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Is the Real Estate World Sky Falling Down? By, Jim Clifford

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Changes Regarding Real Estate Commissions If you ask some real estate brokers, they might tell you yes. Some brokers might think you’re crazy asking because the market is so busy and not have paid attention to changes that have just taken place. So, what am I talking about? Starting October 1st real estate companies can (and most will) put on …

High quality 3d render of miniature houses on a blue graph paper. Housing market concept. Miniature houses are lit by the upper left corner of composition. A red arrow in the composition is symbolizing a sharp increase in sales. Vertical composition with copy space. Great use for real estate and mortgage related concepts.

What’s Going On With The Shortage of “Affordable Homes” in Pierce County?

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Driving Up Home Prices What’s Going On With The Shortage of “Affordable Homes” in Pierce County? I would call this a spillover effect. Home prices in the greater Seattle/Bellevue area have risen so dramatically these last few years, there isn’t much left to be deemed affordable in those markets. After spending time in traffic congestion most have us have placed …

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What is Escrow and Why is it Needed? By, Mark Spurbeck

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Escrow does what? Escrow is an arrangement in which a neutral third party (the escrow agent) assembles and processes all the components of a real estate transaction (including legal documents), records the transaction, and ultimately, disburses funds according to the buyer’s and seller’s instructions. Both the buyer and seller rely on the escrow agent to carry out their mutually consistent …

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Beware of Today’s Loan Modifications. By Lisa A. Schultz- Chicago Title

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Beware of Today’s Loan Modifications. There is a new loan modification that some banks are using that could cost homeowners tens of thousands of dollars over their current loan amount. In the early 2000s, and during the recession years of 2008-2012, when homeowners faced financial hardships they could contact their lender to ask for a loan modification. If the lender …

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Selecting a Color and Time for Your Exterior Paint Refresh. By, Rick Jusenius

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When you’re in the mood is always a good time for a fresh exterior paint job. Fortunately, we have wonderful paint choices today and with an oil-based product, it can be applied in not so favorable weather conditions. Water-based products work great in the summer, just be sure the product is not applied during the extreme heat of the day. …