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
HOW WE’RE RECONFIGURING OUR HOMES
Let’s face it – our lives have changed drastically in the last six months as a result of COVID-19. And there’s likely more changes to come. While many buyers and sellers are still in the market, others have decided to… Read more
REAL ESTATE IN A COVID-19 WORLD
Well, this is a post I can honestly say I never imagined myself writing! And I’m 100% sure you never imagined yourself reading it. Yet, here we are all are, trying to make sense of a world that has been… Read more
April Housing Update
Real Estate Market Remains in Motion J. Lennox ScottChairman and CEO John L. Scott The Southeast King County real estate market experienced a bit of turbulence in late March as the coronavirus crisis evolved. Following state-wide orders, the market virtually… Read more
WHAT’S NEW IN HOME IMPROVEMENT?
While we know COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind right now, we thought we’d change it up and give you things to think about for your next home – or upgrades to your current home! (You suddenly have plenty of time,… Read more
5 Simple Points Proving This is NOT like “Last Time”
Mortgage standards are nothing like they were back then During the housing bubble, it was difficult NOT to get a mortgage. Today, it is tough to qualify. The Mortgage Bankers’ Association releases a Mortgage Credit Availability Index which is “a summary measure which indicates the… Read more
Saying Goodbye to PMI!
. . . and why PMI in the first place? PMI or Private Mortgage Insurance, is the lender’s protection in case you default on your mortgage and your home goes into foreclosure. Homebuyers unable to come up with a 20%… Read more
7 Ways The New Tax Law Affect Homeowners!
SEVEN WAYS THE NEW TAX LAWS AFFECT HOMEOWNERS With new tax changes having come into effect in the past year, it’s a great time to revisit how some of those changes might affect homeowners. While everyone’s situation differs, there are… Read more
BEFORE YOU BUY…VISUALIZE!
I recently wrote about upgrades that are WORTH THE SPLURGE? , which got me to thinking about remodeling, refreshing, and rearranging your home. In the good old days, homeowners had few options when it came to “test driving” potential purchases… Read more
WILL RISING INTERESTS RATES DAMPEN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?
One of the most common questions I am asked by both buyers and sellers has to do with upgrades to a home. Sellers want to know if the investment they make will pay off. And buyers are wondering if they… Read more