THE BOTTOM LINE With so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding war is essential for prospective homebuyers. From pre-approval to making your best offer, here are 3 tips to make sure you can act quickly and confidently when you find the perfect home. Some Highlights With so few houses available on the market today, being ready for a bidding Continue Reading about How to Prepare for a Bidding War [INFOGRAPHIC]
Housing & Realestate
The Bottom Line Real estate has outranked stocks, savings accounts, and gold as the best long-term investment among Americans for the past 7 years. The belief in the stability of housing as a long-term investment remains strong, despite the many challenges our economy faces today Of the four listed, real estate is also the only investment you can also live in. That’s a big Continue Reading about A Homeowner’s Net Worth Is 40x Greater Than a Renter’s – How About You?
THE BOTTOM LINE "If you’re considering making a move, it’s a great time to pay that equity forward toward your next home purchase. You may be able to afford your dream home sooner rather than later." Some Highlights According to CoreLogic, homeowners across the country are gaining significant equity. Over the past year, the average homeowner gained $9,800 in equity, growing their Continue Reading about Rising Home Equity Can Power Your Next Move
THE BOTTOM LINE This is great news if you’re planning to sell your house; on the other hand, as either a first-time or repeat buyer, this may instead seem like troubling news. However, purchasers should realize that the price of a house is not as important as the cost. Let’s break it down. Housing inventory is at an all-time low. There are 39% fewer homes for sale today than at this time Continue Reading about The Cost of a Home in Washington State Is Far More Important than the Price
THE BOTTOM LINE Clearly, the housing market is not only outperforming the grim forecasts from earlier this year, but it is also eclipsing the actual success of last year. Whether you’re considering buying or selling, staying on top of the real estate market over the coming months will be well worth the effort. Earlier this year, realtor.com announced the release of the Housing Recovery Continue Reading about The Surging Real Estate Market Continues to Climb
The Bottom Line~~ If you are debating increasing the value of your current home by making it stand out in the market place by adding premium features… now is the time. Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In today’s real estate market, there are deals to be had at the higher end! This is great news for Continue Reading about Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!
How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate? The Bottom Line If mortgage rates remain near all-time lows, the economy continues to recover, and unemployment continues to decrease, the real estate market should remain strong up to and past the election. The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most challenging times of our lives. A worldwide pandemic, a recession causing Continue Reading about How Will the Presidential Election Impact Real Estate?
THE BOTTOM LINE “Everyone involved in real estate transactions must also be aware of the potential losses as criminals phish for information and stalk home closings, hoping someone makes a mistake. If someone does mess up, it could cost your savings or retirement. 8/22/20 | Courtesy of Pacific Northwest Title Buying a home is an exciting time. You’ve saved, found the perfect home, and Continue Reading about Beware of Wire Fraud Schemes When Buying a Home