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    Moving-Up to a Luxury Home? Now’s the Time!

    If your house no longer fits your needs and you are planning on buying a luxury home, now is a great time to do so! We recently shared data from Trulia’s Market Mismatch Study which showed that in today’s premium home market, buyers are in control.

    The inventory of homes for sale in the luxury market far exceeds those searching to purchase these properties in many areas of the country. This means that homes are often staying on the market longer which can eventually lead to a price change.

    Those who have a starter or trade-up home to sell will find buyers competing, and often entering bidding wars, to be able to call your house their new home.

    The sale of your starter or trade-up house will aid in coming up with a larger down payment for your new luxury home. Even a 5% down payment on a million-dollar home is $50,000.

    But not all who are buying luxury properties have a home to sell first.

    In a Washington Post article, Daryl Judy, an associate broker with Washington Fine Properties, gave some insight into what many millennials are choosing to do:

    “Some high-earning millennials save money until they are in their early 30s to buy a place and just skip over that starter-home phase. They’ll stay in an apartment until they can afford to pay for the place they want.”

    Bottom Line

    The best time to sell anything is when demand is high and supply is low. If you are currently in a starter or trade-up house that no longer fits your needs and you are looking to step into a luxury home, now’s the time to list your house for sale and make your dreams come true.

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    Danny Cheung

    I spent almost thirty (30) years with the Department of Defense in hardware/software design, development, operations, maintenance, and program manager before joining the Group in a full-time capacity. I am thrilled to put my years of experience as an Electronics Engineer and Program Manager to assist and lead our Real Estate Group to the next level. I am committed to establishing the tools and resources necessary for our team members to work more seamlessly and effectively, thus ensuring our clients' satisfaction. My wife and I have two daughters and a dog (he’s more like our son). I enjoy traveling and watching sports, especially football…Go Skins!

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