Uncategorized Renting vs. Buying in Today’s Market   The debate about whether it makes more financial sense to rent or buy has been raging for decades. Advocates of buying say: When you rent, you’re essentially paying someone else’s mortgage. Buying, on the other hand, is an investment—one that can significantly increase in value every year you continue living in the home.  
Uncategorized How to Avoid the Most Common Buying/Selling Mistakes There’s nothing more exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling than buying a home. However, it’s a complex transaction, and there are a number of steps along the path that can confuse, betwixt, and befuddle even the most seasoned buyers and sellers. How can you avoid those potential pitfalls and common mistakes? Look to your real estate professional […]
Uncategorized When should I buy a home? The Cost of Waiting to Buy is defined as the additional funds it would take to buy a home if prices & interest rates were to increase over a period of time. Freddie Mac predicts interest rates to rise to 4.4% by next year. CoreLogic predicts home prices to appreciate by 5.0% over the next 12 months. […]
Uncategorized August activity described as both “robust” and “stagnant” KIRKLAND, Washington (Sept. 6, 2017) – As smoke and ash blanketed parts of Washington state, one real estate broker noted, “Even in a fire there are some cooler spots, and seasonally, the housing market is in a cooler spot.” The latest numbers from Northwest Multiple Listing Service show there are both cooler spots and hot […]
Uncategorized Researchers list 10 new and “maybe even a bit surprising” findings in latest State of the Nation’s Housing report When the State of the Nation’s Housing report is published each year, the researchers are invariably asked “What surprised you?” according to Daniel McCue, senior research associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. “Little surprises us by the time of publication,” he confessed, but went on to list 10 findings that “were new […]
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