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Economic News Where will Mortgage Rates be Headed in 2015? by The KCM Crew on January 6, 2015 in Interest Rates We finished 2014 with the 30 year fixed mortgage rate at 3.87% as per Freddie Mac. This is very close to the historic lows in the spring of 2013. However, the Mortgage Bankers Association projects mortgage rates to be about 5% by the end of 2015. The website Investopedia agrees and gives some perspective […]
Economic News Home Sales Generate $52,205 Impact on Economy   by The KCM Crew on September 18, 2014 in For Buyers The National Association of Realtors (NAR) compiled data from research conducted by the Bureau of Economic Analysis & Macroeconomic Advisors on the economic impact of a home purchase. After reviewing the data, they concluded that the total economic impact of a typical home sale in the United States is an astonishing $52,205. […]
Economic News Should I Rent My House if I Can’t Sell It? by The KCM Crew on June 10, 2014 in For Sellers There has been a lot written about how buying a home is less expensive than renting one in most parts of the country. Rents are skyrocketing and homes are still at great prices. These two situations are also causing some sellers to consider renting their home instead of selling […]
Home ownership Home & Garden: Six hot home design trends for Spring 2014 Home & Garden: Six hot home design trends for Spring 2014   by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports Published: May 23, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style, Featured Stories   Wood textures bring warmth, richness and texture to a room of any style. Does spring and the impending seasonal switchover to summer have you itching to refresh a tired, lackluster room? […]
Home improvement Easter Egg Hunt coming April 19 – free! You are invited to the annual Easter Egg Hunt! This exciting free family event features more than 12,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes hidden around Jennings Park Rotary Ranch and Master Garden. The morning also features children’s activities and a guest visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Egg Hunt will be from […]
Home improvement 2014 Annual Spring Cleaning Day Lake Stevens Spring Cleaning Day Event – May 3, 2014 On Saturday, 3rd May 2014, the City of Lake Stevens will be hosting its annual Spring Cleaning Day Event for citizens who live within the limit of the City of Lake Stevens. This year’s event will be held at the back parking lot of Cavelero […]
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Economic News The Windermere Foundation is now accepting donations for the Oso, Washington Relief Fund. We are deeply saddened by the events that have unfolded over the last week due to the landslide in Oso, Washington. We have heard from many of you who wish to support and provide emergency relief for those that have lost their homes and loved ones. 100% of the funds designated to the Windermere Foundation's […]
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Economic News 5 REASONS TO SELL NOW   by The KCM Crew on March 18, 2014 in For Sellers Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five […]
Economic News 5 REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW by The KCM Crew on March 17, 2014 in For Buyers Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying. 1. Competition is about to Increase Every spring a surge of prospective purchasers […]
Home improvement Moving-Up? Do it NOW not Later A recent study revealed that the number of existing home ownersplanning to buy a home this year is about to increase dramatically. Some are moving up, some are downsizing and others are making a lateral move. Another study shows that over 75% of these buyers will, in fact, be in that first category: a move-up buyer. We want to […]
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Home improvement Old-fashioned cleaning a healthy choice   Originally published January 29, 2014 at 11:25 PM | Page modified January 29, 2014 at 11:55   Many are turning back the clock when it comes to cleaning and rediscovering old-time cleaning recipes — many of them used before the advent of the synthetic formulas widely available after World War II.   Q: What home-cleaning […]
Home improvement 5 Things to Ask Your Real Estate Agent Selling a home can be difficult — you probably want to sell in a certain time frame and for the maximum price. For most of us, it represents one of the biggest financial transactions of our lifetimes, and it can help to have expert guide us through the process. A knowledgeable and trustworthy real […]
Real Estate News Best places to visit in the Marysville-Tulalip area   By Gale Fiege, Herald Writer  In each of our cities in Snohomish and Island counties, we have tourist attractions that we may have ignored. How often do you take the time to be a Tourist In Your Own Town? It's a good idea. No travel, no waiting, less expense.   Ayeisha Haynes skates around a […]
Home ownership 5 Things You Probably Don’t Know About VA Loans   by Phil Georgiades on February 6, 2014 in For Agents, For Buyers We are pleased to welcome Phil Georgiades as our guest blogger today.  Phil is the Chief Loan Steward for VA Home Loan Centers, a veteran and active duty military services organization. – The KCM Crew VA loans are the most misunderstood mortgage program in America. Industry professionals and consumers […]
Economic News You’re Invited… Please join me if you can, this promises to be a very interesting evening with the Mayor of Everett, Ray Stephanson and Matthew Gardner, a well-known local economic analyst specializing if Real Estate. It's at the Everett Golf and Country Club, light dessert will be offered.  If you plan on attending please RSVP to me […]
Economic News Don’t Wait! Move Up to the Home You Always Wanted   by The KCM Crew on January 28, 2014 in For Sellers Now that the housing market has stabilized, more and more homeowners are considering moving up to the home they have always dreamed of. Prices are still below those of a few years ago and interest rates are still below 5%. However, sellers should realize that waiting to make […]