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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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