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All Blog Entries by Laura A. Hodgson

Found 32 blog entries published by Laura A. Hodgson.

  • King Count Housing Inventory Increases More Than 62%
  • Total Area Inventory Up 24.5%
  • Buyers rejoiced at lower interest rates in May.
  • Volume of new listings, and the number of closed sales – both showed slight gains from a year ago.

Home buyers are “better off,” but market is heating up.

KIRKLAND, Washington (June 6, 2019) – The housing market in western Washington may not be as hot as it was last spring, but it is heating up, suggested one industry leader in commenting on the latest statistics from Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Matt Deasy, president of Windermere Real Estate/East, Inc. said his analysis of single family home sales in King County reveals 7 out of 10 properties that sold during May had 15 or fewer

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The Open House Treasure Hunt is Back!

It's a "Game Of Homes"! Who will win? Your Treasure Awaits during Open House Treasure Hunt presented by The Cascade Team Real Estate!

"When you find the hidden coffee cup text TREASURE to (425) 223-4655 to enter to win a prize!"

Join us on Saturday, May 18th for our Annual Open House Treasure Hunt.

Tour homes and win over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes!

96.5 Jack FM will be at select locations with live remotes and more chances to win!

Homes must be listed by May 16th!

Register HERE to have your home included in the Open House Treasure Hunt

What can you expect during the Open House Treasure Hunt this year?

Our marketing efforts include:

  • 80 Radio Spots - 96.5 Jack FM (around 1
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Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 9:04am.

The Open House Treasure Hunt is Back!

Join us on Saturday, May 18th for our Annual Open House Treasure Hunt.

Tour homes and win over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes!

96.5 Jack FM will be at select locations with live remotes and more chances to win!

Homes must be listed by May 16th!

Register HERE to have your home included in the Open House Treasure Hunt

What can you expect during the Open House Treasure Hunt this year?

Our marketing efforts include:

  • 80 Radio Spots - 96.5 Jack FM (around 1 Million Impressions will be generated from the radio spots!)
  • Live Radio Remotes - Website promotion for each remote on the station's website
  • Jack FM Home Page Banner
  • Inclusion on
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Sammamish, Woodinville, Snoqualmie and more make the list!

Sammamish, Woodinville, Snoqualmie and more make the list!

Looking at this following list there is also a definite correlation between the wealthiest zip codes and the highest housing prices as well. Feel free to use our advanced search function here and check out any of the zip codes yourself!

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Using IRS data, we were able to get a snapshot of how much money people from Washington state earned in 2016, the most recent year they have numbers for. And of the top 20 wealthiest zip codes in the state, all 20 have an average income of more than $130,000.

The average income is calculated as an average of all the tax returns from each zip code.

While zip

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Your Home is your greatest investment! Know these questions and answers before you interview! The difference can cost you thousands!

1. What is your fee, what services do you provide?

1% LISTING FEE – FULL SERVICE  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

2 Given the current market, when is the best time to list my home?

The best time to sell in 2019 is NOW. Inventory is expected to increase dramatically in March and April, shifting to a buyer’s market by May. Predictions are for the highest number of new listing to hit the market in 5 years by May. Last year on Snoqualmie Ridge Sellers who did not list early and decided to wait until May / June wound up selling for approximately $60,000 LESS than if they had listing in February / March.  CLICK HERE FOR

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Selling your home these days isn’t as simple as it used to be. With the explosion of real estate marketing on the Internet, prospective buyers can do their initial home shopping online. While this means that your listed property will be viewed by more prospective customers, it also means that many other properties will also be showcased, making for a much more competitive market.

While sales in the existing home market are expected to take a tick up early in 2019, there is a lot of concern about raising interest rates and economic uncertainty in the future. We are also looking for increasing inventory levels to start as early as March of this year with predictions of the greatest amount of housing inventory to hit the market in five years by

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Recovery Slows, but Remains Steady

It may feel as if the housing recovery is slowing to certain finality, but its overall health is still improving.  Existing home sales have been declining monthly and new homes starts have fallen flat – but year over year, the local housing market is still showing growth. As we see areawide increases in price cuts and accessibility begins to improve, the market will continue to strengthen as affordability constraints ease up, even as mortgage rates continue to rise.

The Transition to a Buyer’s Market

Surges in both mortgage rates and demand, coupled with a lack of supply, brought steady hikes in sale prices in 2018. While 2019 will continue to bring healthy growth, home value increases will

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Sorting out the myths and the facts

Originally published December 21, 2018 at 6:01 am Updated December 21, 2018 at 9:23 am A home for sale north of Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood has a sign added to the bottom informing buyers that the asking price has been lowered. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) A home for sale north of Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood has a sign added to the bottom informing buyers that the asking price has been lowered. (Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

There are a lot of theories to explain King County's recent real estate cooldown — from interest rates to foreign buyers to Seattle falling apart — and the data shows some have merit while others are likely fiction.

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Mike Rosenberg By Mike Rosenberg Seattle Times real estate reporter

After years of skyrocketing home prices, why has King County’s real estate market begun going in the opposite direction?

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Look at all of those beautiful lights!!  It's a fact that glitter lights and colorful accents make a home look more cheerful and inviting!

The biggest benefit to listing your home at this time of year is that there is far less competition (reduced inventory) and buyers who are looking are SERIOUS! Not many "looky-loos" at this time of year.

Please call me and I will help you understand how to price your home in this shifting market. 

Happy Holidays,
Laura

Written by Jaymi Naciri

Thanksgiving means turkey and all the trimmings and family get-togethers and football and the Macy's parade and eating until you can't breathe. It also means you're going to be seeing your neighbors up on ladders in the next few days putting up their holiday

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