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5 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME

5 TIPS FOR SELLING YOUR HOME

5 tips for selling your home   Selling your home can be a monumental task and for many very overwhelming. No matter which type of market you are selling in (buyer’s market vs. a seller’s market), the process is typically stressful and a lot of work. However, with a bit of planning and the right team, it’s possible to decrease your ...

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IS STARBUCKS RAISING YOUR HOME PRICES?

IS STARBUCKS RAISING YOUR HOME PRICES?

According to a new study by the Harvard Business School, the opening of a new Starbucks in town might lead to an increase in home prices by 0.5% in that zip code, within the year. It is said there is a distinct correlation between opening a new café location and home prices in that area. However, that doesn’t mean that Starbucks will ...

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SEATTLE HOME PRICES DROP AS MARKET CONTINUES TO COOL

SEATTLE HOME PRICES DROP AS MARKET CONTINUES TO COOL

According to a Seattle Times article, home prices around the Seattle area are starting to drop as the market begins to show signs of a cool down. It is said the average home price across King County fell $30,000 in August compared to the previous month and recent data shows there has been a steady decline over a 3-month period. There has also ...

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DID YOUR PROPERTY TAXES INCREASE?

DID YOUR PROPERTY TAXES INCREASE?

Here’s what you can do:  The county Assessor reevaluates property values each year, notifying owners of the assessed value by mail. If an owner believes the new assessed value exceeds the fair market value of the home, there’s an opportunity to appeal.  Petitions must be received on or before July 1st of the assessment year or ...

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Is Amazon responsible for Seattle’s housing cooldown?

Is Amazon responsible for Seattle’s housing cooldown?

It is believed that increased hiring among tech giants around the Seattle area in the recent years has been the primary cause of the real estate market skyrocketing around the area. With more people moving into Seattle, the demand for housing has increased, which has in turn affected home prices. Having said that, it has been reported that ...

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Top neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 edition

Top neighborhoods in Seattle: 2018 edition

Are you thinking about moving to Seattle and wondered which neighborhoods are the best to live in around the area? According to Seattlemet.com, here are the Top 10 Seattle Neighborhoods to live in: 1. Wallingford – With the price of homes averaging around $890,000, Wallingford is a centrally located neighborhood embracing Craftsman-style ...

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Home Prices Hit New Record Highs

Home Prices Hit New Record Highs

Once again, the Puget Sound housing market is setting new records, according to this article from The Seattle Times. In February, the median price of single-family homes in the city jumped to a new all time high of $777,000 – up $20,000 from January’s record setting prices. In fact, every county in the Puget Sound region saw home prices ...

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Housing Inventory is Increasingly Tight

Housing Inventory is Increasingly Tight

According to a recent article at King5.com, housing inventory in Seattle continues to drop, and experts predicts that we’ll see 20.1% fewer homes on the market in 2018 than we did in 2017. The median home price last year increased 12.5% to $468,000, with more than half of the homes listed for sale going to more than the list price. And ...

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Wire Fraud is on the Rise

Wire Fraud is on the Rise

According to this article on azcentral.com, a first-time homebuyer in Phoenix Arizona lost his $73,000 down payment thanks to an email hack just a week before closing.  And according to the FBI, fake real-estate emails cost victims worldwide more than $5.3 billion from 2013-2016, with no sign of slowing down. Here’s how you can protect ...

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Home Buying Tips from Pros

Home Buying Tips from Pros

Professional football players, that is. Seattle Seahawks Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner offer some home-buying tips to some San Francisco 49ers fans in this video from Zillow. We would not recommend eating snacks found in a seller’s home though (ha!) If you are looking to get started with your own home search and are in need of our ...

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