List Price vs Sold Price – Zip 98008 (or your zip*)

Housing Market Trends:  Sold vs Listed Price – Zip 98008 Understand the difference between “listing prices” (what sellers are asking for) and “sold prices” (what buyers are willing to pay). By comparing these price trends, you’ll have a good idea of where the market is heading. The median listing and sold property prices are calculated …

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Moving with Kids: Top Priorities

Top Priorities When Moving with Kids According to the Pew Research Center, around 37% of U.S students will be going back to school soon and the rest have already started the new academic year. With school-aged children in your home, buying or selling a house can take on a whole different approach when it comes to finding the right …

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Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

Some Highlights: Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear when buying a home. The best way to ensure your home-buying process is a positive one is …

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Saying ‘I Do’ to a Tiny Grain Silo Home

“What can you live in and still have a sense of home?” Christoph Kaiser finishes his latest sketch, while Shauna Thibault chops vegetables. It’s a delicate dance in 366 square feet, but the newlyweds aren’t fazed. “There’s something about living in a small space that simplifies life,” Kaiser explains. “It quiets the mind, in a way.” …

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Seattle Home Price Bubble?

Mortgage Rate News, June 13, 2019

I want to pass on mortgage information provided by a very competent and experienced mortgage broker, Lori Richmond. Mortgage rates are expected to drop in July. Already there’s been a remarkable surge in re-fi’s and new applications. Please contact Lori about your choices. _____________________________________________________________ Learn about mortgage apps and what’s expected at next week’s Fed …

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Spring hath bloomed… it’s that time of year again!

Grab Your Rubber Gloves and Hammer! Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC! Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home functions well for the rest of the year. I have a list of specific suggestions for getting your house ready for market …

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Seattle Metro Area March Housing Report

Provided by Dave Skow Loan Officer  

‘Powerful Recovery’ as Sales Jump 11.8% in February

 WASHINGTON (March 22, 2019) – Existing-home sales rebounded strongly in February, experiencing the largest month-over-month gain since December 2015, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Three of the four major U.S. regions saw sales gains, while the Northeast remained unchanged from last month. Total existing-home sales1, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums …

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Home Purchase Builds Family Wealth

  The Connection Between Home Prices & Family Wealth Over the next five years, home prices are expected to appreciate 3.22% per year on average and to grow by 17.3% cumulatively, according to Pulsenomics’ most recent Home Price Expectation Survey. So, what does this mean for homeowners and their equity position? As an example, let’s assume a young couple purchased …

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