Jun 30

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers In Realtor.com’s recent article, “Home Buyers’ Top Mortgage Fears: Which One Scares You?” they mention that “46% of potential home buyers fear they won’t qualify for a mortgage to the point that they don’t even try.” Myth #1:  “I Need a 20% Down Payment” Buyers overestimate the down payment funds needed to …

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Jun 19

For Sale: Lakehills 3-Bed 2-Bath Rambler

Virtual Tour Updated Lake Hills rambler, light-filled with vaulted ceilings, new hardwoods, new tile and fresh paint. 3 beds, 2 full baths, 1320 s/ft, with large new Trex deck plus a level backyard with garden space. New cabinets in kitchen and laundry area. Breakfast bar, new gas fireplace insert and low maintenance yard. Perfect location …

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Jun 07

No escape for priced-out Seattleites…

Home prices set record for an hour’s drive in every direction If you’re searching for a piece of somewhat good news for home seekers, the Eastside’s median price fell $5,000 from last month’s record, and now sits at $875,000. That’s still up 15.1% from a year ago. For the first time since before the recession, …

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Jun 06

5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer

 5 Reasons You Should Sell This Summer Here are five reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains very strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing and …

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Jun 01

‘Shedquarters’… Perfect for home-based businesses, and…

Introducing “Shedquarters”: The Hot New Trend Home-Based Business Owners Are Drooling Over With remote workers and in-home start-ups becoming increasingly common, more and more people are working from home. But you always want to have separate living and working spaces, so your whole home doesn’t just morph into an office you can’t escape from. The new …

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Apr 22

8 Earnest-Money Deposit Mistakes Home Buyers Live to Regret

Once a buyer settles on a home, they often show their commitment with an earnest-money deposit. But if they’re not careful, they could lose thousands of dollars. When home buyers find a home they love, they declare their commitment to the seller with a sizable chunk of change known as an earnest-money deposit. Yes, it sounds …

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Feb 19

FEBRUARY 2017 STATS… Eastside Update by Zip

Double click 1) on image, and then 2) on subsequent image to increase size. Don’t see your zip code here? Just email me and I’ll send it out to you! BELLEVUE 98004 Market Update BELLEVUE 98005 Market Update BELLEVUE 98006   Market Update      BELLEVUE  98007  Market Update     BELLEVUE 98008  Market Update    REDMOND 98052 Market …

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Feb 13

Seattle slowest home price gains in three years

Seattle home prices grow at slowest pace in three years But with Seattle condo prices and Eastside home costs still surging, the region remains among the hottest housing markets in the country. Home prices usually cool off in the winter, but this time the change is more pronounced. The median cost for a single-family house …

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Feb 04

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties!

5 Reasons Homeowners Throw Better Super Bowl Parties!  Highlights: Watching the Big Game at home with your friends & family offers many advantages. There’s more room to entertain a large crowd, and you don’t have to worry about complaints to your landlord if you cheer too loudly! The kitchen is big enough to make as …

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