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June 15, 2020  /  Appraisal  /  Marti Reeder

    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?” 

MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME’S SALE PRICE

June 10, 2020  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

We’ve been successfully assisting buyers and sellers for many years now, and although many things have changed over the years, there are some “wish list” items that remain constant: kitchens and bathrooms that are both beautiful and functional. We’ll get to that in a minute. But first …

MAKING YOUR OPEN FLOOR PLAN FEEL LESS … OPEN!

May 13, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

In past years there’s been a real movement toward “open concept” living. Historically, homes were built with rooms being specified for particular purposes, and there wasn’t much crossover. Kitchens were for cooking, not entertaining and gathering. Dining rooms were for… Read more

REAL ESTATE IN A COVID-19 WORLD

May 6, 2020  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

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

April 8, 2020  /  Misc.  /  Marti Reeder

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?

April 1, 2020  /  Misc.  /  Marti Reeder

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”

March 27, 2020  /  Misc.  /  Marti Reeder

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

WILL COVID19 AFFECT THE REAL ESTATE MARKET?

March 18, 2020  /  Community  /  Marti Reeder

In recent years there’s been the beginning of a shift in the real estate industry – and it’s called “iBuying”. The “i” stands for “instant”.
Maybe you’ve heard of iBuying? Recently there’s been a lot of press around this topic (and a ton of ads on TV and online)!

“iBUYING” PROGRAMS (AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU)

February 19, 2020  /  Home Equity  /  Marti Reeder

In recent years there’s been the beginning of a shift in the real estate industry – and it’s called “iBuying”. The “i” stands for “instant”.
Maybe you’ve heard of iBuying? Recently there’s been a lot of press around this topic (and a ton of ads on TV and online)!

2020 Market Forecast

February 5, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Did you know that we’re in the midst of an economic expansion – and it’s the longest expansion in our history? As we bustle through our daily lives, sometimes we lose sight of that fact. And economists think there may… Read more

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