No Interest – No Fee – Loans with Berkshire Hathaway / Welcome Home Funding to Prepare Your Home For Sale – Ask The Caton Team How!

The Caton Team is proud to announce, that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with Welcome Home Funding can loan a sellers up to $30,000 or 20% of their home’s equity – towards preparing a home for sale. With NO Interest & NO Fees!

Fund are available after a 48 hour approval process, flexible to select any vendor a seller wants, flexible on what a seller spends their funds on, no vendor platform markups, no lien on the property, no fees or interest paid by the seller and so much more.  We’d love to sit down with you and discuss how Get Ready Capital can help you sell your home! CONTACT THE CATON TEAM FOR FURTHER DETAILS | Call | Text  650.799.4333 | Email | Info@TheCatonTeam.com

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No Interest – No Fee – Loans with Berkshire Hathaway / Welcome Home Funding to Prepare Your Home For Sale – Ask The Caton Team How!

The Caton Team is proud to announce, that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with Welcome Home Funding can loan a sellers up to $30,000 or 20% of their home’s equity – towards preparing a home for sale. With NO Interest & NO Fees!

Fund are available after a 48 hour approval process, flexible to select any vendor a seller wants, flexible on what a seller spends their funds on, no vendor platform markups, no lien on the property, no fees or interest paid by the seller and so much more.  We’d love to sit down with you and discuss how Get Ready Capital can help you sell your home! CONTACT THE CATON TEAM FOR FURTHER DETAILS | Call | Text  650.799.4333 | Email | Info@TheCatonTeam.com

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No Interest – No Fee – Loans with Berkshire Hathaway / Welcome Home Funding to Prepare Your Home For Sale – Ask The Caton Team How!

The Caton Team is proud to announce, that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with Welcome Home Funding can loan a sellers up to $30,000 or 20% of their home’s equity – towards preparing a home for sale. With NO Interest & NO Fees!

Fund are available after a 48 hour approval process, flexible to select any vendor a seller wants, flexible on what a seller spends their funds on, no vendor platform markups, no lien on the property, no fees or interest paid by the seller and so much more.  We’d love to sit down with you and discuss how Get Ready Capital can help you sell your home! CONTACT THE CATON TEAM FOR FURTHER DETAILS | Call | Text  650.799.4333 | Email | Info@TheCatonTeam.com

Got Questions? The Caton Team is here to help.

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The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

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The Caton Team does not receive compensation for any posts.  Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Third party information not verified.

No Interest – No Fee – Loans with Berkshire Hathaway / Welcome Home Funding to Prepare Your Home For Sale – Ask The Caton Team How!

The Caton Team is proud to announce, that Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with Welcome Home Funding can loan a sellers up to $30,000 or 20% of their home’s equity – towards preparing a home for sale. With NO Interest & NO Fees!

Fund are available after a 48 hour approval process, flexible to select any vendor a seller wants, flexible on what a seller spends their funds on, no vendor platform markups, no lien on the property, no fees or interest paid by the seller and so much more.  We’d love to sit down with you and discuss how Get Ready Capital can help you sell your home! CONTACT THE CATON TEAM FOR FURTHER DETAILS | Call | Text  650.799.4333 | Email | Info@TheCatonTeam.com

Got Questions? The Caton Team is here to help.

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Got Real Estate Questions?   The Caton Team is here to help.

We strive to be more than just Realtors – we are also your home resource. If you have any real estate questions, concerns, need a referral or some guidance – we are here for you. Contact us at your convenience – we are but a call, text or click away!

The Caton Team believes, in order to be successful in the San Fransisco | Peninsula | Bay Area | Silicon Valley Real Estate Market we have to think and act differently. We do this by positioning our clients in the strongest light, representing them with the utmost integrity, while strategically maneuvering through negotiations and contracts. Together we make dreams come true.

A mother and daughter-in-law team with over 35 years of combined, local Real Estate experience and knowledge – would’t you like The Caton Team to represent you? Let us know how we can be of service. Contact us any time.

Call | Text | Sabrina 650.799.4333 | Susan 650.796.0654 |EMAIL |  WEB|   BLOG

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Make Your Home More Appealing to Young Buyers

If you are thinking of selling your home in 2017 – now is a good time to think about what your future buyer wants. Great article from Consumer Reports! What are your thoughts?

Make Your Home More Appealing to Young Buyers

By preparing now, you may sell your home faster and at your asking price

By Daniel Bortz

Millennials are powering the housing market. For the third year in a row, Generation Y (age 18 to 35) comprised the largest group of homebuyers, making up 35 percent of all buyers, according to a March report by the National Association of Realtors.

