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It's official: famous haunted houses and homes used in horror films sell for much more than their neighbors!

If you live in a house with a reputation for being haunted, you may, understandably, think that potential buyers may be put off it. And yet, recent research* shows that anything but is the case.

It turns out that if you live in a home that’s known for being haunted or even just a house that has an association with a famous horror film, you may not need much property advice for selling it – it is guaranteed to be in demand, and sell for more than other comparable properties in the area.

According to new research, buyers will pay more money for a haunted house or for homes that have been made famous by appearing in horror movies. In

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According to HeraldNet, Snohomish County has grown by more than 114,000 in 2020. In total, the state population grew by about 14.6%.

 

Across Snohomish County, Lake Stevens, Stanwood, Granite Falls and Marysville saw the biggest bumps in population, the data show.

 

 

Marysville gained more than 10,000 new residents in the decade — the most of any Snohomish County city.

 

The HeraldNet article touches on how city spokesperson Connie Mennie mentions that the housing prices in other areas in Washington are why people are moving into town.

 

“Drive until you can afford it is an old real estate phrase,” she said.

 HeraldNet also addresses other locations such as Granite Falls and Everett

 

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The safest large city in Washington was Sammamish. Located on the east bank of Lake Sammamish, the city is perched on a plateau. The city has one of the highest median incomes in the nation for a city of its size. Sammamish offers a low-density, suburban lifestyle, and it also has excellent public schools.

Search Sammamish Homes For Sale HERE

In this study, AdvisorSmith used data provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on reported crimes in the state of Washington to discover the safest communities in the state. Using data on crimes reported by cities and law enforcement within the state, we calculated a crime score for each city based upon the number of reported crimes and the mix of crimes committed in each city. Our crime score

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Would you buy a haunted house? According to a recent poll that’s been released by Real Estate Witch, 73% of Americans said that they would at least consider it. The recent poll surveyed a total of 1,000 Americans who were asked 20 questions regarding their paranormal experiences, what they prefer when buying a home, etc…

WHAT’S SCARIER THAN LIVING IN A HAUNTED HOUSE?

Among people who believe in the supernatural, 44% say paranormal activity has increased since the pandemic began — yet more than half of Americans say problems such as mold or foundation issues are still scarier than living in a haunted house.

As Americans plan their Halloween costumes and indulge in scary movie marathons this October, many sense a ghostly chill in the

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Sellers: Your House Could Be an Oasis for Buyers Seeking More Options | MyKCM

Sellers have a great opportunity this season as buyer demand still heavily outweighs the current supply of homes for sale. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), today’s housing inventory sits at only a 2.6-month supply. To put that into perspective, a neutral market typically features a 6-month supply. That places today’s market firmly in the sellers’ market category.

That same NAR data also shows today’s inventory of single-family homes is trailing behind the level we saw last year (see graph below):

Because of the ongoing supply challenges, buyers can feel like they’re wandering across a vast, empty desert when searching for their next home. That means your house could provide an oasis for buyers thirsty for options – and

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Reasons You Should Consider Selling This Fall | MyKCM

 

If you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market we're in today won't last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than later.

1. Your House Will Likely Sell Quickly

According to the Realtors Confidence Index released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), homes continue to sell quickly – on average, they're selling in just 17 days. As a seller, that's great news for you.

Average days on market is a strong indicator of buyer demand. And if homes are selling quickly, buyers have to be more decisive and act fast to submit their offer before other buyers swoop in.

2.

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Content Originally posted by: Karen Williamson

If you're trying to decide when to sell your house, there may not be a better time to list than right now. The ultimate sellers' market we're in today won't last forever. If you’re thinking of making a move, here are four reasons to put your house up for sale sooner rather than later.

1. Your House Will Likely Sell Quickly

According to the Realtors Confidence Index released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), homes continue to sell quickly – on average, they're selling in just 17 days. As a seller, that's great news for you.

Average days on market is a strong indicator of buyer demand. And if homes are selling quickly, buyers have to be more decisive and act fast to submit their

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Some Highlights
  • The best advice carries across multiple areas of life. When it comes to homebuying, a few simple tips can help you stay on track.
  • Because of increased demand, you’ll need to be patient and embrace compromises during your search. Then, once you’ve fallen in love, commit by putting your best offer forward.
  • If you’re looking to buy a home this year, let’s connect so you have a dedicated partner and teammate to help you find the one.
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Would you buy a haunted house? According to a recent poll that’s been released by Real Estate Witch, 73% of Americans said that they would at least consider it. The recent poll surveyed a total of 1,000 Americans who were asked 20 questions regarding their paranormal experiences, what they prefer when buying a home, etc…

A total of 76% of Americans surveyed admitted that they believe in the supernatural – this is up from 70% in 2020 and 44% in 2019. A whopping 73% of people claimed to have had a supernatural experience and 44% of them stated that their paranormal encounters increased since the beginning of the pandemic (the majority of those admissions were by millennials).

When asked about their scariest issues regarding owning a home,

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  •          Northwest MLS brokers report gains in new listings, closed sales, prices versus year ago!
  •          Historically low interest rates and inventory shortages as factors contributing to a “very active market.”
  •          The housing market intensity for each new listing will continue its upward trajectory as the first of the year approaches.
  •          Shortage of supply still remains a significant issue.

KIRKLAND, Washington (October 6, 2021) – September’s housing market remained “very active” to “frenzied” around Washington state with brokers reporting year-over-year (YOY) gains in new listings, closed sales, and prices. Brokers with Northwest Multiple Listing Service also detected growing stability in the condominium

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