Author Archives: Rick
What is your home worth in today’s market? Click the following link to find out. This is a quick and easy way to find out what your home is worth. You do not need to be ready to sell your … Continue reading
Real Estate Information: Real Estate Stats Year to Date
Here is some interesting information for those of you who are following the Real Estate Market in the Burien, WA area.
2016 Average sales price YTD………………..$377,720
Same time last year average sales price……$312,210
Current Active … Continue reading
Mortgage Monday: New Rates
I apologize to all my readers that I have been missing in action. I have been reinventing my real estate business so that I can offer you superior customer service in the greater Seattle area. Whether you … Continue reading
NHF Platinum Program
National Homebuyers Fund Platinum Program is a great program to help home buyers with down payment or closing costs. It provides eligible families and individuals with grant funds that never have to be repaid to assist in the … Continue reading
What’s New With Mortgages?
Effective October 3, 2015 there is a new law going into effect that will greatly impact not only the real estate industry, but also the mortgage industry. And right along with it, the home buyer.
It is the … Continue reading
Purchase applications suggest rising new home sales. “On the strength of an improving labor market and low interest rates, January new home sales were up nearly 30 percent from December,” said Lynn Fisher, MBA’s Vice President of Research and Economics. … Continue reading
How Accurate is Zillow?
In the Business section of the Seattle Times for February 8, 2015, I read a very interesting article written by Kenneth R. Harney. He examined the accuracy of Zillow Zestimates on homes in several areas of the … Continue reading
How Hard Is It to Get a Home Loan?
There is a lot of disinformation among some of my friends and neighbors about how difficult it is to get a home loan, or for that matter, a home equity loan.
I do … Continue reading
Homebuilder Confidence in U.S. Climbs to Five-Year High in May
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders jumped more than anticipated in May, reaching a five-year high that signals an improving outlook for construction.
Read more… http://www.newsmax.com/Economy/Homebuilder-Confidence-US-housing/2012/05/15/id/439109#ixzz34vqUS3UF
Are Bad Assumptions Sidelining Homebuyers?
Do mortgage lenders and real estate agents need to form a "truth squad" to combat misconceptions about homeownership? Freddie Mac's vice president and Head of Single Family Sales thinks so. Christina Boyle, writing in the company's … Continue reading
Construction Forecast: Commercial Property Activity Projected to Rise 17% in 2014
A leading indicator of future nonresidential construction spending hit a seven-month high in September, lending weight to construction forecasts calling for a greater-than-expected 17% boost in commercial construction next year.
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The Top 5 Ways to Make More Money on Your Rental Properties
Are your properties being fully utilized? Have you maximized profits on the properties you already own? If you cannot confidently answer yes to these questions then continue reading.
Floral Business Opportunity.
I have a thriving Floral Business Opportunity for sale in Des Moines, WA. It is a well established business with several floral contracts in the book for later this year.
Owner will be willing to train the right person. … Continue reading
Title Order Scam.
A friend of mine recently received a letter from a company stating that she needed a copy of the title to here home. The Government recommends that the home owner should have a copy and for a fee … Continue reading
Mortgage Rates Hit Record Lows Again
Freddie Mac's mortgage rates report put the capper on another week that's been heavy with housing data, at a time when a pressing, perpetually posed question has been: "Has the housing market finally bottomed?"