Category Archives: First Time Home Seller

Seller Saturday: What Can You Can Expect From a Rising Market

What Can You Can Expect From a Rising Market
As a seller you can expect to get more for your home when it sells in a rising market. An increase in the market of 10% means that your home that was … Continue reading

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What Home Sellers Need to Know About Mortgages

What Home Sellers Need to Know About Mortgages
Home sellers who receive an abundance of offers might be tempted to grab the highest price and call it a deal. But that might not be the smartest way to choose the best … Continue reading

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Seller Saturday: Prices Increase In King County

Prices Increase In King County
The Seattle Times has reported that the median price for homes in King County was at $400,000. Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported that pending sales have reached a 6-year high.
Now is a great time to list … Continue reading

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Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Thinking of updating your kitchen before you list your home for sale? Or maybe just want to update for your own enjoyment. This is a great article with 55 tips for improving your kitchen.
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Seller Saturday: Now Is a Great Time to List

Now Is a Great Time to List
People keep asking me, “When is a good time to list my property for sale?” The answer is the same, no matter the time of year or the current market conditions. “Now is a … Continue reading

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Seller Saturday: Why it’s so important to use a Real Estate Broker

Why it’s so important to use a Real Estate Broker
Professional: Buying or Selling a home is a very complex process with a lot of steps and paperwork. Your broker should be a trained professional who listens to your needs and … Continue reading

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Mortgage Monday; Rates Drop Slightly

Rates Drop Slightly
Mortgage rates for this morning April 1, 2013 are at 3.625%. No, this is not an April Fool joke. The rate for a 30-year conventional loan under $417,000 is 3.625%. Prices on homes are going up and inventory … Continue reading

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Escrow Thursday: Escrow Offices Were Busy in November

Escrow Offices Were Busy in November
November’s real estate reports are out and the news is very good. Closed sales in November were up 19 percent over last year in the Seattle area. This is good news for the real estate … Continue reading

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Escrow Thursday: The Basics of Escrow

The Basics of Escrow
I attended a continuing education class today at the new Library in Burien, Washington. It was presented by First American Title Insurance Company, and the instructor was Kathy McKinley. The class was on the basics of escrow. … Continue reading

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Mortgage Monday: Seattle is Experiencing a Seller’s Market

Seattle Is Experiencing a Seller’s Market
What a difference a year makes! The conditions in the real estate market have taken a turn toward the seller. Mortgage interest rates are still low, encouraging buyers. This morning at Windermere Mortgage in Burien, … Continue reading

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Escrow Thursday: Forms of Deeds in Washington State

Forms of Deeds in Washington State.
There are several types of deeds that can be used for real estate in the State of Washington. The difference in the deeds are the types of warranties provided.
A Warranty Deed warrants to the buyer … Continue reading

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Mortgage Monday: Interest Rates Remain Low

Interest Rates Remain Low.
If you have not gone to your local lender to apply for a home purchase, what are you waiting for? Interest rates as of August 28, were at 3.5% for a 30 year fixed loan. The interest … Continue reading

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Mortgage Monday: Waiting to Sell Your Home

Waiting to Sell Your Home?
If you are waiting to sell your home, why? Are you anticipating the market improving? Are you waiting for buyers to get off the fence?
If those are the reasons you have not listed your home, then … Continue reading

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Mortgage Monday: Seattle Area Sales Increase Again

Seattle Area Sales Increase Again!
Home sales in the Seattle, WA area have increased again. The month of July sales results are in and the home sales prices in the area have increased 7% over last year. This increase was aided … Continue reading

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Mortgage Monday: Housing Market Showing Signs of Recovery

Housing Market Showing Signs of Recovery
The housing market in the U.S. is showing signs of recovery. March and April had sales growth as well as price increases in most markets across the country. Sales were 10% higher in April 2012 … Continue reading

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