A Look at New Construction

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Housing Starts
With our population on the rise and housing demand high across the country, you might be wondering why builders just don’t build more homes to satiate the demand. According to the New York Times, the United States added 1.24 million households per year on average between 2000 and 2007. Then add in the average 300,000 homes that need to be repaired or replaced and we get about 1.5 ...
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Preparing for Multiple Offers – The Pros and Cons of an Offer Review Date

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Preparing for Multiple Offers – The Pros and Cons of an Offer Review Date

Buyers are out and demand for homes is high! When it is time to list your property and if multiple offers are expected, there will be a number of issues and strategy for us to consider. One of the primary issues is whether or not to have an offer review date, or a date in which ...

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Appraisals – A Critical Part of the Transaction

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Appraisals – A Critical Part of the Transaction

When a buyer takes out a mortgage, or when a homeowner refinances their home, the lending bank or entity will conduct an appraisal to verify the market value of the home. This protects the bank’s interest in the home and helps verify the percentage of equity the buyer or homeowner has or will have in the property.
It is important to know that ...

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Multiple Offer Strategies for Home Buyers

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In the market we are having an inventory challenge with our real estate market. There are simply not enough homes right now for sale to meet the buyer demand. Many homeowners are sitting on the sidelines, happy about what the increase demand is doing for home values, but they don’t want to tap into their home’s growing equity by selling their home and moving up for fear they either can’t find a home that was worth their leaving or they ...

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Video Tour of 4401 212th St Ct E, Spanaway WA 98387

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Absolutely turn key home in Classic View Estates! All the updating has been done for you! Newer roof, newer siding, newer vinyl double pane windows, HUGE composite deck for entertaining with a view of Mount Rainier! All of this on a shy 1/2 acre lot in a quiet gated community. Lots of room for gardening, RV parking, toy storage, you name it it’s all here! Don’t miss the HUGE storage area in the garage either! 4 Bedrooms. Living room up, ...

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This month in Real Estate – January 2016

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The video above gives you a good national perspective. Here’s how the stats break out for the three county area (Pierce, Thurston and King County).

In Pierce county we closed out 2015 selling 13,273 homes, that’s up from 11,307 in 2014, a 15%. Pierce county finished the year with 2,001 Active listings compared to 2,752 active listings in 2014, a 27% DECREASE. So when you combine more homes selling with fewer homes on the market, that means we have LOW INVENTORY!! ...

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7602 Agate Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

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Wow! Rare find in Oakbrook! This stunning rambler in Oakbrook has been well cared for by the owner and it shows throughout! Tile roof, sprinkler system, manicured landscaping, the list goes on and on! Two separate living spaces are rare in a rambler, but we’ve got it here! Large rooms with large walk in closets! Bath off the master! Entertainment sized deck out back! Plenty of parking! Large Walk In Pantry! Close to Schools, shopping and parks! Don’t miss out ...

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The Fed Raised Rates: What Does that Mean for Housing?

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You may have heard that the Federal Reserve raised rates last week… But what does that mean if you are looking to buy a home in the near future?

Many in the housing industry have predicted that the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the policy-making arm of the Federal Reserve, would vote to raise the federal fund’s target rate at their December meeting. For only the second time in a decade, this is ...

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