Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How to Film a Home Inventory in 6 Easy Steps

Information from AAA.com  How to Film a Home Inventory in 6 Easy Steps from AAA.com


Copied from AAA.com
Going through your house to list every item, as your home insurer advises, can be daunting.
But creating a home inventory can make the insurance claims process much easier. To catalog your belongings, film a video walk-through of your home, speaking about each item and capturing it using a digital camera or your cell phone. In addition to helping your insurance company process your claim, a video often helps jog people’s memories about items they’ve lost. Here, six tips to get started:
1. Start with an exterior shot of your house. A shot of the entire house provides great reference when piecing things back together and before going into detail of each room.
2. Next, do a room-by-room inventory. Take wide-angle shots of the entire room, and then several close-ups to capture your possessions. Don’t forget the basement, attic and garage.
3. Open closets and drawers to video their contents. Remember small items like jewelry, and video any written appraisals, as well.
4. Take shots of all major electronics, appliances and furniture. Either video or read aloud the model number and serial number. When describing each object, be specific—such as “Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro laptop computer”—and include the price you paid for it. Also, film your computer’s home screen and show or say aloud each software program on it.
5. Lay large, valuable collections (such as dolls, coins, etc.) on a table and record each piece. Don’t forget tools and hobby supplies.
6. Don’t keep your footage on your filming device. Upload it to cloud storage—or store it on an SD card (Secure Digital card), external hard drive or flash drive, and keep that in a safe place, such as a fireproof safe or bank safety-deposit box. Label with the dates the video was taken. Update your video footage when you get something new.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

What is the Median Sales Price for Brevard County, Florida?

Information provided by the Space Coast Association of Realtors 

Housing stats for the last month of the year  - See Median Sales Price increase for Single Family Homes from last year.


A quick recap of the Brevard County Residential Report for December 2017:
  • Closed Sales are up 0.4% for December 2017 in which the number of units closed was 836 compared to 833 in December 2016, with a decrease in cash sales of -15% compared to December 2016.
  • New Pending Sales are up 3.8% and New Listings are down -1.4%.
  • The Median Sales Price for Brevard Single Family homes is up 19.3% to $227,789 compared to a year ago, which was $191,000.
  • Months Supply of Inventory is up 12.5% to 2.7 months, an increase from 2.4 months in 2016.
  • Traditional Sales are up 4%, with a median sales price of $229,500.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales are down -49%, with a median sales price of $165,450.
  • Short Sale Closings are down -37.5%, with a median sales price of $119,000. 
A quick recap of the Brevard County Townhouses/Condos for November 2017:

  • Closed Sales are down -3.6% for December 2017 in which the number of units closed was 215 compared to 223 in December 2016, with a decrease in cash sales of -20.3% compared to December 2016.
  • New Pending Sales are down -9.9% and New Listings are down -0.5%.
  • Median Sales Price for Townhomes/Condos is up 20.7% to $175,000 compared to a year ago, which was $145,000.
  • Months Supply of Inventory is down -8.3% to 3.3 months in December 2017 from 3.6 in December 2016.
  • Traditional Sales are down -3.3%, with a median sales price of $175,000.
  • Foreclosure/REO Sales increased 12.5% with a median sales price of $116,000. 
  • Short Sale Closings are down -100%, with no sales in December 2017.
Realtor JoAnn Young, Young &  Young Properties 321-243-4917 #LoveFL