Real Estate

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 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 […]
Buyers 2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates 2 of the Factors That Impact Mortgage Rates If you’re looking to buy a home, you’ve probably been paying close attention to mortgage rates. Over the last couple of years, they hit record lows, rose dramatically, and are now dropping back down a bit. Ever wonder why? The answer is complicated because there’s a lot that can […]
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 […]
Real Estate Big Changes Coming in 2024 This year, Washington State passed a number of significant revisions to its Agency Law, which governs real estate brokerage relationships. These revisions are meant to modernize a ⚖️25-year-old law, provide additional transparency and protection to consumers, and acknowledge the importance of buyer representation. Here are the major changes you should know about: Starting on January […]
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 […]
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Buyers Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline Why Mortgage Rates Could Continue To Decline When you read about the housing market, you’ll probably come across some information about inflation or recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve (the Fed). But how do those two things impact you and your home buying plans? Here’s what you need to know. The Federal Funds Rate Hikes Have Stalled One […]
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 […]
Investing 10 Housing Predictions for 2024 Just announced were these 10 insightful predictions for 2024 from Matthew Gardner, Windermere’s Chief Economist. ⬇️ 1️⃣ Although some suggest there will be a housing bubble in 2024, I find this implausible. 2️⃣ Inflation and the economy are starting to slow, which leads me to believe that mortgage rates will drop to around 6% in […]
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 […]
Buyers Are the Top 3 Housing Market Questions on Your Mind? When it comes to what’s happening in the housing market, there’s a lot of confusion going around right now. You may hear one thing in conversation with your friends, see something totally different on the news, and read something on social media that contradicts both of those thoughts. And, if you’re thinking about making a move, that […]
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 […]
Investing Is Wall Street Buying Up All the Homes in America? If you’re thinking about buying a home, you may find yourself interested in the latest real estate headlines so you can have a pulse on all of the things that could impact your decision. If that’s the case, you’ve probably heard mention of investors, and wondered how they’re impacting the housing market right now. According […]
Buyers What not to do before buying a house: 6 Mistakes to avoid Set yourself up for home buying success In today’s competitive housing market, buyers need to be strategic to get the home they want. Luckily, there are some simple best practices you can follow when house hunting and applying for a mortgage that will put you on the road to success. If you know what to […]