24% of Renters Believe Winter is the Best Time to Buy a Home

In real estate, the spring is often seen as the ideal time to buy or sell a house. The term “Spring Buyer’s Season” exists for a reason, as renters and those looking to move on from their current home thaw out from the winter and hit the market ready to buy. According to Bank of … Continued

Further Proof It’s NOT 2008 All Over Again

Home sales numbers are leveling off, the rate of price appreciation has slowed to more historically normal averages, and inventory is finally increasing. We are headed into a more normal housing market. However, some are seeing these adjustments as red flags and are suggesting that we are headed back to the same challenges we experienced … Continued

The #1 Reason to Not Wait Until Spring to Sell Your House

Many sellers believe that spring is the best time to place their homes on the market because buyer demand traditionally increases at that time of year, but what they don’t realize is that if every homeowner believes the same thing, then that is when they will have the most competition! The #1 Reason to List … Continued

Buyers: Don’t Be Surprised by Closing Costs!

Many homebuyers think that saving for their down payment is enough to buy the house of their dreams, but what about the closing costs that are required to obtain a mortgage? By law, a homebuyer will receive a loan estimate from their lender 3 days after submitting their loan application and they should receive a … Continued

Existing Home Sales Slowed by a Lack of Listings [INFOGRAPHIC]

Some Highlights: Existing home sales are currently at an annual pace of 5.22 million, which is up 1.4% over last month. This reverses the six-month trend of dips in sales every month. The inventory of existing homes is still below the 6-month supply needed for a normal market and is now at a 4.3-month supply. … Continued

King County & The Eastside Home Sales Report October 2018

King County & Eastside Home Sales Report The Story is now INVENTORY!!!  In October the number of total active listings in King County rose by 102.16% to 6283 from  in October of 2017. On the Eastside, inventory increased of 111.32% YoY from September of 2017. More choices for buyers Pending & Closed Sales are down According to our King County Home … Continued

The Economies Impact on Housing Affordability

One of the impacts of the low unemployment is the eventual raising of wages. While the housing market has slowed, appreciation still remains strong. Many would-be buyers fear that they are being priced out of the market. The truth is that finally we are seeing some increases in wages across the country and that leads to being able to still participate in the “American Dream”

2 Buyers Myths Busted

Buying a home isn’t as financially out of reach as you may think. Check out two big myths that often keep buyers out of the market when the reality is they can stop paying someone elses rent and start building equity today!

King County & Eastside Home Sales Report for September 2018

King County & Eastside Home Sales Report The Story is now INVENTORY!!!  In September, the number of total active listings in King County rose by 78.36% from September of 2017. On the Eastside, inventory increased of 87.10% YoY from September of 2017. More choices for buyers Pending & Closed Sales are down According to our King County Home Sales … Continued