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

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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. It seemed back then; …

How Will the Boeing Slowdown of 737 Jet Production Affect Real Estate Values? By, Rick Jusenius

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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? By Dan Hunt

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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”. Historically, one indicator of …

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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 …

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 …

Help Me! My Credit is Terrible! By, Dan Hunt

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  www.jimcliffordrealty.com www.sjcmanagement.com Welcome to Washington Realty! Washington Realty Group is based in Sumner, WA. We help people buy and sell property in a wide area covering Pierce, South King and Thurston Counties. Contact one of our real estate agents today to see how we can help you make your next transaction benefit you! Blog Below: My Credit is Terrible!! …

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 …

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 …