Right now, especially in Northern California and San Francisco, there has been a significant slowdown in not only rentals and vacation stays, but in home sales as well. In fact, we came across an article that speaks to that very fact, on MarketWatch recently.
“The housing market hit a sudden and “significant” slowdown in the past few weeks, that could continue in coming months, Redfin Corp’s chief executive said Thursday afternoon. The real-estate brokerage and website company announced second-quarter earnings Thursday afternoon that beat expectations, but the company’s third-quarter forecast came in short of what Wall Street was projecting.”
Source – Jeremy C. Owens, MarketWatch
Even if selling your home is something you’ve wanted to do, in and around San Francisco, this slowdown in the housing market doesn’t mean you should give that dream up. Quite the contrary, actually. In the time during which sales aren’t expected to be great, you could be investing in the equity of your home, which will lead to a better profit once you finally do make that sale.
Strand woven bamboo, for instance, is a great flooring upgrade that you can make while you wait. Considered a hardwood, it can add a bit more to final sale price, as those looking for a home are willing to pay more for wood floors. Better still, it’s considered a 100% rapidly renewable resource, which sits very well with homeowners who happen to be concerned about the environment. Even your health will benefit from choosing this flooring material, as it contains absolutely no urea formaldehyde and no harmful VOC’s.
When it comes to performance and stability, Strand Woven Bamboo is hard to beat. It has a cross-grain bamboo core, which is proprietary engineered by infusing natural strands with a dense adhesive compound. Once these are pressed together and dried, you get maximum stability. Furthermore, this flooring is milled to precision and conditioned, so as to meet the many different demands of climates across North America.
Be sure to check out EcoFusion for more information on Strand Woven Bamboo for your home.