Buyers Making Sense of the NAR Proposed Settlement: What it Really Means for WA Real Estate The recently proposed settlement between the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) has captured the attention of media, home sellers, home buyers and real estate professionals across the country. There has been much discussion and perhaps even more speculation over the future impacts of the settlement. So what implications does […]
Home Owners Protecting Your Castle: Why Knowing Your Home’s Value Matters in Home Insurance Your home is more than just a place to live; it’s your castle, your haven, and your most significant investment. Understanding the value of your home is not only crucial for financial planning and investment purposes but also for ensuring that you have the right level of coverage in your home insurance policy. As the […]
Buyers 2023 Review 2023 unfolded unexpectedly, deviating from many predictions. Following a sharp surge in interest rates by the end of 2022, the real estate market experienced a near standstill. Contrary to initial projections of a temporary increase, interest rates remained consistently high throughout 2023, challenging both buyers and sellers. Buyers found themselves either priced out or adopting […]
Buyers “Community Highlight” : Seattle Resources Community Highlight: Seattle Resources Seattle offers a wealth of resources to support its community members. The Seattle Fire Department plays a crucial role in ensuring public safety and emergency response services. Additionally, the city is home to numerous food banks that help address food insecurity. Community centers that provide a wide range of programs and activities for […]
Buyers The Possible Pitfalls of waiting for a Lower Interest Rate The Possible Pitfalls of waiting for a Lower Interest Rate For prospective homebuyers, the prospect of lower interest rates can be alluring. After all, a lower interest rate translates to a lower mortgage payment. However, in the complex world of real estate, the correlation between interest rates and the actual cost of purchasing a home […]
Buyers Taking Care Of Your Budget Buying a home is a major financial decision, and it is important to be well-prepared before starting your property search, let alone buying a property.   If you are considering buying a home, here are some things to consider, which will help with your financial preparation:   Income: Your income will play a key role […]
Buyers 10 Things Everyone Should Know About Real Estate Investing Real estate investing is gaining popularity, and if you’ve been giving it some thought, this guide will give you an overview. The goal of any real estate investor is typically to make money. This means purchasing an investment property at a good price so you can rent it out and maybe eventually sell it for […]
Buyers To Rent or Buy? … Both Have Benefits! Should I Rent or Should I Buy???!!   This is the age-old question, and it’s a big one! In my profession, I naturally speak with many people about this very question, and quite frankly there is never a straightforward answer! I have advised and helped clients to buy a home, but I have also advised […]
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Buyers Are Home Prices Set to Rise Again?   As you may have seen, there are indications that the activity in the real estate market for the greater Seattle area, is starting to heat up.   March saw an increase in numbers for New Listings, Pending Sales, and Closed Sales compared to February. This is somewhat expected as we enter the spring season, […]
Sellers Home Maintenance Tips: Keeping Your House in Top Shape Owning a home can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. However, with great rewards come great responsibilities. Keeping your house in top shape requires ongoing maintenance and attention. There are some important items to be checking and maintaining, to keep your home in tip-top-shape… Check Your Roof Your roof is one […]
Buyers How to Avoid “Buyer’s Remorse” What is Buyer’s Remorse and how does a good agent help to avoid it? As the housing market has started to settle, after a wild 2 years, we are now seeing an understanding of what happened, and some reality checks. There has been recent discussion about “Buyer’s Remorse” and this was even covered on King5 […]
Sellers 7 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional If you are considering selling your property, it is natural to ask yourself  “do I really need a Real Estate Agent?”. It is human nature to question the value of a service or a product being offered, and that applies to Real Estate Agents too.  Ultimately, when it comes to selling your home, you want […]
About Me 2022 A Rewarding Year At the end of 2021 I decided to take a huge leap of faith; I gave up my job to pursue a new adventure and jumped head-first into a new career in Real Estate. This was not an easy decision to make, and one that carried big risks and uncertainty. However, through hard work, determination, […]
Buyers “Short-Term Pain for Long-Term Gain” … why buying now is an opportunity Yes interest rates have increased, and you, like many many potential buyers out there, may be thinking it is better to wait a year to buy. The hope is that the interest rates will drop, and you will be in a better position to buy. But are you missing out on an opportunity? Here is […]
Buyers The market has changed … The market has changed … but what does this mean for buyers?   The past 18 months in Real Estate really have been quite a wild ride, a ride that has clearly favored Seller’s. We all know that the unprecedentedly low interest rates, coupled with historically low levels of inventory, created a frenzied and highly […]
About Me Who I Am It has been a long journey for me to be selling Real Estate, one that has taken me all the way across the pond from England, to now here in the greater Seattle area of Washington State, which is today home. I came to the USA to pursue a career opportunity, and to push myself […]