Not Your Average Realtors
Broad Business Experience and Deep Real Estate Market Expertise
THE KAFKA TEAM: Not Your Average Realtors®
#1 Tolland selling agents since 2010
WE deliver RESULTS !
Thanksgiving is behind us. The period between now and the New Year is traditionally a bit slower. While "officially" winter does not start until December 21, we've already had the first meaningful snow and some days its unpleasantly cold outside.
According to the news and latest statistics real estate markets at the national level are slowing down somewhat from the torrid pace that some locations have experienced recently. Unfortunately, our own market has tended to be somewhat flat with small moves up or down from quarter to quarter. A new administration will take over state government. Let's hope for improvement in the CT economy. Housing demand will remain constrained as long as economic growth is limited and as long as the state population trends down.
Factors to watch continue to be the overall economic situation in Connecticut, including employment, taxes number of coming moving in/out of the state. We continue to trail the US overall in recovering from the great recession. A new variable in the market is the recent federal tax law change. As one of the states with high property taxes and high income taxes the new limits on mortgage deduction and state income tax deduction may impact the performance of our real estate market. On the other hand, the US economy is doing well as exemplified by the stock market record highs we are seeing. National employment statistics are also good and in the full employment range. Along with a stronger economy come increases in interest rates, including for mortgages.
In spite of the challenges, transactions in our market are happening at a steady pace. We are not in a booming market but neither are we in a crisis one. Depending on location, some price segments are moving very quickly while others are having limited activity and long waits. As usual, the numbers can vary significantly by town.
Real Estate Transactions are complex, involve large $ amounts and many legal documents and are process-intensive. They combine emotional and rational factors, include many parties and institutions. The combination can often make them confusing, stressful and even frustrating. Thus, finding the right professional partners and guides for this challenging journey is crucial for buyers and sellers alike.
Real estate touches us all in one way or another because it impacts many dimensions of our lives: finances, family, children's education, friendships and relationships, work-life balance, commuting times, family memories.
Whether you are a buyer or a seller we believe you deserve the best representation available and that is what we seek to offer. We are experts in our market, we stay current with supporting technologies, we have the volume of transactions that allows us to invest in our business. We believe that regular and ongoing communications is a top priority. With a history of hundreds of successful transactions and dozens additional ones each quarter or year we have accumulated a broad range of experience that has armed us with creative solutions from a wide repertoire of approaches. Our toolkit is plentiful.
Regardless of the season, for sellers it is important to prepare their homes for the market so that when they list they show at their best. If you are thinking of selling, don't hesitate to contact us: we can meet with you and consult with you on things you should or could do to make your house a more more compelling offering when you list.
So whether you're buying or selling, you need experienced partners on a complex journey. The Kafka Team will be there every step of the way. Feel free to contact me and we will be happy to help you with all your real estate needs.
The Kafka Team
A unique combination of extensive real estate, business and information technology experience working for you every step of the way towards a successful transaction. Our individual strenghts multiplied through our affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties.
Ranked in top for Tolland real estate transactions since 2010. Full year 2016 MLS statistics show us with 28% of the $ of listing transactions done by the top ten agents. In $ of both buyers and sellers we had 24% of the transactions done by the top ten agents.
Working with us, you too can benefit from the integrity, knowledge, experience, hard work, and the relationships that are behind our consistent success.
Not Your Average Realtors: You too can work with the best.
Marilu & Cornelius Kafka
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties
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Year over Year Change in Price 2015-16 by State as of December 2016