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Boomers Stay Put, Jam Housing Ladder & Boost Remodeling

Low housing inventory here in the state of Washington and across the nation is causing an increase in homes prices. Baby boomers, the large demographic born between the mid-1940s and the mid-1960s, may be a big contributor to the problem. That’s because many are making the decision to stay in their family homes, rather than […]

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New Report: Hike in Canadian Investments in US Real Estate

According to the recent report, 2017 Profile of International Activity in U.S. Residential Real Estate from the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), a considerable rise in sales dollar volume from Canadian home buyers has caused foreign investment in U.S. real estate to soar to a new high. China topped the sales volumes for the fourth year in […]

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I Love Finding Homes for “Homes First”

As a Realtor, I love helping Homes First and its Executive Director Trudy Soucoup find and acquire properties that provide healthy, safe and affordable rental homes for low income families, individuals, and people with special needs here in Thurston County, WA.     Homes First is unique in that it renovates and improves homes that not only provide affordable […]

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To Rent or to Buy? That is the question!

One of the frequent questions that I have gotten as a Realtor, especially from clients who are on a fixed income and are downsizing from their current home, is “Should we rent or buy?” It’s an important question and requires some thought and expert advice. Here is a simple overview of things to consider. Equity and tax savings […]

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Some Seniors Downsizing to “Tiny”

The senior lifestyle is certainly changing with the baby boomer generation. This large group of today’s retirees seems determined to age well and enjoy the fruits of their lifelong labor with an active lifestyle. About 15 percent of the U.S. population is currently 65 or over and that demographic group will rise to nearly 24 percent  […]

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Bring in Buyers from the Curb

It is well known in our industry that curb appeal is a home’s first impression, and the first chance to impress potential buyers. You can wow buyers with a beautiful, well-trimmed yard or turned them off with dirty exterior walls and an overgrown dandelion-infested lawn. I have seen either one determine the length of time […]

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The Other Reason for New Home Price Hikes

According to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service report for March, the inventory of re-sale homes and condos for sale across the 23 Washington state counties in their service area was down 23 percent from last year, which we all know, puts upward pressure on home prices. The low inventory of re-sale homes also adds to the demand […]

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Can’t Find a Home? Here’s the Reason.

High demand and a dearth of housing choices have resulted  in soaring home prices and a lot of frustration among home buyers across the nation, and particularly here in the Puget Sound region. Though housing inventory increased slightly in March, it has plummeted 23 percent compared to the same time last year across the 23 […]

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Green Makers: What’s Green in Your Home?

In a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders, single-family builders said they use on average about 10 different green products or practices. Last month, the builders were asked which of these green features are most popular, many of which have become standard in their building practice. Others haven’t increase much in consumer […]

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A Home for Your Pets

Families come in all shapes and sizes and with all different kinds of members. Many, like my own, include a pet. Families with pets often have a few more considerations when it comes to finding a place to call home. For the 61 percent of U.S. households that either have a pet or plan to […]

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