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Homeowners who purchase their homes before the age of 35 are better prepared for retirement at age 60, according to a new Urban Institute study. The organization surveyed adults who turned 60 or 61 between 2003 and 2015 for their data set. Read More
In many markets across the country, the number of buyers searching for their dream homes outnumbers the number of homes for sale. This has led to a competitive marketplace where buyers often need to stand out. One way to show that you are serious about buying your dream home is to get pre-qualifi...
Some Highlights: With interest rates still around 4.5%, now is a great time to look back at where rates have been over the last 40 years. Rates are projected to climb to 5.0% by this time next year according to Freddie Mac. The impact your interest rate makes on your monthly mortgage cost is sig...
You may have heard that the housing market is softening. There is no doubt that buyer traffic has decreased. There are fewer purchasers in the market than there were last month and at this time last year. What you may not have heard, however, is that there is still a severe shortage of listing in...
Interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage climbed consistently throughout 2018 until the middle of November. After that point, rates returned to levels that we saw in August to close out the year at 4.55%, according to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey. READ MORE
Every year around this time, many homeowners begin the process of preparing their homes in case of extreme winter weather. Some others skip winter all together by escaping to their vacation homes in a warmer climate.Read More
Many buyers are concerned about what the way the market may be going. After years of an incredibly hot market the fear is keeping them for seeing what is really going on. The housing market just tapped it's breaks. It's not about going backwards and this cycle is not like the crash of 2007. Bu...
We still only have 1.63 months of inventory. Even though we have seen inventory numbers jump 40% YOY for 3 consecutive months, we still are still near record low inventory numbers. The good news for sellers is that it may me easier for you to find your future home. The National Association of Rea...
King County & Eastside Home Sales ReportThe Story is now INVENTORY!!! In July, the number of total active listings went up to 47.65% from July of 2017. The Eastside inventory increased of 46.98%According to our King County Home Sales Report pending sales across King County also showed a decrease...
Whether you are a rookie homebuyer or have gone through the process many times, having a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood you are looking to move to, as well as the trends of that area, should be your goal while home shopping.One great example of an agent who is in ...