How Your Tax Refund Can Move You Toward Homeownership This Year

According to programs from the Federal Housing Authority, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae, many first-time buyers can purchase a home with as little as 3% down. Truth be told, a 20% down payment is not always required to buy a home, even though that’s a common misconception about homebuying. Veterans Affairs Loans allow many veterans […]

Entry-Level Homeowners Are in the Driver’s Seat

One thing helping homeowners right now is price appreciation, especially in the entry-level market. In the latest Home Price Insights report, CoreLogic reveals how home prices increased by 4% year-over-year and projects prices will rise 5.2% by December 2020. Why is this good news for the homeowners? When prices appreciate, homeowners gain equity. In addition, […]

Selling Your Home? Don’t Make These 4 Common Mistakes

Thinking about selling your home? At some point or another, nearly all homeowners consider selling their property. If this thought has been on your mind, there are a few things you should know about the home selling process before you put your home on the market. Selling your home isn’t always easy. But, it can […]

Build Your Culture With Love

We typically don’t think of love and business as existing in the same universe. But not only does love belong in the business world, says author Deb Boelkes, it should fuel everything you do, both internally and in your interactions with customers. “Your customers are the reason you exist, and your job is to earn […]

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Metropolist Magazine Volume 1 | Issue 1

Get Your Guide to the Hottest Real Estate Market in the Nation Seattle’s real estate market, both residential and commercial, has been cooking for a few years, making it tough for people who want to enter the market, or even move within it. That’s where the 1st-ever Metropolist Magazine jumps in to inform. Our 1st magazine is […]

Is Seattle Becoming the New San Francisco?

The number of homes worth at least $1 million has tripled in the last four years across the Seattle metro area. In fact the median price for a single-family home sold in Seattle last month reached $637,250, which is up from $425,000 four years prior, according to the Northwest […]

Rising Prices in Seattle’s Competitive Housing Market

Don’t panic…Be knowledgeable about your market! If you are hoping to start off the New Year with a Seattle home purchase, make sure to do your research. With rising mortgage rates and still record low numbers of listings available, our market is as competitive than ever before. The region was just ranked as the housing market with […]

The Importance of Pricing Strategy

Crazy sellers market right? Tempted to price just a smidge higher? Let’s talk about the importance of strategic pricing… In this sellers market, many sellers are wanting to see just how high they can push their list price. The conversation goes something like this, “because my neighbors put their house on the market for $400,000 […]

Seattle Digs YOU!

To my current clients & former clients, friends, family and colleagues, I hope you dig me too. This is my love letter to you and to the Seattle real estate market. It’s back baby! So, is it good time to buy? Sell? Simply peek around? Of course! Please read on. 2012: Armageddon Outta Here! The […]