Mortgage Rates Are Slowly Rising
According to Freddie Mac, mortgage rates are on the rise with rates inching up over the last two weeks. In fact, the week of November 23, the 30-year mortgage rate hit above 4 percent for the first time this year…. Read more
Home Prices Up 10.4% in Washington
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has released its latest Quarterly Home Price Index, and we’ve got great news – in the Pacific region, home prices are up 8.01%. In Washington state, home prices are up 10.4%. Home prices actually… Read more
The Buying & Selling of Real Estate Benefits the Entire Community
Buying or selling a home not only offers us benefits, like equity, comfort & stability, it also positively impacts our community. Every time a home is sold, it sets off a series of events that generates an economic impact on the… Read more
Fed Could Raise Rates in December, Start Home Shopping Now
Last week the Federal Reserve left November interest rates alone, but economists like Harm Bandholz of UniCredit in New York are anticipating a possible rate increase in December. “The Fed is seriously considering a December rate hike,” said Bandholz in… Read more
Home Sales and Home Prices are Up!
The National Association of Realtors® reports that existing home sales are way above this time last month and this time last year. That’s good news if you’re thinking of selling your home this year. For specifics on how this affects… Read more
The Benefits of Home Ownership
Check out this great infographic from House Logic on the benefits of home ownership. It has some great statistics. For example, did you know that a homeowner’s net worth is 34 times that of a renter’s? Wow! It also provides… Read more
4 Ways to Know Whether to Sell or Stay Put
4 Ways to Know Whether to Sell or Stay Put Unsure if now is the right time to sell or if your family is better off staying put? This is a great article from Trulia detailing 4 of the Top… Read more
The Market is Hot, Hot, Hot!
If you subscribe to my newsletter, read my blog or follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you know that I’ve been saying this a lot lately. The Seattle real estate market is hot, hot, hot! After a long lull, the… Read more
Seattle Real Estate Market: Sell Now
As your “go to” real estate agent, I am excited to share the news – the real estate market in the greater Seattle area is experiencing a shift that home buyers and sellers will want to take advantage of right… Read more
Ready for your listing: NOW is the time to sell!
I hope your New Year is off to a great start. The real estate market sure is. The market continues its upward trend. According to CNN Money, 2012 was the best for home sales since 2007, and we’re anticipating more… Read more