Selling

Buying How to Buy and Sell Safely in the New Normal   While buying and selling real estate was recently deemed essential in Washington State, the landscape looks very different than it did before the COVID-19 outbreak. Real estate offices remain closed to the public with agents (like me) working remotely and hosting virtual client meetings. Important safety regulations prohibit in-person open houses and limit the […]
Selling Remodeling Cost vs. Value   Every year, Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most return at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report. While returns have dipped nationwide due to growing costs and consumer anxiety, Seattle still saw better pay-off on remodeling than the national average. The chart below shows cost vs. […]
Real Estate New Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) Rate (eff. 1/1/20)   Now that Washington State Senate Bill 5998 has been signed into law, our local real estate excise tax—the tax paid when you sell a property—will be getting a facelift in 2020. The flat rate of the past will make way for a new tiered system which gives owners a tax cut on the first […]
Buying Should I Move or Remodel?   There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question is: Should you stay or […]
Archive Multiple offers and motivated buyers are heating up the early spring market in Seattle. Favorable weather and restored confidence are propelling home buying activity aournd Western Washington to the highest level in nearly a decade, according to NWMLS report released on Mar. 5th, 2015. Pending sales surged 18.7% in February compared to the same month a year ago. The number might be even higher given the ample supply of […]
Real Estate Fast and Easy But is it Accurate? websites answer your question?[/caption]~~Fast and Easy But is it Accurate? – 3/2/2015 There are sites all over the web that offer to tell you what your home is worth.  Simply plug in your address and email and you’ll get a value.  It’s fast; it’s easy but is it accurate? The value is determined by what […]
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