Buyer Info 7 Types of Tax-Deductible Home Improvements When updating your home, be sure you are taking all the home improvement deductions for which you may qualify. Nearly a quarter of homeowners(link is external) say they’re planning major renovations this year, and some of those projects may be eligible for a tax deduction. This could help alleviate some of the high costs of homeownership. Here’s […]
Seller Info My Secret for Getting You the Most Offers on Your Home? Would you like to know the secret for getting your the most offers on your home in the greater Puget Sound region? List just below the market. In my 15+ year of experience listing and selling homes, pricing too high can dissuade potential buyers, but pricing just below the market value??  It generates the buzz […]
Buyer Info What are the latest trends in the housing market? Some Highlights With the number of new listings going up and average days on market going down, buyers may have more options, but will still want to move fast. For sellers, inventory is still low and houses are selling fast, meaning your house should stand out and may get multiple offers if you price it right. If you want to know more about what’s happening in our area, let’s […]
Buyer Info What To Know About Credit Scores Before Buying a Home If you want to buy a home, you should know your credit score is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to qualifying for a mortgage. Lenders review your credit to see if you typically make payments on time, pay back debts, and more. Your credit score can also help determine your mortgage rate. An […]
Buyer Info 8 things to consider before becoming a landlord Navigating the challenges and opportunities of property management. Becoming a landlord can be a promising avenue for generating passive income and building wealth — but it’s not without challenges. From understanding legal requirements to managing tenant relationships, there’s a lot to consider before taking the plunge. These eight essential factors can help you prepare for […]
Seller Info It’s Time To Prepare Your House for a Spring Listing If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, now is the perfect time to start getting it ready. With the market gearing up for its busiest time of year, it’ll be important to make sure your house shines bright among the competition. Here are some valuable tips you can use to get your house market-ready. Declutter and Organize First […]
Buyer Info Why Pre-Approval Is Even More Important This Year On the road to becoming a homeowner? If so, you may have heard the term pre-approval get tossed around. Let’s break down what it is and why it’s important if you’re looking to buy a home in 2024. What Pre-Approval Is As part of the homebuying process, your lender will look at your finances to figure out what they’re willing to […]
Buyer Info Why It’s More Affordable to Buy a Home This Year That’s all good news if you want to buy a home buy a home because it means affordability is improving.
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Buyer Info How do Buyers WIN in a Seller’s Market? The New Normal: A Strong Housing Market Expected to Continue into 2021 “2020 will be known for a lot of things, and a record-breaking year for real estate will certainly be one of its more unexpected legacies,” prominent economist Daryl Fairweather said.1 And he’s right: most of us would have expected the housing market to […]
Seller Info 15 easy-as-pie seller projects that’ll help buyers fall in love Now that it’s finally cool outside, it’s the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and revamp your home’s exterior. Use this checklist to help you make a solid first impression with your curb appeal this fall: StephanieFrey / Getty Images If homeowners could see their properties through buyers’ eyes, our jobs as realrots would […]
Buyer Info Do You Have Enough Money Saved for a Down Payment? One of the biggest misconceptions for first-time homebuyers is how much you’ll need to save for a down payment. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t always have to put 20% down to buy a house. Here’s how it breaks down. A recent survey by Point2Homes mentions that 74% of millennials (ages 25-40) stated they’re interested in purchasing a home […]
Uncategorized The Housing Market will “SPRING” forward this year! Just like our clocks last weekend, the housing market will soon “spring forward!” Similar to tension in spring, the lack of inventory available for sale has been holding back the market. Many potential sellers believe that waiting until Spring is in their best interest. Traditionally, they would have been right.  Buyer demand has seasonality to […]
Uncategorized Home prices are leveling off. Long term, that is a good thing for the housing market No Worries… Home Prices Coming in for a SOFT Landing! Home prices have appreciated considerably over the last five years. This has some concerned that we may be in for another dramatic correction. However, recent statistics suggest home values will not crash as they did a decade ago. Instead, this time they will come in […]
Uncategorized Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low! According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at their lowest for 2019. Rates like these haven’t been seen since February 2018! Last week’s survey results reported an interest rate of 4.35%. This is a welcome change from the near 5% rates seen in mid-November. At 4.32%, […]
Uncategorized What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner? Home ownership is and will always be part of the American Dream! There are many financial and non-financial benefits to take advantage of when owning a home. If owning a home is part of your dream, contact me  to help you with the process! Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, […]
Uncategorized Thinking of Buying a home this year? 3 great tips to reach your goal! 3 Tips for Making Your Dream of Buying A Home Come True [INFOGRAPHIC] Some Highlights: Setting up an automatic savings plan that saves a small amount of every check is one of the best ways to save without thinking too much about it. Living within a budget right now will help you save money for […]
Uncategorized Why we are NOT heading toward a housing bubble or crash! 3 Reasons Why We Are Not Heading Toward Another Housing Crash With home prices softening, some are concerned that we may be headed toward the next housing crash. However, it is important to remember that today’s market is quite different than the bubble market of twelve years ago. Here are three key metrics that will […]
Uncategorized Interest Rates won’t be this low for long!
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Uncategorized A Historical Look At What Happens After A Presidential Election We are right around the corner from the presidential election and many of my clients have asked me how the election will affect interest rates. Historical archived data from the Primary Mortgage Market Survey from Freddie Mac which dates back to 1971 might shed some light on what usually happens to interest rates after an […]