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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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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Jan. 14, 2019

Top Misconceptions about Qualifying for a Home Loan

Top Misconceptions about Qualifying for a Home Loan

There are many misconceptions buyers, particularly first-time buyers, have when they're looking into mortgages. The process of applying for a mortgage can feel daunting, but don't allow concerns of tighter lending requirements keeps you from pursuing homeownership. Remember, if you have any questions regarding your situation, please give us a call; we're happy to discuss your options with you.

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Jan. 8, 2019

The Residential Purchase & Sale Agreement

The Washington State Residential Purchase and Sale is the real estate contract we at the Barnett Associates Team uses to help sellers and buyers negotiate the transfer of real property.

What is included in the Residential Purchase and Sale?

  • Contract Dates
  • Buyer(s) and Seller(s) full legal names
  • How Buyer(s) intend to take title
  • Property Address & Legal Description
  • Purchase Price
  • Earnest Money
  • Possession
  • Title & Escrow Companies
  • Additional Addenda
  • Signatures
  • Agent & Brokerage Names
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Nov. 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving from all of Us!

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're very thankful for all of you who continue to show support, like our posts, engage with us online and offline, and allow us to help you in your endeavors.

May your Thanksgiving be filled with love and happiness, joy and laughter, and a table full of food and drinks.

And of course, Football ... ok ... maybe the Macy's Day Parade. :)

Sincerely,

Barnett Associates Team

PS.

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Oct. 30, 2018

Will the Market Place Favor Buyers in 2019?

There is no doubt that a real estate shift is happening and the once fiery hot real estate market of 2018 is starting to cool. So what has changed?

Did local economics and job security change?

Were home prices increasing to quickly?

Did the financial markets impact buying power?

Before answering the question Will the Market Place Favor Buyers in 2019? let's look at a few key indicators.

  • Active Months of Inventory
  • Median Sales Price
  • Pending Sales Volume

Active Months of Inventory

To few available homes for sale gives sellers the advantage and to many homes available transfer advantage to the buyers. Since March 2018, housing inventory has skyrocketed.

Active Months of Housing Inventory

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Oct. 29, 2018

Don't Forget to Change the Furnace Filter

We are pleased to announce the first of two new series coming to social media and the monthly newsletters, Home Maintenance Minute. As active listing and selling brokers and having attended 100's of home inspections, we have a vast knowledge of what home inspectors and appraisers look for and "call out" and we want to share that knowledge with you.

In Episode 1, we cover a residential home furnace filter, reasons to change it, and how the filter can influence home inspections. If you remember, this year Snohomish County experienced the worst smoke from west coast's and Canadian wildfires.

Tune into this short video and see for yourself and thanks for watching!!

Oct. 16, 2018

Residential Septic Addendum

When buying a home in Snohomish County its common to encounter homes on a private or shared septic system. For those that may not know, a septic system in an on-site- sewer system for residential homes.

Why would home builder choose to use a septic system over city sewer? In most cases there isn't city sewer available when a home is built in the more rural areas.

What cities will I encounter a septic system in?

In other county cities may have septic systems but they're not nearly as common place. Here is a 13 minute video on septic systems, how the basics work, and the residential septic addendum used in a property purchase or sale in Snohomish County.

Oct. 12, 2018

2 Videos of a North Lake Stevens Home

Have you been looking for a Lake Stevens home that has acreage, 4 bedrooms, an oversized 3 car garage, and loads of privacy? Then look no further.

Located in the Getchell area of Lake Stevens, this rambler boasts it all and you'll enjoy the peaceful living, the spacious living areas and master suite, and so much more!

Watch the two videos and contact Mickie Barnett at (425) 750-9090 for a private showing or additional questions.

Drone Tour

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Sept. 7, 2018

5 Acres and 2 Homes on Camano Island

Mickie just listed a wonderful opportunity on Camano Island that is worth a good look. Featuring 2 homes, 5 acres, 2 addresses and a familiar warmth that just becomes people home. Here is our drone video and pictures and if you're interested in seeing this Camano Island home just contact us for a private showing.

Property Webpage: http://www.barnettassociates.net/property/1356427/