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Uncategorized The Difference Between a Comparative Market Analysis and an Appraisal Thanks Sandy Dodge at Windermere for this helpful explanation. It can be difficult for sellers to distinguish between two methods of finding the value of their home: a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) and a home appraisal. Though they share many similarities, there are key differences in how the two approaches ultimately arrive at a listing price […]
Local Communities Windermere Partners with UW to Launch Internship Program An informative and encouraging post about how Windermere is creating strategic partnerships to further support the community. Thanks Shelley Rossi at Windermere for originally writing this post. The University of Washington College of Built Environments (CBE) announced a new paid internship program, Aspire, that offers financial support, mentoring, and skill-building through academic and professional office […]
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Uncategorized What Matters in Approval Sometimes it is just a good review to see what is considered in qualifying for a mortgage. Click the link to this article and see what ya think. The four C’s what are they? Take Care out there!
Uncategorized I’d Buy Up a Couple Hundred Thousand Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, said he’d buy up a couple hundred thousand single family homes if it were practical to do so. They are a very attractive investment right now, he continues. He has a very positive outlook for the recovery and for the investment climate in America right now. Buffett […]
Uncategorized Keeping Folks in their Homes Here is a great article in the Seattle Times Real Estate Section on March 26th 2012…talking about the new campaign that Bank of America is proposing to allow people to stay in their homes and rent. They are beta testing it in three states, Arizona, New York and Nevada. If the reaction is positive, it […]
Uncategorized New Law Affecting Homeowners Having a Carbon Monoxide Alarm in your home or condo or apartment that you own or rental that you own, is now LAW in the state of Washington. By April 1st of this year, they are “required before a buyer or any other person may legally occupy the residence following the sale.” (RCW 19.27.530). Check […]
Uncategorized Shadow Inventory This is another information link to explain the current market conditions. Today the discussion is about Shadow Inventory. The term Shadow Inventory  indicates the amount of homes that Banks have in their back pocket, so to speak, that will eventually be released to the market. The significance of it is that we have to work […]
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Uncategorized TWO FREE TICKETS REMODELING EXPO 2012 I am offering TWO free tickets to the first person who contacts me through the Web/Blog site for the Seattle Remodeling Expo 2012. This comprehensive and expansive home show brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from […]
Uncategorized Gardner Econ Report   Overall sense of the US populace has an “improved tone”, the Gardner Report indicates, noted here. Here are some significant stats you’ll find in the report: (This is referencing the last quarter of 2011 WA State.) 3% expansion of economy Haven’t seen this expansion since Qu2 of 2010 Local employment at 7.7% less than […]
Uncategorized Mariner’s getting going… Who will surprise us this season with their prowess in baseball? Will it be the new Japan recruits? Will it be Ichiro in his new position? Will it be Ackerly getting really comfortable in the majors? Who will it be? Look and see what Michael Saunders and Miguel Olivo are up to today.
Uncategorized Change in Market-2011 vs 2012 Look at the difference from a year ago in the market moving from a balance market to now a hot seller’s market. We need more homes on the market, more listing, more inventory, as there are plenty of buyers out there looking for a good, solid home. February 2011 Months Supply Map February 2012 Months […]
Uncategorized Market conditions today… MARKET IS PERKING UP… It’s time to get out and buy something in this very brisk market. According to the NWMLS market conditions story Pending sales are up 27% (much higher in some areas), consumer confidence is on the rise and there’s an uptick in multiple offers. From Personal experience of being out in the […]