Homeowners The best week to list your house is almost here! The best week to list your house is almost here! Are you thinking about making a move? If so, now may be the perfect time to start the process. A recent realtor.com study looked at the housing market trends over the past several years (with the exception of 2020), since it was obviously an unusual […]
Buyers What Matters Most in Searching for a Home When searching for your dream home, it’s easy to get caught up in details that don’t really matter. What does matter? Location: The location of a property can significantly impact various aspects of your life, such as commute times, access to amenities, safety, and school districts. Evaluate the neighborhood’s atmosphere, amenities, and community vibe. Consider […]
Homeowners Spring Cleaning Checklist The warmer months are approaching here in the pacific northwest. Warmer weather means it is time to gear up for spring cleaning and maintenance. Regardless of whether you rent or own, a clean home not only offers a fresh start, but also enhances the comfort and enjoyment of your living space. A clean and organized […]
Buyers What Is A Fixture In Real Estate, And How Is It Determined? If you’re moving into or out of a house, you might be wondering what items in the house stay and which ones go when ownership of the property changes hands. Should that fridge stay in the kitchen or get loaded onto the moving truck? In order to understand what items move with the seller and […]
Homeowners How to increase the value of your house Curious about how to get more for your home in this market? #4 is the most important tip. When it’s time to sell your home, it can be overwhelming to consider what needs to be done. Here’s the thing — there are SO many ways to improve the presentation (and value) of your home that […]
Homeowners Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House Don’t Wait Until Spring To Sell Your House As you think about the year ahead, one of your big goals may be moving. But, how do you know when to make your move? While spring is usually the peak homebuying season, you don’t actually need to wait until spring to sell. Here’s why. 1. Take Advantage […]
Homeowners Helpful Tips When Moving When providing tips to my clients, I feel it is important to offer advice that can help streamline the process and make the transition smoother. Here are some of my best tips: 1️⃣ Plan ahead to avoid last minute stress. I provide my buyers with a timeline and checklist to stay organized. 2️⃣ Declutter before […]
Buyers Unlocking the Secrets of your Dream Home Before you say ‘Home Sweet Home,’ it is a great idea to make sure it’s ‘Home Safe Home’ with a thorough home inspection. Getting a home inspection is key to your peace of mind, negotiation power, and the confidence to turn a dream home into reality. That’s right, the unicorn years are over and we […]
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Buyers The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth The Dramatic Impact of Homeownership on Net Worth If you’re trying to decide whether to rent or buy a home this year, here’s a powerful insight that could give you the clarity and confidence you need to make your decision. Every three years, the Federal Reserve releases the Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), which compares net worth for homeowners and renters. […]
Buyers Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions Thinking About Buying a Home? Ask Yourself These Questions If you’re thinking of buying a home this year, you’re probably paying closer attention than normal to the housing market. And you’re getting your information from a variety of channels: the news, social media, your real estate agent, conversations with friends and loved ones, the list goes on and […]
Buyers 3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024 3 Keys To Hitting Your Homeownership Goals in 2024   If buying or selling a home is your goal for 2024, it’s important to understand today’s housing market, know your why, and work with industry experts to bring your homeownership vision for the new year into focus. Over the last year, the economy had a big impact on the […]
Buyers What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024 What You Need To Know About Saving for a Home in 2024 If you’re planning to buy a home, knowing what to budget for and how to save may sound intimidating – but it doesn’t have to be. One way to ease those concerns is to make sure you understand some of the costs you may […]
Homeowners Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step Retiring Soon? Why Moving Might Be the Perfect Next Step If you’re thinking about retirement or have already retired this year, it’s a good time to consider if your current house is still a good fit for the next chapter in your life. Fortunately, you may be in a better position to make a move than you […]
Buyers The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market The Surprising Trend in the Number of Homes Coming onto the Market If you’re thinking about moving, it’s important to know what’s happening in the housing market. Here’s an update on the supply of homes currently for sale. Whether you’re buying or selling, the number of homes in your area is something you should pay attention to. In the housing […]
Buyers When You Sell Your House, Where Do You Plan To Go? If you’re thinking about selling your house, you may have heard the supply of homes for sale is still low, and that means your house should stand out to buyers who are craving more options. But you may also be wondering, once you sell, how does the current supply impact your own move? And, will you be able […]
Buyers The Benefits of Buying New Construction The benefits of buying new construction ⬇️ New-construction homes come with many advantages that aren’t found in older houses. Here’s a few things of importance to note when making your decision to purchase new vs. resale.  1️⃣ New homes rarely need repairs/renovations. Oftentimes when purchasing a pre-owned home, the buyer will need to set aside funds to […]
Buyers Experts Project Home Prices Will Rise over the Next 5 Years Even with so much data showing home prices are actually rising in most of the country, there are still a lot of people who worry there will be another price crash in the immediate future. In fact, a recent survey from Fannie Mae shows that 23% of consumers think prices will fall over the next 12 months. That’s nearly one in four […]
Homeowners Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist Winter is a magical season to spend at home. We all want to be able to enjoy the shorter days and longer nights from the comfort of our homes while we watch the season change. To truly enjoy this winter at home with peace of mind, you’ll want to complete a home maintenance checklist to […]
Homeowners Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines Why You Shouldn’t Fear Today’s Foreclosure Headlines If you’ve seen recent headlines about foreclosures surging in the housing market, you’re certainly not alone. There’s no doubt, the stories in the media can be pretty confusing right now. They may even make you think twice about buying a home for fear that prices could crash. The reality is, […]
Homeowners Should You Rent Your House or Sell It?   If you’re a homeowner ready to make a move, you may be thinking about using your current house as a short-term rental property instead of selling it. A short-term rental (STR) is typically offered as an alternative to a hotel, and they’re an investment that’s gained popularity in recent years. According to a Harris Poll survey, 28% of homeowners […]