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Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?

Should You Pay Your Mortgage Off Early?

Often when I meet with sellers who are considering a future move, one of the issues that comes up is their current mortgage balance aka what they own on their home. A seller's focus is always what they will walk away with when their home is sold – their net proceeds....

The Danger of Overpricing

The Danger of Overpricing

I’m writing this as we find ourselves in the middle of one of the wildest real estate markets I can remember. Homes are selling quickly, often for more than asking price. Buyers are lined up around the block, ready to engage in all-out battle to buy their dream home....

Design Trends to Embrace in 2021

Design Trends to Embrace in 2021

In the past year, we’ve spent a lot of time at home. Way more time than any of us would have guessed a year ago! And along the way, many of us have rediscovered things we loved – and didn’t love – about our home. If you’ve been spending more time at home, you may feel...

Can’t I Sell My Home Without Paying an Agent?

Can’t I Sell My Home Without Paying an Agent?

There’s no question about it – today’s real estate market is one of the most seller-advantageous in recent memory. Record-low inventory, coupled with historically low interest rates, is leading to multiple offers – and often bidding wars! – for homes in the most...

Are You Afraid the Market Will Crash?

Are You Afraid the Market Will Crash?

Though across the nation this past year, much of our economy contracted, the housing market remains remarkably strong. But what does the future hold? Will this good news continue, or are we headed for a fall? When COVID shutdowns began in March of 2020, real estate...

Thinking of Buying a Brand New Home?

Thinking of Buying a Brand New Home?

If the past year has made you realize your current home may not fit your current lifestyle, you’re not alone! Spring is often the time when homeowners begin to consider buying new construction. It’s a time of new promises, and new possibilities. Often, those...

WHY i-SELL?

WHY i-SELL?

THE LATEST AND GREATEST PITCH TO HOMEOWNERS (AND WHY IT MAY BE THE WORST DECISION YOU COULD MAKE WHEN SELLING YOUR HOME) Real estate is a cyclical business. And right now, one of the cycles we’re in seems to involve a number of companies claiming to make the...

7 Key Trends Expected To Shape Real Estate in 2021

7 Key Trends Expected To Shape Real Estate in 2021

2020 is a year that will go down in history books, causing many Americans to either scratch their heads in confusion or shake their heads in disbelief. Terms like "new normal" are, well, the new normal, as the pandemic seeped into all aspects of daily life. 2021 is...

COLD SNAP SEASON HAS ARRIVED!

COLD SNAP SEASON HAS ARRIVED!

The first cold snap of the season is here, and Team Marti – John L. Scott wants to remind you (that in addition to your people,) to protect your pets, plants, and pipes from low temperatures. Our weather needs to take a page out of the red-hot housing market and warm...

WHY BUY?

WHY BUY?

WHY BUY? If you’ve been following local, regional, and national news you’ll know that – in most parts of the country – real estate is definitely a “seller’s market”. And that’s definitely the case here in the Pacific Northwest, and in the markets where I’m a ...

Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker