Robbyn Battles

1420 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, CA 91011
p: 818-249-7492
t: 818-388-1631

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  • If you’ve been in your home for longer than five years, you’re not alone. According to recent data from First American, homeowners are staying put much longer than historical averages (see graph below):As the graph shows, before 2008, homeowners sold their houses after an average of just five years. Today, that number has more than doubled to over 10 years. The housing industry refers to this as your tenure. To really explore tenure, it’s important to understand what drives people to make a move. An article from The Balance explores some of the primary reasons individuals choose to sell their houses. It says: “People who move for home-related reasons might need a larger home or a house that better fits their needs, . . . Financial reasons for moving include wanting a nicer home, moving to a newer home to avoid making repairs on the old one, or cashing in on existing equity.” If you’ve been in your home for longer than the norm, chances are you’re putting off addressing one, if not several, of the reasons other individuals choose to move. If this sounds like you, here are a few things to consider: If your needs have changed, it may be time to re-evaluate your home. As the past year has shown, our needs can change rapidly. That means the longer you’ve been in your home, the more likely it is your needs have evolved. The Balance notes several personal factors that could lead to your home no longer meeting your needs, including relationship and job changes. For example, many workers recently found out they’ll be working remotely indefinitely. If that’s the case for you, you may need more space for a dedicated home office. Other homeowners choose to sell because the number of people living under their roof changes. Now more than ever, we’re spending more and more time at home. As you do, consider if your home really delivers on what you need moving forward. It’s often financially beneficial to sell your house and move. One of the biggest benefits of homeownership is the equity your home builds over time. If you’ve been in your house for several years, you may not realize how much equity you have. According to the latest Homeowner Equity Report from CoreLogic, homeowners gained an average of $33,400 in equity over the past year. That equity, plus today’s low mortgage rates, can fuel a major upgrade when you sell your home and purchase a new one. Or, if you’re looking to downsize, your equity can help provide a larger down payment and lower your monthly payments over the life of your next loan. No matter what, there are significant financial benefits to selling in today’s market. Bottom Line If you’ve been in your home for 5-10 years or more, now might be the time to explore your options. Today’s low rates and your built-up equity could provide you with the opportunity to address your evolving needs. If you feel it’s time to sell, let’s connect.



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Battles Real EstateWednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 10:00pm
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Battles Real EstateWednesday, September 22nd, 2021 at 3:00pm
Welcome, autumn! It's officially the #FirstDayOfFall and with the changing of the season comes the changing of the real estate market. Do you know how much your home is worth now? Find out by contacting me for a free valuation.
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Battles Real EstateSaturday, September 18th, 2021 at 5:24pm
Wonderful La Crescenta location high above Foothill. Close to parks, Rosemont Middle, and Monte Vista Elementary schools. 4 bedrooms with 2 large master suites. Exceptionally maintained. See all the details
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Battles Real EstateFriday, September 17th, 2021 at 8:17pm
An original Tiny Home with a huge impact. Live the minimalist lifestyle tucked away in the hills yet uber close to the city. Situated on 3 hillside lots along with a fabulous workshop and superb amenities. Robbyn Battles 818-388-1631
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Battles Real EstateThursday, September 16th, 2021 at 5:01pm
Another home that has #JustSold! This gorgeous house on Skyview Drive did not linger on the market very long. I'm proud that I was able to find buyers for this home so quickly, and I can do the same for you. Give me a call today if you're thinking about selling your house at 818.388.1631.
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Battles Real EstateTuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 8:44pm
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you want to sell your house this year, there’s good news: it's still safe to sell your home. Want to know more? Read all about it in my latest blog post here!

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