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… Read more
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… Read more
BREATHE EASIER: SIMPLE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO IMPROVE THE AIR QUALITY OF YOUR HOME
BREATHE EASIER: SIMPLE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO IMPROVE THE AIR QUALITY OF YOUR HOME Let’s face it – this time of year we spend more time indoors. As the weather cools and becomes wetter, our enthusiasm for the great… Read more
ARE YOU A BUYER FRUSTRATED BY TODAY’S MARKET?
If so, you’re not alone! The recent Housing Trends Report from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) confirmed what my team and I have known for months. The simple fact is this: the search time for most buyers is continuing to grow…. Read more
STAGE A HOME TO SELL TO MILLENNIALS
If our last post got you thinking about selling your home, consider this: The largest share of home buyers are millennials – those individuals born between 1981 and 1994. Today, a whopping 38% of buyers are millennials. And even though… Read more
‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE LISTING
If I had a dime every time I’ve been asked if now is the right time to sell my home … well, let’s just say I would be a very wealthy woman! Timing the market right, whether you’re buying or… Read more
WHERE ARE HOME PRICES HEADED?
If you’re one of the many buyers who have been on the fence about buying because you were hoping prices would soften, allowing you to score a “deal” … you’ve probably been disappointed by the continued rise in prices! Last… Read more
THE SELLER’S GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR YOUR HOME INSPECTION
THE SELLER’S GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR YOUR HOME INSPECTION If you’re thinking of selling your home this year, chances are your buyer is going to want to inspect your property. And we’ve put together this helpful guide to help your… Read more
A DIFFERENCE YOU CAN TRUST!
A message from Team Marti of John L. Scott Real Estate Over the past month, Team Marti has helped 9 families buy and sell homes with a cumulative value totaling over $4 million. It is a privilege and honor to… Read more
Signs Your Home Estimate is Wrong
Whether or not you’re thinking of selling your home, having an accurate market analysis from a ‘human’ expert regularly is a better alternative than wondering if the online estimate is accurate. You may have questions about the value of your home. For many homeowners, the home is often the greatest financial (and emotional) investment they own! So you may find yourself in one of these scenarios: “I think my home’s estimate on websites like Zillow is less than it’s actually worth.” “My agent tells me my home is worth X, but the online estimate’s value is higher.” “My recent refinance bank appraisal was lower than I expected.” All these scenarios essentially ask the same question: “Is an online estimate trustworthy?”