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Oct. 22, 2018

Manufactured Home Myths

Check out our latest YouTube video on Manufactured Home Myths!

 

Manufactured Home Myths YouTube Video

Posted in Buying
Oct. 16, 2018

Manufactured Home starting at under $40,000

Hello, Everyone,

Abel Garcia here at HOMESPOT here in Portales, showing you our three bedroom, two bath manufactured home with all of the appliances and an open living area.

This home starts out at under $40,000.

Come check her out!

Click the link below for a tour!

Manufactured Home starting at under $40,000

 

Posted in Buying
Aug. 27, 2018

Arizona Apts - Now a place you can call home

A few months ago, HOMESPOT Property Management took on one of our biggest challenges yet – the notorious Arizona Apartments. 

Taking on the management and construction of these Portales rental properties left many members of our team with the question of "how in the world (and a few other choice words) are we going to not only turn these into livable homes for people but also turn their reputation around to make them homes people want to live in?" 

Rehabbing these apartments, admittedly, left us in moments of exhaustion, confusion and frustration. But at last, after months of very hard labor, those six notorious apartments are now beautiful completely remodeled apartments that are begging for new tenants to rent and care for them. 

These apartments are located within walking distance of the local university, have water included in the rent price, have new flooring and fresh paint throughout and updated kitchens and bathrooms. 

Trust us, you won't recognize them either. 

They are more than just a rental now. They are a home.

For a limited time, HOMESPOT is offering one month rent free and an additional month free if a tenant refers a friend who also rents one of these stunning apartments. 

You cannot afford to miss your chance to see these units! 

Contact us today for more information!

 

                                                      BEFORE RENOVATIONS:

 

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                                                      AFTER RENOVATIONS:

 

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Oct. 1, 2016

Clovis & Portales Real Estate Market | September 2016

Clovis & Portales Housing Market | September Info Graphic

 

Here is your Monthly Housing Market Report from the Month of September. 

 

Quick notes from this month:

 

There is a slight increase in the amount of houses for sale going into this month and the amount of days on the market. There were fewer homes sold last month than the previous month by a factor of ten. But the biggest changes are positive. The average price of home being sold now and the price per Square Footage of gone up significantly. $10,000 price increase and an extra $10 a square foot. Those are HUGE jumps when talking about housing. 

 

For more information or to get any of your questions answered check out our Real Estate Page and get in contact with one of our fantastic Realtors. 

Aug. 2, 2016

How Do I Have to Pay My Realtor

 

In this week's video, Mark explains how much you'll be expect to pay a Realtor as a buyer.

The short answer is...nothing. 

As a buyer, you are not (in most cases) expected to pay a Realtor up front or in any other fashion.

The seller of the home has previously agreed upon a commission (usually a percentage of the sale) to be paid out to the Listing Broker. In return for bring a buyer, the Listing Broker has agreed to pay out half to the buying broker. 

There may be some extenuating circumstances that lead to a Buyer paying their Realtor, but in the vast majority of cases, this is about it. Nothing is a pretty reasonable price to pay for everything a Realtor does for you. 

And if you are interested in some information for first time buyers you can click here.

If you have any comments or questions please comment below. 

Aug. 1, 2016

Clovis & Portales Real Estate Market Update - August 2016 (Infographic)

 

Clovis & Portales | Market Update

 

Another Great month for the Portales/Clovis Real Estate Market

Price per Square Foot and Sales price are up considerably, but the biggest jump is the number of homes sold in a 31 day period.

July might have had one more day than June but the 20% increase in number of sales can't really be attributed to that one extra day. Or maybe it can. Who know?

Number of Homes for sale and number of days that were spent on the market for the homes sold last month, are also up. This increase is not as good as the aforementioned statistics, but they don't have a tremendous influence on what we already know: There is a stock pile of houses that need to be sold and it takes an average of about 5 months to sell a home. 

Now, this is an average so some houses sold in 3 days, some houses sold in 3 years. To help your home be one of the "3-day sales" (though we can't guarantee 72 hours on the market) you need to be realistic about the price so that it stands out among the large number of homes that are currently on the market. Ideally, you want to be the cheapest house and, while that is not always practical, it gives you a good idea of whether you are ready to sell your property or not. 

For more tips and advice on how to sell your home, check out our numerous blogs and videos on selling.

 

And if you have any more questions that you would like an expert opinion on you can leave a comment below or contact us on our facebook page

July 21, 2016

Why are my insurance Premiums So High?

 

Watch as Roxanne explains on the reasons your Premiums may be high and what you can do to fix it. 

July 12, 2016

Tips to Staging your Home: Declutter (Video)

 

 

One of the biggest things you can do to help sell your home while living in it, is to stage your home in a way that makes it more appealing to potential buyer.

The first and easiest step to staging your home is to declutter your home. Start packing up some of those knick-knacks and personal effects. This does two things; reduces clutter so that the potential buyer isn't distracted by trinkets, therefore, focusing on the actual home and gives you a jump start on packing for when your home inevitably sells.

As you can see in the video, these homeowners did a great job of clearing their counters of any unnecessary clutter and leave (mostly) essential items.

Be sure to comment below with any questions on staging your home or anything else Housing related!

 

If you would like to schedule an appointment to view this property contact Mark Aragon

 

To see some of the other homes for sale in the area visit our Buyers page

 

And if you're interested in seller tips and advice visit our Seller's Page

July 1, 2016

Clovis & Portales Real Estate Market Update - July 2016 (Infographic)

Clovis/Portales Housing Market | June 2016

 

The numbers from June 2016 show that the Clovis/Portales Housing Market is on the rise. We have a slight increase in the number of sales compared to previous months in 2016, but the real signs of improvement are the higher average sales price which jumped by almost $10,000. We also see an increase in price per square foot and a decrease in number of days on the market. 

 

Visit our Real Estate page here

 

July 1, 2016

First step in Buying a Home (Video)

 

First step in buying a home is to make sure that buying a home is right for you. Factoring in several circumstances including how much you make, how long you've been at your job, and how long you plan on staying in a new home. Next would be seeking financing with a qualified lender. They will be able to tell you exactly how much you can afford on the budget that you've set up for yourself with the purpose of buying a home. 

For helpful tips and advice look through the rest of our blog posts. Or you can comment below with your questions and we'll post another blog or video answering you. 

 

Find out more about HOMESPOT Real Estate here

 

For more about Mark Aragon check out his Broker Page