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Credit Knowledge and Confidence

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te



by Chris Gonzales

The best realtors and real estate brokers are the ones who know that there’s always more to learn and more ways to stretch and grow.  That’s why Maria Palacios and myself, Chris Gonzales attended this year’s real estate summit with Tom Ferry’s Organization.  It’s so important to know that in order to help others to the fullest you need to educate yourself in the changes that are taking place in your market place.  Our goal is to serve people!  How we do that is by knowing our market extremely well, and especially knowing how to use certain tools and negotiate in our clients best interest.  When we sell your home, we know how to get the most for your home.  We know the negotiating tactics to put more in our seller’s pocket.  We’ve been in the business so long consistently that we know all the other major players that sell homes like we do and have relationships with them so that when we are working with you as your Buyers agent, our offer stands out amongst the numerous other offers that they have received.  We know the technology and the eye catching marketing that it takes to attract people to your home.  We really love what we do and we are so blessed to be able to work as a family so we are proud to show you the picture above of my mother and I investing in more real estate education…

One of the things that was shared at this years summit was that economist are predicting another 3-5 years of strong real estate market.  Most people assume that this market may be short lived and that home values are going to take another nose dive.  The real estate market has about a 10 year cycle of peaking and then decline; HOWEVER don’t ever think that prices are going to take a dive as far as they did back in 2008.  There is 100% certainty that the market will decline in the years to come, it’s just the way the market, and life for that matter is.  There are ups and downs but there is no way someone will ever be able to buy a home in Downey for $50,000 as people did back in the 1950’s.  I say that piece to encourage you to not wait any longer to buy a home if you haven’t already.  And if you’re a seller you need to take advantage of this time where prices are currently up, the economy is strong, and rates are low.  If you’re a seller you definitely don’t want to sell when rates are higher, that means when you buy your next home, or upgrade, you now are going to be paying higher interest rates.  Sell now when you can take advantage of the low rates on your home purchase!  Call us anytime.  (877) 883-1003.

Home Values decline - Still good market!

by Chris Gonzales

The trend is still shooting upward on average home sales prices here in Downey and Surrounding areas…  The average sales price for the month of July was $530,247 which is a drop from the previous month but consistent with prior declines earlier in the year.  Anytime there is a huge spike in average sales prices, the market will always correct itself and stabilize a little in the months to come. 

By no means does this drop mean that home values are on the decline.  We are pretty confident seeing the kind of activity that we are seeing in the local real estate market that home values will continue on a steady incline.  If you look at the graph as a whole you will see that the trend is continuing upward.  Even though there was a $30,000 decline in home values in the month of July, the average sales price for July is still higher than any previous month in the past 4 years.  That is clear evidence of a continuing rise in values for the months to come.  

Type is 'Single Family Residence'County is 'Los Angeles'

City is one of 'Bellflower', 'Cerritos', 'Downey', 'La Mirada', 'Lakewood', 'Long Beach', 'Montebello', 'Norwalk', 'Paramount', 'Whittier'
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Downey - Latino Beverly Hills

by Southern Californias Top Producing Mother & Son Te


We wanted to share a recent article in the Los Angeles Times. It describes something we already know, Downey is booming!  We are experts in Downey and our presence there is daily, We even have a billboard there.  Our family, friends and clients are in Downey.  Trendy restaurants, new businesses have all contributed to the influx. New homes with column entries, wrought iron/glass front doors and tiled roofs add to the attraction.  We have clients from the budget minded to the extravagant consumer.  Let us know if you are ready to make the move.  Enjoy the article.        

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The Mother & Son Team - Maria Palacios & Chris Gon
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, California Properties
16911 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower CA 90706
(877) 883-1003
Fax: 562-381-9113