Partly for this reason, homebuilders are increasingly including the attributes that the millennial generation covets when designing new homes, according to a joint survey by the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens.

But what if you’re trying to sell your home—one that may have been around for decades? You may find that figuring out what millennials want can be pretty difficult. “They’re picky,” says Peggy Yee, a supervising broker at Frankly Realtors in Vienna, Va. “Millennials have specific needs, and if your home doesn’t meet them, they’re going to move on to the next house.”

If you’re considering putting your home on the market, you may want to think about doing some renovation work so that your home has greater appeal to younger homebuyers. That way, you may be able to sell your home more quickly and at the price that you want.

Create a Separate Laundry Room

According to the survey from the National Association of Homebuilders, a separate laundry room topped millennials’ wish lists. In fact, 55 percent of respondents said they wouldn’t buy a new home if the laundry wasn’t separate. Since this can be a deal breaker for younger homebuyers, consider converting a small existing room into a laundry room or even building one. Consumer Reports, found that manufacturers are making washer/dryer sets with a matching fit and finish that can integrate into living space—so you could consider having the laundry machines on the second floor. We like the Maytag Bravos ­MVWB855DWHE top-loader and Maytag Bravos ­MEDB855DW electric dryer, $1,050 each.

Buy New Kitchen Appliances

You don’t have to do a major kitchen remodel to sell your home for more—but if your refrigerator, oven, stove, and dishwasher are old, replace them. What should you buy? Consumer Reports rates the best appliances for your kitchen, but one novel idea is to look for new versions of black stainless steel that come from KitchenAid, LG, and Samsung.

Make Your Home Energy Efficient

If your home is energy efficient, you’ll likely sell your home for more. Millennials say they’re willing to pay up to 3 percent more if they think a home’s energy efficiency upgrades will help cut utility costs, according to the NAHB’s survey. But you don’t have to shell out thousands for solar paneling. You can do this inexpensively by adding or improving attic insulation, insulating ductwork, and plugging air leaks around doors and windows with weatherstripping and caulk.

Make Your Home Smart

More than two-thirds of millennials think “smart home” technology is a good investment, the NAHB survey found. But keep in mind that high-tech features can quickly become poor investments because technologies evolve quickly.

While the Nest Thermostat ($250), a heating and cooling control system is popular, Consumer Reports found that the Honeywell RTH9590WF, $300, proved easier to use. Both models can be controlled from a smartphone or computer. You could also consider buying an Amazon Echo ($180), a hands-free speaker system (with a Siri-like virtual assistant) that you can use to play music, make restaurant reservations, and get weather reports—all without having to get up from the couch. These two items, alone, will make your home seem “smart.”

Keyless entry is another attractive home feature for tech savvy millennials, says Yee; August Smart Lock ($200), for example, lets homeowners control door locks via a smartphone app.

Turn a Room Into a Home Office

More employers are allowing workers to telecommute—a shift that’s largely driven by millennials. According to a recent survey from Flexjobs, a job search site, about 85 percent of younger buyers say they want to work remotely full time. Create a home office that appeals to that desire and offers homeowners a nice tax break. It’s also relatively inexpensive to convert a room into an office; a basic desk, office chair, and door should do the trick.

Build a Low-Maintenance Deck

Many millennials don’t want to spend their weekends doing home repairs or maintaining a garden. But they do want to be outside. To sell your home more quickly, Consumer Reports recommends adding a deck or patio, with room for seating and a built-in or freestanding grill. Similarly, since landscaping requires upkeep forgo planting seasonal flowers in favor of perennials, which last for more than two years; peony plants, for example, can survive for decades with minimal care.

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How People Upgrade Their Main Bathrooms, and How Much They Spend

How People Upgrade Their Main Bathrooms, and How Much They Spend

The latest Houzz Bathroom Trends Study reveals the most common budgets, features and trends in master baths. Now about that tub …

Bathrooms are nearly the most popular room to renovate, just after kitchens. After all, these are important spaces where we spend a good amount of time — several hours a week, in fact.

The 2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, from a research team led by Nino Sitchinava, Houzz’s principal economist, reveals that homeowners renovating their bathrooms are craving stylish, beautiful spaces, with luxurious finishes and big showers. It also found that fewer than half of homeowners who own bathtubs and renovated their master bathroom actually use their tubs.

The study surveyed more than 2,100 Houzz users in the U.S. who own homes and are in the midst of a bathroom project, have recently completed one, or are planning one for 2016. Read on for more insights about how homeowners are upgrading these private spaces.

