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 …

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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 …

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 …

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Buying and Selling During the Holiday Season By, Rick Jusenius

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Why Buying and Selling this Holiday Season is a Good Idea   Buyers and Sellers during the Holidays are definitely serious. They have placed an emphasis on getting Real Estate behind them prior to the New Year. As a buyer this means your typical seller is motivated especially if there home comes new to the market during the Holidays. This …