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Property Information Blog

Information on home ownership, acquisition and preservation of our interests in real property.

Should I Buy or Rent a Home?

 The answer to this question is complicated, so, let's discuss it. Whenever we're asked this question, our answer is simply, "We need more information."  The "buy or rent" question changes with each person.  There is no, one plan fits ...
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Foreclosure Trends 2018

After coming through the worst housing crisis of my life, I wondered if there was still a problem.  In this time of great economic resurgence, could people still be having a personal housing crisis?  The answer is yes! The reasons may not b...
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Compare Sept 2018 & 2017 Stats

 Have we seen a change in the market when we compare it with last year?  Take a look at the following statistics, furnished by NWMLS. Total active listings King County: (2018) 6857 - (2017) 3693.  Change +78% Total active lis...
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3rd Quarter Housing Market Statistics

Does the market seem to be changing?  The answer is yes. Why? You may ask.  Interest rates:   30 year loans have increased from 3.95% on Jan 4th to 4.72% on Sept 27, 2018. (Freddiemac).  What does this change mean?  Let's look at a 30 year loan on a $450,000 mortgage:  Principal and interest at 3.95% is $2135 per month, at 4.72% it's $2339.  Accept...
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Owning a home is a big part of the American dream.

The past 10 years have had massive impacts on the foundations of home ownership.  At one point home ownership strictly a practical extension of our life styles. With tax law changes, inflation, demand and an ever growing population it is now much more and requires that you be more informed now than in the past. Owning a home is still a pretty ...
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How to get the Highest Possible Offer

You have decided to sell.  Now you are wondering what do I need to do to get it ready?  First remember, buying a home is an emotional and sensory experience.  To attract top offers, the home must make a positive appeal to all the senses: looking, feeling and smelling its best. To start, a thorough cleaning and de-cluttering is the be...
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