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Active listing Why the Housing Market Is a Powerful Economic Driver With businesses starting to slowly open back up again in some parts of the country, it’s important to understand how housing can have a major impact on the recovery of the U.S. economy. As we’ve mentioned before, buying a home is a driving financial force in this process. Today, many analysts believe one of the first things […]
Active listing What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Home Values? A big challenge facing the housing industry is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values. Some buyers are hoping for major price reductions because the health crisis is straining the economy.   The price of any item, however, is determined by supply and demand, which is how many items are available in relation […]
Active listing Uncertainty Abounds in the Search for Economic Recovery Timetable Earlier this week, we discussed how most projections from financial institutions are calling for a quick V-shaped recovery from this economic downturn, and there’s research on previous post-pandemic recoveries to support that expectation. In addition, we noted how there are some in the business community who believe we may instead be headed for a U-shaped recovery, where […]
Active listing 10 Steps to Buying a Home [INFOGRAPHIC]   Some Highlights: If you’re thinking of buying a home and you’re not sure where to start, you’re not alone. Here’s a guide with 10 simple steps to follow in the homebuying process. Be sure to work with a trusted real estate professional to find out the specifics of what to do in your local […]
Active listing You Need More Than a Guide. You Need a Sherpa. In today’s world, hiring an agent who has a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one.   In a normal housing market, whether you’re buying or selling a home, you need an experienced guide to help you navigate the process. You need someone you can […]
Active listing What You Need to Know About the Mortgage Process [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Many buyers are purchasing homes with down payments as little as 3%. You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit. Your local professionals are here to help you determine how much you can afford, so take advantage of the opportunity to learn more. Ted Mansfield || Broker, […]
Buying a home Homeownership is the Top Contributor to Your Net Worth tly two U.S. Census Bureau researchers released their findings on the biggest determinants of household wealth. What they found may help shape your view on building your family’s net worth. Many people plan to build their net worth by buying CDs or stocks, or just having a savings account. Recently, however, Economist Jonathan Eggleston and Survey Statistician Donald Hays, both of […]
Buying a home How Does the Supply of Homes for Sale Impact Buyer Demand? The latest edition of the Realtors Confidence Index from NAR sheds some light on the relationship between seller traffic (supply) and buyer traffic (demand). Until the supply of homes for sale starts to meet buyer demand, prices will continue to rise.   The price of any item is determined by supply, as well as the market’s demand for the item. The National Association of […]
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Buying a home August Home Sales Statistics for the Eastside – August 2019 Click the following link for a pdf with all the stats you could imagine on Home and Condominium Sales on the Eastside (Redmond, Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.) EASTSIDE Residential And Condo PDF Link  
Buying a home Top 5 Ways to Make Your Offer Stand Out If you’ve been looking for a new home, finding the right one is exciting. Now that it’s time to write the offer, however, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure the seller is impressed with your offer. Of course the easiest way is to offer cash significantly over asking price, but […]
Buying a home Why Access Is One of the Most Important Factors in Getting Your House Sold!   So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You’ve hired a real estate professional to help you through the entire process, and they have asked you what level of access you want to provide to your potential buyers. There are four elements to a quality listing. At the top of the list is access, followed by condition, financing, and price. There […]
Buying a home Lake Hills Real Estate Lake Hills Real Estate BACKGROUND Lake Hills is a post-50’s mass development planned community, built on a system of winding boulevards and quiet neighborhood streets. A community swim and recreation club, The Samena Club, and the Lake Hills East Bellevue Little League Field are also centrally located. The distinctive Lake Hills entry signs are reminiscent of the 50s-era housing style, and there […]
Active listing Don’t Be Spooked by the Real Estate Market! Starting your journey to buy or sell a home can be scary if you aren’t familiar with everything that needs to happen! That’s why you need a trusted advisor to lead you through the whole process. One that will educate you, help you get the best price for your home or make the best offer, […]
Buying a home Mortgage Interest Rates are Still Going Up… Should You Wait to Buy? Mortgage interest rates, as reported by Freddie Mac, have increased by close to a quarter of a percent over the last several weeks. Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the Mortgage Bankers Association, and the National Association of Realtors are all calling for mortgage rates to rise another quarter of a percent by next year. In addition to the predictions from the four major reporting agencies mentioned […]
Buying a home Dispelling the Myth About Home Affordability We have all seen the headlines that report that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in the last ten years, and those headlines are accurate. But, have you ever wondered why the headlines don’t say the last 25 years, the last 20 years, or even the last […]
Buying a home 4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home! 4 Reasons Why Summer Is a Great Time to Buy a Home! Here are four great reasons to consider buying a home today instead of waiting. 1. Prices Will Continue to Rise CoreLogic’s latest Home Price Insights reports that home prices have appreciated by 7% over the last 12 months. The same report predicts that prices will continue […]
Buying a home What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team? What Should You Look for In Your Real Estate Team? How do you select the members of your team who are going to help make your dream of owning a home a reality? What should you be looking for? How do you know if you’ve found the right agent or lender? The most important characteristic […]
Buying a home GREEN Homes Introduction In the next few weeks, I’ll be posting many new features and information about Green Homes that I’ve learned from earning my National Association of Realtor’s GREEN designation. Whether you want to improve the resale value of your home or are looking for a new, more resource-efficient property, a REALTOR® with NAR’s Green Designation can help. NAR […]
Buying a home The relation between interest rates and your purchasing power Hoe does interest affect home buying power? We all know that higher interest means higher payments. But what does that mean in real world numbers? The following infographic shows just that. A 1 point jump in interest basically means 10% less house when looking at a $700,000 house. The highlighted numbers in the table show […]
Buying a home 5 Reasons to Love Using A Real Estate Pro [INFOGRAPHIC]   Highlights: Hiring a real estate professional to guide you through the process of buying a home or selling your house can be one of the best decisions you make! They are there for you to help with paperwork, understanding the process, negotiations, and helping you with pricing (both when making an offer or setting […]