Real Estate Is Still Considered the Best Long-Term Investment
With all the headlines circulating about home prices and rising mortgage rates, you may wonder if it still makes sense to invest in homeownership right now. A recent poll from Gallup shows the answer is yes. In fact, real estate was voted the best long-term investment for the 11th consecutive year, consistently beating other investment types like gold, stocks, and bonds.
What Sellers Need to Know About Home Inspections
Home inspections are popular again, and that means buyers are likely to require one before purchasing your house. As you get ready to sell, let’s work together to make sure you’re prepared for what an inspection will cover. AND just as importantly, let’s be sure you don’t put money into anything you don’t have to! We’ve got tips & tricks for helping you prepare your home so it’s market-ready and you get TOP DOLLAR for it, with the least amount of hassle. LET’S GET TOGETHER SOON — While there are few listings on the market, rather than wait for everyone else to join the listing club!
7 Tips for Choosing a Great Real Estate Agent
Here are seven reasons to choose Team Marti to guide you as you prepare to transition homes, from our client testimonials to Marti’s extensive list of awards and titles. Our team is prepared to assist you in your real estate journey. Contact us at (253)234-7626 today or schedule an appointment to chat.
The Worst Home Price Declines Are Behind Us
If you’re following the news today, you may feel a bit unsure about what’s happening with home prices and fear whether or not the worst is yet to come. That’s because today’s headlines are painting an unnecessarily negative picture. Contrary to those headlines, home prices aren’t in a freefall. The latest data tells a very different and much more positive story. Local home price trends still vary by market, but here’s what the national data tells us.
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Team Marti started off with Marti jumping in as a newly licensed real estate broker in October 2004. Feeling she couldn’t properly represent anyone on such an enormous sale until she was fully educated, she didn’t do her first transaction until six months later. And that was an $85,000 condo. The owner told her “I can’t afford to sell for a dime less”. And a few days later, the caller said, “I’d like to buy this condo but I can’t afford a dime more.” And she had her first two deals!
Want To Sell Your House This Spring? Price It Right.
Over the last year, the housing market’s gone through significant change. While it’s still a sellers’ market, homes that are priced right are selling, and they get the most attention from buyers right now. If you’re thinking of selling your house this spring, it’s important to lean on your expert real estate advisor when it comes to setting a list price. As Realtor.com explains: “Move-in-ready homes with curb appeal and in desirable areas—and that are priced to sell—are especially likely to move quickly this spring.” In today’s market, how you price your house will not only make a big difference to your bottom line, but to how quickly your house will sell.
Five Reasons Buying a Home Right Now Could Be a Smart Decision
Interest rates play a significant role in any homebuyer’s decision-making process, and understandably so. However, there are plenty of other factors that need to be considered when it comes to purchasing a home. Ultimately, the decision to buy a home should be based on whether it’s the right time for you, both personally and financially. Despite higher interest rates, buying a home can still be a smart decision for many reasons.
Four Reasons Today’s Market Is Different from the 2008 Housing Crisis
Today’s housing market is very different from the 2008 housing crisis. At the NAR Real Estate Forecast Summit, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun highlighted the four key reasons why home prices are expected to remain steady in 2023. Job Market During the last...
Applying For a Mortgage? Here’s What You Should Avoid Once You Do.
Don’t Deposit Large Sums of Cash Lenders need to source your money, and cash isn’t easily traceable. Before you deposit any amount of cash into your accounts, discuss the proper way to document your transactions with your loan officer. Don’t Make Any Large Purchases...
Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests with These Tips
The holidays bring family together. But when that family is gathering in your home, it can mean weeks of planning, prepping, and cleaning. Ensure your next houseguests have a comfortable stay with these practical tips. Restock and Refresh Your Fridge Spend more time...
Sensational Decorating Trends That Modernize Your Kitchen
Whether you prefer a traditional kitchen design, something more modern, or a completely unique space, there are so many different kitchen styles trending right now. You’ll be sure to find some inspiration with these options: Marble Material | A marble backsplash is a...
Is That House a Fantastic Fixer-Upper or a Really Bad Investment?
Fixer-upper homes are attractive for many reasons, including a lower sales price, less competition, and a relatively higher potential for resale profit. However, just like any other investment, there is risk involved in it. For one, fixer-uppers, which entail more...