Why Buying and Selling this Holiday Season is a Good Idea – By, Rick Jusenius

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Buyers and Sellers during the Holidays are typically serious about their real estate plans. They have placed an emphasis on getting Real Estate closed prior to the New Year. As a buyer, this means your typical seller is motivated especially if their home comes new to the market during the Holidays. This is a seller who doesn’t mind accommodating showings …

Home Equity Loans – The Best Home Equity Lenders of 2019 By U.S. News & World Report

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See how to qualify for the best home equity loan and access your home’s equity for home improvements or major purchases. One of the benefits of home ownership is building equity. Your home equity is how much your property is worth compared with how much you owe on any mortgage for it. Your home’s equity can be a valuable asset …

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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 …

Grow Your Down Payment With HomeFundIt

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Grow your down payment with HomeFundIt. Crowdfund to raise funds, shop with UpIt to get funds pledged, or do both! Start Crowdfunding Share your story online. Family, friends, and strangers can give to support you in becoming a homeowner Participating Stores Shop at participating retailers and a percentage of your purchase goes toward HomeFundIt campaigns. No transaction fees, almost anyone …

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 …

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. …

How Will the Boeing Slowdown of 737 Jet Production Affect Real Estate Values?

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The short answer will be not much We are blessed in this area with a very diverse economy. This is important in many aspects. A case in point would be an area such as Detroit which relies on the automotive economy, rises and falls based upon the production of automobiles. Western Washington has several large employers so as when one …

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, …

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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 …