Selling your home

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 Existing-Home Sales Report Indicates Now Is a Great Time to Sell Based on the current state of the market, trends are shifting in favor of sellers. If you are going to sell, now may be the time to take advantage of the number of buyers who are searching for their dream home.   The best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is […]
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 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 […]
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 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 […]
Active listing Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised! Are You Aware of How Much Equity You Have in Your Home? You May Be Surprised! CoreLogic’s latest Equity Report revealed that 675,000 US homeowners regained positive equity in their homes in 2017. This is great news for the country, as 95.1% of all mortgaged properties are now in a positive equity situation. “U.S homeowners with mortgages (roughly […]
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 […]
Buying a home Eastside Market Review – 4th Quarter 2017 Our Eastside Market Review is now available for the fourth quarter of 2017. You can read the full report online by clicking the image below.
Buying a home Bidding wars – how long will they continue? Bidding Wars Abound… How Long Will They Continue? Just like with any product or service, the law of supply and demand impacts home prices. Any time that there is less supply than the market demands, prices increase. In many areas of the country, the supply of homes for sale in the starter and trade-up home markets is […]
Real Estate What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values? What Impact Will the New Tax Code Have on Home Values?  Every month, CoreLogic releases its Home Price Insights Report. In that report, they forecast where they believe residential real estate prices will be in twelve months.   Below is a map, broken down by state, reflecting how home values are forecasted to change by the end of 2018 using […]
Real Estate If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!! If You’re Considering Selling, ACT NOW!! Definitely an aggressive headline. However, as the final data on the 2017 housing market rolls in, we can definitely say one thing: If you are considering selling, IT IS TIME TO LIST YOUR HOME! How did we finish 2017? New-home sales were at their highest level in a decade. […]