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Changes in the Real Estate Industry – Part 1

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Jim:  Hi, I’m Jim Clifford, I’m the Designated Broker with Washington Realty Group. Jason:  And I’m Jason Clifford, I’m the Designated Broker at SJC Management Group. Jim:  We’re going to talk a little bit about how real estate has evolved.  This is going to be the first of we hope a number of different videos to help people understand what has …

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Interactive: Least Affordable Housing in Washington

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Have you ever wondered what is the most affordable county in Washington State to live in? We found this cool interactive graph which compares the median income with the median home value. We all know Seattle and King County home prices are high but when one compares median income it turns out San Jaun County is the least affordable place …

Economic Rise of China and India Overtaking World Economy

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At the start of the 1990’s, China and India’s economies were not major contenders in the world’s top economies.  After making changes in their governments and trading policies their economies have skyrocketed.  The chart below shows the change in the top 10 global economies starting with 1970 projects to 2030. Even though the United States will hold the number one …

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7 Steps to Selling Your Home

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1. Look at your home’s first impression from a buyer’s perspective When selling your home, walk outside and imagine the house as if you were seeing it for the first time. How does it look? Is the visual of your home inviting you inside or putting you off? Does it look like a home someone would want to buy, right …

Home Appraisal Process and your Home’s Valuation

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You probably know how much you hope to buy or sell your next home.  But there’s a crucial step in this process that’s less understood: appraisal.  Appraisals are valuations of a home that aren’t subject to anyone’s whims or whimsies.  They’re determined by recent sales in your neighborhood of similar types of homes as well as individual factors of your …