How much will it cost me? Perhaps the most important consideration for people embarking on a bathroom renovation is how much it will cost. Obviously, the answer will vary widely depending on the finishes selected, as well as the region, since the price tag for labor and materials differs quite a bit by location. On a national basis, the most common budget for, as well as the actual cost of, a master bath renovation is $10,001 to $25,000. Plenty of people spend more, and plenty less, but the majority of master bathroom projects cost between $5,000 and $50,000.

We just can’t stand it anymore. Why renovate the bath? Often, it’s because the homeowner can’t stand the old one anymore. That was the top trigger — cited by 46 percent of renovators — for embarking upon a bath renovation. A close second was finally having the money to do so. Some quotes from surveyed homeowners who had had it with their bathrooms:

  • “Mirrors! Seven-foot mirror on wall over sinks. Mirrors on two sides of Jetta tub. Mirrored closet doors.”
  • “Airplane bathroom-sized shower with no light!!”

“1972 decor with shag rug, flowered wallpaper, fake marble tub and counter, fluorescent lighting; never use tub; poor storage in vanity.”

Upgrading features. More than four in five homeowners renovating a master bath are replacing major features in their bathroom renovations, from showers to floors, countertops to sinks. Notably, far fewer renovators are updating their tubs or tub-shower combos compared with the large share of those addressing showers.

Supersizing the shower. As noted, today’s master bath renovators are all about the shower. While the majority of master bathrooms (75 percent) stay the same size during a renovation, most homeowners — 68 percent — are increasing the size of their showers. About one-third of renovators are bumping up their shower size by at least half.

Rainfall showerheads remain popular, while about one-fifth of master bath renovators installing new showers add a dual shower.

Of those who choose high-tech showers for master bath renovations — and about 9 percent of new showers are high-tech — the most popular special feature is mood lighting. Ooh la la.

Tile still on top for floors.Ceramic or porcelain tile is the most popular flooring material chosen as an update, followed closely by stone tile or slab. Among the most popular stones, marble is king, travertine is a close second, and granite and slate are tied for third.

Ceramic or porcelain tile is also a popular choice for wall surfaces, though it still comes in behind paint.

Hardly anyone takes baths. Most of us are hardly using the bathtub at all these days. More than half of survey respondents who own a bathtub and went through a master bath renovation say they never use a tub in the course of a normal month. No wonder renovators are putting their money into showers instead of tubs.

Move over, toilet bowl cleaner. One in five new toilets and one in 10 new showers in renovated master bathrooms have at least one high-tech feature, according to the survey. The most popular toilet feature is a self-cleaning function — who wouldn’t love to skip the scrub brush? This function is favored by 43 percent of the survey respondents who are going with high-tech toilets.

Really, a self-cleaning toilet? Yes. As an example, a Toto toilet that cleans itself with electrolyzed water debuted this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It can go a year without the need for a human to clean it, the company says.

A change in style. Bathrooms are very personal spaces, so it’s perhaps not so surprising that 90 percent of homeowners who renovate their master bathrooms change the style of their master bathrooms when they upgrade. This chart shows the most popular styles, with contemporary at the top.

Beauty over resale value. Beyond specific features or decor choices, the most appreciated design aspects of renovated master bathrooms are their style and beauty, according to the survey. Far fewer owners, comparatively, value a master bath renovation for adding to resale value — an interesting finding, suggesting that a gorgeous bathroom is worth it just for the soothing factor.

Caring about the room’s beauty and style makes a lot of sense, given that we spend a good amount of time every week in the bathroom. Nearly two-thirds of respondents spend 30 to 60 minutes a day there, while nearly one-quarter spend more than an hour a day. What are those folks doing during all that time? Well, not just getting ready.

Can I put you on hold? More than half of master bathroom renovators surveyed use a mobile device in there at least once a week — about one-third to check email, and 22 percent to make or answer calls.

Where we can accurately pluck our brows. Of course, there’s more than email and texting going on in master baths these days. We’re also getting dressed. On that note, many homeowners are prioritizing good lighting. Other high priorities: having a space that’s easy to clean and disinfect, and where it’s easy to store and find things.

The pros who make our bathrooms beautiful. If you’re not doing a renovation on your own, you’re not alone. A whopping 90 percent of owners who undertook master bathroom renovation projects last year or are planning one this year enlisted or will enlist the help of a professional. That’s up from 78 percent the year before. More than half hired or will hire a general contractor, while one-fifth hired or will hire a bathroom remodeler.

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