Snohomish County Real Estate Blog, News, & Statistics

The Snohomish County real estate blog address news and statistics which are pertinent to the real estate buyer, seller, and investor. Our goal is too provide educational information so people can make the best housing decision for them and their lifestyle. Please feel free to ask questions, participate in discussions, and share your experiences.

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Oct. 16, 2019

Pink the Rink Annoucement

Pink the Rink was a great success and a superb time and we hope you all feel the same way. If you're checking in on the jersey hat combo giveaway please rest assured we're working on it. There were many entries and look for an email by day's end announcing the day of the drawing.

Oct. 8, 2019

Pink the Rink at Angel of the Wind Arena

Pink the Rink Angel of the Wind Arena

Join us Oct. 12th at Angels of the Winds Arena for Pink the Rink and raise awareness for Breast Cancer and celebrate survivors.

When: October 12, 2019
Where: Angel of the Wind Arena (Everett)
Time: Puck drops at 7:05pm

WHAT IS PINK the RINK?

Pink the Rink is charity hockey/fundraiser event sponsored by Angel of the Wind Casino in conjunction with Safeway, Toyota of Marysville, Pepsi Co., and the Barnett Associates Team (we're new volunteers/sponsors). In addition to a fundraiser and celebration, Pink the Rink is also a hockey match between our local Everett Silvertips and the Seattle Thunderbirds which should be some great evening entertainment.

2 GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

Since we're a first year sponsor we'd decided to do something special.

We're giving away 2 Grand Prizes: Silvertips Jersey & Hat and Thunderbirds Jersey & Hat. Just stop by our table and fill out an entry form for your chance to win. The drawing for the Grand Prizes will be held at a later date so the winners can then choose an appropriate size jersey.

But that's not all. That evening we'll be giving away 5 Breast Cancer Awareness Bags that include a hat, lapel pin, car decal, wrist band and a scarf.

Hope to see you there and please stop by our table to enter to win.

Oct. 1, 2019

INFOGRAPHIC: NWMLS Market Snap August 2019

Below is in infographic from the NWMLS regarding real estate statistics for August 2019.

Washington State Real Estate Market Snapshot for August 2019

Aug. 15, 2019

Home Selling: Disposing of Old Paint Cans

Preparing a home to sell can seem like a daunting and endless process. Through the decluttlering and landscaping clean up phases and the last thing many want to do are dump runs. However, dump runs, like decluttering and landscaping, are a necessary task to prepare a home for sale and to create a setting that's fantastic on photo and video day.

Though the dump are easy to handle, just Google "[city name] + transfer station" for locations, disposing of old paint, oil, batteries, light bulbs, pesticides & herbicides, and automotive oil filters are be a bit challenging. That is why, I created the video below to share information about the Snohomish County Hazardous Waste disposal center in Everett.

During our home sales, its inevitable that are sellers have unwanted items and our buyers get left with the sellers years worth of paint choices.

May 15, 2019

Who's building Wealth? You or Your Landlord?

Who's Building Wealth? You or Your Landlord?

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April 22, 2019

How to Sell Your Home or Property in 2019

Have you been thinking, considering, or kicking around the idea of selling a Snohomish County home or investment property in 2019?

If so, then there are many things to consider; market conditions relative to specific local and neighborhood, how a city's real estate climate is trending, the volume of housing inventory, and even the velocity of the market place.

In addition to the housing climate, you'll want to consider how the home or property will be sold. Will a real estate broker be used or will it be sold for sale by owner? Both of the options have their own pros and cons.

In this blog post, we'll explore how to sell a house in 2019, what it will take to be competitive and what techniques can be used to gain exposure.

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April 4, 2019

Are Sellers willing to Contribute towards Buyer’s Closing Costs in 2019?

are sellers paying closing costs

To create some context and set the tone of where the article title stems from its important to revisit two items: the Residential Purchase & Sale's Financing Addendum and the Great Recession.

Let us begin with the Purchase & Sale contract's Financing Addendum.

Within a buyer’s Financing Addendum (Form 22A) there's a paragraph allowing a buyer tthe option to request the seller to contribute money (a fixed dollar amount or as a percentage of the purchase price) towards buyer’s closing costs.

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March 26, 2019

Purchase and New Home this Spring or Summer

With western Washington heating up, the warm Sun making its long awaited debut, and the spring housing market seeing new homes listed daily, now is the time to start planning that new home purchase and be ahead of the 2019/2020 school year. Let us help you through the purchasing process and make it an enjoyable experience.

Also, we represent folks wanting to sell their home or property. Visit the seller page and see the list of available seller services.

Feb. 21, 2019

Plan your Home Sale with a Seller Checklist

Home Selling Checklist

If you're wanting to sell a property in 2019 but you're unsure where to start? Then take a quick read at this short Planning to Sell: A Homeowner's Checklist to Prepare Your Home guide to get started.

Unlike the Home Selling Checklist previously published, this Planning to Sell checklist covers simple 10 tips that any homeowner can do to prepare their house for pictures & video marketing, listing, and upcoming showings.

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Jan. 30, 2019

Start 2019 by Improving Personal Finances

Start 2019 by Improving Your Personal Finances

With the new year comes the Holiday Financial Hangover. Bank accounts are depleted, credit cards have increased balances and everyone is feeling the pinch. That is why this newsletter will focus on financial tools to manage expenses and budget, ways to improve your credit score, how to save or put that tax return to sound financial use, myths regarding homes loans so you can plan to purchase that 1st home, move-up home, or investment property, and how to make current savings work for you.

Let's get started.

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