According to the National Association of Realtors the average number of years spent in a home is about 6. However, numerous variables have impacted this stat in the last several years.
Like it or not, Pacific Northwest summers are sizzling these days! Open windows and floor fans may not provide the comfort level you are looking for anymore. Is a cooling system worth the investment?
After 21 months in the top spot for home price increases Seattle finally falls to Las Vegas as the number one market.
The month of August shaped up exactly how I expected it to. The summer slow down was in full effect with uninterested buyers and over eager sellers.
Everyone knows, or seems to be related to, a real estate broker. The industry is not short on licensed agents to assist buyers and sellers. When making a substantial purchase on a home do not feel obligated to use a friend, family member, or even a referral unless that person is a rock star full-time broker.
Many buyers don’t think they need to speak to a lender until they are “ready” to purchase a home. In fact, a buyer should actually start working with a lender well before they think they are ready to begin making offers.
Selling a home is as much of an art as it is a science. A professional broker can look at market data, past sales, and use his or her previous experience to guide you. But, at the end of the day sellers are still using past information to help predict future success for themselves.
Below are my top 3 tips for preparing your home for a successful sale. Hint – it does take work to market your product and you should not rely on the lop-sided sellers market to fetch you the best possible offer.
Seattle may currently hold the record for most cranes and construction projects underway in the downtown core. Most of the units are rentals/retail with permitting that began several years ago.
Would you purchase a home sight unseen? Many buyers are doing just that with the availability of modern technology and a savvy buyer’s agent to help you virtually tour the home.
If you haven’t heard me say this already, imagine me repeating it loudly right now. The summer slowdown is real and represents a great time to buy. Read on for my July analysis and reasons why you should either jump in or hold tight.