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

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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 a high priority on …

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

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What is Escrow and why is it needed? 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 …

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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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Why You Need Title Insurance By Mark Spurbeck

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Why You Need Owner’s Title Insurance When it’s time to sell your home and buy a new home, why wouldn’t you take every precaution to protect it? Our business is protecting ownership of your property: often the largest financial transaction you’ll make in your life. For a relatively low, one-time premium, you’re protected against legal problems over property rights that …

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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. …

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Doing It Again. By, Jim Clifford

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Baby Boomers are Living Differently Just like so many other differences from previous generations, Baby Boomers are continuing to live differently than previous generations.  We are staying in the workforce at a percentage much higher than previous generations, with over 53% of Boomers in retirement age still working according to Pew Research; https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/baby-boomers/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>https://www.pewresearch.org/topics/baby-boomers/ . Baby Boomers are still …

Disaster Preparedness Tips for Homeowners – By, Stephanie James

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Disaster preparedness is not an area that many Americans are particularly organized for – just 40% of adults have practiced what to do if disaster strikes. If you want to increase your chances of properly handling a natural disaster in Washington State, you should talk about your emergency response plan with your family and ensure each member of your household …

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Recently I had a client contact me regarding a call they received from an online mortgage lender. My client, who is a disabled veteran, purchased his first home and I had helped him obtain the loan. This online mortgage lender said they could refinance his home at no costs and save my client money. Thankfully, my client made a very …

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Why Big Data Matters to Homeowners. By, Jim Clifford

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Data Increasing According to Domo.com Americans use almost 4.4 million Gigabytes of internet data every minute. There are over 188,000 emails sent and 18,100,000 texts sent plus 390,030 apps downloaded. For us that remember how difficult it was to have enough random memory in our computers to send one picture this amount of memory use is beyond staggering. Technology has already …