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 changing …

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 …

Four Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying an Investment Property in the Winter. By, Jason Clifford

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  The truth about buying in the winter might surprise you.  If you are buying an investment property, the winter might be the best time you can do it.  Here are four reasons why. Reason #1:  In the winter the competition from buyers is less.  That means you are less likely to end up in a bidding war over that …

Renting a Home Out in the Winter? Don’t Panic! By, Jason Clifford

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  Renting a home in the winter?  Don’t panic! Fall and winter are my favorite time a year.  The air is crisp, the holidays are upon us and ski season is getting started.  However, as a real estate agent that represents landlords, this time can be stressful.  Maintenance issues can intensify; roofs leak, storms hit, gutters clog, and pipes can …

Was It The Chicken or the Egg? By, Jim Clifford

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Many people think that selling a home is as simple as putting the “right price” and waiting for the buyer to write the offer. If it were that simple, then the real estate industry as we know it would have gone away a long time ago. You can obtain an online home value (see last month blog about online valuations), …

How do Computers Estimate your Homes’ Market Value? By, Jim Clifford

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    Many people have heard the story of the CEO of Zillow selling his home for a about 40% less than the “Zestimate” that Zillow published. https://www.geekwire.com/2016/zillow-ceo-spencer-rascoff-sold-home-40-less-zestimate-1-75-million/ While that happened two years ago the CEO of Zillow now believes you should ask a real estate what your home is worth https://www.marketwatch.com/story/even-the-ceo-of-zillow-thinks-you-should-ask-a-real-estate-agent-what-your-home-is-worth-2016-09-15 Computer home value estimates started off using very …

If a Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words Today’s Real Estate Listings Have a Couple Million Words to Tell You ! By, Jim Clifford

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The “Good” Ole Days in Real Estate When I started in real estate we used either Polaroid photos or took our 35 millimeter film to Walmart or local one day photo development store and paid about a $1 per photo to get developed. You took one or two photos of each room because it was too expensive to take more. …

The Importance of Professional Photography, By Dan Hunt

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The Importance of Professional Photography Have you ever looked at pictures of homes for sale or rent at your computer and asked yourself “what were they thinking?” You can see the family photos all over the refrigerator, personal items throughout the home.  Cluttered countertops, the photos are tilted, maybe even a little blurry, and not much light.  We all think …

What does a Sears catalog have in common with a virtual tour of your home? By Rick Jusenius

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    The value of excellence in utilizing video and photography during the marketing process  Looking back in time I can remember being thrilled when the first grainy pictures of properties became available to Real Estate Agents through Northwest Multiple Listing Service. Look at how everything has changed. We now publish high resolution pictures for the world to see. Virtual …