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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

IT’S A NEW YEAR … SO WHAT’S ON THE HORIZON?

January 22, 2020  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Happy New Year Everyone! It’s not just a new year, of course. It’s a new decade! And many of you have reached out to ask our team what is ahead in terms of real estate. In the coming months we’ll… Read more

Why Sell Your Home This Winter

January 8, 2020  /  Green Living  /  Marti Reeder

While most people think that waiting for the coveted Spring market is their best option for listing their home for sale, there are some pretty compelling reasons to save some time and list your home in the winter market. 1…. Read more

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Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker