National Real Estate News How to Become a Home Buyer this Fall If you are interested in buying a home this fall, Vera Gibbons published an article on Zillow earlier this month that has some insight to keep in mind as you search: Know your market Selection is Limited There's room to negotiate Check Maintainence Areas   Read the full article here to get the full scoop:
Seattle Real Estate 2/3 of Seattle Real Estate Offers Have Competition Seattle was named the 6th Most Competitive Housing Market for Buyers in a report by Realtor Magazine. The report indicates that 67.4% of all offers submitted in May faced competition and that 60.6% of offers were over asking price. Read the story here. If you are thinking about selling, now is a great time! Call […]
Seattle Real Estate The Importance of Pricing Your Home Correctly There is some interesting data for sellers to considerwhen listing their home for sell in this blog post from the Seattle PI. Here is an excerpt: "…in the Ballard/Green Lake area there have been 288 single family homes (not including condos) that have sold in the last 90 days.  Of those an astounding 122 homes […]
Mortgage Rates Mortgage rates edge up Fannie Mae sees rates on 30-year loans at 4 percent by end of year BY INMAN NEWS, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013. Inman News® Mortgage rates edged up this week as investors shook off worries about the European debt crisis and remained optimistic about the U.S. economy and prospects for growth. Rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages […]
Listings Best View in Blue Ridge This gorgeous 6 bedroom home in Blue Ridge has stunning views and was recently reduced to $1,498,000! View the complete listing here>
NWMLS Press Release Tight inventory, record-low mortgage rates fueling Western Washington home sales KIRKLAND, Wash. (June 4, 2012) – Low listing inventory and plunging mortgage rates are fueling buyer competition for homes close to job centers, according to brokers who commented on the latest market report from Northwest Multiple Listing Service. The figures for the 21 counties in the MLS market area show inventory is down sharply from […]
Going Green Real Estate Outlook: Green Construction Predicted to Grow by Carla Hill, Realty Times According to the latest McGraw-Hill construction SmartMarket Report the share of green homes on the market is expected to grow by leaps and bounds in the next four years. The report found that 2011’s green home share is expected to be about 17 percent, but that number is predicted to […]
National Real Estate News Homebuying warms up in many parts of nation By Derek Kravitz and Alex Veiga The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Five years after the U.S. housing bust sent sales and prices plunging, the spring homebuying season is pointing to a long-awaited recovery. Reduced prices, record-low mortgage rates, higher rents and an improving job market appear to be emboldening many would-be buyers. Open houses are […]
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