Category: Home Values

Seattle Home Price Bubble?

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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Does owning your home make financial sense?

Everyone knows the social advantages of home ownership. However, some question the financial benefits of owning a home. Three recent studies shed some light on the issue. RealtyTrac recently released a report comparing home price appreciation to wage growth over the last two years. The study revealed that home price appreciation has outpaced wage growth …

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‘Seller Secrets’ Video

Just being on the market is not the same as being in the market. Check this video for tips about the most important factor for selling your home (surprise, surprise)… price. Learn how potential Buyers search on the web for their new home and interesting stats about home buying. You can’t afford to not check this …

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So Long, Stainless: A New Finish For Premium Kitchens

The stainless steel appliance hegemony has ended. Whirlpool recently introduced a new premium exterior finish that they call “White Ice.” With clean lines, silver accents and streamlined controls, the new collection’s refrigerator, range, dishwasher, and microwave are a departure from the flash and glitz of stainless steel and its many lookalikes. In fact, the combination of …

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Nine documents for your real estate tax breaks

Technically speaking, April 15th is tax day. But for Americans who expect a refund – including many homeowners who want to cash in on real estate-related tax perks – filing sooner holds the promise of getting that check in hand, stat. If you count yourself in that number, here’s a handy guide for 9 pieces …

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Real estate decisions based on your personal goals

Every day we are bombarded with statistics and data.  Housing starts are up, housing starts are down; more job losses, unemployment is improving; foreclosures, short sales, housing inventory, interest rate movements and much more. It’s enough to make your head spin There’s an old saying that claims: “All real estate is local”. It infers that …

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