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Americans’ Powerful Belief in Home-ownership as an Investment

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an InvestmentThe Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The

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SHARE SCHEDULE EMAIL COPY POST MORE Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp?

Is Your First Home Now Within Your Grasp? [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:According to the US Census Bureau, “millennials” are defined as 18-36-year-olds.According to NAR’s

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5 Important Benefits of Downsizing

After the children are all grown and moved out, the family home often feels excessively large and empty. If you’re in this stage of life, you may be wondering if you should downsize like so

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Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an Investment

Americans’ Powerful Belief in Homeownership as an InvestmentThe Federal Reserve Bank (The Fed) recently released their 2019  Survey of Consumer Expectations Housing Survey. The

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Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running!

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 6 Years Running! [INFOGRAPHIC]Some Highlights:Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best-

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4 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster

4 Tips to Sell Your Home FasterSince June of last year, we have seen an increase in the inventory of homes for sale month per month. Every spring and summer, the inventory increases because people

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Know What to Expect at Your Home Inspection

 So you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes make your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.This

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Why A Buyer Needs An Independent Inspection Prior to Closing

Many sellers hire inspectors and appraisers to value their home prior to placing it on the market. It's important for buyers to hire their own inspector to get an independent opinion. If a buyer

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Case-Shiller: Home Price Growth Grinds to Lowest Rate in 2 Years

Home prices rose by 0.40 percent in October according to Case-Shiller's 20-City Home Price Index and were unchanged from September's year-over-year reading of 5.50 percent growth.Slower growth in

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The Importance of Staging

Happy New Year! You think staging is important. Check out my first attempt to send out a New Year's wish compared to the second.Happy

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Are You Thinking About Buying a Home?

The process of buying a home can be overwhelming at times, but you don’t need to go through it alone.You may be wondering if now is a good time to buy a home…or if interest rates are

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What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week - December 17th, 2018

Last week's economic reports included readings on inflation and retail sales. Weekly readings on mortgage rates and new jobless claims were also released.Retail Sales Grow, Inflation Unchanged

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3 year real estate market snapshot for North Seattle

Click on the below heading to view a three year historical time line for the North Seattle real estate market.Homes For Sale North Seattle (inventory)Pending SalesClosed SalesAverage Sales

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Should You Buy A Fixer Upper Or Move-In Ready Home?

There's a lot to be said for buying a move-in ready home. All you have to do is put your things away and start living your life.On the other hand, buying a fixer upper has its advantages, too. You

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4 Reasons To Buy Or Sell A Home This Winter

The winter real estate market tends to be significantly different from other seasons. Buyers and sellers alike are often driven by different reasons than at other times of the year.That can be a win

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3 Things You Need To Know About Divorce And Homeownership

Divorce can be an incredibly emotional and financially stressful time. Questions about what happens to assets and the family home add to the anxiety. Each state has divorce laws that differ and that

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What Does A Home's Energy Rating Imply?

Your home's energy rating is an evaluation of your home's overall energy efficiency. If your house's rating is high, it means your potential for energy loss is also high. Bringing your rating

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New High-Performance Homes in The Seattle Area on The Rise

New High-Performance Homes in The Seattle Area on The Rise Over the last five years, we’ve seen somewhat of a market transformation in home building in the Greater Seattle area. Increased

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How To Keep Your Pets Safe During Your Home Sale

If you have pet, you probably wonder what you can do to keep them safe after you decide to put your home up for sale. With all the disruption going on during a home sale, it's all too

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Complete These Repairs Before You List Your Home

There are several things to do when you prepare to list your home for sale. One of the projects you'll need to do is complete certain repairs. Your home should be in the best possible condition

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What's Ahead For Mortgage Rates This Week - December 10th, 2018

Last week's economic reports included readings on construction spending and Labor Department readings on private and public jobs growth. The Consumer Sentiment Index was released along with weekly

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Guide to Quartz, Granite and Laminate Countertops

It can be confusing choosing the right countertop material for your kitchen. Here is a list of some common countertop materials along with their pros and cons. Knowing the differences will help you

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4 Important Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying A Green Home

Buying a home is one of the most important decisions you can make. There are many decisions involved inchoosing the right home from picking a real estate agent, to figuring out what type of home

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5 Home Renovations That Really Raise Values

There are many home renovation projects that can increase the comfort and visual appeal of a dwelling. Owners who plan to sell their home in the future, however, prefer to focus on projects that

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5 Creative Ways To Buy A Foreclosure

Buying a foreclosed home is easy, right? After all, they sell for pennies on the dollar, right? Well, that could be a false assumption. Buying a foreclosed property appears easy on TV, but in,

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5 Strategies Millennials Can Use To Buy Homes

Millennials face numerous challenges when buying their first homes. 55% of young adults between 25 and 34 years old don't own homes as compared to 80% in 1967, according to data from the Census

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5 Home Design Trends To Watch Out In 2019

Home design trends continue to change at supersonic speeds. With New Year right around the corner, the home design world is focusing on trends that will probably reign big in 2019. So, as you

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3 Critical Tips for Buying a Home in a Short Sale

You just found your perfect home, and you feel like everything is right including the price. But, what could be wrong with your ideal home? Maybe, it is being sold as a short sale, and that could

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