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Recent Posts

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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Remodeling: Should You Take the Lower Bid?

How does a homeowner know when to spend a lot of money on a home project versus when it is all right to go a cheaper route? When collecting bids for a home remodel project, it might be tempting to take the lowest offer, but if the highest bid comes in at $75,000 and the […]

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Give Yourself a Buyer’s Edge in a Seller’s Market

Give Yourself a Buyer’s Edge in a Seller’s Market Tight home inventory and huge buyer demand in our current housing market is resulting in multiple offers on homes in our area. Buyers need an edge in their successful competition for a home, especially a home that draws the interest of other motivated buyers. With more […]

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Is now a good time to sell?

According to data from the National Association of REALTORS®, 62 percent of people believe that now is a good to time sell a home and that number goes up to 69 percent when looking specifically at the West Coast. However, whether or not it is a good time to sell a home is largely dependent […]

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What do rising interest rates mean for consumers?

Mortgage rates are currently sitting at their highest level in two years, with 30-year fixed-rate mortgages averaging 4.32 percent and 15-year mortgages averaging 3.55 percent. Rising mortgage rates continue to be a concern when it comes to home sales and affordability; however, rising rates tend to indicate a strong economy – and strong economies are […]

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