After the stint of 80 degree weather, we are back to the Spring time gloom – well it was this morning and now its sunny outside. Hope is on the horizon and I for one will be rejoicing the Suns’ long return and the opening of Snohomish County’s 2013 Farmer’s Markets.
The big ball of fire, commonly known as the Sun, has arrived early this May and looks to be around for the weekend. So with the pending sunny weather it is to dust off those shorts, tank tops, sunglasses, and get outside to enjoy it. You may or may not have already planned out the weekend but in case you haven’t here are 50 sunny weather activities to do in Snohomish County.
Rumors of HUD’s changes have come true and with these changes come more challenges for everyone purchasing a HUD home. With HUD transactions, its typically HUD’s way or the highway, with no deviation.
- HUD requires all purchase offers to be submitted online.
- After an offer is accepted, HUD requires a signed copy of their contract returned within 48hrs.
- HUD requires an earnest money check, in the form of a money order of a specific amount based purchase price, to be included with the returned contract.
- HUD still requires extension fees, which aren’t refunded if its the buyers fault, on any extension.
- HUD homes continue to be a financing challenging (pet peeve) due to repairs not being addressed by the seller, despite how small they are.
In September 2012 people breathed a collective sigh of relief when USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) postponed the review of eligible boundaries for Snohomish County cities. The review period was set to change the boundaries and exclude many homes from qualification. To our relief we thought were out of the woods.
The influx of REO inventory has yet rear its head in Snohomish County’s real estate statistics. However, I’ve been searching for more information and after talking to REO colleagues, the word-on-the-street is more inventory is coming. To support office chatter, ForeclosureRadar.com reports shadow inventory scheduled for sale is still high and at approximately 2,700 units.
Did you see this? Reported by the Helicopter Association International, a helicopter crew from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit rescued a skier at Stevens Pass. I have to give it up to the rescue team and the pilot! Well Done! It can’t be easy to fly that stable in mountainous terrain even when the weather is favorable.
Time is most precious commodity yet so scarce that it’s irreplaceable. Living the life you’ve been missing takes many forms: downsizing to gain freedom, having a larger home for more space, and creating wealth using real estate as the financial vehicle for investments. Like any investment, the goal is creating more wealth in order to obtain more of that precious commodity, time.