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Uncategorized What Is the Cost of Waiting Until Next Year to Buy? [INFOGRAPHIC]   Some Highlights: The “cost of waiting to buy” is defined as the additional funds necessary to buy a home if prices and interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac forecasts interest rates will rise to 3.8% by Q4 2020. CoreLogic predicts home prices will appreciate by 5.4% over the next 12 months. If […]
Uncategorized Homeowners Are Happy! Renters? Not So Much.   When people talk about homeownership and the American Dream, much of the conversation revolves around the financial benefits of owning a home. However, two recent studies show that the non-financial benefits might be even more valuable. In a recent survey, Bank of America asked homeowners: “Does owning a home make you happier than renting?” 93% of the respondents answered […]
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  
Uncategorized 5 Reasons to Sell This Fall Below are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this fall makes sense. 1. Demand Is Strong The latest Buyer Traffic Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) shows that buyer demand remains strong throughout the vast majority of the country. These buyers are ready, willing, and able to purchase…and are in the market right now. More […]
Uncategorized Find out your home value Wondered what your home is valued at in this current market? Find out with a customized report from us. Simply follow this link to go to our info page!  
Uncategorized With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC? With Inventory Low: Will Your Dream Home Need Some TLC? According to a new survey from Move.com, the wave of first-time homebuyers hitting the market this summer has resulted in an interesting statistic. Nearly 60% of buyers searching for a home this spring are willing to consider buying a fixer-upper, with 95% believing that the projects needed will increase […]
Uncategorized Tips for a Buyer of a Fixer-Upper Over the last few years weekend warriors have been delighted to find an abundance of television shows devoted to fixing up homes. More specifically, they show viewers how to take a fixer upper and turn it from an ugly duckling to a special property that they can call home. It sounds so easy but before you grab […]
Uncategorized Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC] Slaying the Largest Homebuying Myths Today [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: The average down payment for first-time homebuyers is only 6%! Mortgage interest rates have been on the decline since November! Hop in now to lock in a low rate! 88% of property managers raised their rents in the last 12 months! The average credit score on […]
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Uncategorized Seattle, Eastside, and King County Market Update The spring home buying season started early this year. Open houses had increased attendance and bidding wars returned. After months of softening, home prices in most of the region jumped significantly from the prior month. With just one month of data, we’ll have to wait and see if this is the start of a longer […]
Uncategorized Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap in 2019   Every year around this time, we take time to reflect and plan for next year. If you are renting your current home but have dreams of homeownership, your plan for the new year may include buying, and you wouldn’t be alone! According to the 2018 Bank of America Homebuyer Insights Report, 74% of renters plan […]
Uncategorized How Will Home Sales Measure Up Next Year? There are many questions about where home sales are headed next year. We have gathered the most reliable sources to help answer this question. Here are our sources: Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) – As the leading advocate for the real estate finance industry, the MBA enables members to successfully deliver fair, sustainable, and responsible real estate […]
Uncategorized Good Start Back to School To give students every possible advantage, we are having a school supply drive for lower income Bellevue kids. Please consider purchasing some of these items (or a gift card and I will purchase the items) – I will even come to you and pick the items up!
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 […]
Uncategorized March Neighborhood Update Neighborhood Update from Ted Mansfield LOCAL MARKET UPDATE The local real estate market set new home price records in many parts of the region in February. Prices here have grown faster than anywhere else in the country for the last 16 months in a row. Demand remains high and inventory very low. Brokers are hoping the normal […]
Uncategorized Latest NAR Data Shows Now Is a Great Time to Sell! We all realize that the best time to sell anything is when demand for that item is high, and the supply of that item is limited. Two major reports released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed information that suggests that now is a great time to sell your house.   Let’s look at the data covered […]
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 […]
Uncategorized U.S. Housing Inventory Crunch Continues… List Your House Today! Every winter, families across the country decide if this will be the year that they sell their current houses and move into their dream homes. Mortgage rates hovered around 4% for all of 2017 which forced many buyers off the fence and into the market, resulting in incredibly strong demand RIGHT NOW! At the same time, […]
Uncategorized Eastside Statistics Slideshow Eastside Real Estate Statistics including Bellevue Issaquah Redmond Kirkland Woodinville . The statistics show that low inventory and record numbers of buyers continue to dominate our market. This strong seller’s market doesn’t mean one can’t find their “just right” home – contact me to be your expert Buyer’s Representative to navigate these waters, or to […]
Uncategorized December Eastside Statistics show more of the same! Statistics are showing that our market isn’t slowing down. The longer you wait to buy, the less and less you will get for your money, and if you wait until Spring or Summer to sell, the more competition you will have for those buyers’ dollars. Eastside sales, especially West Bellevue, continue to rise rapidly in […]
Uncategorized Don’t be surprised by Closing Costs As a Realtor, I love to provide to all of my clients the information they need to be confident in their real estate transactions. Many people don’t know what questions to even ask, so we’ll go over everything in brief or detail – your choice. I also provide educational booklets and web links that are also […]