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 …

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 …

Real Estate Outlook for 2019! By, Rick Jusenius

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 Could this possibly be the right time to invest in Real Estate? Let’s look where we’ve been and how that relates to now. The last few years we have seen a dramatic rise in prices as part of a recovery from the big crash. Up until recently we have been experiencing a shortage of available inventory. The market is …