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Need a neighborhood expert for real estate? I’ve got you covered!

Need a neighborhood expert for real estate? I’ve got you covered!

Although I specialize in West Seattle real estate, I help clients buy and sell properties all around the Greater Seattle area: as far north as Everett, as far south as Tacoma, and on the Eastside as well.  To ensure that I can provide you with expertise concerning neighborhoods outside of West Seattle, I have gathered a network of brokers who specialize in outlying areas such as Federal Way, Bellevue and Maple Valley, to mention just a few. I have carefully…

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How’s the Seattle Market in December 2016?

How’s the Seattle Market in December 2016?

We are still firmly situated in a sellers’ market. New (appropriately priced) listings typically sell in less than two weeks. Many receive multiple offers that push the price above asking. That being said, we are seeing a surprising number of homes stay on the market long enough to require price reductions. Why? Although it is partly a seasonal phenomenon, the most common reason is that sellers listen to the wrong advice. Friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers — all think they know…

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Winter “Do’s & Don’ts” for Homeowners

Winter “Do’s & Don’ts” for Homeowners

For all the perks of home ownership, property maintenance is a never-ending job, and each season brings its own list of special chores. Here are a few winter tasks to keep in mind. DO: Invest in outdoor faucet protectors. Many styles cost less than $2  and are easy to install. Without these covers, cold air can enter your pipes and cause them to burst at the most inconvenient times (not that there is even a convenient time for a pipe to burst)….

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Multiple offers from a home seller’s POV

Multiple offers from a home seller’s POV

If you haven’t sold your home recently, you might be interested to hear a bit about what that experience is like in the current Seattle market. Once a home has been prepped for sale — which takes very little work in such a strong seller’s market — the agent and homeowner agree on a list price based on sales of comparable properties. This is easier said than done when homes are selling so quickly at ever-escalating prices. If the agent and…

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A bubble or a balloon?

A bubble or a balloon?

As home prices continue to escalate at a mind-boggling rate, the big question among real estate professionals these days is whether or not this constitutes another bubble. Leading economists seem united in their response that it is not. Their reasoning has to do with governmental safe guards that have been put in place to further regulate the banking industry. “Liar loans” (i.e. loans based on non-verifiable resources/assets) are a thing of the past, they say, so only people who can…

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How hot is the Seattle real estate market?

How hot is the Seattle real estate market?

  Here’s a story that will illustrate how quickly homes sell in the Seattle area right now. My clients, N & E, called me on January 6th to discuss the possibility of selling their North Beacon Hill home in order to buy a new one that better met their changing needs. After identifying and completing some minor tasks needed to get their home ready for market, they listed it with me on Thursday, Feb. 13th. By Sunday, Feb. 16th, we…

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