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 …

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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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The Cost of New Construction and How Does it Impact the Value of Existing Homes? By, Rick Jusenius

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The Cost of New Construction and How Does it Impact the Value of Existing Homes? That’s a great question and there is most certainly a relationship between the value of new versus preowned. As a Realtor, we are always talking about home affordability and wish we had a magic wand to reduce the cost of new construction. Material costs currently …

Summer Attractions are Coming to a Town Near You! By, Rick Jusenius

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What a great time of the year. Winter is cozy, but summer is a time for outdoor fun. Several years ago, I made a trip over the North Cascades Highway and the scenery was stunning. Planning on that for this summer and making the big loop back across Chinook Pass. Probably make a stop at Whistling Jacks for some delicious …

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 …