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Uncategorized Safe Holiday Decorating Watch out before you string those lights By Leland Edward Stone It's holiday time, and that means Rudolph will be emerging from storage for his annual jaunt on your gable. But before planting that plastic sleigh and reindeer on the roof, put some thought into safety. December's calendar is booked solid with holidays – Kwanzaa, […]
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 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 […]
Uncategorized Why Do We Buy Real Estate? by Ashley Garner on October 21, 2013 in For Buyers Today we are excited to welcome back Ashley Garner as our guest blogger for today’s post.  Ashley chose to expand on two sections of the most recent edition of KCM as his inspiration for today’s article. – The KCM Crew Why do you own your home? Why do you want […]
Uncategorized Prices rise in ‘cyclone’ of local home sales By Kurt Batdorf, The Herald Business Journal EVERETT — The median sales price for single-family homes and condos in Snohomish County jumped nearly 16 percent in July from the price posted a year ago. Members of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service said the threat of rising interest rates, quickly rising prices and growing consumer confidence […]
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Real Estate News Windermere Community Service Day     Our office had a great time during our Community Service day helping the Everett Hand in Hand/Safe Place.  We packed up rooms in their Safe Place facility in preparation for their upcoming remodel, painted, cleaned up their landscaping and spread bark.  They are a wonderful group of people helping children in need.   […]
Economic News Sellers Wanted   June 22, 2013 3:53 pm  •  CHRYSTAL CARUTHERS CTW Features   Pent-up housing demand has finally exploded. For sellers who were discouraged months or years ago, is it time to try again? After five years of steady housing market declines, homeowners are finally seeing light at the end of the recession. For many municipalities and metro […]
Economic News 3 reasons why higher mortgage rates won’t slow the housing recovery By Nin-Hai Tseng, WriterJune 20, 2013: 10:36 AM ET CNN Money   History tells us a gradual rise in interest rates won't likely deter homebuyers. FORTUNE – U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's speech Wednesday will likely push mortgage rates higher in the coming months. The central bank isn't going to raise interest rates soon, […]
Uncategorized More homes listed anew; prices up 16 percent By Kurt Batdorf HBJ Editor Published: Friday, June 7, 2013  EVERETT — Median sales prices on homes and condominiums in Snoho­mish County jumped by $40,000 in May from a year ago, due in no small part to the continuing decline in active listings. New listings rose from 1,258 in May 2012 to 1,564 this May, an […]
Economic News Competition among home buyers “still fierce;” rising interest rates adding to fury NWMLS, Kirkland, WA, June 5, 2013 – Well-priced homes continue to draw multiple offers and sell at a brisk pace around Western Washington as buyers react to increases in interest rates and asking prices.  Northwest Multiple Listing Service reported double-digit gains in several key indicators it tracks for the 21 counties in its service area. Compared […]
Economic News Seattle is nation’s 10th-fastest moving residential real estate market May 23, 2013, 5:27am PDT on  Puget Sound Business Journal by Ben Miller Contributing Editor- Puget Sound Business Journal  Email With 47 percent of its homes selling in two weeks or less in April, Seattle is the nation's 10th-fastest-moving real estate market, and the third fastest outside of California. Seattle-based Redfin ranked the nation's top 23 markets in […]
Economic News Snohomish County Real Estate Area 770 – May 2013   I thought you might like to see an update for our area Real Estate Market. Our inventory of available homes is very low and values continue to show increases. Area 770 or NW Snohomish County covers Marysville, Arlington and Stanwood on the west side of Highway 9 to the Skagit County line. Please call […]
Uncategorized 3 Financial Reasons to Buy a Home NOW! (Part I)   by THE KCM CREW on MARCH 25, 2013 see post here This week, we are going to look at the three financial reasons to buy a home now instead of waiting: prices are rising at an accelerated rate, interest rates are increasing and rents are skyrocketing. – The KCM Crew Part I – Prices Are Rising at an Accelerated […]
Uncategorized Home Prices Continue to Gain Strength: By Regina Ludes, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 – 1:41pm The 2012 year ended on a high note with U.S. home prices increasing 7.3 percent in December from December 2011, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index. However, U.S. home prices were down 0.3 percent from the third quarter of 2012. The 10-City and 20-City […]
Uncategorized Hottest Months to Sell a Home March and April are always the Hottest Months in our area.  February is a close second and by the end of May we are moving into the summer market.  If you are getting your home ready to go on the market, I recommend that you work hard so you don't miss the best time to […]
Uncategorized The Weekly Economic & Real Estate Forecast – 02/18/13 to 02/22/13 By : Gardner Economics A Discussion on the Seattle Economy & Real Estate Market What I Saw Last Week  Retail Sales rose by 0.1% in January -matching my forecast while the core rate (that excludes vehicle sales) increased by 0.2%. The expiration of the payroll tax cut and the increase in taxes on high income […]
Uncategorized February Title FAQs: Why do I need title insurance? A title search and examination ensures that all parties have a clear understanding of their interest before the transaction is completed. It enables them to resolve any potential defects and title claims before they result in losses. The policy insures the owner against loss caused by encumbrances of defects […]