Archive for the ‘Real Estate’ Category

Realty Times – Real Estate Outlook: Bernanke on Housing

March 1, 2012

Realty Times – Real Estate Outlook: Bernanke on Housing.


Realty Times – Real Estate Outlook: More Markets Show Measurable Improvement

January 16, 2012

Realty Times – Real Estate Outlook: More Markets Show Measurable Improvement.

Holiday Client Appreciation Day!

December 2, 2011

  Holiday client apprectiation day. Pictures with Santa, Crafts and more!

Saturday Dec 3,  11am-3pm.


Five Great Things about Homeownership from Realty Times

November 7, 2011

If you have been thinking about purchasing a home but you keep listening to the media about why you shouldn’t,  this read is for you.

Realty Times – Five Great Things about Homeownership.


October 10, 2011

Last week was a good week in real estate.  Another house was sold.  The four letter word, Sold, is a fantastic word for those in the real estate industry. A sold home creates a positive domino effect.

According to the National Association of Realtors for every two homes sold, one job is created. Every time a house is built, bought, or sold, American jobs are created.

2.5 million American jobs created or maintained, in an average year of home sales. Each home purchased pumps nearly $60,000 into the economy, over time.  Home ownership accounts for nearly $2 trillion of our GDP.  Housing creates jobs.

Looking forward to hearing and seeing this four letter word many times in the future. Sold.  Yes!


Realty Times – Top Five Mistakes Sellers Make

June 24, 2011

Realty Times – Top Five Mistakes Sellers Make.

Realty Times – Pricing a Home to Sell

March 6, 2011

Realty Times – Pricing a Home to Sell.

Improving Housing Market?

January 26, 2011

Signs of an improving real estate market:   three straight months of rising sales and a decreasing inventory of homes (a six-month supply is considered healthy; today it’s 11 months).  Currently in Clark County WA, there is nine months of inventory.  The average is 11 months in the past six months.

 ACTION PLAN: Buyers. Don’t try to time the market perfectly. Even if prices fall a bit more, mortgage rates could rise later in the year, offsetting the drop. Initially bid about 10% below what comparable homes have sold for over the past three months; go even lower if the area is rife with foreclosures.

ACTION PLAN: Sellers. Hang on a few more years until the market recovers. Can’t hold off? Then try to unload fast.   Prices will be falling in most areas for the next several months. Pricing your home right is key.

Buyers typically put an upper limit on their search in increments of $25,000 or $50,000. If your house is priced at $365,000, shoppers who cut their search at $350,000 may never see your home.  Slightly underprice your house. More often than not you’ll attract numerous buyers who bid up the price, and you’ll end up getting fair value in much less time. 

 Interest Rates: record low mortgage rates, averaging 4.2% for a 30-year fixed term, are expected to remain low at least through the first half of the year.

Is the market improving? No one knows for sure.  There are no crystal balls.  Nothing in the past compares  with this housing crisis.  With low interest rates, plenty of homes to choose from, what is holding you back?  Is this the bottom?  Won’t know until it’s too late. Hind sight is 20-20.

Realty Times – 10 Tips For New Buyers

November 18, 2010

Realty Times – 10 Tips For New Buyers.

Realty Times – Why Buy a Home?

November 4, 2010

Realty Times – Why Buy a Home?.