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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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 …

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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 …

For The Few of Us That Remember the Last Boeing Slowdown. By, Jim Clifford

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Boeing Slowdown Causes Recession? When I was in high school a huge Boeing slowdown was devastating for the greater Seattle area. Then again when I was just getting out of college and starting my real estate career, it happened again. The second slowdown lasted about 3 or 4 years and frankly created a real estate depression for South King County. …

Bad news For Boeing Means Bad News For All?

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Bad news for Boeing is usually bad news for the NW economy. The recent tragedies associated with the 737 MAX 8 and 9 airplanes in Ethiopia and Indonesia could be an indication the economy in the NW may be taking a hit and many smaller companies that supply parts for the planes will feel this “adjustment”. Slowing Economy Indicator. Historically, …

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 …