For The Few of Us That Remember the Last Boeing Slowdown. By, Jim Clifford

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When I was in high school a huge Boeing slowdown was devastating for the greater Seattle area. Then again when I was just getting out of college and starting my real estate career it happened again. The second slowdown lasted about 3 or 4 years and frankly created a real estate depression for South King County. It seemed back then; …

How Will the Boeing Slowdown of 737 Jet Production Affect Real Estate Values? By, Rick Jusenius

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The short answer will be not much. We are blessed in this area with a very diverse economy. This is important in many aspects. A case in point would be an area such as Detroit which relies on the automotive economy, rises and falls based upon the production of automobiles. Western Washington has several large employers so as when one …

Bad news For Boeing Means Bad News For All? By Dan Hunt

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Bad news for Boeing is usually bad news for the NW economy. The recent tragedies associated with the 737 MAX 8 and 9 airplanes in Ethiopia and Indonesia could be an indication the economy in the NW may be taking a hit and many smaller companies that supply parts for the planes will feel this “adjustment”. Historically, one indicator of …

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Congratulations to all of the home sellers who have recently sold their homes.  It is a pleasure to have been able to help these clients and look forward to helping our past and future clients with their real estate deals. We have a some great resources on the home sellers tool page for you to use if you’re looking to …

Let’s Make Our Home Stand Out for Potential Buyers! By, Rick Jusenius

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First things first! It’s all about curb appeal! With over a quarter of a century helping buyers and sellers. Let me make a few personal observations. Typically, from a buyer’s perspective, the decision of yes or no about an offer to purchase happens within two minutes upon arriving at your home. This means the yard should be shining with trimmed …

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What’s Happening with Property Taxes? By, Rick Jusenius

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The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the authors. They do not reflect the opinions or views of Washington Realty Group or SJC Management Group. Unfortunately, it’s that time of year when we receive statements for taxes due. So very thoughtful we can split it up into two payments. When calculating the vast amounts of money being collected …

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Property Tax Discussion With Jim Clifford and Rick Jusenius

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 The Least Popular Tax By Jim Clifford In 2005 Gallup did a poll and asked Americans what they perceive as the most unfair form of taxation. Surprising to find that 35% of people polled said local property tax was most unfair while only 20% put Federal Income Tax as most unfair. According to OECD (the Organization for Economic Co-operation …

Help! My Credit is Toast and I Would Really Like to Buy a Home! By, Rick Jusenius

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My Credit is Toast and I Would Really Like to Buy a Home First things first! Let’s back up a few steps. Everyone’s definition of crummy credit is different and so often there are extenuating circumstances. Let’s not give up but rather than previewing your dream home, we should address your individual circumstances and come up with a cure. There …