Real Estate Home Buyer and Seller Tips

March 7, 2024

What are Some Housing Options for When I Downsize?

Options for Downsizing when Wanting to MoveThere comes a day that nobody wants to think about and plan for, selling the family home.

Selling the family home comes with a truck load of mixed emotions, many stressors, an array of unknowns, and a overarching sadness that is tough to shake. Leaving a place where so memories ...

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Jan. 17, 2024

It's Never to Early, or Late to Get Started

We've written articles about the intricacies of real estate for many years now, started in 2005, and many items and steps of buying and selling a home remain consistent. Yet, just the thought of a next move or a purchase can cause enough anxiety that people fail to take ...

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Jan. 3, 2024

Why Are There So Few Homes Available? Think the Largest Home Ownership Generation

Why Aren't Baby Boomers Moving?If you been following the blog and housing market in general since 2016 then you’re well aware that the volume of available homes has been on steady decline. People are choosing to move less frequent and are comfortable with their current living situation and the biggest demographic not moving is ...

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Sept. 27, 2023

How Do You Buy and Sell a Home at the Same Time?

How to Buy and Sell a House at the Same TimeFor many living in Snohomish County, buying a new home is contingent on selling their current home since the majority of their purchase funds are reside in their current residence.

In addition to having the purchase funds available, Snohomish County's housing inventory remains and record lows which invokes stress ...

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Sept. 18, 2023

How Many Different Ways are There to Do Real Estate?

How Many Different Ways are There to Do Real Estate?Over the years as a listing agent and a buyer's agent real estate agent, one thing holds true day-in and day-out: there are many different ways to "do real estate" and not one way is the right one way. For many, it takes time sitting down and contemplating the ...

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July 19, 2023

Foreclosures, REOs, HUD Homes, Short Sales and Financing Types

Foreclosures, HUD Homes, REOs, Distressed Properties, Short SalesSince the Great Recession of 2009 there hasn't been much conversation focused on bank owned properties, foreclosures, HUD Homes, distressed properties, short sales and even the various types financing used to purchase these properties.

So why is this a relevant topic right now?

Recently, I received a phone call ...

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June 27, 2023

What Should I Be Reading When Buying, Selling, or Investing?

Buying, Selling, Investing Blog PostWhether you're needing to buy a home, needing to sell a home (primary residence or other), looking to purchase your first, or next, investment property, or just getting started and self educating, there is a lot to process when it comes to homeownership.

In this blog post, the goal ...

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March 21, 2023

Shorter the Commute equals Higher are the Housing Costs

Commuting Times vs Housing Costs Washington StateWhen moving to a new area, it's important to consider all factors that may impact your daily routine. In Western Washington, and more specifically Snohomish County, has limited interstates and highways for commuters to travel. Its a major soar spot for everyone that lives here and even if a ...

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March 6, 2023

Understanding the "Market Value" of Your Home or Property

Understanding Market Value of a Home or Property in Snohomish CountyWith housing inventory remaining low in Snohomish County and concerns of continued interest rate hikes, you are probably wondering how those factors will impact a home's or property's market value.

Or, are needing to sell a property due to a death or divorce and haven't been tuned ...

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Nov. 28, 2022

Do People Buy or Sell a Home During the Holidays?

Selling a House During the HolidaysDo People Buy or Sell a Home During the Holidays? It is a common industry myth that people do not buy or sell homes during the holiday season (November through January). The rational behind this myth is: people would rather enjoy the holidays without having to worry about showing(s ...

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