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Education January 2021 Housing Market Update (NWMLS Press Release) “Extraordinary market conditions” sustain strong home sales around Washington state during holidays Here are the bullet points from the newest press release from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which provides housing market data for most of Western Washington: “insatiable buyer demand” is keeping inventory scarce as house hunters try to outmaneuver and outbid each other […]
Education December 2020 Housing Market Update (NWMLS Press Release) Northwest MLS brokers say real estate activity across Washington remains strong Here are the bullet points from the newest press release from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which provides housing market data for most of Western Washington: buyer demand remains strong, while inventory is too low to satisfy the demand buyers must be ready to […]
Education November 2020 Housing Market Update (NWMLS Press Release) Anxiety among home buyers “incredibly high” as they vie for unpreceded shortage of homes across much of Washington state Here are the bullet points from the newest press release from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which provides housing market data for most of Western Washington. active listings were down 40% compared to the same month […]
Education October 2020 Housing Market Update (NWMLS Press Release) September’s home sales reached highest level since June 2018 Here are the bullet points from the newest press release from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which provides housing market data for most of Western Washington. September’s closings marked a jump of nearly 28% from the same month a year ago inventory is down 43% from […]
Education Sewer Scope What am I looking at? This is the view from a video camera during a recent sewer scope of a townhouse in Ballard. The camera went through over 100 feet of sewer line on the property before finally hitting the main sewer line out in the street. To our surprise, it was cavernous and brick-lined! Not […]
Education Wire Fraud: Be Aware! Wire Fraud On the Rise Wire fraud has been on the rise in the past few years. Since real estate is an industry where large amounts of money are involved, many scammers are increasingly devoting their efforts to target home purchases. According to the FBI, cyber-criminals stole or tried to steal about $19 million from […]
Education Mortgage Calculator: Not The Full Equation What is a mortgage calculator? If you’re house hunting, then you need to know what you can afford. The first step is getting pre-approved with a mortgage lender. A pre-approval is a basically what the lender says you can afford overall, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. You’ll still want to know what your […]
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