Buying and Selling a Home in 2019, More or Less Challenging? By, Dan Hunt

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Simply put, we are seeing pressures on today’s housing market that we have not seen in quite some time. Such as a rise in interest rates. According to Forbes: “Despite steady climbing for the past two years, mortgage rates remain lower than they were during most of the recession and below average for the type of strong economic growth we’ve …

What Will Be Different in 2019 Washington Real Estate – By, Jim Clifford

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 What Will Be Different in 2019 Washington Real Estate – By, Jim Clifford Because I have been in the business for many years and seen both up and down economies it is easy to draw on that experience to see trends. Some things change some things stay constant. At the start of 2018 there were 28045 sales associates in …

How do Computers Estimate your Homes’ Market Value? By, Jim Clifford

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    Many people have heard the story of the CEO of Zillow selling his home for a about 40% less than the “Zestimate” that Zillow published. https://www.geekwire.com/2016/zillow-ceo-spencer-rascoff-sold-home-40-less-zestimate-1-75-million/ While that happened two years ago the CEO of Zillow now believes you should ask a real estate what your home is worth https://www.marketwatch.com/story/even-the-ceo-of-zillow-thinks-you-should-ask-a-real-estate-agent-what-your-home-is-worth-2016-09-15 Computer home value estimates started off using very …

What is My Home Worth? By, Dan Hunt

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Home values! Lots of opinions on this subject. Homeowners that keep a close eye on their neighborhood have an opinion, the tax assessor has an opinion, Zillow has an opinion, talk to 3 different Real Estate professionals and I’ll bet you will get 3 more opinions! In all this confusion of opinions, the question comes up “who sets the values …

The Value of Having Your Real Estate Professional Perform an In-depth Analysis of Your Real Estate, By Rick Jusenius

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Wait a minute. That’s what a Zestimate from Zillow is for. Better yet I’ll just take my appraised value from the County Assessor and add 20 percent. Both of the above solutions will not provide a very accurate result. For most of us our home is one of our most valued assets and you shouldn’t roll the dice in determining …

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Existing Home Sales Continue to Decline

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Why the Decline? A large part of the reason home prices are going up is because the number of homes for sale continues to decline. This is the major reason the number of existing homes sold in January 2018 is 3.2% less than the number sold in 2017 according to BloomberMarkets. See story here: https://www.bloomberg.com/ . Inventory of existing home sales …

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Real Home Value Calculator: Assessed Value vs Market Value

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Understanding a home’s true market value is about more than pictures, software assessments and price-per-square-foot. Whether you’re a current homeowner thinking of selling or are house-hunting, it’s crucial you understand what factors affect home valuation. By partnering with a local market expert, sellers will avoid pricing their house out of the market (the kiss of death in real estate) and …