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February 2018

Found 47 blog entries for February 2018.

Even the most open-minded or well-travelled are not immune to culture shock. The most effective way to prevent this is to familiarize yourself with the location, culture, learn as much about the place, build new long-lasting friendships, maintain a few touches of home, and stay open-minded. We believe the Pet Place Market embodies these culture shock preventive methods in the most stylish, modern, and Wow-factor kind of way!

 

#1 - Location

Pet Place Market is superbly located on Bendigo Blvd N in Downtown North Bend, Washington. The market is absolutely pet friendly and specializes in pet health! You can access the very best in everyday pet care and specialty needs! The Pet Place Market features a convenient parking location since expanding

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Are you prepared?

Seattle-area home market was nation’s hottest for 2017 — and cheaper areas from Bellingham to Spokane weren’t far behind

Originally published February 27, 2018 at 7:01 am Updated February 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm 

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By  Mike Rosenberg  Seattle Times business reporter   Seattle keeps chugging along as the fastest-rising housing market in the United States, even as home prices nationally grow nearly five times faster than the country’s historical average. And other Washington towns, from Wenatchee to Bellingham to Spokane, aren’t far behind.

Seattle finished 2017 as the hottest housing market in the country for the entire year, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. And even cheaper

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This home was listed last month for 995,000 and closed yesterday for 1,155,000.  This is the highest price per square foot in the South Cove area and goes to show what hard work, great staging, and a great marketing campaign can do for you - Super exited for my clients! 

If you are interested in learning more about your home value please reach out as I am always happy to help - even if you are just curious.  Remember we always offer full service and list for a 1 percent listing fee (plus the buyer's agent commission).

Leanna Young

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Seattle-area home market was nation’s hottest for 2017 — and cheaper areas from Bellingham to Spokane weren’t far behind

Originally published February 27, 2018 at 7:01 am Updated February 27, 2018 at 3:10 pm 

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By  Mike Rosenberg  Seattle Times business reporter   Seattle keeps chugging along as the fastest-rising housing market in the United States, even as home prices nationally grow nearly five times faster than the country’s historical average. And other Washington towns, from Wenatchee to Bellingham to Spokane, aren’t far behind.

Seattle finished 2017 as the hottest housing market in the country for the entire year, and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. And even cheaper towns in Washington,

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Looking back at 2017, the number of homes on the market in the Seattle metropolitan area had dropped 10 percent from the previous year—fueling Bidding Wars and a tough market for buyers that was felt all year long. Now, at that same time in 2018, inventory is even worse, dropping an additional 19 percent from this time last year, according to the latest reports.

In the metropolitan area, which includes King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, that inventory drop drove bidding wars in 2017 with 52.4 percent of home sales ended up above asking. Now in 2018 we are faced with an even bigger inventory crunch, that’s not expected to stop anytime soon. Adding to that slowly raising interest rates and buyers are becoming more and more aggressive and in fact

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Here's a great little graphic courtesy of Keeping Current Matters on the Mortgage process when buying a home:

  The Mortgage Process: What You Need to Know [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM  

Some Highlights:

  • Many buyers are purchasing a home with a down payment as little as 3%.
  • You may already qualify for a loan, even if you don’t have perfect credit.
  • Take advantage of the knowledge of your local professionals who are there to help you determine how much you can afford.
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As a home seller, the initial launch of your home for sale is a very important event. We want to make sure that all our clients give a great first impression to all home buyers who enter their homes. Here are some things you should look at when preparing to list your home for sale.

Home-improvements: We as well as our home stagers will provide you information on those items that provide the greatest return on getting your home sold quickly and for making a strong first impression.

Timing: We usually recommend listing your home for sale on a Thursday to maximize exposure to the weekend home buyers. Most people searching for homes will tour homes for sale on the weekends, so going live right before increases the chance these homebuyers will

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

Courtesy of Keeping Current Matters: 

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling! | MyKCM

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling!

Whether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO.’

The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

1. What

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2017 was a record year for The Issaquah Highlands. Some sections of the housing market increased by nearly 30% with the over-all price for a home increasing just under 18% for the year. Take a look at an in-depth review of The Issaquah Highlands market from the number 1 listing brokerage in the Issaquah Highlands and see where the housing market has grown, the highest priced SOLD home, the home that went the MOST over asking price, and also get an idea of what to expect in 2018.

See Full Issaquah Highlands Housing Market Update HERE

With record low inventory literally causing a Housing Shortage Crisis We have many buyers out there looking and with a lack of inventory, we may just have a buyer for your home.  All it takes is 30 seconds to fill

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