe Ruth youth baseball team won the World Series on Thursday in Mountain Home, Arkansas. For 43 years, a 13U Babe Ruth league from the Five Cities had been trying to win state to advance to regionals. The one and only time it's been done was in 1975. This year, the team secured the state title...

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CENTURY 21 HOMETOWN REALTY NAMED “REAL TRENDS 500” FOR 2017

The California Association of Realtors has named CENTURY 21 Hometown Realty as one of the “Real Trends 500” for 2017. The Arroyo Grande based brokerage ranked 1st on the Central Coast out of all brokerages and 54 in the nation of C21 brokers with 1117 transactions. The REAL Trends 500, now in its 31st year, remains the undisputed leading report ranking the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage...

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TRUE AMERICANA MEANS BIG BUSINESS FOR CENTRAL COAST

It’s Mid-State Fair time here on the Central Coast! A timeless tradition of true Americana, celebrating our heritage of agriculture, arts, crafts, competitions and show-stopping entertainment. Bright lights, carnival rides, fair food, exhibits and top-name entertainers were just some of the reasons that a record-breaking 430,000 guests made the trek to Paso Robles in 2017. If the entertainment line-up is a top indicator for guest attendance, 2018 will be on...

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